With the release of their third studio album, “Lilith“, set for October 27th, BUTCHER BABIES have premiered the music video for the album’s title track. The new video is heavily influenced by the story of Lady Bathory, telling the tale of what lengths some women will go to maintain their youth and beauty. Check out the music for “Lilith” video below.
Directed by Strati Hovartos, the video serves as a keen encapsulation of the violence and sensuality that runs deep throughout the band’s upcoming record.
Co-vocalist Heidi Shepherd states: “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 & 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.’”
Meanwhile, co-vocalist Carla Harvey comments: “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!”
“Lilith” Track Listing:
1. Burn The Straw Man
6. The Huntsman
9. Look What We’ve Done
10. Pomona (S**t Happens)
11. Underground And Overrated