After teasing two new songs last week, Sum 41 vocalist and guitarist Deryck Whibley revealed on the band’s Facebook page that they are almost finished recording their long-awaited new album, which will be their first since 2011’s Screaming Bloody Murder. He writes:
“as the year comes to an end, i can honestly say that 2015 has been one of the best years of my life. it has been a year of accomplishments. learning to walk again and getting back on stage were some of the hardest things that i’ve ever had to do. getting my life back on track and my health in order, while at the same time making a new Sum 41 album, almost seemed impossible this time last year, but now the record is almost done and i feel stronger and better than ever. the band is sounding bigger and better as a 5-piece, and it’s so great to have dave ‘brown sound’ back again after almost 10 years.
the Alternative Press awards performance with DMC was one of the best experiences in our career and the shows in North and South America were all amazing. it’s hard to believe that 2016 is going to be an even bigger year – i can’t wait! thanks for all the love and support and we’ll see you all in the new year!
The new album will be the band’s first album with Dave “Brownsound” Baksh on guitar since 2004’s Chuck, and their first release with Darrin Pfeiffer from Goldfinger on drums.
Sum 41 recently announced they will be headlining the “Kerrang Tour”.