In an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone, the Grammy-nominated band SUM 41 shared a first look at details for their upcoming eighth studio album. Singer Deryck Whibley shared that the double album, titled heaven and hellpromises to be the most ambitious of the band’s career – half the album takes SUM 41 back to their pop punk roots, Heaven, and half the album is strictly metal, Hell.
“As I listened to almost everything [the newly written songs], it occurred to me. Did I just make a double record by accident?
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On the metal half of the album, Whibley says, “Some metal stuff comes with a lot of anger for the people who’ve robbed me and hurt me in the past.”
“For me, the reason why pop-punk is coming back: it’s good music. There’s something happy about it. Something young and innocent and free”, he continues on the pop-punk aspect of the new record.
The group straddles the line of pop-punk and metal for 26 years of career, and heaven and hell is a clear statement that the iconic band: no one else puts out an album like this because no one else is capable of it like SUM 41. The next record is something special that will propel SUM 41 to new heights. new heights – a feat that seems nearly impossible with all their accolades so far, but it’s just the start of something big.
A look back at the group’s career with more than 15 million records sold worldwide, several Billboard Charting releases, a Grammy Award nomination, 2 Juno Awards (7 nominations), a Kerrang! Award-winning in 2002, as well as several Alternative Press Music Awards, SUM 41 are quite simply a rock band – uncompromising and honest with no intention of slowing down.
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