BUTCHER BABIES have begun recording the follow-up to their 2015 album "Take It Like A Man" for a tentative late 2017 release via Century Media Records.
A short clip of a new song with the working title "Chevelle" can be heard in the Instagram post below.
BUTCHER BABIES vocalist Carla Harvey told the Rock 105 radio station last year about the musical direction for the band's next record: "Me and Heidi [Shepherd, BUTCHER BABIES co-vocalist] and all the rest of the band, of course, as well, we've been sharing notes and talking about our vision for the next album and trying some different things and bringing in some different influences that we haven't done before, and we're really excited."
She continued: "I was always a huge PJ Harvey fan and a fan of Poe — if you remember Poe from the '90s. When I was growing up, I loved them. So even though I'm a die-hard, old-school thrash metal chick, I really loved some of that stuff. And I'm thinking about how we could incorporate a little bit of that kind of sound."
Harvey added that BUTCHER BABIES' willingness to experiment doesn't mean that the band will abandon its core sound. "I think that you evolve and you wanna try new things," she said. "And I hope people are open to hearing new things. You know, a lot of times, people only wanna hear the same sound year after year after year from a band, and it's not fun for a band to do that, because you wanna grow and you want to try new things… And we're always gonna be BUTCHER BABIES, we're always gonna be a metal band, so those elements will always be there. Never fear! But trying some new stuff never hurts."
"Take It Like A Man" was produced by Logan Mader, who has previously worked with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, DEVILDRIVER, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY and GOJIRA.
Dance party with @acryns! This is the original demo of "Chevelle" that you hear in the background. Each album we start with working titles for each song. Last album we used food and grocery stores. This album used cars. We have no idea what the actual titles will be to most of the songs. That will be figured out after the album is finished. Fun fact: "Gravemaker" was called Subway till we finished 'Take It Like A Man'.