Buckcherry have revealed that their new album will be called “Breaking Down The Barricade.” The effort is expected to be released later this year.
Guitarist Stevie D. told Shawn Ratches of Laughingmonkeymusic the following about the record:
“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. Josh [Todd] 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.”
He went on to say that the band wrote over 25 songs, but only tracked 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. 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. 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.”
He also added the following about release plans:
“If the numbers go down — the cases of COVID, let’s say — then we’ll be able to kind of work backwards from a release date or summer touring or spring touring. We’ve got some shows booked in February. But if the numbers start going down now, then they’re gonna say, ‘Well, we’re gonna start booking shows for spring moving forward.’ And if we can tour, then we’ll put out the album. So we’ll set a release date and then a book a tour from there.”