July 9, 2015


Sum 41 Recording First New Album Since Deryck Whibley's Rehab

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Scott Harrison/Getty Images

If you're not part of the rational, tasteful cohort who still play All Killer No Filler and Does This Look Infected? on a regular basis, this news might not be for you. For everyone else: Sum 41 are recording a new album, their first in four years, ostensibly a comeback record after Deryck Whibley's stint in rehab.

There's a PledgeMusic page for the still-untitled LP, one with pre-order deals giving access to behind-the-scenes content and choices of vinyl, CD or digital copies. The band's six full-length follows 2011's Screaming Bloody Murder.

"After being in this band for almost 20 years, I didn't know what else I had to say," Whibley says in the intro video. After his 2014 brush with death—his alcoholism was that severe—he's got his inspiration back. Check it out:

The PledgeMusic page has more:

Words can’t describe how good it feels to be back, so I’ll just let the music do that instead. It’s been a crazy few years for all of us in one way or another, but with this much needed break and a new lease on life Sum 41 is back and stronger and more excited than we have been in a long time. It’s time to make a fucking great record! 

Deryck is currently on the road with My Chemical Romance bassist Mikey Way (also Gerard's bro). Check out an energetic performance of "Fat Lip" right here.