Sum 41 has released their most dynamic, raw and most aggressive album to date today with Order In Decline. For each fiery, arena-rock entry (i.e. “Out For Blood” – a down-tuned skate-punk number with an insane guitar solo and “45 (A Matter Of Time)” – a groove-heavy mid-tempo rager that’s about exactly who you think it is), there is an equally powerful, vulnerable ballad that hits just as hard. The honest process of writing Order In Decline, in which frontman Deryck Whibley chose to not hold back any feelings, ultimately released a weight that has plagued him in recent years.
“I want fans to take away what they want to from this record. It really is open to interpretation for each listener. To some, it could be a political record, to some it could be a social commentary, but for me, it’s just a personal record,” Whibley shares. This album 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.
“Out For Blood”has landed the band in the Top 20 of a Billboard airplay chart for the first time since 2005. Currently holding the #17 spot on the Active Rock Radio Chart, the lead single has also hit #1 at Sirius XM Octane, and has been streamed over 5.04 Million times on Spotify while the music video has been viewed over 2.81 Million times. Combined with the other released singles, Order In Decline has already accumulated nearly 9 Million streams on Spotify.
Armed with the most honest and intimate songs of his career, Whibley poured everything he had into the upcoming 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.
Upcoming Sum 41 North American Tour Dates
July 20 – Irvine, CA – Five Point Amphitheater presented by Mercury Insurance*