Sum 41 have just announced that they are working on a brand new album release revealed as ‘Heaven and Hell’.

This is set to be the eighth studio album from the punk rock five piece from Ontario, Canada and will be a double album, tackling two different, contrasting themes of heaven and hell. Vocalist Deryck Whibley spoke of ‘Heaven and Hell‘ saying that Heaven represents the ‘young and innocent and free‘ connotations that pop-punk exudes, while Hell is a lot darker in nature, metal influenced and ‘comes with a lot of anger for people who have stolen from me and hurt me in the past.’

It appears as though Whibley has been inspired by a wide range of experiences for this next compilation, with striking comparisons between the lyrical inspiration for both sides of the ‘Heaven and Hell‘ album; ‘Some of the metal stuff comes with a lot of anger for people who have stolen from me and hurt me in the past.” As for the pop-punk aspect of the new record, he shared: “It all made sense to me why pop-punk is coming back: it’s feel-good music. There’s something that’s happy about it. Something young and innocent and free.’

Whibley also seemed to create a double album by ‘accident‘; ‘As I listened to almost all of [the newly written songs], it just kind of dawned on me. Did I just make a double record on accident?’

Sum 41 have yet to reveal the official artwork and track listing, as well as a release date. This will be the first album to be released from the band since their 2019 effort ‘Order in Decline‘, with ‘Out For Blood‘ being the lead single from that release.

They are due to go out on tour with Simple Plan for their 20 year anniversary tour, following the release of their debut album ‘All Killer No Filler‘ back in 2001. They are also playing a handful of festivals this summer, including the likes of So What?! Music Festival, Slam Dunk, Rock For People and Tons of Rock.

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