Leading femme fatales Carla Harvey and Heidi Shepherd of the Los Angeles-based heavy metal group BUTCHER BABIES celebrate their decade-plus friendship by putting their own heavy metal spin on the hit single “Best Friend,” originally performed by rapper/singers Saweetie and Doja Cat. The clip was directed by Dale “Rage” Resteghini and was filmed at the Bare Den adult entertainment club in Newton, New Jersey.
“During the last 15 as BUTCHER BABIES, we have proved that a strong friendship can and will withstand all,” states Shepherd. “When I first heard this song by Saweetie & Doja Cat, I knew that we needed to be the ones to bring this into the metal world. With our un-breakable bond, Carla and I just grow stronger each time we play this to a live audience. It’s a true anthem of female power, screaming, ‘we are stronger together.’ I am truly honored to scream this song along my best friend.”
“Nearly fifteen years ago Heidi and I started BUTCHER BABIES as best friends,” says Harvey.“In a world where women are often pitted against each other, we instead chose to celebrate each other and grow together. The song ‘Best Friend’ is the perfect anthem to describe our relationship; as soon as we heard the Saweetie & Doja Cat original, we knew we were the only band that could cover it…it was written for us!”
Guitarist Henry Flury adds: “It was difficult to figure out how to approach covering this song. So, I told Heidi to get on the mic and just go for it. When I heard how ferocious it was, the riff just came to me. We had the song done in about 10 minutes.”
BUTCHER BABIES‘ latest album, 2017’s “Lilith”, was produced by Steve Evetts (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SEPULTURA, SUICIDE SILENCE) and marked the band’s recording debut with drummer Chase Brickenden, who replaced Chris Warner in 2016. In July 2019, longtime BUTCHER BABIES bassist Jason Klein announced his departure from the band. He has since been replaced by Ricky Bonazza.
Last year, BUTCHER BABIES embarked on a headlining tour, “Butcher Babies Vs. Goliath”, which saw the band performing its debut album, “Goliath” — released in 2013 via Century Media Records — in its entirety along with recent hit singles and new material.
Hailing from the City of Angels, BUTCHER BABIES have released two Eps and three albums to date, with “Lilith”, debuting at #1 on iTunes Metal chart and #7 on iTunes Rock chart. The band kicked off 2021 by independently releasing a handful of newly energized singles produced and co-written by Matt Good (FROM FIRST TO LAST),including “Bottom Of A Bottle”, “Sleeping With The Enemy”, “Yorktown”, “Last Dance” and “It’s Killin’ Time, Baby!” The latter was inspired by the DC Comics character Lobo, a heavy metal bounty hunter.