Butcher Babies 2023

BUTCHER BABIES have released a new track called “Red Thunder” from their upcoming double studio album due later this summer

BUTCHER BABIES say about the song: “‘Red Thunder’ is a massive nod to the style and sound of our beloved first album (2013) that launched BUTCHER BABIES into the metal stratosphere exactly a decade ago. Bringing in the groovy, guttural, thrash elements that we became known for, alongside a soaring melodic chorus, ‘Red Thunder’ culminates the dark, painful, and emotional side of the band. The song was written to remind the world that when she speaks, she speaks in Thunder!”

BUTCHER BABIES vocalist Heidi Shepherd spoke about the band’s decision to release a double album with Radio Rapture, saying: “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.”

Heidi Shepherd and BUTCHER BABIES guitarist Henry Flury recently spoke with the “BREWtally Speaking” podcast about their upcoming fourth studio album. Heidi discussed the band’s musical evolution on the effort, saying: “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,” she continued. “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.”

BUTCHER BABIES fourth studio album was produced by Josh Schroeder (LORNA SHOREKING 810).