On November 14, Resident Rock Star conducted an interview with BUTCHER BABIES at Moe’s Original Bar B Q in Englewood, Colorado. You can now watch the chat below.
BUTCHER BABIES have just signed a deal with Century Media Records. The band’s full-length debut is scheduled for a summer 2013 release.
Hailing from Los Angeles, the BUTCHER BABIES have emerged as one of the biggest draws on the Sunset Strip, their incendiary blend of heavy metal and horror-inspired theatrics inciting crowds worldwide.
Fronted by Carla Harvey and Heidi Shepherd — named two of the year’s “Hottest Women In Roc” by Revolver magazine — the blood-splattered band left its mark on the United Kingdom in June, appearing on the Download festival and supporting ANTHRAX in Cardiff. They returned to America as direct support for OTEP in fall, and wrapped up their first headlining tour last night in front of a hometown crowd at the Roxy on the Sunset Strip. The band — vocalists Harvey and Shepherd, guitarist Henry Flury, bassist Jason Klein and drummer Chris Warner — will perform with labelmates IN THIS MOMENT tonight in Las Vegas.
The BUTCHER BABIES track “Axe Wound” is currently in rotation on SiriusXM Liquid Metal, and their short movie/video fo the track “Mr. Slowdeath” can be seen below.
When asked by Revolver magazine why the BUTCHER BABIES refer to themselves as “slut metal” and what the hell “slut metal” exactly is, Shepherd said, “We can’t go balls out — so we go tits out! When girls are perceived as sexual or outspoken, they get labeled sluts, but we embrace those qualities and bring them to our music as well. BUTCHER BABIES is true slut metal: We’re doing what we want, how we want.”
On the topic of BUTCHER BABIES‘ goals, Harvey told Revolver, “To bring slut metal to the masses — duh! In all seriousness, we feel like we are just touching on what we are capable of, and we want to continue to grow, get our music out there, and get on the road! There are so many repressed people out there that need to see a show like ours. Hopefully they will take home with them the message that they are able to do everything they want to do regardless of who they are told they are supposed to be.”
“Mr. Slowdeath” video: