Back in the early 2000s, Canadian pop/punk/metal outfit Sum 41 catapulted to stardom on the strength of the song Fat Lip, off the group’s 2001 album All Killer, No Filler. It’s been a long time since that record, and front man Deryck Whibley has gone through a lot on a personal level.
Addiction, a short-lived marriage to singer Avril Lavigne and other personal troubles endangered Whibley for a while, but he persevered – and on October 7 Sum 41 will return with a new record titled 13 Voices.
The first new music from the band since 2011’s Screaming Bloody Murder, 13 Voices is also notable due to the return of original guitarist Dave Baksh, who hasn’t been featured on a Sum 41 record since 2004’s Chuck.
Judging by the album artwork and single, this could definitely be another heavy-sounding record thanks to Baksh’s return. If it is, longtime fans may be pleased – after all, they’ve clamored for his return to the group for years.
In the band’s Facebook post announcing the record, Whibley detailed a bit about his personal issues over the past few years, and it contextualizes the band’s rebirth rather succinctly:
Sum 41 will celebrate their revival with a summer of Vans Warped Tour dates across North America. Check out the dates below, and stay tuned for any additional news about the new album!
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