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Sum 41 have “six or seven songs recorded” for new crowdfunded album

Recording of Sum 41’s new album is already well underway, the band have revealed in a new interview. The follow up to 2011’s ’Screaming Bloody Murder’, and their first since frontman Deryck Whibley’s stint in hospital a little over a year ago, the release is currently being funded via PledgeMusic.

“Recording-wise, there’s about six or seven songs recorded,“ Deryck told Alternative Press. “But the thing is, I just keep writing new ones… but I am going to stop it at a point. It’s not going to keep going. For the next few months, it’s just writing and recording and then I hope it should be getting ready to be done. Then we have to figure out our label situation. I just really want to get back on the road. I hate being in the studio.”

Founding guitarist Dave “Brownsound” Baksh has rejoined the band for this album, following his departure in 2006. “In a lot of ways, mainstream rock is a competition, like politics,” he told MTV at the time. “The business is so soulless and so heartless, and it was so little about actually playing music, that I just lost interest.”

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