Five Finger Death Punch
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From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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Bloody-Disgusting.com has posted a new interview online with Zoltan from Five Finger Death Punch about the band's new album "American Capitalist," which hits stores on October 11th, 2011. An excerpt from the interview follows, in which Zoltan addresses criticism of the band's style, talks about winning a "Best Shredder" award, and more.
Bloody Disgusting: Let’s jump right into the new album, American Capitalist, and, specifically, the title. What does it mean and how does it relate to the music?
Zoltan: First of all, we always liked the idea that the title could push a couple of buttons on top of being just a title. And I mean “pushing a button” as in we have something to say. Though it’s definitely not a concept album, there is a definite theme that runs across the songs.
I don’t want to jump into analyzing the economy and politics and the various fields of social sciences, but it’s kind of connected to the songs in a way that America adopted a form of capitalism that is very close to nature. Nature is pretty cool in that the way it works is that the strong kills the weak and it’s a circle of life and we dig that theme. We placed that in today’s society. We’re living in a concrete jungle, you know what I mean? You have to go and “hunt” so that you can make money. Even though the process changed, the fundamentals are still the same. So if the fundamentals are still the same, you pretty much, humans especially due to the intelligence we acquired, have to make conscious of whether you’re going to be the zebra or whether you’re going to join the lion pride and go out there a maul a motherfucker! [laughs]
It’s just what it is! You know! And we get a lot of flak from people who say “This is bro metal” or “This is tough guy music” and you know what? Yeah! It’s like, “Fuck you! I don’t play music for the pussies. It IS tough guy music!” I like that we play to an audience that share this idea of survivalism. And this connects to the spirit of the champion. You get the fuck up and fight one more round, no matter what!
And that’s what American Capitalist is about. I can definitely speak about this because I came to this country with my guitar on my back and nothing in my pocket. I came from absolute zero and kind of made it! I look at my singer who was a foster child. My guitarist was adopted after being found in the streets in some garbage. Every single member of this band came and fought for it.
Bloody Disgusting: You won the Best Shredder at the 2010 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards. Did this make you feel any kind of pressure when writing and recording for American Capitalist? More...
Read the full article at Bloody Disgusting.
The 48 Hours Festival, powered by Rockstar Energy Drink, will take place on Saturday, October 15th and Sunday, October 16 2011 in Las Vegas. A trailer for the upcoming festival can be viewed below.
The show will include live sets by Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Three Days Grace, Seether, Bullet For My Valentine, Hollywood Undead, Sick Puppies, Escape The Fate, Sevendust, Hatebreed, Adelitas Way, Rev Theory, 10 Years, Black Tide, Art of Dying, Eyes, Set to Kill, Butcher Babies, Valora, Hell or Highwater, Orange Blossom Special and more.
After recently posting the new single "Under it and Over it" online, Five Finger Death Punch has now announced it will headlining the "Share the Welt" tour this fall. The tour is in support of the band's upcoming third album, "American Capitalist," which hits stores on October 11th, 2011.
Heading out to support Five Finger Death Punch on the tour are All That Remains, Hatebreed, and Rev Theory. More dates are set to be announced in September, so stay tuned for updates. See below for all current tour dates.
8/13 Twin Lakes, WI @ Shadow Hill Ranch
8/16 Honolulu, HI @ Blaisdell Arena
8/19 Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center – (WQBK’S A BIGGER DAY OUT)
8/20 Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre – (ROCK ON THE RANGE CANADA)
8/26 Post Falls, ID @ Greyhound Park Ampitheater – (KHTQ ROCK HARD AT THE PARK)
8/27 Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre – (KISW PAIN IN THE GRASS)
8/28 Hillsboro, OR @ Washington County Fair – (PDX ROCKFEST)
9/10 Chandler, AZ @ Firebird Raceway – (UFEST)
9/18 Dayton, OH @ Montgomery County Fairgrounds – (WXEG X FEST)
9/24 Irvine, CA @ Irvine Meadows/Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – (EPICENTER)
Share the Welt tour:
10/16 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
10/17 Medford, OR @ Medford Armory
10/19 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Great Slat Air
10/22 Denver, CO @ First Bank Center
10/25 Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena
10/26 Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
10/28 El Paso, TX @ Speaking Rock Entertainment Center (not SHARE THE WELT)
10/29 San Antonio, TX @ Sunken Garden
11/1 Little Rock, AR @ Clear Channel Metroplex Event Center
11/2 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Five Finger Death Punch has posted a new single online titled "Under It and Over It," which can be heard through Revolvermag.com at this location.
"Under and Over It" is the debut single from Five Finger Death Punch’s upcoming third album, "American Capitalist," which hits stores on October 11th, 2011. "American Capitalist" was recorded at “The Hideout” in Las Vegas, NV with producer Kevin Churko.
“This record crystallizes the sound of Death Punch," says guitarist Zoltan Bathory.
Singer Ivan Moody adds, “I literally laid every ounce of blood I had on this one. We are a people’s band. Our fans understand us because of who we are. We've never tried to be anybody else but Five Finger Death Punch. If you’re inclined to please the whole world, you've got to take a step back and realize that at the end of the day, you have to be you - first and foremost. Otherwise, you're useless to anyone else.”
The official lineup for the 2011 edition of Southern California's "Epicenter" festival has been announced. The day long hard rock event is to take place on Saturday, September 24 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, California and is set to be headlined by reunited rap-metal act Limp Bizkit. The currently announced lineup is listed below, with more bands to be added in the coming weeks.
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February 14th is a date that means different things to different people. For some, Valentine’s Day is that special occasion to show someone how much you care, while for others it’s an unfortunate reminder of just how long that unused condom has been stashed in your wallet. For every lucky gentleman who has found the lady he can sexually accost without fear of court mandated harassment classes, there’s that lonely soul who will spend Valentine’s Day with nothing but music out the speakers and a bottle of Jack.
No matter which side you fall on, heavy metal has got a song to match your mood and help you head bang through the gooiest of all the holidays.
Whether any given track is purposefully over the top and funny, depressing enough to make you pull out the eyeliner and candles, or just plain outright disturbing, metal is no stranger to the anti-love song. So for those of you will be spending Valentine’s Day alone, or just simply think the holiday is nothing more than a marketing ploy to sell chocolates and greeting cards, here’s a series of anti-love anthems to get you through the day.
For those who still have a heart and haven't devolved into extreme cynicism, you can also check out our companion listing of pro-love heavy metal music at this location.
Metalunderground.com is no stranger to aberrant sexual behavior, as we have the honor of being home the infamous “I’d put my tongue in her butt” forum thread. The following, um, “tongue-in-cheek” songs are all dedicated to everyone who has ever contributed a post to that thread.
Whether 80’s glam rock parody/tribute act Steel Panther is singing love songs or anti-love songs is a matter of some debate. What could be more loving than each band member’s willingness to sleep with anything that moves, regardless of VD status? Take the particularly touching song “Turn Out The Lights,” in which we are informed that front man Michael Starr is in desperate need of some physical attention, even though his partner actively disgusts him. What’s a horny rock star to do? Look no further than the title for the answer:
L.A. guitarist Caleb Bingham (Ascension, Ex-Five Finger Death Punch) has joined Swedish death/black metal band Zonaria. The band is currently on tour with Nile, Dew-Scented, Melechesh, and Darkrise throughout Europe.
Zonaria guitarist Emil Nyström commented: "Caleb has been a great friend of mine for quite some time. And while recording our third CD Simon felt like he wanted to focus on the singing. So from now on Simon will only handle the vocals and Caleb has stepped in as our new guitarist. He’s an amazing guitarist and has a fantastic view on music and guitar playing."
Caleb also comments on joining the band: "It’s fantastic to be out on the road with Zonaria. I’ve always been a fan of death metal music, especially death metal music from Sweden, so playing with what I would consider to be one of the best modern Swedish death metal bands is both a pleasure and an honor. People should most definitely expect some major things coming from Zonaria in the very near future."
Goatwhore's "Apocalyptic Havoc" has been confirmed for the soundtrack for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game Splatterhouse. Additional details on the game can be found here. The Splatterhouse in game soundtrack includes:
Goatwhore – "Apocalyptic Havoc"
The Accused – "Pounding Nails"
ASG – "Dream Song"
Cavalera Conspiracy – "Must Kill"
Five Finger Death Punch – "Dying Breed"
The Haunted – "Hollow Ground"
High On Fire - "Fire, Flood & Plague"
Invisible Enemies – "Dead Eyes"
Lamb of God – "Walk With Me in Hell"
Mastodon – "Blood and Thunder"
Municipal Waste – "Rigorous Vengeance"
Mutant Supremacy – "Morbid Dismemberment"
Terrorizer – "Dead Shall Rise"
WolfShirt – "Headlong Into Monsters"
Five Finger Death Punch has checked in with the following update about the band's upcoming activity:
"Hey Everyone, we’re in LA today for our last show with Godsmack at Nokia Live. Looking forward to seeing everyone from SoCal out there. Tomorrow we end our fall tour with a special headlining show in Tucson, AZ- both these shows are going to be a blast.
"We also wanted to hit you up about our Deluxe Box Set Edition Re-Release which comes out November 22nd in stores everywhere- the week of Thanksgiving. It includes our first album, The Way of the Fist, a Bonus disc with 11 B-Sides & Rarities, a DVD with a brand new 5FDP documentary, The Legend of the Fist: Vol. 1 and all our music videos from the first album, as well as a 5FDP calendar/ poster and trading cards, along with all brand new artwork.
"Finally, we just learned that our new single, Far From Home, has already come back as the highest rated song at rock radio! Thank you all so much for supporting us - we were a band that everyone thought was too heavy to play on the radio and because of believers like you, we are very lucky to do what we love today. Far From Home is a track that means the world to us, and comes from a very special place- we want the world to hear it, and appreciate your support. If you dig it, please call your local radio station and request it, so that True Metal can be heard everywhere."
Five Finger Death Punch will be doing an in-store signing at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre, PA October 13th at 4pm. They are also playing that night at the Mohegan Sun Arena with Godsmack. The details are as follows:
10/13 Gallery of Sound
186 Mundy St, Wilkes-Barre PA 18702
The Five Finger Death Punch debut album "Way of the Fist" is set to be re-issued as a deluxe box set on November 23rd, 2010. The box set features the original 13 album tracks with all-new artwork, a 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. The band also has the following upcoming tour dates (10/3 onward with Godsmack):
10/1 Mobile, AL- Bayfest
10/2 Simpsonville, SC WTPT Festival @ Charter Amphitheatre
10/3 Columbia, MD Merriweather- Post Pavillion (Start of Godsmack Dates)
10/5 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
10/6 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Center
10/8 Lowell, MA – Tsongas
10/9 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
10/10 Bangor, ME – Waterfront Park
10/12 Buffalo, NY- Rapids Theatre 5FDP Headlining Show
10/13 Wilkes-Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
10/15 Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion
10/16 Detroit, MI – Fox Theater
10/17 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
10/19 St. Paul, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium
10/20 St. Charles, MO – Family Arena
10/22 Milwaukee, WI- The Rave 5FDP Headlining Show
10/24 Tulsa, OK- Cain’s Ballroom 5FDP Headlining Show
10/26 Rio Rancho, NM – Santa Ana Star Center
10/27 Broomfield, CO – 1st Bank Center
10/30 Phoenix, AZ – Memorial Coliseum at Arizona State Fair
11/4 Los Angeles, CA – Nokia Theater L.A. Live
11/5 Tucson, AZ- Rialto Theatre 5FDP Headlining Show
Five Finger Death Punch has checked in with the following update about appearing on tonight's edition of the Rockline radio show:
"Five Finger Death Punch will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show ROCKLINE with host Bob Coburn on Monday September 27, 2010 at 8:30pm PT / 11:30pm ET. You can speak with 5FDP by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625) For a station near you, or for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast, go to this location."
Five Finger Death Punch has issued the following announcement about playing a Halloween show in Kansas City:
"Five Finger Death Punch will once again join 98.9 The Rock in Kansas City on October 23rd this year to headline their Halloween show, Freaker’s Ball. Sevendust, Drowning Pool, and 10 Years are also on the bill.
"Tickets go on sale this Friday, 9/24 at 10am for $35- but there is a special pre-sale for 5FDP fans from Wednesday 9/22 at 10am to Thursday 9/24 at 11:59pm! Pre-sale tickets are just $25- that’s a crazy deal for a great show. Check out the details at 98-9 The Rock's website.
"Be sure to come in costume just to scare the usual downtown crowd. If you have a killer costume, join the costume contest for a chance to share in $1000 in prize money! One hint, since the audience picks the winner, it’s always the scary or sexy costume that wins the big money. Click here for the offical Freaker's Ball contest rules. Let Freaker’s Ball bring the metal for a killer Halloween party. We’ll see you at the show."
Sorry Xbox 360 rockers, but not every week can be a winner, and it seems like we're hitting a little dead spot for new metal tracks on the Rock Band Network. The only song that comes close to deserving the title this week is from electronic rock/metal act Rivethead. The PS3 will get another Exodus track on the 21st, and the Wii edition continues to play catch up with Five Finger Death Punch and Amberian Dawn. The complete list of Xbox 360 tracks added to the Rock Band network this week, including the non-metal songs, is as follows:
Stagehands - "Welcome to Our Town"
Mike Orlando - "Burn"
The Gracious Few - "Appetite"
Breathe Carolina - "Hello Fascination"
Terror - "Stick Tight"
Justin Joseph Edwards - "I Want You To See"
Rivethead - "Difference"
The Riptides - "Dial M for Murder"
Freen in Green - "Erratic Eruption"
Pink Flag - "Dirty Hair Party"
Audible Mainframe - "Radioland"
The Get Up Kids - "The One You Want" More...
The weekend has officially hit again, and Rock Band is ready to jam out when you are. This week's metal additions to the Xbox 360 version of the Rock Band Network are a little sparse, with new songs from In This Moment and Firewind. The Wii edition is playing metal catch-up, with songs from Five Finger Death Punch and Between the Buried and Me showing up on September 14th. The complete list of new songs added to the Rock Band Network, including all the non-metal songs, is as follows:
New to RBN on Xbox 360 in the past week:
Rhune Kincaid - "iPhone"
The New Pornographers - "Your Hands (Together)"
Brownies - "Fool"
Hilit Rosental and Corbomite Games - "The Pizza Morgana Song"
Sophie B. Hawkins - "Beautiful Girl"
Teenage Bottlerocket - "Skate or Die"
Kirby Krackle - "Ring Capacity"
Blackberry River Band - "I've Got a Feeling"
The Knew - "United"
The Fury - "Picture Perfect"
Kramus - "Down Below"
In This Moment - "The Gun Show"
Modern Skirts - "Bridges and Overpasses"
22-20s - "Latest Heartbreak"
Firewind - "World on Fire"
Terrorhorse - "Modern Mathematics" More...
The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has posted a medley of mosh pits and walls of death from this year's touring festival. Check it out below.
You can also get a FREE nine-song 2010 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour digital sampler, featuring Mayhem artists Rob Zombie, Lamb of God, Five Finger Death Punch, Hatebreed, Winds of Plague, 3 Inches of Blood, In This Moment, Norma Jean and Atreyu. Just download it from iTunes using code "TRPY49P33WWL" (no quotes).
Five Finger Death Punch will be touring alongside Godsmack and Drowning Pool this coming October. The band has now announced four additional headlining shows, which are as follows:
10/12 - Buffalo, NY @ Rapids Theatre Fan Club Pre-Sale Starts Thursday 9/9 @ 3pm ET
10/22 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave Fan Club Pre-Sale Starts Thursday 9/9 @ 3pm ET
10/24 - Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom Fan Club Pre-Sale Starts Thursday 9/9 @ 3pm ET
11/5 - Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre Fan Club Pre-Sale Starts Thursday 9/9 @ 3pm ET
Sorry for the late Rock Band update this week metal fans! The weekend may be over, but that doesn't you mean you can't take a little time to rock out with new metal tracks through the Rock Band Network. The Xbox 360 edition has seen more tracks added by Amberian Dawn, Evile, Iwrestledabearonce, and Warbringer. The complete list of new songs, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:
Amberian Dawn - "Kokko - Eagle of Fire"
Ashland Court - "Hell's Sweet Hands"
Evile - "Devoid of Thought"
Evile - "Time No More"
iwrestledabearonce - "You Ain't No Family"
Mystic Syntax - "Flesh Pull"
Texas in July - "Uncivilized"
The Fire Violets - "Fence Jumper"
The Get Up Kids - "Your Petty Pretty Things"
Your Heart - "Spring"
J.A.C.K. - "I Cut Off My Arms"
Chaotrope - "XIV"
You Me and Iowa - "Howling at Summer"
James Silva - "I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES 1N IT !!!1"
Dead By Wednesday - "Pawns"
Warbringer - "Living in a Whirlwind"
The Gracious Few - "Honest Man"
State of Shock - "Money Honey" More...
Five Finger Death Punch will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show Rockline with host Bob Coburn on Monday September 27th, 2010 at 8:30pm PT / 11:30pm ET. Fans can call in and speak with the members of Five Finder Death Punch at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a station near you, or for information regarding how to log on for the Internet broadcast, go to this location.
Five Finger Death Punch has checked in with the following brief update about touring alongside Godsmack and Drowning Pool:
"We’re pleased to announce that 5FDP will be out on the road this Fall with a very seminal band, Godsmack. Drowning Pool will also be on the bill. Here are the first batch of dates. More are coming - this promises to be the most Sinister tour of the fall!"
The currently announced dates are as follows, with more expected to be announced shortly:
10/3 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavillion
10/5 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
10/6 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Center
10/8 Boston, MA Tsongas Center
10/9 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
10/10 Bangor, ME Waterfront Park