Deryck Whibley felt like Sum 41 was "over" after the pop punk band's tour in 2011.

Deryck Whibley

Deryck Whibley

The 'War' hitmaker has spoken candidly about the dark thoughts he had during his on-going battle with alcohol addiction and has admitted he questioned his future in the band.

The 36-year-old rocker exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "Yeah I did, I mean possibly. I said it was possibly over. I didn't know if I wanted to do it anymore. When we got off the tour for 'Screaming Bloody Murder' the last record, I didn't know if I was ever going to do it again. We toured that record for three years straight and we were so burnt out. It just felt like what else are we going to do? It felt like it was over."

However, now the 'In Too Deep' hitmakers are gearing up to release their first album in five years, '13 Voices', Deryck feels like the band have a second chance and have entered a "new chapter".

Deryk - who is joined by Dave Baksh, Jason McCaslin

Tom Thacker and Frank Zummo in the group - said: "It totally feels like a new chapter. It feels new and different. The thing is we are a five-piece band now and being on stage feels different and better than it ever has by far."

Deryck - who was previously married to fellow rock musician Avril Lavigne from 2006 until 2010, and married Ariana Cooper last August - admits that their previous album 'Screaming Bloody Murder' was "weird and "scary" and he feels like a totally different person this time round and can't wait to make another album already before '13 Voices' has even been released.

He said: "I think even though that record was really weird and scary to make I think I've gotten over those past few years. They were so strange and difficult that now it feels like it is so good. I can't wait to get into another record. It's the complete opposite of how I felt last time."

'13 Voices' is released on October 7.