BUCKCHERRY have released "Gluttony" as the official first single from the band's upcoming sixth studio album, "Confessions". The disc, due out on February 13, is a loose concept album that revolves around the notion of the seven deadly sins and is inspired by events in singer Josh Todd's childhood.
Todd has helped co-write a short film that will come out around the same time as the album and expand upon the record's themes. It's not clear yet how the film will be distributed. BUCKCHERRY did do some sort of video shoot last month in Los Angeles for an unspecified song from the album, putting out an open casting call for fans to appear in the clip.
"Confessions" will be BUCKCHERRY's first domestic release with new label Century Media Records. The CD will be made available via Eleven Seven Music in other parts of the world.
Todd said that "Confessions" is "definitely a heavier, musically, record than we've ever had, and more melodic. It's pretty intense, but everybody's gonna love it. It's quintessential BUCKCHERRY at the end of the day."
A newly discovered species of tarantula has been named after MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine.
The spider, which was given the Latin-sounding name Aphonopelma Davemustainei, was recently discovered in southwestern New Mexico and southeastern Arizona by Brent E. Hendrixson, Ph.D.
Mustaine posted a picture of the newly-named creature on Twitter and Facebook with the following words: "How cool is this? I got my own tarantula named after me! Totally metal!!!"
Currently, there are more than 850 formally recognized tarantula species in the world. It is speculated that there are at least double that amount actually in existence. As more expeditions are conducted into the remote regions of the world, more are discovered every year.