Sum 41 declares ‘Death of Pop’ with new song

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With a week left until the release of their much-anticipate new album, Sum 41 has given their fans another new track from the upcoming release. On Wednesday (Sept. 28), the Canadian band released the music video for their third song off the album, “God Save Us All (Death to Pop).” The four-minute clip opens with frontman Deryck Whibley talking about how he thinks rock music has more power to unite people than pop music.

“The cool thing about playing rock music all over the world is that you can share this unity through music with other people,” Whibley’s voice over begins. “My opinion is that you only get that feeling with rock music. I don’t think you feel anything with pop.”

After the short opinion, the clip shifts to a montage of footage as the song begins to play. Unlike their previously released music videos for 13 Voices, the video seems to give the viewer the chance to see what it’s like to be at a Sum 41 show as well as behind the scenes with them. The behind-the-scene footage features them travelling all over the place including a snowy mountain, hanging out backstage at what looks to be the 2016 Vans Warped Tour, and even getting tattoos.

In addition to the behind-the-scenes footage, we get to see the newly reunited band performing at several different shows to huge crowds. Check out the clip for “God Save Us All (Death to Pop)” below.

“God Save Us All (Death to Pop)” will join “War” and “Fake My Own Death” on Sum 41’s upcoming new record, 13 Voices. 13 Voices is set to be released on Oct. 7 through Hopeless Records. In support of the upcoming record, the band will hit the road for their massive “Don’t Call it a Sum-Back” tour with Senses Fail and As It Is.

The tour will officially kick off next Tuesday, Oct. 5, at the House of Blues in Orlando. After a month on the road, the tour will wrap up on Nov. 6 at the Mayan in Los Angeles. The complete list of upcoming tour stops can be found here.

Sum 41 unleash music video for new single

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A couple of weeks after announcing a massive fall tour, Sum 41 has returned with a brand new music video. On Thursday (Aug. 25), the Canadian band unveiled the music video for the first official single off of their upcoming album, 13 Voices. Earlier in the week, the band had taken to Facebook to announced that they had decided on “War” as the official lead single from the impending record, though in June, they released “Fake My Own Death.”

“Hey everyone. I wanted to let you know that we have picked the official 1st single from our new record #13Voices,” the band wrote on Facebook on Monday (Aug. 22). “We will be releasing the song at 12am et on August 25th. This song is called ‘WAR.'” The music video for the song is simpler than the internet parody clip they created for “Fake My Own Death.”

The almost four-minute video begins with a woman driving a convertible in the middle of the desert. Eventually, she reaches an airplane wreckage and parks the car. She gets out and goes to the trunk of the car and pulls out frontman Deryck Whibley, leaving him in the sand. Throughout the clip, we see Whibley walking around the wreckage as the band performs inside of the bare plane. As Whibley walks around the wreckage he stops and see items in the sand. The items include a doodle, a stripped shirt, a guitar, a skateboard and a bottle of whiskey. Watch the complete video for “War” below.

According to a Facebook post which accompanied the new song’s video, Whibley explained just how the song came to be. “So we have officially picked the first single now. This song is called ‘War,’ I picked this song because of it’s importance to me,” the post, written by Whibley begins. “I feel this song literally saved my life. I was at my absolute lowest point of what seemed like a never-ending recovery. I was at a tipping point where I could have easily just given up and went back to my old ways of alcohol abuse which would’ve ended up killing me, which at the time felt like a better option. When all of a sudden, in mid-thought, these lyrics sort of appeared in my head and I grabbed a pencil and paper instead of a bottle and started writing.

The note continues: “When I read it back to myself, I realized I had written words that I would need to live up to if I wanted to survive. Whenever I had any thoughts of giving up, I would read these lyrics myself. To remind me that I need to keep fighting harder and what it was exactly I was fighting for.”

“War” will join “Fake My Own Death” on Sum 41’s sixth studio album. 13 Voices is set to be released on Oct. 7 through Hopeless Records. In support of the new album, the band will embark on their “Don’t Call it a Sum-Back” tour. The trek will kick off on Oct. 5 at the House of Blues in Orlando and wrap up a month later on Nov. 6 at the Mayan in Los Angeles. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.

Sum 41 release internet-influenced music video for ‘Fake My Own Death’

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Earlier this month, Sum 41 announced the impending release of their new album, 13 Voices. On Wednesday (June 29), the Canadian group unveiled the music video for the record’s lead single, “Fake My Own Death.” The video kicks off in what appears to be a construction area of Los Angeles. As Sum 41 begin to play, they are soon assault by all those things that make the internet such an interesting place. The guys try to run away from things like the Nyan cat, Minecraft, the Kermit the Frog meme, and a certain celebutant’s attempt to break the internet. All in all, it looks like Tumblr got a hold of Sum 41’s music video and gave it an “internet filter.”

Check out the music video for “Fake My Own Death,” which was directed by Marc Klasfeld, below. Klasfeld previously directed the band’s videos for “Fat Lip,” “In Too Deep,” and “The Hell Song.”

13 Voices is set to be released on Oct. 7 through Hopeless Records. Pre-orders for the upcoming album are currently available on the band’s website. In support of the recently announced sixth studio record, the group just kicked off their summer-long stint on the 2016 Vans Warped Tour. Considering the new album is set for a fall release date, a headlining tour is probably in the immediate future. 13 Voices marks the band’s first new set of tunes since 2011’s Screaming Bloody Murder.

Sum 41 announce new album, ’13 Voices’

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A month after announcing that they had joined the Hopeless Records family for their upcoming new album, Sum 41 has confirmed its release date and title. On Monday (June 6), the Canadian band announced that their sixth studio album will be titled 13 Voices and is set to be released on Oct. 7. This record marks the band’s first new record since 2011’s Screaming Bloody Murder.

“I am really excited to be releasing an album after everything I’ve been through recently,” shares frontman Deryck Whibley. “This new music represents the journey I’ve been on throughout the process of making this record.”

“I had to fall in order to rise, and nothing feels better than to have something you love that you had to really fight for. I can honestly say that 13 Voices saved my life and I cannot wait to share it with all of you,” he adds.

Whibley began writing the new album back in 2014 after a four-month stay at the hospital stemming from liver and kidney failure. From the hospital bed, Whibley updated fans that this was an eye-opener for him and that the ordeal had inspired him to write new music. In between writing new music and launching a Pledge Music campaign to help fund the new tunes, the musician had to learn to redo everything.

“I had to learn how to do everything again-my motor skills, learning how to play guitar again… I couldn’t even walk at the time. It was really difficult, but at the same time if I didn’t have a record to make, I don’t think I would have recovered as quickly. Writing music gave me a purpose. I had to get better.”

More information such as pre-orders for the new album will come at a later date. For now, you can check out the album art for 13 Voices and the track listing which will feature ten new songs from the band.

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13 Voices TRACK LISTING:
1. “A Murder of Crows (You’re All Dead To Me)”
2. “Goddamn I’m Dead Again”
3. “Fake My Own Death”
4. “Breaking The Chain”
5. “There Will Be Blood”
6. “13 Voices”
7. “War”
8. “God Save Us All (Death to POP) ”
9. “The Fall And The Rise”
10. “Twisted By Design”

In support of the new record announcement, Sum 41 will hit the road this summer on the 2016 Vans Warped Tour. This marks Sum 41’s official comeback tour.