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TNS Interview with Cone 2019
posted by TomiT14 on Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:54 pm

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

*Note: The questions were sent already in April.

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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.

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This interview was made in collaboration with Sum 41 France.
Order In Decline - new album out July 19th
posted by TomiT14 on Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:49 pm

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That's right Skumfuks! Sum 41 has finally given an official announcement about their upcoming 8th studio album! The new record is called Order In Decline, and will be released on July 19th this year!

The first single, Out For Blood, is available for download and streaming on all digital platforms. The music video was also released today.

Credits:

Producer: Deryck Whibley
Mixed by: Deryck Whibley
Album art: Joshua Budich

The tracklist:

1. Turning Away
2. Out For Blood
3. The New Sensation
4. A Death In The Family
5. Heads Will Roll
6. 45 (A Matter Of Time)
7. Never There
8. Eat You Alive
9. The People Vs…
10. Catching Fire
11. Heads Will Roll (Acoustic) [Bonus Track, Deluxe version]
12. Catching Fire (Acoustic) [Bonus Track, Deluxe version]


Pre-order the album from these official links!

Hopeless Records (USA)
Hopeless Records (Europe)
Spotify Exclusive Vinyl (USA)
SmartPunk Exclusive Vinyl (USA)
Record Store exclusives (UK)
Urban Outfitters (USA)
Season Of Mist Exclusive Vinyl + Deluxe CD (Europe)
EMP exclusive Vinyl + Deluxe CD (Europe)
Target Exclusive CD (USA)
Rock Sound Exclusive Cassette (Europe)
Japan (out July 20th)
Digital

The singles:

Out For Blood - April 24th


A Death In The Family - June 11th


Never There - June 18th
Tour Announcement! No Personal Space Tour '19
posted by TomiT14 on Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:18 pm
Sum 41 surprised us today with a tour announcement! The band will tour across the States playing "intimate shows" on a tour called No Personal Space Tour.


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New album thread: Summer 2019?
posted by TomiT14 on Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:22 am
So, I guess it's time to start talking about the upcoming 8th Sum 41 album. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone Japan, Deryck said they are near the end of the writing process, and the album could come out as early as this Summer!

The band has been surprisingly quiet about the progress of this album. All the previous albums had several studio updates or snippets posted online, whereas this time there hasn't been any updates. That being said, Blake the video guy has a new studio update ready for release, so I guess we're really close on getting new information about the process! :silly:


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Late Bloomer by Todd Morse out now!
posted by TomiT14 on Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:49 pm

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Todd Morse, the other half of Operation M.D., as well as the touring guitarist of The Offspring, and a member of Juliette And The Licks, H2O and many other projects, has been working on his solo material for decades. Finally, he's able to share his debut record to everyone!

Todd wanted to make the record all by himself, without any label or other middle hands. He also wanted to have genuine interaction with fans, so he encouraged people to send him an email about what they've been thinking about the music he's released. Instead of streaming services or other digital platforms, he chose to release the album by himself, straight from the artist to the listener.

Late Bloomer is a rock album with good vibes. To support Todd and purely independent music, buy his album at toddmorse.com!

You've probably been wondering why we keep posting about Todd Morse's project so much lately. Well, aside from him being a super cool dude, he reached out to us to help spread the word about his first solo record. He really likes what we've been doing for Sum 41 and all its related projects, so he asked if we could give him a helping hand. So I hope we've done our best!