BUTCHER BABIES release 'Yorktown' as their third new single
BUTCHER BABIES have released another new single, “Yorktown”. The song, which features a guest solo from guitarist Andy James (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH), was produced and co-written by Matt Good (FROM FIRST TO LAST), and can be streamed below. It is the third taste of the band’s forthcoming EP, tentatively due later this year via an as-yet-undisclosed record label. Previously released tracks “Bottom Of A Bottle” and “Sleeping With The Enemy” are also available below.
Watch “Yorktown” below.
BUTCHER BABIES singer Carla Harvey said: “What the hell is Yorktown, you ask? Well, it’s our very own little Gotham, a world we’ve created wherein two vamps patrol the city at night while stalking each other like prey! The magic happens when our two anti-heroines form an alliance to defeat the seedy Yorktown underbelly.
“It’s one of my favorite BUTCHER BABIES songs that we’ve written as of late; a true nod to our love for building characters and storytelling over heavy riffs. We scream, we sing…we save Yorktown from impending doom.”
An official music video for “Yorktown” will premiere today, Monday, February 15.
BUTCHER BABIES co-vocalist Heidi Shepherd said: “When writing the song ‘Yorktown’, it was fairly obvious as to what the video was going to look like. A superhero with nine lives! But this is BUTCHER BABIES, and what is better than one superhero? TWO SUPERHEROES! Offering a nod to female empowerment, when strong females unite, we can take over the world. Our two characters form a bond and promise to defend the residents of Yorktown together.
“From concept to edit, we had a hand in all aspects of our very own ‘Gotham’. This video was filmed in Orem, UT at my parents’ film studio, Shepherd Grip & Lighting, where the entire family joined forces to bring this idea to life. You can definitely say that this was a family affair. Both of my parents and all of my five siblings created the set design, lighting design, ran all the equipment, and took on many roles in front of and behind the camera. We were lucky to snag my brother-in-law, famed VFX artist Aaron Sorensen as our director.
“From the all of stunts to the performances, we are so excited to show the world the silly, comic side of BUTCHER BABIES. After all, we all have a little superhero in us waiting to break free!”
Watch the previously released “Sleeping With the Enemy” and ‘Bottom Of A Bottle‘, featuring Andy James (Lick Library, Five Finger Death Punch) below.
Asked in a recent interview with Syfy Wire‘s “Metal Crush” how BUTCHER BABIES‘ new material differs from 2017’s “Lilith”, Shepherd said: “It differs a lot. You still have the classic BUTCHER BABIES metal behind us, but I found myself wanting to sing more.
“When I first started BUTCHER BABIES, I was an angry young girl, and I had a lot to scream about. I’m a happy 35-year-old woman now, so I have a lot that I wanna sing about.”
BUTCHER BABIES next album will be the band’s first since its split with Century Media over a year ago.
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