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Five Finger Death Punch

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Formed: 2005
From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Five Finger Death Punch Adds Extra Tour Date

Five Finger Death Punch has added on an extra show to their upcoming U.S. Winter Tour with Shadows Fall. The extra date will take place on February 9th in Jacksonville, NC at Hooligan's. Their other upcoming tour dates are as follows:

1/21 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
1/22 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
1/23 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
1/24 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
1/26 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
1/27 McAllen, TX @ McAllen Convention Center
1/29 Dallas,TX @ House of Blues
1/30 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
1/31 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
2/2 Nashville,TN @ Cannery Ballroom
2/3 Grenville, SC @ Handle Bar
2/5 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
2/6 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
2/8 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
2/12 Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
2/13 Dayton, OH McGuffy’s House of Rock
2/14 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
2/16 Rapid City, SD @ Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
2/17 Billings, MT @ Shrine Auditorium
2/19 Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
2/20 Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
2/21 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

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Shadows Fall Announces Winter U.S. Tour

Shadows Fall has issued the following statement about planning a 2010 winter tour alongside Five Finger Death Punch, Throwdown, and 2 Cents:

"Today, Shadows Fall is pleased to announce their upcoming 2010 US Winter tour. Shadows Fall will be on the road January 21 through February 20, 2010 with Five Finger Death Punch, Throwdown, and 2 Cents. This tour will be everything you expect and more out of a hard hitting metal show and as an added bonus for the ladies, the first 100 women to line up at each show will get in absolutely free. Tickets will be going on sale this weekend.

"Shadows Fall tour this past fall was one of the most successful hard rock tours of the season and they have another amazing run scheduled for this winter as they are going out with Five Finger Death Punch and 2 Cents for a second time. In addition one of metal’s most exciting melodic bands, Throwdown, has been added into the mix. Make sure to catch what is going to be on the hottest tours this winter!"

The currently confirmed dates are as follows, with more to be added soon: More...

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Evile Covers Pantera, Last Recording w/ Bassist

British thrashers EVILE recently recorded a PANTERA track for the upcoming Dimebag Darrell tribute album, which will be released on the cover of the 200th issue of the UK's Metal Hammer magazine.

The special CD and magazine are being released to coincide with the five-year anniversary of Dimebag's passing, and will be available in shops on December 16th.

Alongside various other well-known bands such as MACHINE HEAD, EVILE were asked to record a song as a tribute to the late guitarist. EVILE recorded a cover of the track "Cemetary Gates," and this tragically turned out to be the band's last recording before the untimely death of their own bassist, Mike Alexander, who passed away on October 5th while on tour in Sweden.

A behind-the-scenes video - the last video filmed with Mike - of EVILE recording the track at Parlour Studios with producer Russ Russell can be viewed below.

EVILE lead guitarist Ol Drake comments:

"The day we got the call from our manager, Julie Weir, saying Metal Hammer have asked us to pay tribute to Dimebag Darrell by covering a Pantera song, we couldn't have been more excited and honoured. I mean, how many more bands are there more worthy of paying tribute to the man? With us all being fans of Pantera, we swiftly said yes. Mike though was the biggest Pantera fan. He'd seen them years ago and absolutely worshipped Dimebag.

"After Dime got killed, Mike couldn't listen to 'Cemetary Gates' anymore. He'd always ask us to skip the track in the car/van/bus because it was too much for him. So when we chose to do the track it was tough for Mike, but I'm glad he did it. It turned out to be the last song he recorded, which to me is a strangely 'appropriate' tribute to him and Dimebag. I remember him nearing the verge of tears whilst I was doing the tremolo bends at the end of the track.

"We hope Pantera/Dimebag fans find this a fitting tribute from us, as we're simply fans ourselves who've been given this rare honour."

Metal Hammer editor Alexander Milas comments:

"I was genuinely over the moon when Evile volunteered to produce a track for our upcoming Dimebag tribute, a stunningly rendered cover of Pantera's classic 'Cemetary Gates'. So when the truly tragic news of Mike Alexander's all-too-premature departure from this world hit the office, the tragic irony wasn't lost on me or anyone here that Mike Alexander's tribute to the immortal legacy of Dimebag would also be a final testament to his own impeccable musicianship and commitment to the music we love.

"To understate the case slightly, it's a very special track indeed, and we're honoured that it's a part of our upcoming tribute collection. Rest in peace Dimebag, and rest in peace Mike Alexander."

The Dimebag Darrell tribute album contains the following tracks:

01. ZAKK WYLDE - "Suicide Note Pt. 1"
02. MACHINE HEAD - "Fucking Hostile"
03. MALEFICE - "I'm Broken"
04. AVENGED SEVENFOLD - "Walk"
05. EVILE - "Cemetery Gates"
06. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH - "A New Level"
07. BIOHAZARD - "Mouth For War"
08. SYLOSIS - "Strength Beyond Strength"
09. CHIMAIRA - "Slaughtered"
10. UNEARTH - "Sandblasted Skin"
11. THROWDOWN - "Becoming"
12. KIUAS - "This Love"
13. THIS IS HELL - "Rise"

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Darrell Roberts Forms New Band Sintanic

Ex-W.A.S.P. and Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Darrell Roberts has now launched a new band titled Sintanic. "I mean no disrespect to anyone I have worked with in the past because I regret nothing! It was invaluable, a learning experience, and I thank you all for the opportunity, BUT it was really time to let my creative side roam free and record my music.Hope you enjoy it!" commented Darrell. Sample Sintanic tracks can be found at this location.

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Five Finger Death Punch Cancels Two Upcoming Shows

Five Finger Death Punch has issued the following announcement about canceling their shows in Hamburg and Munster:

"Tonight's show with Shadows Fall in Munster and tomorrow night's show in Hamburg have been canceled due to illness. We apologize to all our fans who will miss these two shows- it's very unfortunate timing. The rest of the tour dates are unaffected."

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Five Finger Death Punch Cancels Gothenburg Show

Five Finger Death Punch has issued the following statement about canceling their appearance tonight, November 19th, in Gothenburg:

"Unfortunately, Five Finger Death Punch will not be performing tonight, November 19 in Gothenburg. Zoltan has been violently ill all day with nausea and vertigo. Due to his condition, he was unable to travel last night. We apologize to all our amazing Swedish fans, and we hope to be back next year to make it up to you. He is just now starting to feel better, so we plan on traveling to Copenhagen and playing tomorrow night at The Rock. Shadows Fall will perform as scheduled."

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Today Is Live Nation Ultimate Access Triple Play

Today-only (Wednesday, October 28, 2009) every single fan who buys a ticket to a Live Nation club show is automatically entered to win an Ultimate Access Pass to the venue for which they bought their ticket. The Ultimate Access Pass is Live Nation’s golden ticket, good for admission to every single show in 2010 to an individual Live Nation venue. Every Live Nation club venue will have an Ultimate Access winner, with the names of winners posted on LiveNation.com Thursday morning at 12 Noon Eastern time. On Ultimate Access Wednesday every single ticket will be available at reduced cost as Live Nation drops the service fee on hundreds of thousands of tickets in its club venues across the country for one day only.

In addition to offering the concert goers the chance to win the Ultimate Access Pass, Live Nation is bringing music fans and their favorite bands closer together by hosting fan-and-band meet and greets at venues across the country. Bands including Anvil, Between The Buried And Me, Dethklok and Mastodon, Hellogoodbye, Hollywood Undead with Atreyu and Escape The Fate, LMFAO with Shwayze, Taking Back Sunday, Tesla and The Used will spend the afternoon meeting fans, taking pictures and answering questions. The box offices at Live Nation clubs will be open on Wednesday afternoon, selling no service fee tickets to all scheduled events. All fans purchasing tickets at the box office on Wednesday will also be entered to win the Ultimate Access Pass for that club.

It all happens Wednesday, October 28th as Live Nation drops the service fee on hundreds of thousands of tickets in its club venues across the country. In addition to the onsite meet and greets, the No Service Fee offer will also be available at www.LiveNation.com for 24 hours beginning at 12:01 a.m. local time on Wednesday, October 28th on participating shows.

“This week we’re bringing fans 3 amazing opportunities,” said Michael Rapino, President and Chief Executive Officer of Live Nation. “The first is the opportunity for fans to connect directly with the bands they love in our venues, as the bands themselves help sell no service fee tickets. Second, is the chance to win ‘Ultimate Access Pass,’ to every one of our clubs. And third, is the chance to pick up no service fee tickets to see their favorite bands on hundreds of thousands of club tickets on LiveNation.com. This Wednesday is all about Live Nation and the bands we work with saying ‘thanks’ to the fans for their support and their love of live music.”

The following acts will be meeting fans this week:

Anvil Hard Rock Café, Toronto 5 – 7 PM
Between The Buried And Me The Fillmore Charlotte 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Dethklok & Mastodon House of Blues Boston 6:30 – 7 PM
Five Finger Death Punch The Fillmore Denver 6 – 7 PM
Hellogoodbye Atlanta Tabernacle 5 – 6 PM
Hollywood Undead w/ Atreyu & Escape the Fate The Gramercy Theater, New York 4 – 6 PM
LMFAO w/ Shwayze The Hollywood Palladium 6 – 8 PM
Taking Back Sunday House of Blues Chicago 5 – 5:30 PM
Tesla Murat Egyptian Room, Indianapolis 5 – 7 PM
The Used TLA Philadelphia 5 – 6 PM

Lawn, general admission or reserved tickets subject to available at participating venues and select shows. Parking and shipping fees may apply. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discounts.

Ultimate Access Pass good at one of participating venues only. Not available in Canada. No purchase necessary. For complete details and official rules go to livenation.com.

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Video Footage Of Five Finger Death Punch Available

Video footage has been posted online of Five Finger Death Punch performing in Boston, MA at the House Of Blues on October 8th. The video clip can be viewed below. Five Finger Death Punch also has upcoming Hot Topic signing sessions on the following dates:

10/16 @ 5pm in Madison, WI
10/18 @ 3pm in Louisville, KY More...

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Five Finger Death Punch Announces Signing Sessions

Five Finger Death Punch has announced two upcoming Hot Topic signings. The dates and locations are as follows:

10/16 @ 5pm in Madison, WI
10/18 @ 3pm in Louisville, KY

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Five Finger Death Punch Announces Signing Session

Five Finger Death Punch has announced that they will be doing a signing session on Tuesday, October 6 at 5pm. The details are as follows:

FYE in the Crossgates Mall
1 Crossgates Mall Rd
Albany, NY 12203-6351
(518) 464-0199
5 pm

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Five Finger Death Punch Recovers Missing Guitarist

As was previously reported, Five Finger Death Punch had announced that they were unable to locate their guitarist Zoltan Bathory. The band has now issued the following brief statement about getting in contact with him:

"Hey everybody—we found Zoltan!! We just talked to him and although he sounded somewhat incoherent he says he’ll be fine and the tour will start as planned tomorrow!! Sorry if he worried anyone!"

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Five Finger Death Punch Unable To Locate Guitarist

Five Finger Death Punch has issued the following statement about their guitarist Zoltan Bathory going missing:

"We have not been able to locate Zoltan from 5FDP since Friday night’s show in Las Vegas. He has not responded to calls, text messages, or emails, and he was last seen around 2:00am Friday night at Wasted Space in the Hard Rock Casino, taking tequila shots at the bar with a group of guys from a bachelor party who came to the show.

"If anybody has any information as to the whereabouts of Zoltan, please email ffdp@prospectpk.com immediately. This is not like him and the band needs to prepare for the upcoming tour. We have already notified the appropriate authorities, but any help Vegas fans might be able to provide is very much appreciated. Thank you."

UPDATE: Five Finger Death Punch has since posted a new message about finding Zoltan.

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Five Finger Death Punch Posts New E-Card Online

Five Finger Death Punch has issued the following announcement about posting an e-card online for their upcoming album "War is the Answer:"

"Hey Knuckleheads,

"Check out our new e-card for the highly anticipated album set to be released on September 22nd!! Be sure to post it everywhere!"

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Five Finger Death Punch Posts New Music Video

Five Finger Death Punch has posted a music video online for the song "Hard To See," which is off the upcoming album "War is the Answer." The video clip can be viewed below. "War is the Answer" is currently set for a September 22nd release date. More...

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Shadows Fall Announces "Shock and Raw Tour" Dates

Shadows Fall has announced a huge fall tour with fellow metallers Five Finger Death Punch. The “Shock and Raw Tour” kicks off on September 22 in San Francisco and runs through November. The tour also features Otep and 2 Cents. The latest tour dates can be found below.

The pre-sale for "Retribution," the new album from SHADOWS FALL, starts Tuesday, August 11. Fans will be able to order both the regular and deluxe package of the CD. The deluxe version of the album features a companion DVD and very, very exclusive box set with all kinds of great items. The pre-sale is available for fan club members ONLY starting Monday. All you have to do to become a fan club member is sign up for a member profile on their site, shadowsfall.com, for free.

SHADOWS FALL will be releasing "Retribution" on September 15 on Everblack Industries. The label was formed by the band in conjunction with Warner Music ILG, Ferret Music, and ChannelZERO Entertainment. For more information on Everblack Industries, visit everblackindustries.com. "Retribution" was produced by Zeuss (Hatebreed, Municipal Waste), with vocal production by Elvis Baskette (Incubus, Alter Bridge).

Here are the latest "Shock and Raw Tour" dates with Five Finger Death Punch, Otep, and 2 Cents: More...

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Five Finger Death Punch Announces Release Party

Five Finger Death Punch has issued the following announcement about an upcoming record release party in Las Vegas:

"5FDP will be playing a special Record Release party September 18th at Wasted Space in the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas!! This is to celebrate the upcoming release of their highly anticipated new album, WAR IS THE ANSWER, out September 22 worldwide.

"Tickets go on-sale this Saturday August 8th, so be sure to get them quick on ticketmaster.com- this show will sell out very soon after it goes on sale, as you can imagine.

"Not from Vegas? Have no fear, there is another big tour announcement coming, everyone…."

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Five Finger Death Punch Announces Radio Appearance

Five Finger Death Punch has issued the following announcement about appearing on the Full Metal Jackie radio show this weekend:

"Hey everyone-

"We will be guests on Full Metal Jackie's Syndicated Radio show this weekend! Go here to find a station near you.

"By the way, thank you all for all the positive feedback on HARD TO SEE. We poured our hearts and souls into this new album, and we're really glad you're digging the new track!!

"Can't wait for you to hear the whole thing!!!!!!!!!!!"

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Five Finger Death Punch Streaming New Single

Five Finger Death Punch has issued the following brief statement about streaming a new song online:

"Revolver is streaming 5FDP new single 'Hard To See'! head over there and leave postive comments about the new single."

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Slipknot Nominated For Five Kerrang Awards

The nominees for this years Kerrang! awards ceremony have been revealed. Perhaps the most likely to win at least one award this year will be Slipknot who have been nominated for no less than five awards this year.

The nominees are as follows:

Best British New Comer:

My Passion
Attack Attack
In Case Of Fire
Young Guns
Fei Comodo

Best International Newcomer:

Shinedown
Five Finger Death Punch
The Gaslight Anthem
Metro Station
Versa Emerge More...

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More Bands Added To Black Label Society Tour

Black Label Society leader Zakk Wylde has revealed that Five Finger Death Punch and Seventh Void (featuring members of Type O Negative) will be touring with the band along with Mudvayne and Static-X later this year.

"It's a small world, so everybody knows everybody. I've known the guys since the OZZFest. So we're going to have a fucking blast. (It will be) Static-X, Mudvayne, a couple guys from TYPE O NEGATIVE started their own band (SEVENTH VOID) so they got that thing going on. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH. There's six bands on the fucking bill so we're going to have a good fucking time."

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