Sum 41 Announce Seventh Full-Length Album “Order In Decline” Due Out July 19 Via Hopeless Records

First Single “Out For Blood” Streaming Now

Legendary rock icons SUM 41 have announced their seventh full-length album, Order In Decline, will be released July 19, 2019 via Hopeless Records. Looking back at the band’s storied 23+ year career, this record is undoubtedly Sum 41’s heaviest and most aggressive album to date, while also being their most dynamic and raw.

During three years of relentless touring surrounding the band’s massive comeback record 13 Voices, frontman Deryck Whibley was feverishly putting together song ideas that would eventually become Order In Decline. Within three weeks of returning home, the majority of the music for the new album was written and then it was time for lyrics.

Unconsciously, Whibley saw lyrics reflecting his reactions to seeing the pervasive division, racism and hate around the world, even more so punctuated by the repulsive social and political turmoil invading his own home nations of the United States and Canada. “The last thing I wanted to do was write a social or political protest record, and Order In Decline is not that,” Whibley clarifies. Instead, Order in Decline 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, because as he confesses, “It’s also very hard not to have feelings about everything that’s going on in the world.”

Armed with the most honest and personal songs of his career, Whibley poured everything he had into the 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.

Today’s announcement unleashes the highly anticipated first single and video for “Out For Blood.” It is the epitome of a Sum 41 track, featuring anthemic and echoing vocals, an insane guitar solo and never-ending energy that will captivate you from the very beginning. Fans can stream the music video for “Out For Blood” at http://sum41.com/.

Order In Decline: Track Listing

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

Order In Decline is available for pre-order now at http://smarturl.it/OrderInDecline. Fans who pre-order digitally will receive an auto-grat download of “Out For Blood.”

Later this month, Sum 41 will be hitting the road and delivering an up close and personal show, through intimate club venues across the United States while on the No Personal Space Tour. The upcoming tour kicks off on April 30th in San Antonio, TX and features support from California-based Assuming We Survive. In addition to these dates, the band will perform at a number of United States Air Force Bases throughout the US.

Special VIP Packages for the No Personal Space Tour are available and include a Q&A with lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Brownsound and bassist Cone McCaslin. Limited tickets remain and are on sale now at http://www.sum41.com/tour.

Sum 41 will also be co-headlining the inaugural Rockstar Energy Drink DISRUPT Festival this Summer on select dates throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, head to https://rockstardisrupt.com/.

Upcoming Sum 41 North American Tour Dates

April 27 – Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State Fairpark

April 28 – Tempe, AZ – Big Surf Waterpark

April 30 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger

May 1 – Dallas, TX – Cambridge Room

May 2 – Houston, TX – Bronze Peacock

May 4 – Orlando, FL – The Abby

May 5 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – The Culture Room

May 6 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall

May 8 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues Parish

May 12 – Nashville, TN – Basement East

May 14 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade

May 19 – Charlotte, NC – Underground

May 21 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre

May 22 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

May 24 – Cleveland, OH – Phantasy

May 25 – Detroit, MI – Shelter

May 26 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge

July 12 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*

July 13 – Thornville, OH – Legend Valley*

July 14 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center*

July 15 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*

July 17 – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre*

July 20 – Irvine, CA – Five Point Amphitheater presented by Mercury Insurance*

July 23 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre*

July 24 – Boise, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheatre*

July 26 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre*

July 27 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion*

July 28 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater*

September 29 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival

* – Rockstar Energy Drink DISRUPT Co-Headline Festival Dates

Blu-ray Review “The Decline of Western Civilization Collection”

“The Decline of Western Civilization Collection”
4 Disc Blu-Ray and DVD
Rated: Unrated
Studio: Shout! Factory

Our Score: 4 out of 5 stars

The highly-celebrated and long-awaited trilogy known as “The Decline of Western Civilization” is now for the first time available as a one complete collection. Available on both Blu-Ray and DVD the great people at Shout! Factory has compiled all three films from the series along with a 4th disc containing tons of bonus footage and interviews. And if that wasn’t enough accompanying the 4 disc collection is a 40 page booklet containing rare stills and an essay by rock historian Domenic Prioret.

Having grown up renting these films from the local video store I was instantly drawn back to the films when I heard they would be being released as a complete collection. Each of the films was just as I remembered. From the classic interviews with Black Flag which shows of their meager rehearsal/living quarters to Germs front man Darby Crash making breakfast and X’s mid tattoo trance like ramblings part 1 of the series had me again clamoring for more. Part 2 transports you back to the late 80’s L.A. metal scene, a scene that will go down in infamy as younger bands like Poison and Motley Crue mixed with long time rock staples like Kiss, Alice Cooper and Aerosmith. It’s all here just as I remembered from Ozzy Osbourne spilling his drink to W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes pouring Vodka on his head while barely floating in a swimming pool. Part 3 of the series was never released for home viewing however knowing the film existed I had seen bits and pieces over the years so to have the film available now was a personal highlight. The third film showcases performances by Final Conflict, Naked Aggression and The Resistance while shining a light on important topics such as youth homelessness, alienation and alcoholism.

Fans of both music and gritty documentaries will certainly want to check out this release. If not for the sheer nostalgia of past musical era’s but also for the importance that these films played to an internet-less generation who without these films maybe not have ever known that there were youth out there with similar trials, tribulations and ideas/goals. Though each of the films feature new 2k high-definition scans of the originals that though look sharp and crisp still retain the appeal of the originals. The only negative I found with the release was that often times the sound was quite unbalanced leaving interviews to be quite low while performances were quite loud. Even though this caused me to put some wear and tear on my remote/TV I enjoyed every minute of the 4 discs.