Butcher Babies is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California, consisting of frontwomen Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey, guitarist Henry Flury, bassist Ricky Bonazza, and drummer Chase Brickenden.
Infected Rain are far from the overly manufactured metal many of us have grown accustomed to.
Their style is an energetic blend of some of the best modern metal styles.
A combination of female screaming, hard riffs and samples created the individual style of Infected Rain. The band was formed in 2008 and made their first appearance on stage on August 3, 2008, performing in a concert dedicated to Slayer. At the end of the same month Infected Rain recorded their first demo CD, which consisted of three songs: With Me, Parasite and No Idols. Over the next 2 years the band appeared in several concerts in Moldova, Romania and the Ukraine. Infected Rain took 1st place at the Big Up! Urban Fest in 2009 and continued the stream of its successful performances at the Forest Kap in 2010 and 2011. In summer of 2009 the band released their EP, which included six songs: Judgmental Trap, Panika, No More, Escape, Go Away and Homeless. Their first music video was for the song Judgmental Trap and was shot in winter of the following year. November 25, 2011 was marked by the release of the band’s first album, entitled Asylum. After that the band went on a tour in Romania to support the album. In January 2012 the band released its second music video for the song At the Bottom of the Bottle and shortly after that performed at the Metal Special Fest as a headliner. In June, the band played at OST fest 2012 in Bucharest on the same stage with Dimmu Borgir and Motley Crue.
Shortly after that they released a new music video for the song Me Against You, collaborating with Moldova Extreme Moto Cross. Then on March 8th, a music video for the single Stop Waiting came out. In the autumn of 2013 the band toured Romania, Russia, Ukraine and Bulgaria as their first big tour. May 15th of 2014 the band released the second album called “Embrace Eternity”. Later, in September and October was their big European tour in which they visited 12 countries. January of 2015 was marked with the release of 2 more music videos for the album “Embrace Eternity”. At the same time the band never stopped concurring new countries and headlining big festivals in Europe. 2016 started with the release of their new music video for the single Serendipity that gave a start to a new, heavier era for Infected Rain. Serendipity, Mold and Orphan soul music videos were released in 2017 and are part of the third album called “86” that was released on April 20th 2017. The next year was dedicated to touring and composing of new music. 2018 was a beautiful and intense year for IR. A year of exposure and interesting work and collaboration proposals. In fact 2019 started right away with big announcements. Announcements of upcoming tours around the world and new music. After being independent for 10 years the band signed a record deal with The Austrian label Napalm records on February 13th and announced it on the Valentine’s day with the big release of the new music video for the song Passerby. Passerby is the first single, then fallowed by The Earth Mantra, Lure and Storm, from the upcoming album called Endorphin that seen the light in October 2019.
STITCHED UP HEART
“Listen to the lyrics, they’re going to make you feel something… ” – Mixi
That something is the essence of Stitched Up Heart – a band built around the strength that comes from realizing we are the only ones that control our lives, and focused on the hope that reminds us there is always light at the end of the darkest tunnel. It’s something heavy and powerful, and it is something undeniable – Mixi’s voice taking flight amidst anthems of self-awareness that bridge the unrelenting confidence of In This Moment’s Maria Brink and the soulful transcendence of Adele.
“When I formed this band I was depressed and going through heartbreak. The name is supposed to give people strength and courage,” professes the frontwoman in a warm and certain tone. “We all go through things that make us think we can’t go further but, especially when times are bad, I want people to see that time will pass and it will get better. The hopeful lyrics on this record are on purpose – I’ve been living in the dark for too long, it’s time to come into the light. You need to pick yourself up because nobody is going to do that for you. There are some sick people out there, but there is beauty in everyone – and you need to love yourself before you can stitch that heart back up.”
BULLET TO THE HEART
Bullet To The Heart was formed in 2017 out of the ashes of a previous project that went through various trails. Draven DC on drums and Audrey Behun on lead vocals found the perfect set to join their ever growing cause. Brian Benischek was discovered playing out by himself with nothing but a guitar. At that time, he was searching for others who shared his passion for music. Tom Monroe, reunited with his friend Brain and he joined the band to add the essential other half of the rhythm section on the bass.
Adding to the band’s original songs, Brian and Tom put their artistic spin on Audrey and Draven’s previously written music and the single “Locked Inside” was released. This single was featured on numerous radio outlets including 95 Will Rock, 101.1 WKQX, Asgard Radio, and Q Rock 100.7. Bullet To The Heart’s debut show sold out downstairs Subterranean in Chicago. Gaining traction fast the band released a brand new logo via the artist Paul Johnsen. Subsequently, after playing a few shows around the Chicagoland area, their fans were asking where they could access more music. Eager to please their fans and crank out some more tunes, they took to the studio to write their first album.
They began recording their debut album “Bulletproof”. The album was to show you move from the old into the new, a new beginning, and to be 10 feet tall and bulletproof.
After much support and love from their fans, “The Bloodline” was born. This would come to be an exclusive group of fans that consist of people who share the same vision and want to help the band spread their message. BTTH embraces everyone and extends themselves to anyone who feels alone and needs a voice in the darkness.
Taking inspiration from “The Bloodline” and seeing their hardships firsthand, the band went back into the studio to create their 2018 release “Trials and Tribulations”. T&T features songs about life’s trails such as mental illness, drug addiction, loss, rage, and finding salvation. As a result, they released their single/title track “Trials And Tribulations”. The band plans to spread their current message, awareness, and to give redemption to those we have lost to life’s trails and purpose to those that need it.