Tuesday, May 09, 2023

End Of An Era: Sum 41 Announce Split

Sum 41 has announced they are breaking up in a short but sweet Instagram post stating: “Being in Sum41 since 1996 brought us some of the best moments of our lives. We are forever grateful to our fans both old and new, who have supported us in every way. It is hard to articulate the love and respect we have for all of you and we wanted you to hear this from us first.”

“Sum 41 will be disbanding. We will still be finishing all our current upcoming tour dates this year and we’re looking forward to releasing our final album, ‘Heaven x Hell’, along with a final worldwide headlining tour to celebrate. Details will be announced as soon as we have them.”

“For now, we look forward to seeing all of you skumfuks on the road and are excited for what the future will bring for each of us”

Forming in 1996, Sum 41 currently consists of Deryck Whibley, Dave Baksh, Jason ‘Cone’ McCaslin, Tom Thacker and Frank Zummo. 

Sum 41’s style has been disputed with fans because of their complex combination of sound, showing elements of pop-punk and skate punk shown within ‘All Killer, No Filler’ and ‘Does This Look Infected’ to more serious and mature styling within ‘Order in Decline’. 

Sum 41 are set to release their 8th and final album ‘Heaven x: Hell’ which according to Deryck Whibley, “It's a double record and the heaven side is 10 songs and its all like our old school Sum 41 pop-punk sound.” Going on to say “The Hell side is another 10 songs that are all sort of the heavier sort of Chuck to what we’ve sort of been doing lately”.

Sum 41 have been in the punk rock scene since 1996 and have garnered worldwide success despite the highs and lows within the band. They have managed to show progression within their sound with every release, dabbling in a multitude of genres and styles.

This announcement comes as a shock to many fans but with the release of their upcoming album, finishing the current tour and the announcement of a worldwide tour, Sum 41 are not going out quietly and are cementing their place in music history. 

Ana Joy King


Image: Sum 41 at Rock en Seine on August 28, 2016 in Paris, France. DAVID WOLFF - PATRICK/REDFERNS

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