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Music / Butcher Babies

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L-R: Henry, Heidi, Jason, Carla, Chase

A Heavy Metal band based in Los Angeles, Butcher Babies was founded by Carla Harvey and Heidi Shepherd in 2009. They made waves in the California metal scene due to their aggressive sound and a vicious stage appeal heavily influenced by Wendy O. Williams of The Plasmatics, whose song "Butcher Baby" also christened the band. They released their eponymous EP in 2012, followed by their debut Goliath in 2013 (and thankfully, more comfortable stage fashion for the two vocalists). Their sophomore effort Take It Like A Man followed up in 2015, and after extensive touring and the departure of drummer Chris Warner, the band took the following year to regroup and come up with a more refined sound for their third album Lilith, released in 2017.



  • Carla Harvey - vocals (2009-present)
  • Heidi Shepherd - vocals (2009-present)
  • Henry Flury - lead guitar (2009-present)
  • Chase Brickenden - drums (2016-present)
  • Ricky Bonazza - bass (2020-present)
  • Andy James - rhythm guitar (2020-present)

Former members:

  • Chris Warner - drums (2009-2016)
  • Jason Klein - bass (2009-2019)


  • Butcher Babies EP (2012)
  • Goliath (2013)
  • Uncovered EP (2014)
  • Take It Like A Man (2015)
  • Lilith (2017)



Tropes applying to their music videos:

Tropes that apply to Carla and Heidi include:

  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: By way of their Metal Scream, Heidi (red) and Carla (blue). The two mixed this trope with Hair-Contrast Duo while promoting their sophomore album. However, personality-wise, Carla is the more hot-tempered red while Heidi is the more sweet blue.
  • Soprano and Gravel: Played with by the two, displaying a striking contrast in range when doing Harsh Vocals while alternating between that and clean singing.