Five Finger Death Punch Shares Their New Video For “Living The Dream”

After much teasing on social media, Five Finger Death Punch has shared their highly stylized music video for their song “Living The Dream” from their recent album F8 (Better Noise Music). Shot in Los Angeles, CA last month, the satirical Zombie Apocalypse/pandemic/patriotic allegory treatment was directed by guitarist and FFDP founder Zoltan Bathory, which you can see below.  Continue reading

Five Finger Death Punch Parts Ways with Jason Hook, Welcomes in Andy James on Guitar


Jason Hook is out of Five Finger Death Punch and the band has announced the addition of YouTube shredder Andy James to their ranks, according to a press release. The parting is said to be amicable and Hook acknowledged the split on social media a day earlier. Hook, who had health issues last year that kept him off the road, released a comment on the matter. The band’s most recent studio album, F8, was released earlier this year and boasts two #1 hits to date, “Inside Out” and “A Little Bit Off”. “Living The Dream”, the latest single, with an official video for the song expected to premiere globally Thursday 10/15. 

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ALBUM REVIEW: Vacant Eyes – A Somber Preclusion of Being 

So, this album is called A Somber Preclusion of Being (Independent), huh? Cool, I’ll give this Vacant Eyes band a try. They’re from Massachusetts too? Great, I like supporting artists from my neck of the woods. What’s the worst that can happen? About seventy-five minutes have gone by and I think I may need a nap. The brain can only take so much. Continue reading

Watch Five Finger Death Punch’s New Video for “A Little Bit Off”

Five Finger Death Punch (FFDP) released their new album F8 (Better Noise) right as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic took hold of the world. The band filmed their new video for “A Little Bit Off” in their hometown of Las Vegas. The normally swarming with people was deserted during the lockdown. Watch the clip right now. 

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Mayhem Festival Comeback Pushed Back to 2021 Due to Coronavirus

 In a story Ghost Cult broke several months ago, Mayhem Fest co-founders Kevin Lyman and John Reece had been in talks about bringing the fest back and confirmed by Lyman on social media. However, now due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak, those plans are on hold until 2021. No further details had been shared yet about a new version of Mayhem Fest, but the rumor of the Megadeth/Lamb of God Tour being the headliners was debunked by Lyman and the bands. Reece even polled his fans to see if they wanted it back AFTER our news story broke. The final Mayhemfest wrapped in 2015 with Slayer and King Diamond co-headlining. Lyman’s Warped Tour celebrated 25 years last summer with a final few all-day festival dates, but not a cross country tour. Reece and Lyman were also responsible for The Uproar Festival Tour and A Taste of Chaos Tour as well. Perhaps Mayhem Festival will return as an all-dayer or an all-weekend destination fest like Lollapalooza did. The traveling summer-time metal festival was the metal answer to Warped Tour, also co-founded by Kevin Lyman and John Reece and saw Slipknot, Slayer, System of a Down, King Diamond, Five Finger Death Punch, Amon Amarth, Mastodon were among the many headliners over the years. Continue reading

Five Finger Death Punch’s Cover of “Blue on Black” Used to Raise $150K for Charity

Five Finger Death Punch has used their cover of ‘Blue on Black’ featuring Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Brantley Gilbert, and Dr. Brian May to donate $150k to the Gary Sinise Foundation honoring America’s Defenders, Veterans, First Responders, their families and those in need. The donation of over $150K to the Gary Sinise Foundation consists of a portion of the ticket sales from the band’s 2019 U.S. Fall arena tour, as well as proceeds from their #1 hit single “Blue On Black”. The Gary Sinise Foundation will use the funds to help America’s defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. Mixed by Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Shania Twain, Disturbed), the artists merged country and mainstream rock to re-create the classic song, which was originally recorded and co-written by Kenny Wayne Shepherd. The video for the song has garnered over 37 million views to date. Watch Gary Sinese comment on the donation. Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 80: AJ Channer of Fire From The Gods on Staying Strong in a Crisis

We caught up with AJ from Fire From The Gods by phone for a new interview, while he was self-quarantining at home with his family. AJ talked at length about how coronavirus is affecting him personally, how his band is spending the time at home working on new music, the last tours supporting their recent album American Sun (Better Noise), how he feels society and government need to work together in the future in light of the pandemic, what books are on his quarantine-list, and how he stays creative, mentally strong, and upbeat in these tough times. Continue reading

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: February 28th New Music Releases

 

Purchase And Stream All The New Music Released Today!

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Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Staind, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Anthrax, I Prevail Booked for Rocklahoma 2020

Rocklahoma, America’s Biggest Memorial Day Weekend Party returns in 2020! Taking place Friday, May 22, Saturday, May 23 & Sunday, May 24 at Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma just outside of Tulsa, and this years’ lineup is a banger! Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Staind, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Anthrax, I Prevail, Alter Bridge, and many more lead the bill. Early Bird Passes go on sale this Friday, January 24 at 10:00 AM CT. Continue reading

Watch Megadeth Perform at Their First Show Since Dave Mustaine Beat Cancer

Megadeth kicked off their new tour last night in Helsinki, Finland opening for Five Finger Death Punch, with support from Bad Wolves. It was the bands’ first show back since Dave Mustaine defeated throat cancer. Watch fan-filmed footage of the set that included many hits and a few deep cuts. Continue reading