Five Finger Death Punch are undoubtedly one of the biggest acts in the hard rock/metal scene today and the proof is in their latest single, Under and Over It. The track was number one on iTunes and when news of its release came out, the FFDP server crashed due to the overwhelming number of listeners and supporters. Already, it’s making its way to becoming the most requested rock song on radio stations all over the country.
So when I was given the opportunity to talk with guitarist Zoltan Bathory about the upcoming album, American Capitalist, I knew I had to jump on it! The new album comes out October 11th, but we’re giving you some first hand exclusive news about it right here! Check after the jump for the exclusive one on one interview.
Five Finger Death Punch are gearing up for the release of their third studio album American Capitalist. Not ones to sit on their laurels, the band is already getting set for the Share The Welt tour, which will also feature All That Remains, Hatebreed, and Rev Theory. The album is due to drop October 11th, so make sure to keep an eye out for it!
Check after the jump for tour dates and keep an eye on BD Music for an exclusive interview with guitarist Zoltan Bathory!
Revolver Mag scored an exclusive stream of Under And Over It, the new song from Five Finger Death Punch, as well as an interview with vocalist Ivan Moody discussing this song in particular. Having listened to the track a few times, I’ll say that some things work really well for me and some things are just a bit much. I love the sound of the instruments and the overall feel of the song. It’s a pick-you-up-and-slam-you-down type of song. However, some of the lyrics are just so cliche/juvenile. They honestly made me wince a few times.
Check out the song after the jump and let me know your thoughts.
Bloody-Disgusting contributor and pal Rick Florino has tapped Five Finger Death Punch vocalist Ivan Moody to record voice work for the upcoming audio book version of Dolor: Lila (Book 1). Florino has also announced the upcoming release of The Dolor Saga: Books I – V, which feature the previously unreleased books Decker and Cassie. The book is slated for release on May 5th, but Florino will be reading selections from the book Tuesday, March 22 from 8pm-11pm at The Hollywood Corner in Los Angeles (1156 N. Highland Ave.).
Here’s a comment from author Rick Florino: ”This new release finally fleshes out the intricacies and mythology of the town itself. The connections between each individual diary become clearer and the web of intrigue at the heart of Dolor slowly comes into focus. The characters cycle in and out, but the darkness, fear, anxiety, and evil all remain key elements in each story. Psychologically, Dolor exists in the space between the heinous things people do in real life and the unknown evil we fear in nightmares and that may or may not exist. The text is streamlined. Certain nuances have been changed, so Dolor readers will get a new experience in Books I-III in addition to two new books. This is the trip that I always meant for Dolor to be, and it’s only the beginning.”
Recently, Bloody-Disgusting hosted a contest to win one of 20 Knucklehead masks made for Five Finger Death Punch as well as an autographed copy of ‘War Is The Answer’. Well, we have our lucky winner right here for you! Meet Matt, the latest in the Five Finger Death Punch Knucklehead army!
Congratulations Matt and to the rest of you readers, stay tuned for more awesome contests!
THE CONTEST IS NOW OVER! THE WINNER WILL BE NOTIFIED SOON!
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with Five Finger Death Punch to bring you an awesome opportunity to win mascot Knucklehead’s mask! Less than 20 of these masks were made worldwide, so getting your hands on one is an awesome opportunity that you definitely shouldn’t pass up! Also included in this prize is an autographed copy of their album, ‘War Is The Answer’!
Check after the jump for information on how to enter!
Coming out on November 26th for the XBOX 360 and the Sony Playstation 3, Splatterhouse is a reboot of the 1988 game of the same name for the TurboGrafx-16 (when was the last time you saw THAT system?). Apart from looking completely badass and very atmospheric, the developers have just released the track list for the licensed songs that will be making an appearance in the game. Let me tell you that it’s definitely meant for all you metalheads. Check after the jump for the full list!
As the Fall TV Season kicks off, 5FDP has several things worth tuning into: a new tour, a new single, and a deluxe re-release. On November, 23rd all die-hard knuckleheads can rejoice: 5FDP’s groundbreaking debut, Way of the Fist, will be reissued as a deluxe box set. The Way of the Fist: Iron Fist Edition celebrates the landmark album for the metal genre that has sold over 425,000 copies and continues to scan over 1,000 copies a week three years after its original release.
The Iron Fist Edition box set features the original 13 album tracks with all-new artwork, a brand new in-depth documentary DVD: The Legend of The Fist Vol. 1 (featuring never-before seen footage and interviews spanning 5FDP’s career), a bonus CD with 11 B-sides and rarities, 5FDP trading cards, and an exclusive poster and calendar.
Meanwhile, this October 5FDP continues their hard rock dominance on a massive tour with Godsmack. “The Oracle 2010″ tour is easily one of the most exciting events to come along this year as these two rock titans unite for the first time. 5FDP tour dates kick off Friday, October 1, and will run through November 5th. For details, visit fivefingerdeathpunch.com.
As the anticipation surrounding the kick off of “The Oracle 2010 Tour,” one of the biggest hard rock spectacle tours of the fall, continues to build to an all time high, America’s flagship metal/hard rock artist FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH announces a number of special headlining shows. Either see below or visit www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com to view all tour dates. Tickets for 5FDP’s headlining shows go on sale Saturday, September 11th to the general public- however, the fan club pre-sale begins Thursday, September 9th at 3pm Local. As an added bonus, the first 50 people to buy pre-sale tickets to the headlining shows get early entry to the venue at no additional cost.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH continues their hard rock dominance this fall on a massive tour with Godsmack. “The Oracle 2010” tour is easily one of the most exciting events to come along this year as these two rock titans unite to bring fans a spectacle that they will remember for a lifetime. The history of radio hits between these two bands is astonishing and there are few bands out there right now that can match each group’s intensity and desire to bring their fans the very best each and every night. Expect the unexpected and a remarkable stage show yet reminiscent of Iron Maiden and Tool’s larger than life production.
Make sure to check out Bloody-Disgusting’s exclusive interview with drummer Jeremy Spencer HERE!
Well here it is folks! Today brings in the last of the Mayhem Festival Reports from Bloody-Disgusting.com! The last interview we bring you is with Jeremy Spencer, drummer of Five Finger Death Punch. Earlier, Jeremy gave us his Top 10 Worst Horror movies, which you can check out HERE! Now, you can check out his thoughts on touring, a new album, and other cool topics by watching the video after the jump!
Five Finger Death Punch is unquestionably one of America’s flagship metal/hard rock artists, which is a statement further validated by the overwhelming success of their “Bad Company” Active Rock Radio campaign. The song has been charting (Top 40) for 15 straight weeks now on the Active Rock charts and continues to gain more momentum each week. It is currently at #2 this week chipping away at the heels of the coveted #1 spot. This is a massive accomplishment and a true testament to their work ethic considering they are the only band on an indie label that is anywhere near the top of the Active charts. Make no mistake, this is just the beginning of the group’s legacy that is quickly evolving into a global phenomenon.
Five Finger Death Punch continues their hard rock dominance this fall on a massive tour with Godsmack. “The Oracle 2010” tour is easily one of the most anticipated events to come along this year as these two rock titans unite to bring fans a spectacle that they will remember for a lifetime. The history of radio hits between these two bands is astonishing and there are few bands out there right now that can match each group’s intensity and desire to bring their fans the very best each and every night. Expect the unexpected and a remarkable stage show yet reminiscent of Iron Maiden and Tool’s larger than life production. Head over now to http://www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com or see below in order to view tourdates.
Recently, I got the opportunity to go to the Rockstar Mayhem Festival at the DTE Energy Theater (still known to me as Pine Knob) in Clarkston, Michigan. With headliner’s such as Korn, Lamb of God, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, as well as supporting acts like Hatebreed, Chimaira, In This Moment, Norma Jean, and others, how could I not go? While there, I snagged several interviews which I will be posting daily throughout the week. Who were the interviews with? I guess you’ll have to find out! In the meantime, we’ve got a video of several artists with a message for YOU, the readers, as well as some pictures of a In This Moment, Chimaira, and Rob Zombie. Check it all out and if you were there, leave some comments!
In a time where society is plagued with economic despair and political turmoil is running rampant, there are many people that refuse to let their country just go to hell and are uniting to convey one defining message: WAR IS THE ANSWER.
One of these special groups of individuals that firmly back this sentiment is Five Finger Death Punch who took their message to the masses across North America this past summer as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival’s main stage line-up alongside Korn and Rob Zombie. FFDP set featured their biggest stage show yet reminiscent of Iron Maiden and Tool’s larger than life production.
Five Finger Death Punch are now preparing to make their national television debut performing on The Jimmy Kimmel Show on Tuesday, Aug. 17th. The group’s latest single, “Bad Company,” peaked at #2 on the Active Rock charts and became their 5th Top Ten charting single at Active Rock radio. Stay tuned for a major North American touring announcement to be made in the coming weeks and in the meantime stay tuned to http://www.myspace.com/ffdp for all current news and happenings.
Five Finger Death Punch at Download 2010 causing a crowd-surfing riot!
Five Finger Death Punch adhere to no preconceived ideologies and does everything on their own accord. This is a defining theme that runs throughout their entire new, highly acclaimed album, War Is The Answer, as each track fires off a perpetual sonic array of unconventional and unabashed aggression that can barely be contained. A FFDP live show unleashes a frenetic barrage of intensity and pure, unhinged emotion that is sure to leave you breathless as you beg for more.
Hey Bloody-Disgusting readers! Jonny B. here letting you know that I’m gonna be at Rockstar Mayhem today at the DTE Energy Theater in Clarkston, Michigan getting all sorts of badass content! If any of you are planning on showing up to the show, I’d love to get the chance to hang out! You can know my exact whereabouts by following me on Twitter HERE. See some of you there!
Bloody-Disgusting is pleased to bring you another entry into the popular ‘Top 10 Lists’ series! This time, we’ve got Jeremy Spencer, drummer of Five Finger Death Punch who are currently on the road on the main stage of the Rockstar Mayhem Festival, sharing his Top 10 WORST Horror Movies! Read on for some laughs and see if the ones that you hate have made it into his list!
AOL Noisecreep had In This Moment vocalist Maria Brink and Five Finger Death Punch drummer Jeremy Spencer as featured guests on last week’s “Creep Show,” and they certainly seemed chummy as they chatted about their plans to barbecue, goof off and drink merrily when they’re not on stage at Mayhem Fest this summer. Click HERE to check out the Podcast now.
Joining Brink and Spencer on the podcast were “Creep Show” moderator Jon Wiederhorn, lead Noisecreep blogger Amy Sciarretto and Big Machine publicity Vice President Jamie Roberts. In addition to talking about the Mayhem Festival — which launches July 10 in San Bernardino, Calif. and runs through Aug. 14 in Oklahoma City — Brink and Spencer talked about their latest albums, favorite new bands, funniest drinking adventures and joined us for a pointed and at times humorous look at the week’s news.
Norma Jean’s highly anticipated album, Meridional, is officially available for presale. Presale packages will be available in four tiers. Regardless of what package fans choose, when ordering from www.normajeannoise.com, all presales include an instant download of “Deathbed Atheist,” the second new song from the album after “Leaderless and Self Enlisted.”
The standard package for $10 includes the Meridional physical CD as well as the ability to digitally download the album on release day, July 13th. For fans interested in merchandise, the Standard + T-Shirt package is available for $25. This tier includes both the physical and digital albums, as well as an exclusive t-shirt that can only be purchased through the presale. The Deluxe package includes the physical and digital albums, the exclusive t-shirt, and a 2 Disc 180 Gram Gatefold Vinyl edition of Meridional for $50. The $75 option includes all of the above merchandise as well as a 12″x12″ lithograph of the Meridional album artwork, authographed by all the members of Norma Jean.
Italy’s greatest musical export, LACUNA COIL, will make their much anticipated return to North America on May 4th as they embark on a slew of major commercial radio sponsored festivals alongside such major acts as Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Hellyeah and Drowning Pool. They will also be performing at Rocklahoma on May 30th and are also going to fill in the gaps between these fests with some headlining club appearances. This will lead them directly into their first trek to South America. Be sure to visit http://www.myspace.com/lacunacoil to view their complete touring itinerary.
A very special Shallow Life (Deluxe Edition) is also now available. This double disc, specially priced set features the standard CD with an additional disc full of rare and previously unreleased material (acoustic renditions, live tracks and studio outtakes) and an extended, alternative artwork booklet. You can also buy this reissue now for only $15 through CM Distro.
Fans of Norma Jean won’t have to wait much longer to hear the bands’ fifth album ‘Meridional’ which will be released July 13th on Razor & Tie. ’Meridional’ revisits the abrasive and chaotic roots of classic Norma Jean while offering fans a dark experimental side – the band stretching out on moody, slow-burn jams. It is an album that finds the band comfortable in its legacy but progressive and bold in its creativity.
‘Meridional’ was recorded in February 2010 at Glow in the Dark Studios in Atlanta with producer Jeremy Griffith. The band recorded eleven official tracks for the record as well as a few extra bonus tracks and B-sides. Vocalist Cory Brandan described ‘Meridional’, “It’s a heavy record, multifaceted with epic sounding, experimental songs, some fast, chaotic songs, and some melodic, commanding interludes. Any track we didn’t think had reached its utmost sonic prowess was given a second look, revised to be as powerful as possible.”
In This Moment are currently at The Wolves Den studio in Las Vegas once again with acclaimed producer Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch) putting the finishing touches on their much anticipated new album, A Star Crossed Wasteland, which is set for a summer release. The group are documenting the entire studio process and you can check out part 2 of this webisode series now at the link below. Stay tuned for the final installment in the coming weeks.
IN THIS MOMENT are currently holed up in The Wolves Den studio in Las Vegas once again with acclaimed producer Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch) recording their much anticipated new album, A Star Crossed Wasteland, which is set for a summer release. The group are documenting the entire studio process and you can check out the first episode in this webisode series by reading on. Stay tuned for Part 2 in the coming weeks.
IN THIS MOMENT are extremely excited to be performing on this summer’s much anticipated Rockstar Mayhem Tour playing on the Mayhem Festival Stage alongside Atreyu, Norma Jean and 3 Inches of Blood. This tour will mark the start of the group’s official, massive worldwide touring schedule for their new full-length album, which is set for a summer release. The group were also hailed by Alternative Press as “One of The Most Anticipated Releases of 2010.” Be sure to visit www.myspace.com/inthismoment to view their entire summer touring itinerary. READ MORE
God Forbid is back with a vengeance, kicking off the New Year with a bang as they have just replaced Throwdown on the upcoming Five Finger Death Punch North American tour. This massive trek, which kicks off on Jan. 21st, will now lead the band directly into their final run of the Earthsblood album cycle with Kittie this March. Be sure to visit www.myspace.com/godforbid now to view their complete touring schedule.
Doc Coyle (guitars, vocals) further states: “This is quite a surprise to announce GOD FORBID’s participation in the Five Finger Death Punch, Shadows Fall and 2 Cents tour. This was a tour we were looking at when it was first being put together, so the fact that we eventually landed it, even though it was a last minute thing, is a stroke of good fortune. We do wish our friends in Throwdown well, and hope whatever happened turns out ok in the end. Big thanks to FFDP for bringing us out! We have become good friends with them over the last couple years, and the fact that they are making this huge gesture is awesome. We go all the way back with our brothers in Shadows Fall to our first tour in 2000, so this will be another trip around the rodeo with some old friends. We’ve never toured with 2 Cents, but know Adair from Manttis and the other guys seem super cool. Combined with the spring tour with Lamb of God and the summer Mayhem Festival, this will be the most successful US touring cycle GF has ever had, so it’s a big reason to be positive in 2010! READ MORE
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have just released their latest album “War is the Answer” and are just wrapping up their Shock and Raw tour with SHADOWS FALL and OTEP. Now, Bloody-Disgusting is giving you the chance to win a very special 5FDP prize pack with a T-Shirt, Poster, CD, and SIGNED drum head!
THANKS FOR ALL THE ENTRIES! WE’LL BE ANNOUNCING THE WINNER SOON!
Check out the stream for the song “Walk Away” also off of “War is the Answer”, hereREAD MORE