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02.08.2018 Iron Butterfly Will Rock Titusville Mardi Gras Saturday With Iconic Song ‘In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida’

Iron Butterfly Titusville Florida

Iron Butterfly Titusville Florida

BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Iron Butterfly, one of the quintessential founders of heavy rock music, will perform this Saturday at the Titusville Mardi Gras at Sand Point Park in Titusville, Florida.

Their signature song “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” is regarded as one of the greatest rock songs of all time, with sales of over 30 million copies. The band today captures the essence and spirit of its 1960-70s sound. CLICK HERE for rest of the article

02.06.2018 Iron Butterfly to Play Titusville Florida Mardi Gras February 10, 2018

Catch the Iron Butterfly Live!

Iron Butterfly will be playing the Titusville Florida, Mardi Gras this Saturday February 10, 2018. We hope any Iron Butterfly fans in the area can make it out to the see the band.

02.02.2018 Iron Butterfly Releases Radio Ad for 2018 Tour

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We are proud to announce the release of the 30 second radio ad for the upcoming Iron Butterfly tour. We look forward to coming to your city in 2018.

01.27.2018 50 Years After the Release of Iron Butterfly Heavy Album – Where are the band members?

Iron Butterfly Heavy band members

In January 1968, a half a century ago, the legendary Iron Butterfly released their first album titled, “Heavy”.  That album contained the song Iron Butterfly Theme that many consider to be ground zero for the beginning of heavy metal music.

Thankfully, four of the five members of the Iron Butterfly who played on that album are still with us. Here is what they are up to:

Danny Weis – Guitarist – Still very much active in  music and playing regularly in Ontario. Check out his FB page for updates.


Dougle Ingle – Keyboard, Vocals – The creative force behind the Iron Butterfly, Doug currently is not performing live.

Jerry Penrod – Bass – Jerry retired a couple years ago after a career as a transit driver in California. We have made contact with him recently and hope he will give us an  interview in the future.

Ron Bushy – Drums – Drummer extraordinaire Ron is making a good recovery from illness and along with Mike Green control the legal trademark for the Iron Butterfly name. He can be contacted through our Official IB Facebook  page. We will forward your message on to him.  https://www.facebook.com/IronButterflyOfficial/

Darryl DeLoach – Vocalist – Unfortunately Darryl is no longer with us. He died in 2002.

Thanks to the members of the Heavy Album for bringing us such a classic piece of rock history.


01.23.2018 Did Iron Butterfly Really Invent Heavy Metal?

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An interesting detailed article about Iron Butterfly’s place in the history of heavy music. Highly recommend to read. The article is by Alan Di Perna. Here is an excerpt

There’s a Saturday Night Live sketch from the ’70s in which John Belushi, portraying the spaced-out acidhead character “Windowpane,” points to a copy of Iron Butterfly’s 1968 record In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida and calls it “the heaviest record ever made, man.” That may well have been true when the L.A. band’s best-known song first hit the scene in the summer ’68. In the years since, Iron Butterfly have frequently been hailed as the fathers of heavy metal. They’ve been called that by no less an authority than Def Leppard, for instance. And thrash metal icons Slayer released their own head-banging version of In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida in 1987.

So is it really true? Did Iron Butterfly really invent heavy metal? History buffs will tell you that inventions of any sort—from the light bulb to the telephone to the electric guitar—are rarely the work of one person, or even one group of individuals. But the case for Iron Butterfly’s role as important metal precursors is pretty strong.

To read the full article click HERE.

01.21.2018 Book the Iron Butterfly Band

Fans agree the latest version of the Iron Butterfly successfully recreates the In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida era of the band in dynamic fashion. This year promises to be a great year for the band. Buddy Lee Atractions is the official agency that  books the Iron Butterfly. If you are seriously interested in booking the band the agency can be  through speck@blanash.com,615.244-4336 (Cell),38 Music Square East, Suite 300 | Nashville, TN | 37203 , website: http://buddyleeattractions.com/iron-butterfly

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