BUCKCHERRY will release their new album, “Hellbound”, on June 25 via Round Hill Records. The follow-up to 2019’s “Warpaint” was recorded last fall in Nashville, Tennessee with producer and songwriter-for-hire Marti Frederiksen, who has previously collaborated with AEROSMITH, DEF LEPPARD, Jonny Lang and Sheryl Crow, among many others.
The official music video for the disc’s first single, “So Hott”, can be seen below. The clip was directed and edited by Kurtis “KasterTroy” Imel.
“Hellbound” track listing:
02. So Hott
05. No More Lies
06. Here I Come
08. Wasting No More Time
09. The Way
Speaking to Shawn Ratches of Laughingmonkeymusic, BUCKCHERRY guitarist Stevie Dacanay (a.k.a. Stevie D.) stated about “Hellbound”: “We worked on this one with Marti Frederiksen, who’s like the sixth member of AEROSMITH. So the feel is gonna be a little bit different as well [compared to previous BUCKHERRY albums].
“We banged one out in no time,” he continued. “Josh [Todd, BUCKCHERRY singer] and I had been, since quarantine, we started writing. And by the time September came around, we were ready to start tracking another album. But what we did is we went to Nashville and we wrote another batch of songs with Marti Frederiksen, and we were all ready to go by October, to record. We were so ready that it literally took us less than 10 days to record the whole thing.”
According to Steve, BUCKCHERRY wrote over 25 songs this time around but ended up recording only 10. “We thought about [releasing a double album], but right now, a lot of people aren’t releasing full-length albums — a lot of people just release singles and videos,” he explained. “So, we decided to cull the whole thing down to 10. The Japan release, we’re gonna release two extras.
“I was talking with Josh, ‘Which [songs] do you wanna give up? Which ones do you wanna keep for the next album to work on?’
“I just keep going,” he said. “At some point in the writing process, you hit a brick wall, and that’s when it’s good to have these.
“We have a new process now with Marti that really works for us and that we really like.”