Aug. 27 — If DC Comics’ crazy, interstellar bounty hunter Lobo ever gets his own movie, then Butcher Babies has what could be the movie’s theme song.
That is because the band is paying tribute to the beloved anti-hero with its new single, ‘It’s Killin’ Time Baby!’ The band premiered the song Friday. The song is the latest single featured in the band’s forthcoming EP. The record also features the already released singles, “Last Dance,” “Yorktown,” “Sleeping With The Enemy” and “Bottom of a Bottle (ft. Andy James).”
The musical arrangement featured in the band’s new single is a heavy, grinding work. The sharp, cutting guitars and rich, heavy bass and drums pair with the vocals of Carla Harvey, Heidi Shepherd, and guest vocalist Craig Mabbitt (Escape the Fate), to make the whole a completely immersive new offering that metal fans and comic book fans alike will enjoy.
Mabbitt said in a prepared statement, he was honored to take part in the creation of the band’s new song.
“Thank you to the Butcher Babies for including me in this awesome track, and for introducing me to Lobo!!,” he said.
Speaking of comic book fans, Harvey is herself a comic book fan, and she talked about the connection between that love and the band’s new single, in a prepared statement.
“I can’t think of a better song to release the day before we hit the road on our first tour in over two years,” said Harvey. “It’s killin time, baby…in more ways than one!! As a lifelong comic book aficionado, it was so much fun to write a song based on one of my favorite characters, the bounty huntin’ space cowboy himself, Lobo. When Heidi and I were penning the lyrics we thought, are we really writing a song about a Bastitch on a Spaz Frag? Hell yes, because just like Lobo, we like a good time. It was also a cool new experience for us to throw another singer in the mix for this one! Craig Mabbit’s screams add another level to this banger…enjoy!”
The tour of which Harvey spoke is scheduled to launch Saturday at the Metal in the Mountains festival in West Virginia. The tour, which also features performances at Louder Than Life, Rocklahoma and Aftershock, is scheduled to run through Oct. 8 at the Aftershock Festival.
Tickets for the tour are available here.
More information on Butcher Babies’ new single, EP, and tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at: