Published Jul 09, 2015Last year, Sum 41 put musical matters aside when frontman Deryck Whibley was hospitalized due to excessive drinking. Thankfully, the singer-guitarist now seems to be healthier, since the pop punk band have returned and are plotting a new album.
While Sum 41 haven't confirmed any of the details surrounding the planned LP, they have launched a PledgeMusic campaign through which it's already possible to pre-order copies (along with various signed items and exclusives).
The band's lineup currently consists of Whibley, guitarist Tom Thacker (also of Gob) and bassist Jason "Cone" McCaslin. It seems that album hasn't been fully recorded yet (judging by phrases like "join us as we record"), but the blurb on PledgeMusic says that "we're really proud of these songs" and that this will be "a fucking great record." Those who offer up money will get access to updates and behind-the-scenes materials.
Check out the campaign here. Watch a promo video for the new record below.
It doesn't come as too much of a surprise than Sum 41 have an album in the works; by the time Whibley opened up about his battle with alcoholism last spring, he was already talking about a new album. The band shared a short clip of new music earlier this year on Facebook.
This will be Sum 41's first album since 2011's Screaming Bloody Murder.
Meanwhile, Whibley has performed three California gigs in the past week under the name Deryck Whibley and the Happiness Machines. This live lineup featured former My Chemical Romance bassist Mikey Way; during the Los Angeles show on Tuesday (July 7), three members of My Chemical Romance reunited backstage, as frontman Gerard Way and guitarist Ray Toro were in attendance. A photo of the musicians together can be seen on drummer Frank Zummo;s Instagram account.
calling all skumfuks - new Sum 41 is coming!!! pre-order the album now and get exclusive content from the studio + pick-up signed lyric sheets, posters, drum heads + so much more!check it out -> smarturl.it/PledgeSum41Posted by Sum 41 on Thursday, July 9, 2015