Los Angeles metal act Butcher Babies are gearing up for the release of their sophomore album Take It Like A Man. And, with the new record dropping in less than two months, the sometimes-controversial act has just dropped a brand new music video for their track “Monsters Ball.”
Penned as an ode to their days spent in the pit, frontwoman Heidi Shepherd explains that the new single helps represent the togetherness found while moshing among complete strangers.
“The moment I spoke with director, Dan Dobi, about the ideas we had for a literal Monsters Ball, he jumped at them and began tossing even more great ideas into the melting pot. We wanted to use the swingy feel of the song to create a jazz type club scene. A Monsters Ball is how we describe the pit.
Being an adult who always has and STILL thrives in the pit, I’ve always seen it as a carnival of monsters. Where it doesn’t matter what you look like, where you came from, what you do for a living, your sexual orientation, etc. We’re all the same monsters there for the same reason; to rock the fuck out! This song is about the beautiful, positive energy at a metal show.
Too many times, mainstream media makes these shows out to be dangerous and evil, but what they don’t know is that we are a big family who in that moment will do anything for each other. A family who rocks together, inevitably stays together. That’s our Monsters Ball.”
To check out the new video, be sure to look below. Take It Like A Man will hit stores August 21 via Century Media.