Five Finger Death Punch who had a hit with a cover of Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s first charting song ‘Blue on Black’ has re-recorded the song in a special new Country-fied version. Joining FFDP is Shepherd, Queen legend Dr. Brian May, Country Music star Brantley Gilbert. Mixed by frequent FFDP collaborator Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Shania Twain, Disturbed). You can purchase and stream ‘Blue On Black’ today worldwide via Prospect Park (North America) and Eleven Seven Music (ex. North America). The artists also premiered an official music video for how they made the track, which you can watch now. The artists and their respective labels are donating all proceeds from the collaboration to the Gary Sinise Foundation, which honors America’s defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need. Continue reading
As Five Finger Death Punch hits the road on tour, warming up for their new album drop, ..And Justice For None (Prospect Park) in a few weeks, they are releasing a lot of new music and videos. They released the new single Sham Pain, directed at their detractors in the music media recently, and now you can watch the music video! Continue reading
At last the legal turmoil that has besieged hard rock headliners Five Finger Deth Punch for most of the last two years are over. The bans have settled its lawsuit with label Prospect Park and former manager Jeff Kwatinetz. With the suit over the band is set to release new music by the end of 2017. Details below. Continue reading
Chart-topping rock band Five Finger Death Punch has dropped a new music video for their track ‘Ain’t My Last Dance’. The song comes from their 2016 album Got Your Six (Prospect Park/Eleven Seven). You can watch the video below: Continue reading
Five Finger Death Punch frontman Ivan Moody, on hiatus from the band after leaving their European tour last month, has shared a statement from his stint in rehab where he is receiving treatment for his recurring issues with addiction. Continue reading
‘My Nemesis’ was directed renowned director Nick Peterson, who previously directed the videos for ‘Coming Down’ (2012) and ‘Wrong Side Of Heaven’ (2014).
Continuing in the similar vein from their video for ‘Wrong Side of Heaven’, FFDP guitarist Zoltan Bathory comments:
“In life everyone has a nemesis… it can be anything… a self-defeating thinking pattern, a bad habit, an addiction, an adversary… something or someone that puts you in an impossible scenario, where you are presented with a fork in the road. Sometimes there is no other choice but making a hard choice. You can give up and just suffer the situation, or you can use your pain to overcome it, as pain is truly the wind in the sails of change. We wanted to present a story about moving on, a story that probes and questions compassion and loyalty. Those are beautiful notions, but remember you have to be loyal and fair to yourself as well, so will you sacrifice yourself for another or will you live with the guilt that you didn’t.”
In support of the video and the song’s message of overcoming our struggles, 5FDP is encouraging fans to share their own “Nemesis” on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by completing the phrase – “#MyNemesis is ________ and I will #OVERCOME”. FFDP wants fans to share their stories and read and react to the stories of fellow fans over at fivefingerdeathpunch.com/mynemesis to breed positivity.
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“Chaaarge!” growls prowling timebomb Ivan Moody to open up the newest Five Finger Death Punch album, Got Your Six (Prospect Park), as a massive, neck-loosening snap of a metal groove launches the title-track of their sixth opus. It’s a start that sets the tone as Nevada’s biggest metal act go on to flex their muscles once again all through, delivering to your ears another batch of arena-filling monsters.
Six albums in and you know by now exactly what you’re getting with 5FDP, and the latest installment lives up to expectations with eleven tracks of chugging, conviction, cussing, posturing, ball-breaking and a slew of grooving mainstream metal anthems. All the above are present and correct, Sir!
The majority of 5FDP’s output sits comfortably in the mid-tempo crunch n’ grind, and it’s in that comfort zone that Got Your Six exists, as ‘Jeckyll and Hyde’ lurches its steam-roller intent. Yet, if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. Moody has the perfect big metal voice, spitting and gruff with conviction then switching to strong, powerful melodies when the song needs them, while Jason Hook provides the type of melodic, memorable solos that are oft overlooked at regular intervals, adding colour with a classical guitar interlude to ‘Question Everything’, another track that slaps your chops and leaves them sporting a shit-eating grin. Likewise there will be no complaints when the heads are snapping to the thrashing, lively ‘No Sudden Movement’ or arms are in the air while singing out to ‘My Nemesis’.
While this time around the bands emphasis is slightly on the more fist-pump, growl-along side of their arsenal, there are some great choruses, not least ‘Ain’t My Last Dance’, that switches from juddering metal riffery to a trademark 5FDP descant with a refrain created for thousands to find themselves waking with an earworm, and in ‘Wash It All Away’ they have an absolutely colossal tune.
Got Your Six is side-to-side, front-to-back representin’ the good ship Death Punch in style with nary a whiff of filler. There may be no surprises, but there are no disappointments either from a band who knows exactly what they’re good at and how to deliver it in spades.
Five Finger Death Punch have revealed a snippet of a new single, ‘No Sudden Moves’, from their forthcoming album Got Your Six, due in September. The teaser comes in the form of an Instagram post from guitarist Zoltan Bathory. Listen to it below:
Got Your Six officially drops on September 10th from Prospect Park in the USA and Eleven Seven in the rest of the world. FFDP will be also hitting be hitting the road in conjunction with the album release on a massive US tour with In This Moment, Papa Roach and From Ashes To New. The band already released a video for the single ‘Jekyll And Hyde’ , which you can also see below.
Five Finger Death Punch tour dates, with In This Moment, Papa Roach and From Ashes To New
Sep 04: Rupp Arena
- Lexington, KY
Sep 05: US Bank Arena - Cincinnati, OH
Sep 08: Verizon Wireless Center - Manakto, MN
Sep 11: Adams Event Center - Missoula, MT
Sep 12: Xfinity Center – Everett, WA
Sep 13: Spokane Arena - Spokane, WA
Sep 15: Matthew Knight Arena - Eugene, OR
Sep 16: Lawlor Event Center – Reno, NV
Sep 18: Citizens Business Bank Arena – Ontario, CA
Sep 19: The Joint – Las Vegas, NV
Sep 20: Maverik Center – Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 22: Broadmoor World Arena – Colorado Springs, CO
Sep 25: La Crosse Center – La Crosse, WI
Sep 29: Family Arena – St. Charles, MO
Sep 30: Indiana Farmers Coliseum – Indianapolis, IN
Oct 02: US Cellular Center - Cedar Rapids, IA
Oct 03: Huntington Center – Toledo, OH
Oct 04: Jacobs Pavilion – Cleveland, OH
Oct 06: Tsongas Center – Lowell, MA
Oct 08: Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
Oct 09: Glen Falls Civic Center – Glen Falls, NY