Posts Tagged “Heidi”

Italy’s Soundsblog.it recently conducted an interview with BUTCHER BABIES. You can now watch the chat below.

BUTCHER BABIES‘ debut album, “Goliath”, sold around 3,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 107 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD came out on July 9, 2013 via Century Media Records.

The Los Angeles-based band — frontwomen Carla Harvey and Heidi Shepherd, guitarist Henry Flury, bassist Jason Klein and drummer Chris Warner — wrapped its tour with MARILYN MANSON in late February 2013 and went straight into the studio with producer Josh Wilbur (GOJIRA, LAMB OF GOD, HATEBREED).

In a 2013 interview with Metal Exiles, Heidi stated about BUTCHER BABIES being labeled a “shock rock” band: “People say that we are, but sometimes I do not see us that way. I think people are just shocked at a couple of girls acting the way that we do. I think that’s what’s mostly shocking. Besides Wendy O. Williams, I haven’t seen a female do anything shocking in music in a long time. This is really who we are, but with the blood, the theatrics and the horror; those are things that we love, it’s what we are about. It’s part of our character, it is who we are when we jump on stage, so it’s not for shock, it’s just how we feel.”

Regarding the lyrical inspiration for “Goliath”, Heidi said: “‘Goliath’ is something that we have held inside us for a long time. I have a green binder that I have all of my writing in, and I have had it since I was 12, so anything I have ever experienced in my life is in there and that’s where we pulled a lot of the material from. A lot of things on this record are things that most people go through and we just turned a negative into a positive.”

In an interview with CrypticRock.com, Shepherd stated about the musical direction of “Goliath”: “The album, as a whole, is very diverse. There is basically something for everybody. We all have different influences and everything is portrayed on this album. Jason [Klein, bass] loves death metal; Henry [Flury, guitar], in general, metal; I love nu-metal; and Carla loves classic metal. We all love every [kind of] metal but those are our favorite and those are where we came from. All our influences shine bright on this album. It’s definitely a coloration of everybody’s influences and everybody’s love. We’re all very proud of it in one way or another. There is something for everybody in it.”

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“I Smell A Massacre” video:

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Finnish female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN have issued the following update:

“We have some great news from AMBERIAN DAWN‘s headquarters here in Finland.

“Many of you are waiting for a new AMBERIAN DAWN studio album. Tuomas [Seppälä; keyboards, guitar] has already penned 10 new awesome songs and those are ready to be recorded in fall 2013. We’re doing this without financial support of record labels and now you can help us make it happen. This album is planned to come out in early 2014.

“We want to do this together with you and we will offer you some very special extras. We have the ‘traditional’ merch things like MP3’s and signed CDs but also our own personal stuff: band gear, instruments, stage clothes etc. You could also have your name written on the booklet of this CD. All pledges are included with MP3 download package. Shipping fee is always included on prices.

“We have so far toured three times in Europe and have enjoyed every minute. We want to do it again. If we’ll get 200% of our initial goal raised, we can manage to arrange a tour too. This tour could be arranged in 2014.

“Now you can be part of AMBERIAN DAWN family and help us making this new album and tour again.”

AMBERIAN DAWN released a compilation album of songs that originally appeared on their first four albums — “Circus Black” (2012), “End Of Eden” (2010), “The Clouds Of Northland Thunder” (2009) and “River Of Tuoni” (2008) — to showcase new singer Päivi “Capri” Virkkunen after the departure of Heidi Parviainen. “Re-Evolution” was made available on June 14 in Finland, distributed by Suomen Musiikki.

“Re-Evolution” was mixed by Mikko Mustonen and mastered by Henkka Niemisto at Chartmakers.

A music video for the song “Kokko – Eagle Of Fire” can be seen below. The clip was produced by Routafilmi, which is the same company that made the AMBERIAN DAWN‘s “Arctica” video.

AMBERIAN DAWN parted ways with vocalist Heidi Parviainen in November 2012. Her final appearance with the band was at the Metal Female Voices Fest at the end of October 2012 in Belgium.

“Re-Evolution” audio samples:

“Kokko – Eagle Of Fire” video:

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On July 7, Superskum.com conducted an interview with Carla Harvey and Heidi Shepherd of BUTCHER BABIES at the Englewood, Colorado stop of this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.

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Soundcrave Magazine conducted an interview with Carla Harvey and Heidi Shepherd of BUTCHER BABIES on July 19 at the Camden, New Jersey stop of this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.

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Artisan News recently spoke to Carla Harvey and Heidi Shepherd of BUTCHER BABIES about their decision to ditch the nipple-tape look during their live performances.

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Helsinki, Finland-based, female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN will release a compilation album of songs released on their first four albums — “Circus Black” (2012), “End Of Eden” (2010), “The Clouds Of Northland Thunder” (2009) and “River Of Tuoni” (2008) — to showcase new singer Päivi “Capri” Virkkunen after the departure of Heidi Parviainen.

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Dark Sarah, the new project by former Amberian Dawn vocalist Heidi Parviainen, posted a preview clip for the new song “Poison Apple.” The song is to appear on the debut LP “Behind the Black Veil,” expected for release this year. The band previously released the first music video for the track “Save Me,” which can be viewed at this location . Check out the preview clip here:

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A teaser for the song “Poison Apple” from DARK SARAH, the new project led by former AMBERIAN DAWN singer Heidi Parviainen, can be seen below.

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Helsinki, Finland-based, female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN will release a compilation album of songs released on their first four albums — “Circus Black” (2012), “End Of Eden” (2010), “The Clouds Of Northland Thunder” (2009) and “River Of Tuoni” (2008) — to showcase new singer Päivi “Capri” Virkkunen after the departure of Heidi Parviainen.

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Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE) took part in an interview and acoustic performance this past Friday morning (April 19) on “The Heidi & Frank Show” on KLOS 95.5 FM radio station in Los Angeles, California.

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