Hopeless Records has added another band to their rapidly expanding roster. Last month, the Los Angeles-based record label announced that Emarosa would be joining their lineup which currently features bands like All Time Low, The Used, New Found Glory, and Taking Back Sunday. On Tuesday (May 10), the record label revealed that Sum 41 has now joined their family.
“It’s crazy to think that we started this band 20 years ago and so much has happened, and it all happened really fast,” frontman Deryck Whibley said. “When I look back at everything it still feels like it’s all so recent.”
“I think this a good thing because it still feels like there is still so much to do… which is why I am excited for a new album and to be releasing it with Hopeless Records.” Watch the band’s announcement about joining the Hopeless family below.
For fans of Sum 41, it does feel like everything happened recently. It was just two years ago that Whibley was admitted to the hospital after collapsing at his home. He was diagnosed with kidney and liver failure which he attributes to years of alcohol and substance abuse. Since being admitted to the hospital in 2014, things have looked up for the frontman.
He began writing music, regrouped with his former bandmates, started a crowd funding campaign for a new Sum 41 album, and will be hitting the road in less than a month for the 2016 Vans Warped Tour. While we now know who will be releasing the new album, there is still no confirmation on the title of it or the projected release date for it.