Following its initial premiere over on Loudwire earlier this week, Californian metalcore troupe Butcher Babies blur the lines between sensual and sinister in the video for ‘Lilith’, the lead single and title-track for their soon-to-be-released third album.
Always wanting to have a hands-on approach with their work and material wherever possible, the creation of this latest video was a very much in-house affair, with the members bringing in family members and friends for its production and creation.
You can stream and watch the video that accompanies ‘Lilith’ below.
Speaking about the video in a bit more depth, co-vocalist Heidi Shepherd explains, “In creating the video for ‘Lilith’, we knew exactly what we wanted for a video when we wrote the song. As per usual, we aid in producing the video. This one, however, was completely in house. My mom drove in from Utah and provided the grip and lighting from their production company, Shepherd Grip & Lighting. Two of my brothers doubled as gaffer, key grip, and production assistant. One of those two, Danny Shepherd, also starred as the lead male in the video. His friend and YouTube sensation, Clarissa May, and actress, Bobbi Ward, embodied the tale of Queen Bathory to perfection. I was honored to act as wardrobe, hair and make-up, producer, craft services, location, etc. After weeks of planning and the help of friends, family, our amazing director Strati Hovartos and his team, we pulled of our most thrilling music video to date. We now bring to you our masterpiece, ‘Lilith’.”
Fellow co-vocalist Carla Harvey adds, “We are thrilled to release the first video for our new album. This song, ‘Lilith’, became our title-track for a reason; it perfectly encompasses the mood of our third studio album with a groove that drips sensuality while remaining heavy hitting. The vocals on this song run the gamut between soaring harmonies to the deep growls and screams that we’ve become known for in our eight years as a band. The lyrics are a glimpse at not only the classic Lady Bathory tale, but a look at ageism in today’s society, and the idea that some women will do anything to maintain their youthful beauty. We wanted to tell a modern day Bathory story with this video and director Strati Hovartos really made our ideas come to life. The coolest thing about all of our videos is that from initial treatments to casting to helping out on set, we do it all!”
The band’s new album, ‘Lilith’, is scheduled for release on October 27th 2017 through Century Media Records.