Slipknot, Ghost, Pantera, Etc. Set For 2023 Resurrection Fest

The lineup has been revealed for next year’s Resurrection Fest. The event will take place at Estrella Galicia in Vivero, Spain on June 28 – July 1 and it will feature: Slipknot, Ghost, Pantera, Papa Roach, Architects, Alter Bridge, Powerwolf, Behemoth, The Ghost Inside, Fever 333, Motionless In White, Lacuna Coil, Meshuggah, Amaranthe, Carpathian Forest, Perturbator, Belphegor, Blind Channel, Sleep Token, Vended, Born Of Osiris, Butcher Babies, Dead By April, Evile, Nervosa, Orbit Culture, Man With A Mission, Wind Rose, Nothing More, Imperial Triumphant, Baest, As Everything Unfolds, Brothers Till We Die, Megara, Diabulus In Musica, Morphium, Ktulu, Cemican, Dark Embrace, Lampr3a, Hatebreed, Black Flag, Desakato (Cira de Despedida), Kadavar, Madball, Rise of the Northstar, H20, Attila, Employed to Serve, Kublai Khan TX, Wargasm UK, Ghostkid, Landmvrks, Harm’s Way, Jesus Piece, Lion’s Law, Slope, Polar, Paledusk, Spirit World, Escuela de Odio, Me Fritos and the Gimme Cheetos, Oscuro Culto, Corrosive, Youcanthide, Alcest, Amenra, Mono, Coven, Lucifer, Brutus, 1000 Mods, Hallas, The Inspector Cluzo, Sylvaine, Konvent, Dvne, Sangre de Muerdago, Steak, Exxasens, Florence Black, Deleiba, Rosy Finch, Rodeo, The Baboon Show, Parasite Inc., and Evil Impulse.

Heidi Shepherd Says Butcher Babies’ New Record Is “Gonna Be A Double Album”

During a recent appearance on “The Chuck Shute Podcast,” Butcher Babies vocalist Heidi Shepherd discussed the band’s upcoming album. According to her, the effort is “gonna be a double album.”

Shepherd said the following:

“We have an album that… well, it’s gonna be a double album, really. That’ll be coming out early next year. And we have a bunch of singles leading up to it. In fact, right before we jumped on with you, we were chitchatting about edits for a new music video. So we have a lot of stuff planned, a lot of really fun… For us, it’s really fun and exciting, because we get to be so creative. We’re gonna go do more music videos at the beginning of the year. And it’s all exciting — it’s all very exciting. I can’t wait for other people to hear what we’ve created.

This album that we’re releasing, we went to Michigan in the dead of winter, in the middle of nowhere, and recorded this album. And you can really hear that it was recorded in the dead of winter [laughs] in it. There’s weird emotions on there that people are gonna hear.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Pantera, Disturbed, Arch Enemy, Etc. Added To 2023 Graspop Metal Meeting Festival

Over 100 more artists have been added to next year’s Graspop Metal Meeting festival. The event will be held in Dessel, Belgium on June 15-18 and the updated lineup can be found below.

Lineup:

  • Def Leppard
  • Mötley Crüe
  • Slipknot
  • Pantera
  • Ghost
  • Gojira
  • Parkway Drive
  • 1914
  • Agnostic Front
  • Amon Amarth
  • Anti-Flag
  • Antimatter
  • Any Given Day
  • Arch Enemy
  • Architects
  • As I Lay Dying
  • Asking Alexandria
  • At The Gates
  • Avatar
  • Beast In Black
  • Behemoth
  • Billy Talent
  • Black Mirrors
  • Bloodywood
  • Butcher Babies
  • Cane Hill
  • Carpenter Brut
  • Clutch
  • Cradle Of Filth
  • Crowbar
  • Cyclone
  • Danko Jones
  • Dark Angel
  • Deathstars
  • Delain
  • Dieth
  • Dirkschneider
  • Disturbed
  • Draconian
  • Eluveitie
  • End
  • Enter Shikari
  • Epica
  • Escape The Fate
  • Evergrey
  • Exodus
  • Fever 333
  • Fields Of The Nephilim
  • Finntroll
  • Greg Puciato
  • Halestorm
  • Hatebreed
  • Heidevolk
  • Hippotraktor
  • Hollywood Undead
  • Hollywood Vampires
  • I Prevail
  • In Flames
  • Insomnium
  • Katatonia
  • Kissin’ Dynamite
  • Korpiklaani
  • Kreator
  • Landmvrks
  • Legion Of The Damned
  • Less Than Jake
  • Life Of Agony
  • Lionheart
  • Loathe
  • Lorna Shore
  • Marduk
  • Meshuggah
  • Molybaron
  • Monster Magnet
  • Motionless In White
  • Novelists
  • Oceans
  • Orange Goblin
  • Orbit Culture
  • Papa Roach
  • Polaris
  • Rancid
  • Russkaja
  • Seether
  • Septicflesh
  • Sick Of It All
  • Skindred
  • Sleep Token
  • Soen
  • Sólstafir
  • Spiritbox
  • Stand Atlantic
  • Stray From The Path
  • Testament
  • The Amity Affliction
  • The Answer
  • The Chats
  • The Ghost Inside
  • The Halo Effect
  • The Luka State
  • The Menzingers
  • The Raven Age
  • The Winery Dogs
  • Three Days Grace
  • Thundermother
  • Unearth
  • Vicious Rumours
  • Voivod
  • Watain

Here’s What Various Rock And Metal Musicians Wore For Halloween This Year

Halloween is officially over and a number of rock/metal artists have taken to social media to share pictures of the costumes they wore this year. You can check out a bunch of those below:

James Hetfield (Metallica):

Corey Taylor (Slipknot) & Alicia Taylor (Cherry Bombs):

Evanescence:

Brann Dailor (Mastodon):

Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance):

Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless):

Charlie Benante (Anthrax) & Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies):

Jay Weinberg (Slipknot):

James “Munky” Shaffer (Korn):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Keith Buckley (ex-Every Time I Die):

Jordan Buckley (ex-Every Time I Die):

Alan Cassidy (The Black Dahlia Murder):

Dave Davidson (Revocation):

Butcher Babies:

Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park):

Seether:

Lorna Shore:

Theory Of A Deadman:

Jonny Hawkins (Nothing More):

Kaleido:

Lena Scissorhands (Infected Rain):

James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins):

Mike Wengren (Disturbed):

Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit):

Butcher Babies Share Music Video For Cover Of Saweetie & Doja Cat’s “Best Friend”

Butcher Babies have premiered a new video for their cover of Saweetie and Doja Cat‘s “Best Friend.“ This track is expected to appear on the band’s upcoming album.

Vocalist Heidi Shepherd commented:

“During the last 15 as Butcher Babies, we have proved that a strong friendship can and will withstand all. When I first heard this song by Saweetie & Doja Cat, I knew that we needed to be the ones to bring this into the metal world. With our un-breakable bond, Carla [Harvey] and I just grow stronger each time we play this to a live audience. It’s a true anthem of female power, screaming, ‘we are stronger together.’ I am truly honored to scream this song along my best friend.”

Guitarist Henry Flury continued:

“It was difficult to figure out how to approach covering this song. So I told Heidi to get on the mic and just go for it. When I heard how ferocious it was, the riff just came to me. We had the song done in about 10 minutes.”

Vocalist Carla Harvey added:

“Nearly fifteen years ago Heidi and I started Butcher Babies as best friends. In a world wherein women are often pitted against each other, we instead chose to celebrate each other and grow together. The song ‘Best Friend’ is the perfect anthem to describe our relationship; as soon as we heard the Saweetie and Doja Cat original we knew we were the only band that could cover it…it was written for us!”

[via Metal Injection]

Butcher Babies To Release Studio Version Of Their Cover Of Saweetie & Doja Cat’s “Best Friend” This Month

Butcher Babies will be releasing the studio version of their take on Saweetie and Doja Cat‘s “Best Friend“ on October 28. You can find a teaser for the music video below and pre-save the track HERE.

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Butcher Babies’ Full Set From This Year’s Bloodstock Open Air Festival

Pro-shot footage of Butcher Babies’ full set from this year’s Bloodstock Open Air Festival in Walton-on-Trent, UK has been shared online. You can check that out below:

Carla Harvey On New Butcher Babies Album: It’s “Probably Our Best Album To Date”

During a recent interview with Oran O’Beirne of Bloodstock TV, Butcher Babies’ Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey discussed their upcoming album, which is expected to be released next year. According to Harvey, the effort is “probably [their] best album to date.”

Harvey said the following about the recording process:

“It was a really cool experience. We got to sit together for about six weeks in the middle of nowhere — a very, very small town in Michigan — and just create together. And we had an Airbnb with animal skulls all over the place. And we just sat there in the snow and created probably our best album to date. So it was a great bonding experience.”

One song on the record will be a cover of Saweetie’s “Best Friend.” Shepherd said the following about that:

“We’ve been playing one of the songs on these [European] festivals. One of the songs that we’ve been playing on these festivals, it’s called ‘Best Friend’ and it’s a cover from the hip-hop artist Saweetie featuring Doja Cat. And for us, being best friends, we thought it would be the best way to do a cover — a hip-hop/metal cover — since we’ve been best friends for, man, nearly two decades.”

Harvey also commented on the diversity within the band’s music:

“We haven’t changed at all, because some of our earliest songs were similar. We’ve always run the gamut throughout our music; we’ve never stayed with one style. Most people love about BUTCHER BABIES that we have a death metal song and a thrash metal song and then a poppy radio song, and whatever mood they’re in, we’ve got a song for them.”

Shepherd continued:

“What I love about being in a band like this and being around musicians that we all see eye to eye is that we can do different things; we’re not pigeonholed to one certain sound. Sometimes we wanna get up and we wanna scream and we wanna be angry bitches, and then sometimes we wanna sing and we want people to hear what we feel from our hearts. And I think that that’s important as an artist, to be able to do both.”

Harvey added:

“And judging by the audience reaction when we go from one very, very heavy song to one lighter song, they love it. They have literally the same energy for both kinds of music. They want it too. People want the freedom to be able to like different types of music.”

Shepherd also revealed that the new album will be “preceded by a bunch of singles”:

“One thing that I’m very excited about, and I think we all are, is giving attention to our singles. One thing that I think we missed in the past is releasing an album and ignoring some of our very special songs that we’ve put our whole hearts and souls into, and they just become album tracks.”

Harvey agreed:

“I think that with all of your favorite albums growing up, the song that you love is never the one that’s on the radio or has the big video. And as a kid you’re, like, ‘Well, if I could do the video for that song, it would be just like this.’ So we like to be able to give power to those songs that normally wouldn’t have the video.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Butcher Babies Members Guest On New Rue Vox Song “Bitch Don’t Come For Me”

Butcher Babies vocalist Heidi Shepherd and guitarist Henry Flury are featured on a new Rue Vox song titled “Bitch Don’t Come For Me.” You can find an official video for that track below. Rue Vox commented:

“It’s an empowering track and anti-shaming (fat shaming, slut shaming, etc..) and actually turns into a dis-track in the bridge where Heidi ALMOST name drops a certain well known artist that she has had this kind of experience with in the past. I wanted the video to be along the lines of the movie ‘Death Becomes Her’ where we’re some hot girls getting ready for a night out but all of a sudden our bodies start falling apart and we’re just ‘hot ghouls’ by the end of it. The video features myself, Heidi Shepherd (Butcher Babies) and Shannon Gunz (DJ from Octane on SiriusXM).”

Pantera, Scorpions, Slipknot, Judas Priest, KISS, Etc. Set For 2022 Hell & Heaven Metal Fest

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Hell & Heaven Metal Fest. The event will take place at Foro Pegaso in Toluca, Mexico on December 2-4 and it will feature the following daily lineups:

December 2: Scorpions, Pantera, Meshuggah, Arch Enemy, Epica, Cradle Of Filth, Venom, Possessed, Marduk, Vended, Nagflar, Taake, Mortuary, Deadly Apples, Cemican, Obesity, Killbane, El Chivo, Mexxica Kill Us, Minipony, Strike Master, Lineage, Shattered Vessels, and Deborah.

December 3: Slipknot, Judas Priest, Bad Religion, Behemoth, Trivium, Kittie, Heaven Shall Burn, Pain, Unleashed, Benediction, Demolition Hammer, Cryptic Slaughter, Kampfar, Nifelheim, Revocation, Destroyer 666, Especimen, Acidez, S7M, Cruachan, Aetherevm, Garrobos, Artilleria, B Chaos, For Centuries, The Shelter, and Todos Los Muertos.

December 4: KISS, Megadeth, Mercyful Fate, Ska-P, Panteon Rococo, P.O.D., Stryper, Hypocrisy, Tormentor, Butcher Babies, While She Sleeps, Suicide Silence, Einherjer, Soziedad Alkoholika, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Born Of Osiris, 3 Puntos, Nightbreed, Transmetal, Los Mala Vibra, Tulkas, Voltax, Rotten, Hate Ritual, and Surgery.