Butcher Babies have unveiled the official video for their latest single, “Red Thunder,” extracted from their upcoming double album, Eye For An Eye… and …Til The World’s Blind, scheduled for release on July 7 through Blood Blast Distribution. The video was shot, produced, directed, and edited by the band’s co-vocalist, Heidi Shepherd.
Discussing the sound of the new single, Heidi Shepherd says:
“‘Red Thunder” is a massive nod to the style and sound of our beloved first album Goliath that launched Butcher Babies into the metal stratosphere exactly a decade ago. Bringing in the groovy, guttural, thrash elements that we became known for, alongside a soaring melodic chorus, “Red Thunder” culminates the dark, painful, and emotional side of the band. The song was written to remind the world that when she speaks, she speaks in Thunder!”
Co-vocalist Carla Harvey adds :
At its core, “Red Thunder” is a song about giving a voice to the voiceless. But not just any voice; a cry so powerful that it shakes those that have wronged them to their core. As Heidi and I were writing the lyrics, my personal inspiration became my sister, Julia, born with microcephaly. She died very young, and I did not get the chance to know her, but I have one haunting photo of her as a baby that I brought with me to the session as inspiration. In the photo she has one arm outstretched to the camera and these beautiful piercing eyes; my heart breaks that she didn’t get to live a LIFE; but in my dreams, my father’s daughter blooms…and speaks in thunder.”