SUM 41 will release its seventh full-length album, "Order In Decline", on July 19 via Hopeless Records. The disc is described in a press release as "undoubtedly SUM 41's heaviest and most aggressive album to date, while also being their most dynamic and raw."
During three years of relentless touring surrounding the band's massive comeback record, "13 Voices", frontman Deryck Whibley was feverishly putting together song ideas that would eventually become "Order In Decline". Within three weeks of returning home, the majority of the music for the new album was written and then it was time for lyrics.
Unconsciously, Whibley saw lyrics reflecting his reactions to seeing the pervasive division, racism and hate around the world, even more so punctuated by the repulsive social and political turmoil invading his own home nations of the United States and Canada. "The last thing I wanted to do was write a social or political protest record, and 'Order In Decline' is not that," Whibley clarifies. Instead, "Order in Decline" is a burst of uninhibited feeling, a page out of his journal, a window into his soul that reflects on extremely personal and vulnerable events, because, as he confesses, "It's also very hard not to have feelings about everything that's going on in the world."
Armed with the most honest and personal songs of his career, Whibley poured everything he had into the album. Producing, engineering, and mixing the album in his home studio, he pain-stakingly crafted and fine-tuned each song, highlighted by fast and full riffs, guitar solos from lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Brownsound, harmonious chords from guitarist Tom Thacker, and the heavy, heart-thumping rhythm section of bassist/backing vocalist Cone McCaslin and drummer Frank Zummo.
Today's announcement unleashes the highly anticipated first single and video for "Out For Blood". It is the epitome of a SUM 41 track, featuring anthemic and echoing vocals, an insane guitar solo and never-ending energy that will captivate you from the very beginning.
"Order In Decline" track listing:
01. Turning Away
02. Out For Blood
03. The New Sensation
04. A Death In The Family
05. Heads Will Roll
06. 45 (A Matter Of Time)
07. Never There
08. Eat You Alive
09. The People Vs…
10. Catching Fire
Later this month, SUM 41 will hit the road and deliver an up-close-and-personal show through intimate club venues across the United States while on the "No Personal Space" tour. The trek kicks off on April 30 in San Antonio, Texas and features support from California-based ASSUMING WE SURVIVE. In addition to these dates, the band will perform at a number of United States Air Force bases throughout the U.S.
Special VIP packages for the "No Personal Space" tour are available and include a question-and-answer session with Brownsound and McCaslin.
SUM 41 will also co-headline the inaugural Rockstar Energy Drink Disrupt festival this summer on select dates throughout the United States and Canada.