3RD ALBUMS are important and usually mean total BAD*ASS and KICK*ASS*METAL metal klassiker/ metal classic …. Metallica “Master of Puppets”, Iron Maiden “The Number of the Beast”, Slayer “Reign In Blood”….and whatever the Butcher Babies will UNLEASH ON PLANET METAL !!!







carlaharveyworldclassvocalistbutcherbabiesmetallegend99998i6742321323123131123455dsdsdMetal Wani conducted an interview with BUTCHER BABIES frontwomen Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey on April 22 at the Underworld in London, England. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).On how the writing and recording of 2015’s “Take It Like A Man” was different from the making of 2013’s “Goliath”:

Carla: “Well, it was different, because with ‘Goliath’, we had our whole lives to write that album. We had lyrics from when we were teenagers on that album, and we had been together as a band for years, so we had songs stockpiled. With ‘Take It Like A Man’, we had been on tour for so many years that we didn’t have that same, you know, [batch of already completed] songs to go to, so we had to write the album on the road and stolen moments on days off, and then we had a little bit of time in the summer and then we wrote it in the studio. So it was a very different process. And I was really worried about it. It was a little frustrating to actually do it in that small amount of time. But that added pressure just kind of helped us really dig out this great stuff. And I’m so proud of the album and the way that it came out. And lyrically, the album, it has a lot of different emotions on it than ‘Goliath’ did, because on this album, we wrote a lot about these new feelings that we’ve had, being alienated away from our family and friends at home, with being on the road so often. So while it still kind of tips into how we felt growing up and different emotions, it definitely kind of has more adult emotions about, like I said, our current situation.”

On being females in a male-dominated industry:

Heidi: “I think right now we’re in a really, really interesting time with females in the metal genre, in the rock genre. You see more females involved in metal now than, I think, you’ve ever seen, and it seems like girls are feeling more comfortable being, like, ‘Yeah, I love this and I can do it.’ And other girls do it. And I think that there’s a shift happening where it’s becoming more accepted and people are very open-minded to [the idea of females in rock bands]. They don’t think just ’cause you’re a girl that it’s gonna be, you know, shitty. [Laughs]”

On BUTCHER BABIES’ plans for a new album:

Carla: “We are taking the whole summer off to write a kick-ass third album and get some rest and relaxation.”

Heidi: “We’re so excited. When we get back from this tour, we have two days [off] and then we’re out with LACUNA COIL for a couple of weeks. But we’re excited to really dive in and write a really, really great third album. We are so lucky that we have this ability to… that people allow us to actually write music and put it out. It’s so cool. So, I think, for us, the writing process is really, really fun, and we’re excited for the summer. And then in the fall, we’ll be back out, and we’ll probably be back over here at some point. [Laughs]”

“Take It Like A Man” was produced by Logan Mader, who has previously worked with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, DEVILDRIVER, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY and GOJIRA.






So What he hell and what the FUCK…Butcher Babies featured in the pages of KICK*ASS*METAL, a TRUE NORWEGIAN GOTHIC METAL and Trench Coat Mafia Robbed Major Rager Symphonic Black Metal Publication.


Were not just all things GOTHIC and all things SYMPHONIC…WERE all things WORLD-CLASS and all things KICK*ASS !!!!!!!!!!!! In order to be KICK*ASS one must be a BAD*ASS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I wanted to see if Our Competitors Metal*Archives and the Lazy Fuckers over @ BNR METAL pages did a Write-up on the Butcher Babies…Metal-Archives are GLAM FANATICS, and BNR PAGES they are Nu-METAL worshippers since day 1…So ha ha Nothing over at the Metal Archives, but BNR that dude reads KICK*ASS*METAL, there is a BUTCHER BABIES page over there, while he is doing a top 100 favorite songs of his favorite top 100 albums of all-time article.

We are still doing the top 666 best albums from each sub-genre / genre. Dark Metal, Dark Glam, Dark Cabaret, Dark Gothic, Dark Symphonic, metal/rock/avant-garde, oh dam, I forget tons of intelligent people read KICK*ASS*METAL since a couple of years ago, and yes that bums me out, I wish they would quit reading, fuckers. So I can not say the top 666 Groove Metal / Nu-Metal albums of all-time, we had to coin the phrase the SACRED 700.

Out of the top 100 Groove-Metal / Nu-Metal, albums of all-time. Where the Butcher Babies rank. Since the Genre was founded in 1990 and it is 2015, the genre is 25 years old. AND THE BUTCHER BABIES HAVE THE 2015 KICK*ASS*METAL album of the year in 2015. Some Where in the top 25 World’s Greatest Groove Metal of all-time. And since we now Worship the Butcher Babies @ The Offices of KICK*ASS*METAL, I would say in the top 10 World’s Greatest Groove Metal / NuMetal Bands of all-time…!

666 Chapters back in the KICK*ASS*METAL pages, (we mean 700 chapters back…editor). There is a World-Class Vocalist Hall of Fame list for all World-Class Vocalist. And Carla Harvey & Heidi Shephard will be February 13,th 2016 KICK*ASS*METAL HALL OF FAME MEMBERS as World-Class Vocalist. (they are already inducted, in August 2015 Carla Harvey and Heidi Shepherd  just need to be put in the Main February 2014 article )

Were like a wayyyyyyy HEAVIER VERSION of Metal Maiden webZine. Were a Death Metal-age (1990) and Avant-Garde Metal Age Publication (2007). But we are supporters of what is called “Female Fronted” Heavy Metal Bands, any band that RULES AND KICK’s*ASS. Oh we are up on DEATH METAL since December 1983. Slayer “Show No Mercy”



Photo Above World-Class Vocalist Carla Harvey Holding in her hands the 2015 GROOVE METAL / NU-METAL album of the year Butcher Babies “Take It Like A Man”

Photo below…This place is called KICK*ASS*METAL….!!!!!!!!




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“Taken at face value, GOLIATH is the monstrous debut from one of the most exciting bands to emerge from the Los Angeles metal scene since System Of A Down turned the city on end nearly twenty years ago. But scratch beneath the surface and the haunting story behind GOLIATH blurs in and out of horrific focus, examining the ruins of an American culture obsessed with apocalyptic carnage. GOLIATH was born in the bleak wasteland where the more savage your act, the more celebrated you become – and in a world where the miserable feel obliged to retaliate, the BUTCHER BABIES shatter the dementia with molten fury and unbridled sonic bliss.

Hailing from the City Of Angels, the BUTCHER BABIES offer redemption from the overplayed underground, exorcising demons with a visceral sound matched only in scope by their explosive stage show. Frontwomen Carla Harvey and Heidi Shepherd, guitarist Henry Flury [Amen], bassist Jason Klein [Azdachao] and drummer Chris Warner [Scars of Tomorrow] juxtapose brutal, aggressive riffs with beautiful melodies that wail with anguish and hope for redemption.

The band signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records in December 2012, and a month later hit the road with Marilyn Manson on what proved to be one of the new year’s most talked about tours. The run was a return to form for Manson and a call to arms for the BUTCHER BABIES, who honed their razor-sharp riffs and soul-searing vocals in front of live audiences as a source of manic pre-production. Only days after wrapping the tour in the City Of Sin, the band was in an L.A. studio with producer Josh Wilbur [Gojira, Lamb Of God, Hatebreed] recording the debut album that has the metal community buzzing.

The eleven-track opus chronicles the story of the forsaken as they transform into GOLIATH – monsters that society has built, and monsters that turn to society for retribution. Suddenly opening track “I Smell A Massacre” is more than just shock rock, casting a cautionary tale to anyone in screaming distance. And once it sinks in that GOLIATH is more than just a figment of our imagination, the rest of the album becomes all the more real.

“Magnolia Blvd” is about the demons that coexist around us all, while “Grim Sleeper” is unsettling and haunting, an angelic intro quickly pulverized by a repressed memory so real we feel the victim’s cries. “In Denial” couples blood-curdling angst with more of the melodies that showcase the BUTCHER BABIES unique, two-frontwoman lineup at its most profound – singing and screaming trading hope and rage like caged souls fighting for freedom. “Give Me Reason” bounces hard and fast with hell-bent fury, “The Mirror Never Lies” assaults our reflection with an ominous and catchy chorus, and “The Deathsurround” showcases the band at perhaps its most intense with a song as heavy and brutal as the title suggests.

BUTCHER BABIES celebrate the July 9 release of GOLIATH as part of the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, where they are a mainstay on the Jagermeister stage and spend the summer alongside heavyweights including Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Machine Head, Mastodon and Amon Amarth.

With an unrelenting delivery and uncompromising intent to melt faces, GOLIATH is more than just a record – it is the growing enemy that angers, drives and inspires the BUTCHER BABIES. GOLIATH is our common enemy, and BUTCHER BABIES have arrived to deliver the soundtrack that will lead us into battle… ”

01. I Smell A Massacre
02. Magnolia Blvd
03. C8H18 (Gasoline)
04. Grim Sleeper
05. Goliath
06. In Denial
07. Give Me Reason
08. The Mirror Never Lies
09. DeadPoet
10. The Deathsurround
11. Axe Wound …..

The Butcher Babies inspirations are Alice Copper, Cannibal Corpse,  Guns ‘N Roses, Marylin Manson, Plasmatics Slayer, Slipknot, Rob Zombie,


In an interview from the Rockstar Mayhem Festival, Heidi stated that she is very influenced by Slipnot while Carla stated that she’s heavily into old school metal such as Slayer and Iron Maiden, Jason’s favorite band is Cannibal Corpse. Henry’s favorite is Meshuggah and Chris’ favorite is Marlyin Manson Butcher Babies are influenced by the nu metal genre


The above in bold and italics is from an unofficial source not Metal-Archives or BNR, yes there are places/websites on the internet worse that Metal-Archives.




Butcher Babies * Butcher Babies


Unleashed on Planet Metal

May 1st, 2012




Butcher Babies * Goliath

Unleashed on Planet Metal

July 9th, 2013




Butcher Babies * Uncovered

Unleashed on Planet Metal

October 3rd, 2014








Butcher Babies * Take It A Man

Unleashed on Planet Metal

August 21st, 2015

KICK*ASS*METAL were 1st day buyers of this album…We told the record store clerk “The Butcher Babies Sent Us”

KICK*ASS*METAL Heavy Metal Hall of Fame ALBUM

# 1 album of the year – Groove Metal / Nu-Metal Category






Photo above….This place is called KICK*ASS*METAL

Photo below….This toboggan (a winter sled-editor) For Summer-time can be used to store extra guitars and back up CD’s of the top Sacred 700 albums of a heavy metal.


Photo Below * Two KICK*ASS*METAL Heavy Metal Hall Members in the same photo. Carla Harvey and on the LP Wendy O. Williams Plasmatic & WOW FAME







Butcher Babies


Heidi Shepherd * Vocals

Carla Harvey * Vocals

Henry Flury * Guitar

Jason Klein * Bass

Chris Warner * Drums



2012 * Butcher Babies

2013 * Goliath

2014 * Uncovered

2015 * Take It Like A Man








# 1 — 2015 Groove Metal / Nu-Metal ALBUM OF THE YEAR – WINNERS INTERNATIONAL


# 1 Groove Metal/ Nu-Metal Video of the year – WINNER MONSTERS BALL

Top 10 Groove Metal/ Nu-Metal Bands of All-Time