Comedic Rock Act Sons of Butcher Share Collective Fan Quarantine Music Video “Lockdown Phase One” New EP “Lockdown In Steeltown” Out Now!
Sons of Butcher, Canada’s most formidable “mock rock” band has a new collection of music out, aptly named “Lockdown In Steeltown”, themed around the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is the first release from the band in four years, and it comes right after the announcement that Sons of Butcher will be creating a third season of their show themselves with the entire original team.
Sons of Butcher wrote the EP in the spring right when quarantine measures were enforced around the world and it goes through some of the experiences that SOB would likely be facing during that time. Initially, the track “Quaranteen” was meant to be a one-off, but more lockdown themed lyrics kept coming and an entire EP was forged. Meant to be a distraction from all the craziness, Sons of Butcher explains the EP:
“This EP is a look into the lives of these cartoon rockers as they’re forced to lockdown in place in their hometown of Steeltown. Each character is coping in their own way and has their own song to express it." Today, the band shares their new music video "Lockdown Phase One" filmed collectively with fans in their own personal lockdowns. The Sons of Butcher add: "Sol Butcher sings about the new rules in the pandemic lockdown in Steeltown! We asked our fans to join us on zoom to rock out to the song and they answered the call!! We dedicate this to our loyal and devoted Patreon fans and all the other hardcore SOB fans that have stuck with us over the years!" Watch the video HERE. Singing about meat, sex, and everything in between, they are a mixed bag of rude unapologetic party rock from the bowels of Steeltown. Fans can expect much more from Sons of Butcher as they are just ramping up and will be starting the new season of the show as soon as they complete the pilot.
Recommended for fans of Tenacious D, Spinal Tap, and Van Halen, Sons of Butcher's new EP "Lockdown In Steeltown" is available on Bandcamp, Spotify, and Apple Music. Music Video - "Speaking Moistly" - YouTube|Facebook
1. Lockdown Phase One (1:35)
2. Quaranteen (1:10)
3. Fuckin’ Confused (1:11)
4. Speaking Moistly (2:18)
5. Lockdown in Steeltown (3:35)
EP Length: 9:51 EP Band Line Up: Ricky Butcher – Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drums Doug Borski – Vocals Sol Butcher – Vocals Colin Van Ham Steak – Lead Guitar
Live Band Line Up: Ricky Butcher – Vocals, Guitar Doug Borski – Vocals, Bass Sol Butcher – Vocals Sausage Ralph – Drums Colin Van Ham Steak – Lead Guitar More info:
Sons of Butcher is a Canadian rock band consisting of four members, Ricky Butcher (vocals/guitar), Doug Borski (vocals, bass), Sol Butcher (vocals), Colin Van Ham Steak (lead guitar), and Sausage Ralph (drums).
Their music fuses vulgar absurdist comedy with rock music in a style that is described as “mock rock”.
Their band alter-egos are the focus of an animated television series developed by S&S Productions and aired on Canadian animation network Teletoon which follows the lives of two brothers who run a butcher shop. Butchers by day, rockers by night, the name ‘Sons of Butcher’ can also be taken literally as Ricky and Sol’s father was a butcher. Admiring the comedy and rock fusion of bands like Tenacious D and Spinal Tap, the brothers came up with this idea in college around the year 2000. Passing a script off to one of the producers of the classic Canadian sitcom Red Green led to the show becoming a reality. After the first season aired, it became clear the fictitious band needed to come to life. Soon they were playing live shows and releasing albums.
Sons of Butcher has released 5 full lengths, Self-Titled (2005), Meatlantis (2007), Rise of the Steaks (2010), Fall of the Steaks (2010), and C Sections (2016).
Clad in spandex outfit, straight from the cartoon series, Sons of Butcher compliments their raunchy lyrics with onstage antics and sketchy and of course, their ferociously heavy tunes. There are even pepperette throwing and the signature meat tray that is paraded around the room for all to sample.
The comedic rock party has no plans of slowing down, in 2020 they will release an aptly timed EP “Lockdown In Steeltown” on June 19th via Infamous Butcher Records.