Buckcherry’s new Confessions CD is available now via Century Media Records. Confessions is also streaming online today at AOL’s Noisecreep.com. Check out the album premiere at: www.noisecreep.com/2013/02/19/buckcherry-confessions-album-premiere/.
To celebrate the release of their new album, the multi-platinum Los Angeles rock band–Josh Todd (vocals), Keith Nelson (guitar), Stevie D. (guitar), Jimmy Ashhurst (bass), Xavier Muriel (drums)–will headline three intimate hometown shows at The Viper Room in West Hollywood on March 7, 8 and 9. A limited number of tickets are still available at http://viperroom.com.
“The Viper Room is where it all began for us,” says Josh Todd. “At one point when we would hit the stage in that small club, the crowd sounded like an arena. It was so explosive that we landed a record deal and now 15 years later we’re coming back to do it all again.”
Confessions is Buckcherry’s sixth studio album and first U.S. release for Century Media Records. It was produced by Keith Nelson and Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne) and features eclectic CD artwork by graffiti artist Ewok. The songs on Confessions merge punk grit, gutter attitude, honest storytelling, and razor sharp hooks, while the lyrics are tied together by the underlying theme of the Seven Deadly Sins.
In a recent interview with Loudwire.com, Josh Todd elaborated on the album’s subject matter. Josh explained, “There was a point in my life when I was a youth when I lost a family member and I acted out in my grieving process through the deadly sins, so that’s kind of what the story’s about on the record. I think the seven sins are timeless and that everybody struggles with them in their daily lives all the time.”
The album’s first single “Gluttony” is impacting Active Rock in the U.S. and Top 5 at Active Rock in Canada. The provocative video for “Gluttony”–directed by Billy Jayne and filmed in a North Hollywood church–can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4tf9Q83ERg.
A two-disc deluxe version of the Confessions CD is also available and features the bonus tracks “Give ‘Em What They Want” and “When The Fire Starts.” In addition, a bonus DVD includes the “Gluttony” music video and lyric video, behind the scenes footage and band interviews from the set of the “Gluttony” video shoot, and “The Story Behind Confessions” featurette. Confessions will also be released on vinyl in April.
The track listing for Confessions is as follows:
Nothing Left But Tears
Seven Ways To Die
Dreamin’ Of You
Buckcherry is currently on the road supporting Kid Rock as special guests on the Rebel Soul tour through April 6, with additional worldwide tour plans to be announced soon.
Buckcherry is receiving early praise from the media for both Confessions and their live show. In a review of the band’s February 2 performance in Kansas City, Bill Brownlee of the Kansas City Star praised the “adrenaline-fueled buzz-saw voice of charismatic front man Josh Todd (February 3, 2013).”
Here’s some additional early critical praise:
“their best album yet”
–Dom Lawson, The Guardian (London), February 14, 2013
“The church of 21st century rock ‘n’ roll gets its new Bible with Buckcherry’s utterly divine Confessions…’Gluttony’ rages with insatiable energy and an irresistible refrain from vocalist Josh Todd. Meanwhile, ‘Wrath’ busts teeth with bombastic, epic riffage from Keith Nelson and Stevie D. The big rhythmic shake from bassist Jimmy ‘Two Fingers’ Ashhurst and drummer Xavier Muriel adds considerable heft to the transfixing ballad ‘The Truth’…Ultimately, Buckcherry have reached another level with Confessions. It’s a landmark for them and one of the year’s best rock albums.”
–Rick Florino, ArtistDirect.com, February 15, 2013
“Although the songs can stand on their own without the seven sins thread connecting them, a straight-through listen of the 13 tracks is an emotional, melodic ride; as cutting as it is tender. On the album’s second track, ‘Wrath,’ the band belts out one of the funkiest rock riffs this side of Zeppelin’s ‘Black Dog’…It’s quintessential Buckcherry: fiery lyrics from an emotion-ravaged gut with a killer groove…The band might be best known for its edgy rock anthems (‘Crazy Bitch,’ ‘Lit Up’), but as the Confessions album conveys, Buckcherry is about dynamics. ‘The Truth’ is a rock ballad that might top the success of its 2007 radio hit, ‘Sorry.’… The song sequence of ‘Air,’ ‘Sloth,’ ‘Pride,’ ‘Envy’ showcases the band’s songwriting depth with grand choruses and keen composition.”
–Chris Bradshaw, Naples Daily News, February 14, 2013
Buckcherry are one of the premier rock bands of the new millennium. They’ve sold more than three million records in America alone and tour virtually non-stop, playing with everyone from AC/DC to Avenged Sevenfold, touring sold-out arenas alongside Nickelback and KISS, and headlining festivals ranging from the punk rock Ink-N-Iron (also featuring the Misfits and Pennywise) to Sturgis. Radio staples “Lit Up,” “Crazy Bitch” and “Sorry” have cemented the band as one of the most identifiable and sought-after bands on the radio and the live circuits.
The current Buckcherry tour itinerary is as follows:
Date City Venue
With Kid Rock and Hellbound:
2/20 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center
2/21 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
2/23 Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena
2/24 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center
2/26 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
2/27 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Auditorium
3/1 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
3/2 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
3/7 West Hollywood, CA The Viper Room
3/8 West Hollywood, CA The Viper Room
3/9 West Hollywood, CA The Viper Room
With Kid Rock and Hellbound:
3/18 Sioux Falls, SD Sioux Falls Arena
3/20 Madison, WI Memorial Coliseum At Alliant Energy Center
3/22 Toledo, OH The Huntington Center
3/23 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
3/25 Youngstown, OH Covelli Center
3/26 Ft. Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
3/28 Bloomington, IL U.S. Cellular Coliseum
3/29 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
4/1 Evansville, IN Ford Center
4/3 Grand Rapids , MI Van Andel Arena
4/5 Saginaw, MI Dow Event Center
4/6 Saginaw, MI Dow Event Center