The Sum 41 comeback is officially underway.
Now that frontman Deryck Whibley and his side project, Deryck Whibley and the Happiness Machines, have wrapped up their three show stint in California, it looks like its full steam ahead for the Canadian band and their new record.
Taking to Pledge Music, the band have launched a crowdsoucing “project” to help fund the recording of the new album. In a message to fans, they write how after a “crazy few years for all of us in one way or another” it was time to get the band back together after a “much-needed break and a new lease on life.”
The new lease on life, which most likely brought the group back together was Whibley’s near death experience last year when he was hospitalized for kidney and liver failure. Soon after the hospitalization, Whibley began to post photos on social media of him hanging out with some of his then-former bandmates and like all things, it evolved from there into writing new music.
On their Pledge Music page, the band are currently offering several pre-order options for the not-yet-titled record. Pre-order packages range from the $10 package that includes a digital download of the new album with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage to a $500 package that gets the buyer the opportunity to hit the studio with the band and also hang out with them when they record the music video for their first single off the record.
All information about the new album and the project can be seen here.
Sum 41’s last album was 2011’s Screaming Bloody Murder and was the last record to feature original drummer, Steve Jocz who left the group in 2013.
As of now, there’s no projected release time frame for the new record, but if you follow the campaign then there’s a chance followers will find out before us.