Radio Shadow by Hank Von Hell (written by Cone and Dave)
posted by TomiT14 on Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:22 pm
Not much is going on in the music world these days. However, here's something to report:

Hank Von Hell, a former singer of a Norwegian death punk band Turbonegro, has released a new single called Radio Shadow.

What makes this news worth sharing on TNS? The song was written and produced by Cone and Dave!

Some time ago Cone started to follow Hank on Instagram. Hank invited Cone to meet him at his show in Toronto, where Hank asked if Cone would like to write a song for him. Cone had this song already written for 13 Voices, but since it wasn't used, he decided to give it to Hank. Dave wrote the lead guitar parts, and together they recorded and produced it with Hank. Hank wrote all the lyrics though. :hehe:

Give it a listen!

Click to view the fullsize image.
Order In Decline World Tour hits Europe!
posted by TomiT14 on Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:24 am

Click to view the fullsize image.

Click to view the fullsize image.

That's right! Order In Decline World Tour continues! After starting the year in Japan, the Sums will head to the Old Continent for a few weeks!

The band will also bring their intimate No Personal Space show to a couple of cities!

Join the FB events for updates.


Jan. 14 - Lotto Arena - Antwerp, BEL - Stef, DW_60, lulawhibley, Lars
Jan. 15 - Luxexpo - Luxembourg, LUX
Jan. 17 - Zénith de Paris - Paris, FRA - TomiT14, DW_60
*Jan. 18 - Les Étoiles - Paris, FRA - CANCELLED
*Jan. 20 - The Dome - London, UK - TomiT14
Jan. 21 - AFAS Live - Amsterdam, NED - TomiT14, Mitchell, DW_60
Jan. 23 - Mitsubishi Electric Halle - Düsseldorf, GER
Jan. 24 - Gasometers - Vienna, AUT - Sju, gejmik, dff_punk, lulawhibley
Jan. 25 - Zenith - München, GER
Jan. 28 - Lorenzini - Milan, ITA - lulawhibley, TomiT14
Jan. 30 - Thüringenhalle - Erfurt, GER
Jan. 31 - Stadthalle - Aschaffenburg, GER
Feb. 1 - UFO Im Velodrom - Berlin, GER
Feb. 3 - Amager Bio - Copenhagen, DEN - TomiT14
Feb. 4 - Fryshuset - Stockholm, SWE - TomiT14, CALKing
Feb. 5 - Sentrum Scene - Oslo, NOR
Feb. 7 - Porsche Arena - Stuttgart, GER
*Feb. 8 - Club Volta - Cologne, GER - TomiT14, Mitchell, DW_60, Sju

* = No Personal Space Show

Going / Maybe
Kerrang! to stream Sum 41's show live on July 18th!
posted by TomiT14 on Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:39 pm

Click to view the fullsize image.

To celebrate the release of Order In Decline, Kerrang! will stream Sum 41's show from Brooklyn, New York on May 29th 2019. The show was part of the very intimate No Personal Space Tour, be sure to check it out on Kerrang's Facebook page!

The stream will be online TODAY July 18th at

11:30am PDT (Los Angeles)
2:30pm EDT (New York)
7:30pm BST (London, UK)
8:30pm CEST (Paris)

The History of Sum 41
posted by TomiT14 on Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:48 pm
I thought this deserves its own thread. Both Alternative Press and Exclaim did a story about Sum 41's history. You can read Exclaim's story behind the link, but note that it has some mistakes, I'll try to fix them here. But the main timeline is interesting to read, especially for those who have become fans later on. :happy:

Exclaim: "Sum 41 Survive Teen Stardom, Substance Abuse and Changing Tastes to Rise Again on 'Out for Blood'"

The Exclaim's mistakes

- Kaspir was not a NOFX cover band, but their songs were heavily influenced by NOFX.
- Richard Roy wasn't the original member, Grant McVittie was. The band had multiple bassists before Roy joined the band. He was the longest staying bassist before Cone, though.
- This is the first time I hear that Sum 41 was formed after they attended a Hope concert. Every other instance has said it was the Warped 1996, so you can be the judge.
- Greig Nori was listed on majority of the songs as a writer. That has since been fixed. Not sure if it's up to me to share the story, but to sum up, Nori didn't write as much as he claims. Then again there's two sides of the story, believe who you want.
- No Brains is not about Jon Marshall, and they didn't have a falling out. The song is about Nori, but since he was still with the band, Deryck had to lie ("This song is about our former singer") who it was about.
- Again, two sides of a story, but Deryck has said that he got the idea for All To Blame riff from Lose Yourself by Eminem. Not sure how Ben Cook could've written the riff at the same time.
- Never heard of Lee Fairlee before. The drummer of Brown Brigade was Johnny Owens.
- The SBM tour ended in April 2013, not March. Stevo left the band only a few days after the tour.
- The DTLI 15th tour took place in 2018, not 2017.
TNS Interview with Cone 2019
posted by TomiT14 on Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:54 pm

Click to view the fullsize image.

Cone was cool to answer a few questions for us. Check it out!

*Note: The questions were sent already in April.


The band has been unusually silent about the new record. Last album had snippets posted on social media, along with the traditional studio updates. What made you take a complete opposite direction this time?

I think the band just needed to go silent for a while since we were going so hard for the past few years. Also sometimes when you post studio stuff along the way people think the album is coming sooner than it really is and then there's pressure and I think it felt like we didn't want any pressure on this album with certain date expectations and all that. We are releasing studio videos now that it's all done for people to see. Best of both worlds.

How would you describe the new album?

I'd say it's a heavy aggressive melodic Sum 41 album that's probably overall the heaviest album we've done without becoming a heavy metal band....... This is still Sum 41.

How did the writing process of the album go?

Pretty normal process for us, Deryck had the songs, when he felt like he had them in a good place he sent them off to us. I wrote my bass parts when I got them, Dave and Tom came up with some guitar ideas/solo ideas and then we all got together in LA to go over them all and tweak whatever needed to be tweaked and threw around a few ideas etc.

Does it sound more like Chuck, SBM or any other album or is it completely different?

If I HAD to compare I'd say it has a little Chuck, SBM and 13 Voices in sound. But it really has its own vibe. It's not the same as any of our albums. It sounds like us though.

Do you already have a favorite track on the new album?

Kinda but it's still too early for me to choose. There is a song called "Turning Away" that I really love, first song on the album. I like the vibe of that song. Great chorus.

What kind of gear did you use on the new album?

I used the same Fender Re-Issue 1962 Bass that I've used on all our albums. Just sounds better than any other bass...... And again I used the holy grail Bass DI the "Evil Twin". Some songs would have different amps on them I think but that would have been reamped after I sent it to Deryck and so I have no idea on the amp choices....... ha .

We've seen that the new album has 10 tracks. Will there be any bonus tracks available on some special editions?

Maybe......... Not sure yet.......

Do you plan to release another single before the launch of the album?

Yup, There's a song coming called "A Death In The Family". Then maybe 1 or 2 more before the album is out! Maybe not......

This year is Chuck's 15th anniversary. Does this have any influence on your upcoming shows?

Kinda ya. We just played a whole US tour and added in a few Chuck songs to the set. "Some Say" we played for the first time in probably 12-13 years. We're hoping to play a few more Chuck songs than normal at some shows.

When will your next world tour be more likely to start?

It's looking like the real Order In Decline World Tour will start in the Fall.

You're going to play some metal festivals in Europe this Summer. Are you going to change your setlist a little bit? It could be an opportunity to play some Chuck songs.

The set list gets made day of..... haha. I have no idea!

Can you tell us about your other projects?

Well nothing crazy right now. I was producing and writing quite a bit while I was off but that's kinda taken a back seat now that Sum 41 is really busy. I am working on some of my own songs that I've written over the past 10-15 years that I'm considering releasing one day. That might be sooner than later now. Finally figuring out what songs and sounds I wanna do. I've narrowed it down to 9-11 songs that I think are awesome. Just have to find time to record them now. Pretty sure it'll happen. I even have a band name picked out.

Do you have any news about the live DVD that you were supposed to release?

Unfortunately nothing. The idea was to film that show, then add some other old footage to it as a real film but that process has kinda stalled now. Takes a lot of money to make these things and we're still trying to work that stuff out.


This interview was made in collaboration with Sum 41 France.