Well, the guys always figured rock'n roll would get them girls. I always told them they were way too ugly to be interested in girls, and I was right." Mom - SUM 41
The boys of SUM 41 are a veritable tossed salad, a smorgasbord, and a Spam, if you will, of the music that drives today's youth. Punk rock, hip-hop, and skate rock are like butter on breakfast toast to these leaders of the new school. With pounding guitar riffs, drum beats that make your ears quake, and voices comparable only to that of a choir of angels - a choir of Hell's Angels - SUM 41 are the new breed of hardcore. Fast and filthy, SUM 41 rises to a new low in quality street music.
After playing shows with punk acts like Down By Law, Gob, and Ten Foot Pole, SUM 41 are prepared to give the old boys a run for their money with their debut EP "Half Hour Of Power". Released in the U.S. by Island / Def Jam, and in Canada by Aquarius Records / DKD Group, "Half Hour Of Power" punches you right in the nose, and then laughs when you're down. The tracks run like a fat kid to donuts - FAST! Your legs are jittering, your stomach is churning, your hands are shaking, sweat pours down your face, you lose your job, you spend half the day in the bathroom, friends will suggest an intervention, your bank account goes to the shithouse, and you end up alone on the street, naked, hungry, and screaming repeatedly, over and over "SUM 41! SUM 41!" all because you made the right decision and listened to SUM 41. Fuck what your friends say - "I heard that stuff messes you up" or "Yo, my little brother listened to SUM 41 and now he wears like dresses and shit" - because they are just scared. Be a man, or woman, or whatever you are and stand up for what's right and take the plunge into SUM 41. Make no mistake "Half Hour Of Power" is a commitment; a religion, a faith, and SUM 41 will be your God, father, mother, and bee-atch. Cause when you hear it, yo, you're finished. Done. Over.
(here's another biography written in April 2001)
ALL KILLER, NO FILLER –Use it as a decorative drink coaster or car ornament. A must for any home.
Were you disappointed with the anti-climactic dawn of the new millenium? Did you feel let down when the carnage and destruction promised proved to be no more exciting than an episode of Mr. Rogers? You're not alone. When the computers didn't crash, the bombs never fell and the term "Y2K" only helped to make dumb people seem smarter, SUM41 decided to take matters into their own hands and manufacture their own brand of armageddon by releasing an album so sinister, its already been hailed by Satan to be the best recording since REIGN IN BLOOD two horns WAY UP!! This album, is ALL KILLER, NO FILLER.
Comprised of four ugly young goons from Toronto, Canada, Bizzy D, Dave Brownsound, Cone and Stevo32, were all once members in separate rival bands in high school, when they decided to join forces to create one ultimate band 41 days into the summer going into grade twelve. That band was SUM41 and it kept their minds sidetracked enough to ensure that only three out of the four of them would get their diploma. So how did four seemingly uneducated, untalented, and unattractive dorks from Canada manage to dish out an album so deadly that 41 just may replace 666 as the new number of the beast?
Well, after landing a deal with Island Records in late December of 1999 with the help of their now infamous home made EPK which includes footage of everything from their energetic live show to super-soaker drive-bys, SUM41 began honing their skills on the road. Touring with bands like The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Face to Face, the Offspring, Blink 182, Social Distortion and the Warped tour, they acquired enough worldly knowledge to develop their own recorded prophecy of impending doom and word of it is spreading like their butt cheeks. This recording is ALL KILLER, NO FILLER. An album packed with so much punk, metal, hip-hop and rock that it'll corrupt America's youth in a way that'll send grandma running for her diapers.
In order to capture their definitive pop-punk sound, SUM41 recruited producer, Jerry "Finnbad" Finn (Green Day, Blink 182), and engineer "Jesus" Joe McGrath to work on ALL KILLER, NO FILLER, an album soon to replace bibles in hotel rooms. With songs as catchy as "Fat Lip", "In Too Deep"and "Motivation", SUM41 could easily spark a fan base large enough to conquer the KISS army.
So prepare yourself because SUM41 has a hidden agenda. They've developed a doomsday device so foul it could ignite the beginning of the end like a blue angel. On May 8th, 2001, SUM41 will unleash ALL KILLER, NO FILLER, a force unlike any the world has ever seen. Frightened? You should be. Remember, SUM41 doesn't only just want to conquer the world… they want to destroy it.