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Butcher Babies bassist Jason Klein quits band

Posted by on July 8, 2019

Butcher Babies bassist Jason Klein has decided to end his ten year career with the group to focus on being a father to his daughter. Klein has been with the group since the very beginning, which includes their 2012 debut self-titled EP, 2013’s full-length LP Goliath, up until their latest effort, 2017’s Lilith

Klein shared the following announcement via Instagram:

Getting to tour the world, playing music with my friends, experiences that could never have happened without Butcher Babies. This is my farewell to a decade of a life that I could only dream of as a kid. I want to thank @carlaharvey @heidithebutcher @henryflury @chasethedrums @chrissywarnerdrums for all the good times and memories! And most of all…I’d like to thank you! The fans! You guys are the ones that kept me going night after night, I thank you all! My obligation now is to be a father to my daughter, and be with her as she grows up.”

Co-vocalists Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey both support Klein’s decision as they responded via Instagram with the following:

Heidi commented:

My brother is moving on to focus on the most important job in the world. Being an amazing father!!! We love you, Jason. Thank you for a decade of incredible memories. We sure did accomplish a lot together. Now let’s go slay these last two fests!!!”

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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My brother is moving on to focus on the most important job in the world. Being an amazing father!!! We love you, Jason. Thank you for a decade of incredible memories. We sure did accomplish a lot together. Now let’s go slay these last two fests!!! 🤘❤️🤘 #Repost @b_b_bassplayer ・・・ Getting to tour the world, playing music with my friends, experiences that could never have happened without Butcher Babies. This is my farewell to a decade of a life that I could only dream of as a kid. I want to thank @carlaharvey @heidithebutcher @henryflury @chasethedrums @chrissywarnerdrums for all the good times and memories! And most of all…I’d like to thank you! The fans! You guys are the ones that kept me going night after night, I thank you all! My obligation now is to be a father to my daughter, and be with her as she grows up. #butherbabies

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Carla added:

“The night I met @b_b_bassplayer we talked about two things: heavy metal and his daughter. He was helping some band load in and out that night at the HOB in the hopes that he’d get a gig playing bass for them. At the time @heidithebutcherand I were putting together @butcherbabies so when he told me how much he loved Cannibal Corpse, Anthrax and Van Halen I suggested he play with us instead 😂the rest is history. Our brother is now hanging up his bass to spend more time with his daughter, but I am beyond grateful for his friendship over the last decade that we have spent making music and touring the world together. Jason you are a stellar musician and even better father, I will miss you so much!! “

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The night I met @b_b_bassplayer we talked about two things: heavy metal and his daughter. He was helping some band load in and out that night at the HOB in the hopes that he’d get a gig playing bass for them. At the time @heidithebutcher and I were putting together @butcherbabies so when he told me how much he loved Cannibal Corpse, Anthrax and Van Halen I suggested he play with us instead 😂the rest is history. Our brother is now hanging up his bass to spend more time with his daughter, but I am beyond grateful for his friendship over the last decade that we have spent making music and touring the world together. Jason you are a stellar musician and even better father, I will miss you so much!! #butcherbabies #jasonklein

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Klein’s two final shows with the group will be at this year’s Gathering of the Juggalos festival on Friday, August 1st and this year’s Pain in the Grass festival on August 3rd. Butcher Babies are currently working on their overall fourth studio album.

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