Butcher Babies will release their third album, Lilith, in the fall via Century Media. The follow-up to 2015’s Take It Like A Man was produced by Steve Evetts and marks the band’s recording debut with new drummer, Chase Brickenden, who replaced Chris Warner last year.
Butcher Babies co-vocalist Heidi Shepherd stated about the Lilith title and cover artwork, which can be seen below: “Historically, Lilith has become demonized as a representation of promiscuity and disobedience. We, however, see her as a positive figure. A symbol of autonomy, sexual equality, and full control over your own destiny.
“Lilith is the supreme representation of the left-hand path woman: independent, having discarded the patriarchal yoke, and not afraid to use all the tools available to her, including her sexuality, to gain the most out of existence. The eels in the cover art represent sleek symbolism of new beginnings and adventure.
“With this album, we have musically taken a leap through old boundaries and landed in new oceans. It is said that a the dream or visions of eels is confirmation that the path we currently lead is the right one.
“In this new chapter of Butcher Babies, we welcome evolution as we bare ourselves with Lilith.”
Added co-vocalist Carla Harvey: “When we were thinking of titles for our album, we wanted to find something that embodied sensuality, lust, danger and power. We kept going back to Lilith. We researched Lilith and her origins in different cultures and forms and knew that this figure, once feared but now a beautiful, symbolic middle finger to repression, would be a perfect representation of our album.
“The cover art we created with our graphic artist perfectly pulls together the last year we’ve spent working on Lilith.
“I’ve always loved water themes and there is something terrifying yet calming about the deep sea; submersing yourself in it could be the death of you, yet at the same time it’s cleansing and renewing.
“With this album we dove in fully and drowned ourselves in emotion, sexuality and even turmoil, and let the two-headed beast we created has emerged even stronger.”
The disc’s release date and the video for the first single will be unveiled next week.