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]

Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale Is Working On New Music With Desmond Child

Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale and Desmond Child have been collaborating on some new music. Child said the following about that:

“HALE TO THE QUEEN OF ROCK! No not me… the gorgeous and brilliant @officiallzzyhale from the band @halestormrocks. Lzzy is not only an incredible singer and guitarist… she is an accomplished inspired songwriter. We are coming up with some great music together. FUN!”

SOiL Working On New Music

It looks like SOiL have been working on new material. Vocalist Ryan McCombs confirmed the news during an appearance at the virtual Headbangers Con last month.

McCombs said the following:

“We just started writing here recently with the SOiL guys. So that’s been a breath of fresh air for me, ’cause I’ve been going a little nuts not having something to write for a long time.

Not having something to write is like an artist not having use of their hands to draw or paint, or whatever their medium is. I’ve never been able to play an instrument for shit, so I’ve always been reliant on having a good music writer, instrumentation-wise, a music writer, and I’ve been blessed with C.J. Pierce [during my days with Drowning Pool] and Adam Zadel. So not having one of those guys sending me musical ideas to bounce back and forth on, I feel like an artist with no hands. So having, all of a sudden, half a dozen songs in two weeks’ time to write with, I feel like a mad scientist. I feel like my legs work again; I’ve got hands again. It’s been awesome.”

He also added:

“It’s been about 137 years since the last album, so we’ve talked ad nauseam about what could be a way of working. I think one of the things that goes against us at times is Tim [King] being in the music business on the other side of the fence. Tim’s on the label side of things as well, with Pavement, so he sees the problems that the business is having. And so it’s hard for him sometimes to separate the fact of the artist and the shirt-and-tie. And so that goes against us sometimes, because, as an artist, we’re just going, ‘Let’s write a new record. Let’s write some new songs. Let’s get a new record out there.’ And he’s the same way, but then he’s gotta [look at it from the point of view of], ‘What are we gonna do?’ Because, at the end of the day, nobody is selling anything. Records aren’t selling anymore. Hard copies, CDs aren’t selling anymore — not at the numbers that they need to to make them worthwhile for printing. So that puts us into bouncing ideas off each other, and that’s usually where things end up screeching to a halt. I think, actually, my dumb ass made the comment, ‘Well, to begin with, we need material. Until we have material, there’s no reason to worry about how you’re going to release it. So let’s get writing.’ And that’s when Tim finally [said], ‘You’re absolutely right.’ And that’s when he started writing the stuff. And now Adam’s on fire about it.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Slash On New Music From Guns N’ Roses And The Conspirators: “I Would Like To Think That We’d Have Some New Stuff Out Next Year”

During a recent interview with Cleveland.com, Slash confirmed that he has been working on new material with Guns N’ Roses and Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators. The guitarist said that fans may get music from both bands in 2021.

Slash said the following when asked about a new Conspirators album:

“We did a week of initial pre-production and there’s 20 songs and we’re gonna start back up next year. I spent a lot of time writing and demoing that stuff. And prior to that Duff [McKagan] and I did some jamming and we also worked on the Guns record, and I’ve had a couple of ancillary recordings and jams on top of that, so there’s been a lot of stuff going on. I’m really not good at slowing down and just sitting around.”

He also added the following when asked about release plans:

“I would like to think that we’d have some new stuff out next year — from both camps, I guess. It’s hard to say, but I would like to think we’ll have stuff out next year, yeah.”

Jane’s Addiction Planning To Release New Music In 2021

It looks like Jane’s Addiction are planning to release new music in 2021. Perry Farrell told Classic Rock the following about that:

“I wouldn’t think albums, I’d think songs. We’ve got so much Jane’s material in the can. We’ll be releasing a couple of tracks, maybe writing some new ones. Not this year, ’cause we’re getting late in the year. But I can tell you in the next month or so I’m gonna be finishing up a couple of Jane’s Addiction tracks.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Ben Koller Offers Updates On New Material From Converge And Mutoid Man

During a recent appearance on the “BREWtally Speaking Podcast“, Ben Koller offered updates on new material from Converge and Mutoid Man. He said the following:

“Yea Converge, we have a ton of stuff ready to go. We just need to get in the studio and sort of hash it out. I think right now I’m at the point where I’m just ready to move on and start doing stuff, because I’m going crazy here not being able to tour and stuff. So I’m ready to fly back to Massachusetts—safely obviously—and get some stuff done. So Converge has stuff, Mutoid Man basically has a whole record ready to go. We just had to get the studio, find the time, but you know it’s a weird time and a lot of weird life stuff going on and yes, it’s, it’s just very strange. I mean I’m definitely stoked to record stuff but yeah it’s just a really weird time right now, but yeah expect new material it’s coming. Maybe slowly, but it’s coming.”

[via The PRP]

Bodom After Midnight (Ex-Children Of Bodom, Etc.) Are In The Studio

Bodom After Midnight, the band featuring Alexi Laiho (ex-Children Of Bodom), Daniel Freyberg (ex-Children Of Bodom), Waltteri Väyrynen (Paradise Lost) and Mitja Toivonen (ex-Santa Cruz), have entered the studio to work on new material. The group confirmed the news on Instagram: