Butcher Babies是一支来自加利福尼亚州洛杉矶的美国重金属乐队，由女歌手Heidi Shepherd和Carla Harvey、吉他手Henry Flury（阿门）、贝斯手Ricky Bonazza和鼓手Chase Brickenden组成。他们的首张专辑《歌利亚》于2013年7月9日通过世纪传媒唱片发行。它在美国发行的第一周就卖出了3300本，在Billboard Heatseeker排行榜上排名第3，在Billboard 200排行榜上排名第112。
在Rockstar Mayhem Festival的一次采访中，Shepherd说她非常受Slipknot的影响，而Harvey说她非常喜欢像Slayer和Iron Maiden这样的老式金属，Klein最喜欢的乐队是食人尸，而Flury最喜欢的是Meshuggah。屠夫宝宝受到怒族金属流派的影响。
Butcher Babies is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California, consisting of frontwomen Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey, guitarist Henry Flury (Amen), bassist Ricky Bonazza, and drummer Chase Brickenden. Their debut album, Goliath, was released on July 9, 2013 via Century Media Records. It sold 3,300 copies in the US during its first week of release and charted at No. 3 on the Billboard Heatseeker chart and No. 112 on the Billboard 200.
Musical style and influences
Butcher Babies’ music has been described as heavy metal, groove metal, and thrash metal. The band has cited artists and bands such as Pantera, Guns N’ Roses, Marilyn Manson, Slayer, and Slipknot as their influences. However, the band Plasmatics had the biggest influence on the band. In an interview, they stated “We are big fans of Wendy O. Williams. We took the name from the Plasmatics Song “Butcher Baby”. Wendy was a bad ass… she didn’t give a fuck what anyone thought… we share that spirit”. In an interview with Revolver Magazine, Harvey said: “As a biracial kid growing up in the Detroit area, I got a lot of shit for loving hard rock and metal, and seeing musicians that were also African American playing the music I loved made me strong enough to say, “Fuck you, I’m going to like what I want.” While Shepherd had said “My heroes are Slipknot, Wendy O. Williams, Gwen Stefani, and Joan Jett. Most of them being females that defy the male dominance in music!” They also stated in an interview, they are heavily influenced by horror films such as The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, House of 1000 Corpses, and The Devil’s Rejects.
In an interview from the Rockstar Mayhem Festival, Shepherd stated that she is very influenced by Slipknot, while Harvey stated that she is heavily into old school metal such as Slayer and Iron Maiden, Klein’s favorite band is Cannibal Corpse, and Flury’s favorite is Meshuggah. Butcher Babies are influenced by the nu metal genre.
The Butcher Babies are formally known for their aggressive stage appeal, such as wearing nipple tape. This attire is heavily influenced by Wendy O. Williams of the Plasmatics. Shepherd stated in an interview that “Wendy O. Williams was the first female in heavy metal. She had that single, ‘Butcher Baby’, hence the name BUTCHER BABIES, and she was the first female to just really go all out. She didn’t care what anyone told her. She was going to be the performer she wanted to be without anyone telling her ‘No’. We were both hugely influenced by her, and that’s where the attire came from.”
2013 – Goliath [Japanese Edition]
2014 – Uncovered [EP]
2015 – Take It Like A Man [Japanese Edition]
2017 – Lilith [Japanese Edition]