Heidi Shepherd Says Butcher Babies’ Upcoming Double Will Include “Really Dark Stuff” And “Really Playful Stuff”

During a recent interview with Rapture Radio, Butcher Babies vocalist Heidi Shepherd discussed the band’s upcoming double album. According to her, the effort will include “really dark stuff” as well as “really playful stuff.”

Shepherd said the following when asked if the band are planning to release a new album soon:

“Yes. Absolutely. There’s actually a double album coming out this summer.

We took 2019 off of touring to write and record an album that we were set to release in 2020, and, obviously, the world died — it was basically a fend-for-yourself moment. So we put everything on hold and we decided to use that time to write. And so we wrote a ton during that time. And so we decided to put the album on hold and go and record more. So now we have a double album coming at you this summer… And I’m so excited for people to hear all of this music that we’ve made within the span of the last four years. In fact, this morning we got the final mix to one song that’s just finished. So you’re gonna hear stuff we wrote in 2019, and then you’re gonna hear stuff that we wrote and just finished last week.”

She also added the following when asked if the band’s latest single, “Beaver Cage,” is a good representation of the record:

“There’s a lot going on [the upcoming double album]. Because this was written in two different parts, I think you’re gonna hear a lot of different sides to Butcher Babies. But I would say overall ‘Beaver Cage’ is a great representation of the album. There’s a lot of really, really dark stuff on this album — we haven’t done that in a while; there’s really dark stuff — but then there’s also really playful stuff, like ‘Beaver Cage’. So I think that this is a really great representation of not just the album but the band too.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Mudvayne Announce Summer Tour With Coal Chamber, GWAR, Nonpoint, & Butcher Babies

Mudvayne have announced a summer headlining tour. Coal Chamber, GWAR, Nonpoint, and Butcher Babies will open.

Tour Dates:

07/20 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
07/21 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
07/23 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
07/25 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
07/26 Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
07/28 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
07/29 Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
07/30 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
08/01 Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
08/02 Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
08/04 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
08/05 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/06 Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
08/08 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
08/09 Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
08/12 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
08/13 Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
08/15 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
08/16 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre
08/17 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
08/19 Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
08/20 Reno, NV – Grand Theatre
08/22 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
08/23 Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
08/25 West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
08/26 Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies) And Charlie Benante (Anthrax) To Share Their Art During “Charla-Palooza” Event

Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies) and Charlie Benante (Anthrax) will be sharing their art during a special “Charla-Palooza” event in West Hollywood, CA next month. More details can be found at Eventbrite. Harvey commented:

“FINALLY! We’re teaming up with @monstermusic and @punkrockandpaintbrushes to bring our duo ART SHOW to Los Angeles! Join us in West Hollywood Saturday April 15, 2023 from 6-11pm for this FREE event celebrating our work. We will have full bar provided by our amazing sponsors as well as a whiskey & honey experience, tarot card readings, red carpet, guest DJ sets and more There’s also a VIP option for an intimate Coffee + Art gathering on Sunday with a Q and A and in depth conversation on our pieces. SEE YOU THERE! RSVP LINK on Flyer!!”

Butcher Babies Tease “Beaver Cage” Music Video

Butcher Babies have will be releasing a music video for their new song “Beaver Cage” on February 10. You can find a teaser for that clip below. The track is expected to appear on the band’s upcoming album.

Heidi Shepherd On New Butcher Babies Album: “We’re Angry Again”

During a recent appearance on the “BREWtally Speaking” podcast, Butcher Babies vocalist Heidi Shepherd discussed the band’s upcoming album. According to her, the new music will be angrier like their early material.

Shepherd said the following:

“We’ve been a band for nearly 15 years, so when we started we were angry kids — very angry. We had a lot to be angry about. And as success started coming around and we started leaving our families and leaving our friends behind, our second more [about] loneliness and emotion in that, and then the third album was just kind of a culmination of all that. And then, all of a sudden, we’re angry again, because our shit was taken away from us for years [because of the coronavirus pandemic]. We’re angry again. We go to Michigan in the middle of the winter. And I feel almost like we reverted to our first album — those emotions you can really hear on our fourth album because we’re kind of going through those same emotions.

That’s what’s awesome about bands putting out albums. It’s a snapshot of time. It’s a snapshot of what they were going through at the time, or what they felt like they wanted to explore.”

She also added that “evolution is necessary as an artist”:

“We need to evolve; we need to try out all these different things. We don’t do it for our fans; we do it for us. Of course we love when they like it and they wanna hear certain things, but I need to be able to put my emotions on to an album as well. This is my therapy. [Laughs] This is my very expensive therapy. So it’s important for us.

I’m so excited for people to be able to hear this because a lot of this stuff was written right in the studio, so you’re gonna hear a lot of what we were going through in those six weeks that we wrote and recorded this album. Weird emotions within the band ’cause some of us hadn’t seen each other in over a year. Weird emotions about not being able to tour, not being able to go play these songs. Weird emotions about everything. And I think that we were all going through those type of emotions. So it’s gonna be really awesome for people to hear that from us.”

Guitarist Henry Flury chimed in as well:

“I think it’s gonna be really shocking when people hear the other songs compared to our first single, because they’re gonna these expectations of, like, ‘Oh, it’s gonna be this kind of album.’ Get ready for a curveball, because it’s coming.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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.


  • 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