Sum 41 complete album

Now band begin search for new guitarist

Sum 41 have announced they have completed the follow-up to 2004 album ’Chuck’.

The self-produced effort was recorded in Los Angeles at Ocean Way, and follows the first new material by the band since the departure of guitarist Dave Baksh.

A post on their Myspace blog from frontman Deryk Whibley reads: “We have finished our new album. We still don’t have a name for it yet though. It will be coming out this summer.”

Whibley added that they were starting auditions to find a replacement for Baksh.

He then wrote: “We have no idea how long this will take so I can’t really tell you when we will be back on tour. If all goes well we should be back playing shows in mid-April. We will keep you all updated here as frequently as possible. Thanks for all your support, and I can’t wait for you to hear this album.”