Butcher Babies & Five Finger Death Punch Members Featured In Rue Vox’s Music Video For “90s Villain”

Rue Vox has premiered a new video for her new single “90s Villain.” The clip, which can be seen below, features Butcher Babies’ Henry Flury and Heidi Shepherd as well as Five Finger Death Punch’s Chris Kael.

Rue Vox commented:

“90s Villain shows how our character defects can find a way to take us out in the end. I wrote this song to kind of call myself out in how I’ve been a terrible girlfriend in my past. In the video I’m a serial killer who ends up getting murdered by her would-be-victim. It symbolizes how the worst parts of us have to die, sometimes involuntarily, in order for us to truly live.”

Director Shane O’Neal added:

“Rue Vox is a beast of a talent behind the microphone and her creativity doesn’t stop there. She came to me with the inspiration for her music video to be a female slasher and the epitome of a 90s Villain. We took our love of giallo films to the next level and delivered a pulp-esque style short film. We shot on Red camera with appearances by Butcher Babies and 5FDP’s Chris Kael, and all slated in the dingiest, grimiest motel on the Las Vegas Strip as each victim plays the odds with a seductress. And so the slaughterhouse began.”

Heidi Shepherd (Butcher Babies) Guests On New Rev Theory Song “Urinal Rodeo”

Heidi Shepherd (Butcher Babies) is featured on a new Rev Theory song titled “Urinal Rodeo.” You can check out that track below. The band commented:

“This track has been a long time comin y’all! What started out as a low key collab with our homie Brandon Saller [Atreyu], quickly evolved into a beastly amalgamation of style and form. After enlisting our good friend Heidi Shepherd to lay down guest screams, she came to the table with a sick verse idea to add her signature flavor. We’ve had this one in our back pocket for a minute, and are so amped to finally unleash ‘Urinal Rodeo’!”

Butcher Babies “Have A Ton” Of New Music Recorded

Over the course of four months, Butcher Babies have released three new singles and now it looks like more are on the way. Frontwomen Carla Harvey and Heidi Shepherd recently discussed their new material with Darren Paltrowitz and confirmed that they “have a ton of stuff recorded.”

Harvey said the following when asked if the band are planning to continue their series of singles:

“I think that we’re still kind of navigating that territory of what to do in a situation like this when we don’t know how long this is gonna last, we don’t know how long it’s going to be before we actually get back out on the road. So I think we’re gonna really sink our teeth into our new stuff, but kind of leave it up to destiny — how we’re gonna release it, whether it’s gonna be singles. I personally really love this whole single thing — I think it gives us something to look forward to. It’s kind of like watching your new favorite TV show. You can watch ’em all back to back, or you can wait for the new episode to come out every Friday, which I’ve been doing that with [the Disney+ American television series] ‘WandaVision’, and it’s been nice not to binge something; it’s been nice to have something to look forward to. So I kind of like this right now, especially [since] I think that everyone in the world needs something to look forward to.”

Shepherd added:

“One thing I do love about releasing singles is we really put so much time and energy into every single one of these songs. There’s not a lyric in one song that wasn’t triple thought, and we worked really hard together on it. And I think that it has been beautiful to give each of these songs the life that they deserve. And I wish that we could have done that with ‘Lilith’. There’s some songs on our last album, and I’m, like, ‘Oh, that deserved a music video. That deserved a little bit more.’ But we’re doing it now. And we do have a ton of stuff recorded. We recorded, actually, in May of 2019, so these songs are old to us. And we are also going back in the studio and recording more. So we’ll see how it comes out. But, as Carla stated, we’re having fun kind of the way it is at the moment. These all will be on an album together, but we don’t have all that info just yet.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Listen To “99 Bottles” Benefit Single Featuring Pantera, Trivium, Mastodon, Etc. Members

Scour‘s Derek Engemann and John Jarvis recently recruited 99 musicians, including members of Pantera, Trivium, Mastodon, Arch Enemy, Exodus, Testament, Butcher Babies, etc., to guest on a special “99 Bottles“ benefit single. That track has since been released and can be streamed below. Proceeds from it will be donated to Old Dog Haven in an effort to help out senior dogs. You can still contribute to the campaign via GoFundMe.

Jarvis commented:

“In conjunction with our friends at Old Dog Haven and The World Famous BOOZEHOUNDZ (Derek & I’s satirical overly drunk punk band) we present the “99 Bottles” out on International Dog Day!!!”

Engemann added:

“This has been an epically fun project involving the entire Metal scene, and even a few Ska bands! This project originally began back in 2013, but was brought back to life once we discovered Old Dog Haven. The “99 Bottles” has truly shown the good side of humanity during these wild times that we are in. I was amazed at all of the people who were eager to sign up for a verse. Winston, Clementine, Tasha, and The Boozehoundz thank everyone involved, and thank you to everyone who takes the time to give this insane track a spin!”

Here’s the full list of guests:

99. Mike IX Williams – Eyehategod
98. Chris Copp – The Soiled Doves
97. Mark “Barney” Greenway – Napalm Death
96. Obie Flett – Pathology / Inherit Disease
95. Matt McGachy – Cryptopsy
94. John Gallagher – Dying Fetus
93. Alex Cha – Ampallang Infection
92. Fredrick Söderberg – Soreption
91. Yngve “Bolt” Christiansen – Blood Red Throne
90. Nader Sadek
89. Colin Clive – Mustard Plug / The War Between
88. Mike Majewski – Formerly of Devourment / Kill Everything
87. Chris “Whiskey” Wilson – Gornography / Introvert Perversions
86. Sherwood Webber – Skinless
85. John McEntee – Incantation
84. Jeremy Wagner – Broken Hope
83. Heljarmadr – Dark Funeral
82. Steve “Zetro” Souza – Exodus
81. Brian Slagel – Metal Blade Records
80. Tim Goergen – Within the Ruins
80. Taylor Nordberg – Massacre
79. Lenzig Leal – Cephalic Carnage
78. Liam Wilson – Azusa / Ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan
77. Tony Sekthdamon – Emperor / Myrkskog
76. Carla Harvey – Butcher Babies
75. Ally Levine – Beekeeper
74. L.Z. – Voice Actress
73. Jessica Pimentel – Alekhine’s Gun / Star of Orange is the New Black
72. Heidi Shepherd – Butcher Babies
71. Jeremy Kling – Venom Inc.
70. Stu Block – Iced Earth
69. Matt Heafy – Trivium
68. Madison – Cloud Rat
67. Shawn Knight – Child Bite
67. Phil Demmel – Vio-lence / Ex-Machine Head
66. Paul Ryan – Origin
65. John Jarvis – Nest / Scour
64. Carlos de Anda – Gloryhole Guillotine
63. “Necro” Tom Quach – Harkonin
62. Chuck Billy – Testament
61. Jarvis Leatherby – Night Demon
60. Kate Richardson-Anselmo – Housecore Records
59. Mike D’Salvo – Akurion, Ex-Cryptopsy
58. Anthony Trapini – Odious Mortem
57. Alissa White-Gluz – Arch Enemy
56. Matt Harvey – Exhumed
55. Dan Potthast – Mu330
54. Dave Hill – Witch Taint
53. Don Jamieson – That Metal Show
52. Cody Souza – Hatriot
51. Slasher Dave – Acid Witch
50. Mike De Leon – Philip H Anselmo and the Illegals
49. Jason Asberry – Stormruler
48. Ben Marotta – Eukaryst
47. B.C. Brian Craig – Don’t Mind Dying / Slugtrail
46. Torin Ridgeway – Liquid Death
45. The Doc – The Boozehoundz
44. Zach Gibson – Shit Life
44. Joshua Riley – Unmerciful
43. Kyle Thomas – Exhorder
42. Alexandre Leblanc – Neuraxis / Heavy Metal Chaos
41. Gene Meyer – Bandit
40. Shawn the Butcher – Sirius XM
39. Tommy “Death Metal God” Dahlstöm – Aeon
38. Tony Reust – formerly of Unmerciful
37. Tony Foresta – Municipal Waste
36. “Captain” Chris Andrews – Devourment
35. Nick Moreno – Flesh Hoarder
34. Ryan “Loop Man” Vincent M – Legend / Apollo Audio Alternative
33. James Lee – formerly of Origin
32. Ross Dolan – Immolation
31. Andrew Ortega – Oracle
30. Shaun LaCanne – Putrid Pile
29. David White – Heathen
28. Steve Brogden – Nukem
27. Dennis Sanders – Spirit in the Room
26. Derek Engemann – Scour
25. Courtney Cox – The Iron Maidens
24. Toshihiko Takahashi – Palm
23. Kelly Shaefer – Athiest
22. Danko Jones
21. Jeff Becerra – Possessed
21. Paul McGuire – Cerebral Bore
20. Mallika Sundaramurthy – Abnormality
19. Mark Osegueda – Death Angel
18. Brian Kingsland – Nile
17. Alex Carmago – Krisiun
16. Nasty – Crackwhore
15. Robin Mazen – Gruesome / Derketa / Castrator
14. Matt Young – King Parrot
13. Leon Del Muerte – Nails / Murder Construct
12. Mark Kloeppel – Misery Index / Cast the Stone
11. Jason Netherton – Misery Index
10. Brendon Small – Dethklok / Galaktikon
09. Johnny Kelly – Type O Negative
08. Burton C. Bell – Fear Factory
07. Gary Holt – Slayer / Exodus
06. Bill Kelliher – Mastodon
05. Matt Byrne – Hatebreed
04. Derrick Green – Sepultura
03. Andrew Huskey – Cast the Stone
02. Kirk Windstein – Crowbar / Down
01. Philip H Anselmo – Pantera

Butcher Babies Planning To Release New Single In September

During a recent interview for Syfy Wire’s “Metal Crush,” Heidi Shepherd confirmed that Butcher Babies are planning to release a new single in September. The singer also talked a bit about the band’s upcoming album:

“It differs a lot. You still have the classic Butcher Babies metal behind us, but I found myself wanting to sing more. When I first started Butcher Babies, I was an angry young girl, and I had a lot to scream about. I’m a happy 35-year-old woman now, so I have a lot that I wanna sing about.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Pantera, Trivium, Mastodon, Etc. Members Contribute To “99 Bottles” Benefit Single

Scour‘s Derek Engemann and John Jarvis have recruited 99 musicians, including members of Pantera, Trivium, Mastodon, Arch Enemy, Exodus, Testament, Butcher Babies, etc., to contribute to a special “99 Bottles“ benefit single. The song will be released on August 26 and proceeds from it will be donated to Old Dog Haven in an effort to help out senior dogs.

Jarvis commented:

“In conjunction with our friends at Old Dog Haven and The World Famous BOOZEHOUNDZ (Derek & I’s satirical overly drunk punk band) we present the “99 Bottles” out on International Dog Day!!!”

Engemann added:

“This has been an epically fun project involving the entire Metal scene, and even a few Ska bands! This project originally began back in 2013, but was brought back to life once we discovered Old Dog Haven. The “99 Bottles” has truly shown the good side of humanity during these wild times that we are in. I was amazed at all of the people who were eager to sign up for a verse. Winston, Clementine, Tasha, and The Boozehoundz thank everyone involved, and thank you to everyone who takes the time to give this insane track a spin!”

You can donate via GoFundMe and find the full list of guests below:

99. Mike IX Williams – Eyehategod
98. Chris Copp – The Soiled Doves
97. Mark “Barney” Greenway – Napalm Death
96. Obie Flett – Pathology / Inherit Disease
95. Matt McGachy – Cryptopsy
94. John Gallagher – Dying Fetus
93. Alex Cha – Ampallang Infection
92. Fredrick Söderberg – Soreption
91. Yngve “Bolt” Christiansen – Blood Red Throne
90. Nader Sadek
89. Colin Clive – Mustard Plug / The War Between
88. Mike Majewski – Formerly of Devourment / Kill Everything
87. Chris “Whiskey” Wilson – Gornography / Introvert Perversions
86. Sherwood Webber – Skinless
85. John McEntee – Incantation
84. Jeremy Wagner – Broken Hope
83. Heljarmadr – Dark Funeral
82. Steve “Zetro” Souza – Exodus
81. Brian Slagel – Metal Blade Records
80. Tim Goergen – Within the Ruins
80. Taylor Nordberg – Massacre
79. Lenzig Leal – Cephalic Carnage
78. Liam Wilson – Azusa / Ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan
77. Tony Sekthdamon – Emperor / Myrkskog
76. Carla Harvey – Butcher Babies
75. Ally Levine – Beekeeper
74. L.Z. – Voice Actress
73. Jessica Pimentel – Alekhine’s Gun / Star of Orange is the New Black
72. Heidi Shepherd – Butcher Babies
71. Jeremy Kling – Venom Inc.
70. Stu Block – Iced Earth
69. Matt Heafy – Trivium
68. Madison – Cloud Rat
67. Shawn Knight – Child Bite
67. Phil Demmel – Vio-lence / Ex-Machine Head
66. Paul Ryan – Origin
65. John Jarvis – Nest / Scour
64. Carlos de Anda – Gloryhole Guillotine
63. “Necro” Tom Quach – Harkonin
62. Chuck Billy – Testament
61. Jarvis Leatherby – Night Demon
60. Kate Richardson-Anselmo – Housecore Records
59. Mike D’Salvo – Akurion, Ex-Cryptopsy
58. Anthony Trapini – Odious Mortem
57. Alissa White-Gluz – Arch Enemy
56. Matt Harvey – Exhumed
55. Dan Potthast – Mu330
54. Dave Hill – Witch Taint
53. Don Jamieson – That Metal Show
52. Cody Souza – Hatriot
51. Slasher Dave – Acid Witch
50. Mike De Leon – Philip H Anselmo and the Illegals
49. Jason Asberry – Stormruler
48. Ben Marotta – Eukaryst
47. B.C. Brian Craig – Don’t Mind Dying / Slugtrail
46. Torin Ridgeway – Liquid Death
45. The Doc – The Boozehoundz
44. Zach Gibson – Shit Life
44. Joshua Riley – Unmerciful
43. Kyle Thomas – Exhorder
42. Alexandre Leblanc – Neuraxis / Heavy Metal Chaos
41. Gene Meyer – Bandit
40. Shawn the Butcher – Sirius XM
39. Tommy “Death Metal God” Dahlstöm – Aeon
38. Tony Reust – formerly of Unmerciful
37. Tony Foresta – Municipal Waste
36. “Captain” Chris Andrews – Devourment
35. Nick Moreno – Flesh Hoarder
34. Ryan “Loop Man” Vincent M – Legend / Apollo Audio Alternative
33. James Lee – formerly of Origin
32. Ross Dolan – Immolation
31. Andrew Ortega – Oracle
30. Shaun LaCanne – Putrid Pile
29. David White – Heathen
28. Steve Brogden – Nukem
27. Dennis Sanders – Spirit in the Room
26. Derek Engemann – Scour
25. Courtney Cox – The Iron Maidens
24. Toshihiko Takahashi – Palm
23. Kelly Shaefer – Athiest
22. Danko Jones
21. Jeff Becerra – Possessed
21. Paul McGuire – Cerebral Bore
20. Mallika Sundaramurthy – Abnormality
19. Mark Osegueda – Death Angel
18. Brian Kingsland – Nile
17. Alex Carmago – Krisiun
16. Nasty – Crackwhore
15. Robin Mazen – Gruesome / Derketa / Castrator
14. Matt Young – King Parrot
13. Leon Del Muerte – Nails / Murder Construct
12. Mark Kloeppel – Misery Index / Cast the Stone
11. Jason Netherton – Misery Index
10. Brendon Small – Dethklok / Galaktikon
09. Johnny Kelly – Type O Negative
08. Burton C. Bell – Fear Factory
07. Gary Holt – Slayer / Exodus
06. Bill Kelliher – Mastodon
05. Matt Byrne – Hatebreed
04. Derrick Green – Sepultura
03. Andrew Huskey – Cast the Stone
02. Kirk Windstein – Crowbar / Down
01. Philip H Anselmo – Pantera

Slipknot, Korn, Anthrax, GWAR, Etc. Members To Participate In Syfy’s “Metal Crush Monday”

Syfy have announced a special “Metal Crush Monday” series. Starting August 3, the channel will be airing sci-fi, fantasy, and horror films, while also sharing interviews that Whitney Moore conducted with members of Slipknot, Korn, Anthrax, GWAR, and more, who share a love for the aforementioned genres. Fans will also be able to find more in-depth interviews with the artists via Syfy Wire’s YouTube page and as part of a new limited series podcast.

SVP of Syfy Wire Sandy Deane commented:

“We know there’s a natural connection between fans of metal and genre. Syfy is bringing both together in a way that may seem surprising to some, but makes perfect sense to us.”

Here’s the programming schedule:

* “Lake Placid” (Monday, August 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT)

Guests: GWAR’s Pustulus Maximus and Blothar The Berserker and Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack

* “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” (Monday, August 10 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT)

Guests: Butcher Babies’ Heidi Shepherd, New Years Day’s Ash Costello, and Sevendust’s Lajon Witherspoon

* “Underworld: Blood Wars” (Monday, August 17 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT)

Guests: Anthrax’s Scott Ian and “Battlestar Galactica” actor Aaron Douglas

* “Halloween” (2007) (Monday, August 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT)

Guests: Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Korn’s Jonathan Davis, In This Moment’s Maria Brink, and Ronnie James Dio’s widow Wendy Dio

Diamante Announces “Rock Fiesta” Livestream Concert

Diamante will be playing a livestream concert on July 25 at 5pm PDT / 8pm EDT. The virtual event will also feature a number of special guests including Heidi Shepherd (Butcher Babies), Alecia “Mixi” Demner (Stitched Up Heart), Kevin “Thrasher” Gruft (Escape The Fate), Neil Sanderson (Three Days Grace), and more. Diamante commented:

“My first livestream concert called DIAMANTE’S ROCK FIESTA is happening on July 25th @ 5p PST!! I’m going live from a super cool studio in Anaheim, CA that has video screens and other special effects so I can interact with all of you during the show!! My rock fiesta wouldn’t be complete without the help from a few of my special friends who are coming to hang and sing with me during the show…. and you never know, there may be a few more surprises! For tickets, limited-edition merch & VIP packages please visit www.store.thisisdiamante.com A portion of the proceeds from this event will go towards Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.”

Heidi Shepherd Says Butcher Babies “Have A New Album Ready”

During a recent appearance on Eluveitie’s “Corona Talk,” Heidi Shepherd confirmed that Butcher Babies’ new album is finished. The band, who are currently unsigned after parting ways with Century Media, were planning to release a new single from the effort in the near future, but their plans were derailed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Shepherd said the following:

“We have a new album ready, and we were actually supposed to release a single. We are waiting for the right timing. Because everything was supposed to happen this coming week, and we kind of stopped everything once we knew that the tour was being postponed. They’re gonna service these songs to radio, and it’s kind of hard to service songs to radio if we are not on tour.”

She went on to say that the group are “in a really weird spot” since they left Century Media:

“We were gonna do a lot of this stuff kind of independently for a minute in hopes of bartering a better deal somewhere. And it doesn’t really serve us right to release something and then who knows if labels are even gonna be looking to sign at that time.

The point of releasing just the single on its own was to kind of be able to talk about our deal with the right label to release the whole album on. So, we’ll see. We have a lot of discussion to be had with our management team about it.”

She also added:

“It was a hard decision to part ways with Century Media. Here in the U.S., the label doesn’t exactly exist much here anymore. And so it was a really difficult decision. We were with them for our entire career; we’ve been a band for 10 years. It just wasn’t working here in the States. But we do love our Century Media family.

We’ll see what happens. I don’t know. I’m sad and I feel a little bit discouraged, but at the same time, I know that things will turn out. And we’re all in the same boat [due to the coronavirus crisis]. [Laughs] That’s one thing I have to keep telling myself — we’re all in this together; we’re all in the same boat.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Here’s What Various Rock/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 (courtesy of The PRP):

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett & Robert Trujillo:

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Happy Halloween

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Alice In Chains & Jerry Cantrell:

A Day To Remember:

Adam Jones (Tool):

Heidi Shepherd (Butcher Babies):

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If you're 555

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

Atreyu:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4TUQrKgrk-/?utm_source=ig_embed

Incubus:

Brent Hinds (Mastodon):

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, etc.):

Baroness:

Nergal (Behemoth):

Chelsea Grin:

Chris Jericho (Fozzy);

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Any questions….? #ChrisSPumpkins

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The Acacia Strain & Vincent Bennett:

Chris Fronzak (Attila):

The Word Alive:

Korn’s Head & Fieldy:

John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.):

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Happy Halloween to everyone @scott_blake3

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Pete Loeffler (Chevelle):

Beartooth:

Alan Ashby (Of Mice & Men):

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🎃 Happy Halloween! 🎃

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The Ghost Inside’s Andrew Tkaczyk & Zach Johnson:

Jason Richardson (All That Remains):

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🎃 👻 ⭐️ 🧱 🐢 🏎 @alyssamarielom @nintendo

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Battlecross:

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Joliet! We’re ready to get spooky tonight!

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Ice-T (Body Count):

P.O.D.:

Freddy Cricien (Madball):

Stick To Your Guns:

Jeff Friedl (A Perfect Circle, etc.):

Metal Allegiance:

Sleeping With Sirens:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4JOisBBIlW/

Pierce The Veil’s Vic Fuentes & Jaime Preciado:

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AHOY bitches! ⚓️🍦

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Redrum!!!!!

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Shavo Odadjian (System Of A Down):

Sara Taylor (Youth Code, Heavens Blade):

Skyler Acord (Issues):

Blink-182:

The Wonder Years:

Halsey (not rock/metal but still cool):

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resident goths. @marilynmanson

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