Californian rockers BUCKCHERRY will enter the studio later this month to begin recording their new album for an early 2019 release. Helming the sessions will be producer Mike Plotnikoff, who previously worked with the band on 2005’s platinum-certified “15” record.
Speaking to the 105.7 The Point radio station earlier today (Monday, September 3) at the Wayback Pointfest in Maryland Heights, Missouri, BUCKCHERRY guitarist Stevie Dacanay (a.k.a. Stevie D.) said about the band’s planned follow-up to 2015’s “Rock ‘N’ Roll”: “Right around [September] 15th, as soon as we’re done with this [tour], we go in the studio and we’ll get cracking on that, chipping away at that.”
Added singer Josh Todd: “We wrote 30 songs for a 10-song record. We’ve been writing songs since November of last year, and we really molded it into something really great. We’re very excited and actually pretty anxious to get home.”
Asked how they whittle down so many songs to just a 10-track album, Stevie said: “You kind of know. When you [are writing] the songs, it kind of takes a life of its own, and you can really kind of feel it if it’s working or not. And if it is working, then we pursue it; if not, we kind of put it to the side right away.”
On the current “Gen-X” summer tour with P.O.D., LIT and ALIEN ANT FARM, BUCKCHERRY has been playing two new songs, “The Vacuum” and “Chaos Is The Ladder”, both of which are expected to appear on the upcoming LP.
BUCKCHERRY‘s new disc will mark the band’s first release since the departures of guitarist Keith Nelson and drummer Xavier Muriel and addition of Kevin Roentgen and Sean Winchester, respectively.