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Sum 41 Share The Blame

Those Sum 41 goons are sure excited about their new album. As we’ve already reported, Sum 41 will release their third full-lenghter, Chuck, on October 12. Not patient enough to withstand the wait, the Summers have already released the disc’s first single via their website.

If you swing by the Sum site, you can take a listen to the new song, “We’re All To Blame.” Being the tricky bastards that they are, Sum 41 are only allowing newsletter subscribers to listen to the full song, but seeing as it only takes a second to sign up (and, if you’re reading this, we’re guessing you’re interested in Sum 41 news anyway), it’s a small price to pay.

Chuck is Sum 41’s first album since 2002’s Does This Look Infected? on which the Sum boys began to branch out beyond their familiar punk-pop territory into some heavier rock riffery. As with their last album, the band hired manager/unofficial fifth member Greig Nori to produce the disc.

The album title is in homage to Chuck Pelletier, a U.N. representative who accompanied the band on a War Child mission to The Congo earlier this year. When the area in which the band were staying became engulfed with bombs and gunfire, it was Pelletier who led them to safety. As the band ran to an armored tank, they screamed, “If we get out of this alive, we’re naming our album Chuck!” So, there you go.

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