Butcher Babies were one of my personal highlights at Download Festival 2015 Not only did I get to meet them, I got to interview them and shoot their set and it was awesome to say the least.
The BUTCHER BABIES released their latest full-length offering, Take It Like a Man. earlier this year on Century Media Records. The video for ‘Igniter’ perfectly captures the frenetic, high-energy of their amazing live show. The video was shot at Download and I even spotted myself taking photographs from the photo pit whilst the video was being shot 🙂 I’m in the video at around 2:10
Heidi Shepherd (vocals) states: “We’ve all been in that different state of consciousness where rage over takes over your body and mind. ‘Igniter’ is about these emotions and about that last straw that breaks you. We were so lucky as to film this video during our live performance at The Download Festival, Metal Hammer Boat and The Metal Hammer Golden God Awards. As it shows our intense live energy on the stage, it also shows our goofy off stage personalities.”
Carla Harvey further adds: “’Igniter’ is a song about the anger and frustration that we can let consume and even destroy us at times. When we first started Butcher Babies, I was in a much darker place and often let that rage overtake me, but after 6 years of having a healthy outlet for those feelings through our music, I’m a completely different person. I love that the video for Igniter, shot while we toured the UK this summer, shows a juxtaposition of on stage rage and our off stage fun personalities. It speaks volumes to the release that music provides not only for the listener, but the creators.”
You can check out my interview and some more photographs of Butcher Babies here.
BUTCHER BABIES are:
Heidi Shepherd- vocals
Carla Harvey- vocals
Henry Flury- guitar
Jason Klein- bass
Chrissy Warner- drums