Butcher Babies

Thursday 15 June 14.40 - 15.25

Country United States
Played at GMM 2015

The brainchild of singers Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey burst upon the scene in 2010. Butcher Babies’ roots can be traced back to Shepherd’s erstwhile all-female punk/metal cover band. When Harvey joined they decided to take a different tack and try something heavier and more original. Fuelled by the riffs of former Amen guitarist Henry Flury, the double vocal attack and Shepherd’s and Harvey’s striking stage presentation, they were able to build a solid live reputation. Their accessible groove metal has them screaming their lungs out as heavy verses alternate with melodic choruses, making for a high-octane, incendiary cocktail that leaves no one untouched. Harvey’s motto ‘pretty girls do ugly things’ says it all. Their last full-length to date, ‘Lilith’ (2017), is their most varied offering yet: neck-wrecking, furiously paced metal(core) of the kind that will get any crowd moving. I’s been seven years since their maiden show here so it’s high time to renew the acquaintance. #GMM23