It’s been approximately five years since Sum 41 released an album. Screaming Bloody Murder was released back in March of 2011. Now, the rock band return to the stage by going back to their punk rock roots.
The band announced the official release of ‘War’ via Facebook. Lead vocalist Deryck Whibley posted a heartfelt message regarding the song.
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. 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. 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. – Deryck
13 Voices will be the band’s sixth studio album. The record will be released worldwide October 7, 2016, accompanied by a 23 show tour across the U.S and Canada. The post-hardcore band Senses Fail and British pop punk band As It Is will join them on tour as well.
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