From the moment these monsters stepped onto the stage the world was changed forever. From screaming, low growls and harmonizing vocals the power-pack front women of this team, Carla Harvey and Heidi Shepherd have much more to offer than the average metal vocalists.
Starting with their band, guitarist Henry Flury, bassist Jason Klein and drummer Chris Warner are some of the most skilled musicians I have personally encountered. Chris Warner recently caught the attention of another of RRS’s favorite musicians, Aaron Rossi, Grammy nominated drummer for Prong and Ministry. Rossi took the time to stand backstage and share a picture of this amazing talent via his Instagram account at Rocklahoma Fest this past year.
The two groups are set to share a stage again this year at Chicago’s Open Air festival July 15th–17th in Bridgeview, Illinois. Chicago’s open air festival hosts a plethora of heavy hitters from the Butcher Babies and Ministry to Korn, Meshuggah, Breaking Benjamin and even Carcass, to name a few.
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Besides the Butcher Babies’ touring successes these ladies and gents have some amazing accomplishments off stage as well.
Carla Harvey has been experiencing great success with her book “Death and Other Dangers” and her original comic book “Soul Sucker,” while Heidi Shepherd has had much success with her shoe fashion, for sale in her Etsy Store at www.etsy.com/shop/HeidiTheButcher .
The group’s video Igniter is getting tons of love. Via Battle Royale,
the band tweeted recently “WHOOP WHOOP! Another week sitting pretty at #1! This will be our last week before #Igniter gets retired from the Battle Royale. Let's go out like legends! VOTE EVERY HOUR AT bit.ly/213XuLe”
On stage this powerful five-pack is tearing it up nightly as direct support for Cradle of Filth on the Inquisitional Torture tour.
We were lucky enough to catch their performance live on February 14th at Colorado’s legendary Gothic Theater.
This isn’t the last we have seen of the Butcher Babies in our great state!
The band promises to be back in our neck of the woods within the next couple months and recently released a list of Headlining tour dates in the states to support their newest album "Take It Like a Man."
Tickets are already available, and the upcoming dates are available below.
3/11: Reading, PA @ Reverb
3/12: Halethorpe, MD @ Fish Head Cantina
3/13: Fayetteville, NC @ The Rock Shop
3/15: Clarksville, TN @ The Warehouse
3/16: Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
3/18: Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios Live
3/19: Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
3/20: Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock