Sum 41 are gearing up to release a new album. The follow up to 2011’s ‘Screaming Bloody Murder’, it will be their first since frontman Deryck Whibley’s stint in hospital a little over a year ago – which will apparently be reflected in the music.
“A lot of it I think stems from Deryk and what he has gone through in the last few years,” bassist Jason “Cone” McCaslin tells alreadyheard.com. “With him being sick and being in the hospital, overcoming it, so there is lyrical content about all that on the record.
“The whole album isn’t solely about that but there is a lot about overcoming those kinds of demons and being in a better place at the end. We haven’t been a band for almost two years now, you can hear the excitement of us being back.”
“The album is almost done,” he adds, “so once we figure out a release date etc then a year will pretty much have gone past. It is being planned out right now of where we are going to be in the next twelve months. We will be on tour this whole year with select weeks off here and there.”
Sum 41’s tour with Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, ROAM and Biters kicks off on Wednesday 10th February at The Academy in Dublin. It culminates at the Forum in London on the 19th.