"Heaven and Hell"
For their ninth studio album, just three years after Order In Decline (2019), Canadians combine their punk-rock roots in a first album part and their metal inspirations in the second, close to what they do most recently. Deryck states that the “Hell” part contains words inspired by his personal experiences on anxiety, confusion. The “Heaven” part, meanwhile, talks about joy and positive vibes. As a young dad, Deryck says that it was by creating playlists to entertain his child during a drive with punk-rock music that he rediscovered the inspirations that inspired him to write. Heaven and Hell was thus born after Universal’s request to add new songs to a possible reissue for the 20th anniversary of the album All Killer, No Filler (2001). Deryck wanted to write songs like the famous Fat Lip or In Too Deep instead. He said, “Once I had about four or five songs, I was like, ‘You know what? I like all these. I’m not giving these to anyone’ ” . It will give birth to this double album Heaven and Hell whose release date and its tracklist remain unknown. The album is still being recorded and will be released during this year 2022.
Sum 41 on tour
Following the recent release of the single Ruin My Life with Simple Plan, Deryck Whibley and his colleagues will perform on stage for the Blame Canada Tour, which begins on April 29 in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. Sum 41 will also be on several festivals in the world. You can find some of them on our article: here.