Frontman Deryck Whibley went through a rough patch during the writing of Screaming Bloody Murder, starting in 2009 with his wife of three years, Avril Lavigne, filing for divorce. The Canadian singer told MTV News that after coming through the other side, he found a happiness he's never known before: "I wrote a lot of these songs in a dark period, because, going through the divorce period was a very hard, dark time," he said. "And what I realized, I guess, is, when you're going through something — whether it's a death in the family, a divorce, something that's very unexpected and painful — you go super, super low, and then when you can come out of it, what you thought was your highest point becomes even higher. And that's where I'm at now, and that's where I was at making the record. When I was writing it, it was in the low period, and now I'm at a highest point that I didn't know existed."