This Saturday (September 26, 2015) 8pm CDT (9pm EDT) Women of Metal Radio Show on Insane Realm Radio will feature music from our September 2015 Band of the Month Control The Storm. Continue reading Women of Metal Radio Show 9/26
“Monsters Ball”, a brand new song from Los Angeles-based metallers BUTCHER BABIES, will be premiered this Wednesday, June 10 at 10:00 a.m. EST / 7:00 a.m. PST on SiriusXM‘s Liquid Metal. A music video for the track was filmed this past weekend in the band’s hometown. Continue reading BUTCHER BABIES: New Song ‘Monsters Ball’ To Premiere This Wednesday
Taking a page from heroes METALLICA and GUNS N’ ROSES, Los Angeles metallers BUTCHER BABIES have recorded an EP of cover tunes that will surely please fans of the band, as well as fans of the artists that performed them originally. Titled “Uncovered”, this EP will be released on September 30 in North America (October 6 in Europe) and features the following five tracks:
01. Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers
02. They’re Coming To Take Me Away
03. Don’t Give A Fuck
04. Crazy Horses
05. Pussy Whipped
BUTCHER BABIES‘ cover version of NAPOLEON XIV‘s “They’re Coming To Take Me Away” is available for streaming below.
BUTCHER BABIES‘ Carla Harvey (vocals) comments: “It was a blast recording songs that we have been fans of our entire lives and putting our spin on them.
“We all chose a song that had some significance to us. My pick was ‘They’re Coming To Take Me Away’ by NAPOLEAN XIV, because I have a vivid memory of my stepdad, who I considered completely insane, playing it over and over again on his car stereo when I was a pre-teen. The song is about being taken away to a mental institution. I can still see him tapping his fingers on his steering wheel to the beat…”
BUTCHER BABIES‘ Heidi Shepherd (vocals) adds: “As an eight or nine-year-old little girl, I used to rummage through my parents’ albums and 8-tracks looking for some cool music. In hopes that my parents had at least a little bit of good taste, I would play every single song looking for something that I could latch on to. That’s when I came across ‘Crazy Horses’ by THE OSMONDS; it was the heaviest song I had heard at that age. I would play that song over and over and over again, I was addicted. To this date, it’s still one of my favorite songs and reminds me so much of growing up in Provo, Utah.”
In regards to BUTCHER BABIES‘ cover of THE OSMONDS‘ “Crazy Horses”, Donny Osmond comments: “When we released ‘Crazy Horses”, we were pushing against what THE OSMONDS were known for, but it became a greatest hit. The BUTCHER BABIES have reinvented this song in a creative and innovative way — and that’s what music is about. Now…What if I had recorded ‘Puppy Love’ like this?”
To pre-order “Uncovered”, please visit ButcherBabiesOfficial.com.
Shortly before the release of “Uncovered”, BUTCHER BABIES will embark on their first headlining run in the U.S. The band will end their tour playing at this year’s Knotfest in San Bernardino, California.
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Tonight’s Women of Metal Radio Show on Insane Realm Radio will feature music from our band of the month EYE RA HAZE, brand new music from Huntress and Butcher Babies as well as music from MongrelBand, Lover of Sin Official and much more….
Showtime 9pm Central time
The Chat Room will be open
I first saw The Butcher Babies, before I ever heard any of their music. My first thought was “is this a joke”? Vocalist‘s Heidi Shepherd (the blond) and Carla Harvey (the brunette) are both former playboy models and very beautiful, they use this to their advantage on stage going topless with just the tiniest pieces of black tape covering their nipples on stage. That isn’t what this is about. This article is about their music. Which as it turns out isn’t a joke at all.
Their debut EP “Butcher Babies” track listing reads like something you would find on most Black Metal albums:
- Axe Wound
- Mr. Slowdeath
- Jesus Needs More Babies For His War Machine
- National Bloody Anthem
However the album and the band aren’t BLACK METAL at all. The girls themselves call it “SLUT METAL”, I don’t know what I personally would classify this material as. I had another DJ friend of mine say it’s a cross between STOMP ROCK and DEATH METAL. I’m not sure I would take it there but I will however say this; the first 3 tracks all have very catchy hooks (80’s style almost) and if it wasn’t for lyrical and subject matter could all easily find airplay on many radio stations (FM) across the country.
Mr. Slowdeath, is the single off the EP and is very much in your face right from the beginning. Fast paced with a very catchy hook. I’ve found myself listening to it over and over again on my ipod.
Overall in spite of the fact that like most EP’s its very short, it’s actually a lot of fun to listen to. The girls can actually sing and for the kids there’s plenty of screaming too.
The musicianship displayed on the album is pretty good as well. Henry Flury is the guitarist, he can lay down a riff with just about anyone. The Bassist is Jason Klein and The Drummer is Chris Warner together they make one hell of a rhythm section. All together they help make Butcher Babies into “NOT A JOKE” If you have a chance to see this band live I would also recommend that.
Butcher Babies, put it all out there on stage and are a hoot to watch you can definitely tell that Shepherd and Harvey are having a blast up there on stage. Unlike some bands I have seen lately. If you aren’t into seeing half naked women playing metal though I wouldn’t go, but hey I’m a guy half naked women going just about anything is cool by me
My final thoughts on Butcher Babies; Would I buy this album… I have. Would I recommend it to a friend? I have. Would I play them on my show… I have. Do you need this album to complete your music collection? No, but it is definitely worth the money.
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