Sum 41 singer Deryck Whibley has spoken about the new Sum 41 album in the past, sharing how it will be a double album titled Heaven And Hell. The Sum 41 singer shared that the band’s nostalgic pop-punk material would make up the Heaven side and the metal material would appear on the Hell side. Now, in a recent interview with Hatebreed vocalist Jamey Jasta for his show The Jasta Show, the Sum 41 singer has mentioned that the band’s album involves a nod to that of the legendary Black Sabbath.
When Jasta brings up to Whibley how Black Sabbath created an album that went by the same name as the upcoming Sum 41 album (referring to Sabbath’s 1980 album Heaven And Hell), the Sum 41 singer replied with the following:
“There is somewhat of a nod to Black Sabbath. We’re not gonna be covering anything, I don’t think. Obviously we know the record and love the record, and we knew that you know, calling it this was… we kind of looked at it as like ‘well, you know what? They’ve had it for like, about 42 years. We’ll take it from here [laughs].”
Whibley also discussed where the new album currently stands in terms of production:
“We’re still really just focusing on the music and it’s… the whole record is not fully finished yet. It’s almost done. We’re just kind of wrapping up the sort of end little bits. There’s a little bit of vocals, a couple guitar parts. Not a lot to do, but you know – just the final sort of touches.”
We’re pretty excited to hear this new Sum 41 album! We wonder what a Sum 41 take on Black Sabbath might sound like. In other news related to Whibley, in the same interview with the Hatebreed vocalist, Jasta brought up how Whibley would be a great fit as the new Linkin Park singer. You can read more about that story via the link below:
Words by: Michael Pementel