By: Gary Graff
Buckcherry takes fans on a journey through the Seven Deadly Sins on its sixth studio album, "Confessions," which was released yesterday (February 19). Frontman Josh Todd tells us it's something he and guitarist/co-writer Keith Nelson have wanted to do for a long time, and it's a subject that strikes near and dear to the singer:
"I've struggled with moderation my whole live, so The Sins have been prevalent in my life as far back as I can remember. So it's something I'm always struggling with, and I think everybody does to some degree, at some point. That's why they're unique and timeless and a lot of people can relate to them. And it's cool."
In addition to songs about "Gluttony" (the first single), "Lust," "Greed," "Sloth" and more, Buckcherry fleshed out the album with songs about the elements ("Air," "Water") as well as some songs written for a short movie about Todd's life that he hopes to film at some point soon. Ultimately, Todd says, "Confessions" isn't limited to the Sins concept:
"It's more like a theme record than a concept record. The goal was to make the record a great Buckcherry record, that it didn't matter if you were invested in the story. You could just put it on and be happy with it. I think we did a great job. I think we really served it, the Sins. They've been done over time, in the movies, and other bands have done them. I really feel like I'm proud of what we did with them."
Buckcherry is currently opening for Kid Rock and plans to spend the rest of 2013 on the road, with Australia looming in the spring and more touring throughout the year.
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