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Sum 41

Formed in Ajax, Ontario in 1996, Sum 41 was formed from several formerly rival bands. They all came together 41 days into the summer beforetheirsenior year of high school, and formed their own band. Their name came from this 41 day period.All of the band members have an affinity fortroublemaking, and it's no surprise they fit that right into their image once the band was formed. Most notable is Deryck's criminal record, thoughallmembers participate in the band's escapades. Among those activities are: prank calling ex-members, egging houses, and breaking glass at theirhotelswith BB guns. No ...read more

Formed in Ajax, Ontario in 1996, Sum 41 was formed from several formerly rival bands. They all came together 41 days into the summer beforetheirsenior year of high school, and formed their own band. Their name came from this 41 day period.All of the band members have an affinity fortroublemaking, and it's no surprise they fit that right into their image once the band was formed. Most notable is Deryck's criminal record, thoughallmembers participate in the band's escapades. Among those activities are: prank calling ex-members, egging houses, and breaking glass at theirhotelswith BB guns. No surprise that all the members have been arrested at least once.Despite that early start, they wouldn't get their first album outuntilfour years later, signing to Island Records in 1999. Half Hour of Power made it abundantly clear this band was in the business to make music andhavea blast doing it. From the metal influences of their childhood, to the poppy and sometimes trashy lyrics, the band clearly enjoyed doing whattheywere doing.It took them four years to get it out, but that album immediately propelled the band into the mainstream. Although it was notasprominent on the radio as their next release, there were a few songs that got some radio play and began to get the band widespreadmainstreamrecognition.The album is occupied by the same post-Green Day sound that would soon bring the band fame, and showcases the sense ofhumor that'sone of Sum 41's trademarks. The band's other asset, a seemingly inexhaustible supply of youthful energy, is present throughout thisrelease aswell.With that release showing signs of promise, the band quickly released the pop-punk album All Killer No Filler. "Fat Lip" was rolling outon theairwaves (including MTV and TRL) and propelling the band's career forward at an amazing pace. Even with that behind it, they still put outseveralother singles off the album, and "In Too Deep" was another popular and successful radio hit.The Green Day influence in this band is almostasprevalent as the metal influences. Deryck is definitely a huge Green Day fan, and at the same time, "Fat Lip" talks about their influences IronMaidenand Judas Priest, two influential heavy metal bands. This album was a mix of those two influences, though they would soon begin to embracetheirmetal side more in their later releases.Later that year, the band participated in a tribute to the band Metallica and shocked haters of the band withawhat was perceived to be a flawless rendition of "Master of Puppets". Many of the people who had previously dismissed the band as talentlesssawSum 41 in a new light due to that performance.Their next release, in 2002, was Does This Look Infected?. Though the singles "Hell Song" and"StillWaiting" were not recieved as well as "Fat Lip" on the radio, most fans embraced this album and shift in sound. Showcasing the punk tuneslike"A.N.I.C." and metal-based songs like "Hyper-Insomnia-Para-Condrioid", this album presented a that was growing its sound. This also began an eraofheavy touring, and the band has since played over 200 shows worldwide.The band's next release has quite a story behind it. Sum 41 was in theCongohelping to film a documentary that covered the effects of war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo(which has not yet been released). On thefifthday of the trip, they came under fire when fighting erupted. Bullets flying by their heads, the band was forced to evacuate, and the name of theU.N.worker who saved their lives is Chuck Pelletier, which is where the album gets its name, Chuck.The release is most notable for its shift to anevenstronger metal focus. "Though The Bitter End" was criticized in some circles for being a complete Metallica ripoff (of the song "Battery"), but itisdescribed by the band as a tribute to Metallica. Their first single, "We're All To Blame", managed to appealed to many mainstream rockers. Thisalbumalso alienated many fans who sought the poppier sound of the previous albums, and the band drew some criticism for trying to jumpbetweengenres.In May 2006, Lead Guitarist and Backing Vocalist "Dave Baksh" (Brown Sound). Left the Band, to focus on a new project. "BrownBrigade", aclassical Heavy Metal band. This was reportedly no surprise to the band members, as he was lacking in creativity in the band since "AllKiller No Filler",but came as a huge shock to fans. Dave Baksh was sick of this life, and had changed musically. He insists there is no bad bloodbetween the bandmembers. Despite rumors of Avril Lavigne joining the band, Sum41 have decided not to replace him. Also, Lead Singer DeryckWhibley warns the fans,they are still working on their new album, and will be their best one to date. It has just been released and they weren't lying. It seriously kicks ass. « hide

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LPs
13 Voices
2016

2.5
199 Votes
Screaming Bloody Murder
2011

2.5
524 Votes
Underclass Hero
2007

2.6
872 Votes
Chuck
2004

3.6
1,312 Votes
Does This Look Infected?
2002

3.5
1,188 Votes
All Killer No Filler
2001

3.5
1,372 Votes
EPs
Chuck Acoustic
2005

3.3
19 Votes
Does This Look Infected Too?
2003

3.6
14 Votes
Motivation
2002

3.5
50 Votes
Live Albums
Go Chuck Yourself
2006

3.6
105 Votes
Compilations
All The Good Shit
2009

3.5
54 Votes
Half Hour Of Power
2000

3.1
421 Votes

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