Five Finger Death Punch
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From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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Below is our complete Five Finger Death Punch news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
LA metallers, Five Finger Death Punch, have issued the following message to their fans regarding their line up changes:
"The rumors are true, only with less spins and no turbulence. Every band has its growing pains, and after 18 months in the trenches, relentless touring and living together, we all came to a conclusion that a change had to be made."
"It was a mutual agreement between the band and Darrell, and both parties wanted to handle this with class and as friends in our own time and on our own terms, however the rumor mill seems to work faster than anyone thought..." More...
Metalsludge.tv has issued the following statement about Five Finger Death Punch apparently replacing their guitarist:
"A hot rumor floating around NAMM this weekend is that Five Finger Death Punch has fired guitarist Darrell Roberts and replaced him with Jason Hook.
Sources close to guitarist Zoltan and drummer Jeremy are confirming the same story. This makes sense as Jeremy has had an on going friendship with Hook since he played drums on Hook's solo Cds. Jason recently has been playing guitar along side Keri Kelli in the Alice Cooper Band.
Darrell Roberts played guitar for W.A.S.P. for several years during the Neon God recordings and tours. Previous to the W.A.S.P. stint he played with TUFF to his admitted regret. Roberts is the signature Metallica guitar sound on the TUFF hit "American Hair Band" which was recorded during his tenure in the band in late 2000 into 2001. Roberts also played the "James Hetfield" role in the late 90s West Coast popular Alcholica (Metallica tribute band)."
Read the full article at Metalsludge.tv.
American hardcore band Five Finger Death Punch have just issued the following update concerning their European tour dates:
"We can’t wait to go to Europe! We play our first show in London in less than one month, and then we’re going to hit up everywhere we possibly can (all dates below). This will be vicious. If you haven’t already, be sure to grab your tickets when we come through your country:
Feb 6 London, UK @ Academy Islington
METAL HAMMER’S Defenders of the Faith II Tour w/ Dimmu Borgir, Lamb of God, Unearth
Feb 8 Belfast, UK @ Mandela Hall
Feb 9 Dublin, Ireland @ The Academy
Feb 11 Bristol, UK @ Academy Bristol
Feb 12 Birmingham, UK Academy Birmingham
Feb 13 Manchester, UK Manchester University
Feb 14 London, UK Brixton Academy
Feb 15 Glasgow, UK Academy Glasgow
Feb 17 Oxford, UK Oxford Academy
European Headlining Dates
Feb 18Amsterdam, Holland, Amsterdam Melkweg
Feb 19 Koln, Germany Koln Underground
Feb 20 Berlin, Germany Berlin Magnet
Feb 22 Copenhagen, Denmark Vega
Feb 23 Gothenburg, Sweden Brewhouse
Feb 24 Stockholm, Sweden Klubben
Feb 26 Helsinki, Finland Helsinki Nostri
Feb 28 Hamburg, Germany Hamburg Logo
March 1 Weisbaden, Germany Weisbaden Schlacthof
March 2 Munich, Germany Munich 59:1
March 3 Zurich, Switzerland Zurich Rohstoffloger
"We’ll see you across the pond!"
Another Black Day has announced that due to reasons beyond their control, they will no longer be continuing on their current tour with Five Finger Death Punch. Here's what the band had to say:
"It is with great disbelief that we announce we will not be continuing on the Five Finger Death Punch tour. We would like to thank all of the loyal fans both new and old that have supported us and attended the past shows, your support is greatly appreciated. We apologize to everyone that was planning on attending any future shows, we promise to make it up to you ten fold with a killer show."
Lamb Of God has announced a co-headlining U.K. tour with Norwegian black metallers Dimmu Borgir next February. Also joining them will be Five Finger Death Punch and more bands to be announced.
The tour dates are as follows:
February 11 - Bristol Academy - Bristol, England
February 12 - Birmingham Academy - Birmingham, England
February 13 - Manchester Academy - Manchester, England
February 14 - Brixton Academy - London, England
February 15 - Glasgow Academy - Glasgow, Scotland
Five Finger Death Punch will set out on a lengthy tour beginning this September. Joining them will be In This Moment, Bury Your Dead and Another Black Day.
The scheduled dates are as follows:
September 29 - Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep (FFDP only)
September 30 - Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep (FFDP only)
October 3 - St. Louis, MO @ Pop’s
October 4 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
October 5 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
October 7 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s
October 8 - Louisville, KY @ Headliners
October 10 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
October 11 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
October 12 - Waterloo, IA @ Electric Ballroom
October 14 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
October 17 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
October 18 - Detroit, MI @ Emerald Theater
October 19 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
October 20 - Albany, NY @ Northern Lights
October 23 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
October 25 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
October 28 - Norfolk, VA @ Norva
November 1 - Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos
November 2 - Lubbock, TX @ Tequila Jungle
November 3 - San Antonio, TX @ Scout Bar
November 5 - Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
November 7 - Tampa, FL @ The Ritz
November 8 - Ft. Lauderdale @ Revolution
November 10 - Myrtle Beach, SC @House of Blues
November 12 - Nashville, TN @ The Cannery
November 13 - Little Rock, AR @ The Village
November 14 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
November 15 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
November 20 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
November 21 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
November 22 - Fresno, CA @ Crest Theater
November 23 - San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom*
November 26 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox Market*
November 30 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Salt Air*
December 3 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues*
December 4 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues*
* = no BURY YOUR DEAD
Five Finger Death Punch have posted their brand new video for the song "Never Enough" online. You can check it out below.
The song comes from the bands 2007 effort, "The Way Of The Fist."
The band have also stated that they will be making a huge announcement soon but gave no clues as to what it may be. More...
The promoters of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem tour have posted the following message:
"Due to Northern California wild-fires, July 11th (Sacramento) Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Performance Rescheduled to Monday July 14th
"Concerned for the health and safety of our patrons, performers and employees, Live Nation announces a date change for Sacramento's scheduled Rockstar Energy Mayhem festival at The Sleep Train Amphitheater. The air quality and temperature are expected to improve by end of weekend, allowing for the event to be moved to Monday, July 14th and show time will remain 1:30pm. Tickets purchased for Friday, July 11th will be honored.
"As we enter the second week of wild fires, and the recent 100+ degree temperatures, it is in the best interest of all involved that the tour date be rescheduled as conditions are expected to improve over the weekend. A variety of city and county officials have urged area residents to avoid long-term exposure to the outdoors and limit outdoor recreational activities."
"We sincerely regret this unavoidable cancellation and apologize to fans for any disappointment caused," says tour co-founder John Reese. "And while we're thankful that the show can take place on Monday, our thoughts are with the families in this area during this difficult time. Refunds will be available at original point of purchase." More...
Having sold more than 110,000 copies since last July’s release of "The Way Of The Fist," Five Finger Death Punch will be re-releasing their popular album on May 13th.
Three bonus tracks - “Stranger Than Fiction”, an acoustic version of the breakout smash single “The Bleeding” and the band’s current single “Never Enough (currently #23 most added after just three weeks at Active Rock radio) have been added to the record.
Five Finger Death Punch is currently packing venues all over North America with Disturbed and will be playing on the first ever Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival this summer as well. Here are the latest Five Finger Death Punch tour dates: More...
The Pulse of Radio reports that FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH resumes its live schedule on Friday night (April 18) in Sayreville, New Jersey, performing for the first time since canceling a tour two months ago. The band had to pull off the road when singer Ivan Moody was diagnosed with a throat problem, but he told The Pulse of Radio that the time off was just what he needed. "The throat is fine," he said. "It's actually probably ten-fold of what it was towards the end there. I started developing calluses in the back of my throat, sat down and talked to a couple of doctors, and they gave me an ultimatum. They said, you know, you can keep going and possibly have nodes, or you can take a little bit of time away and prepare yourself for what's to come. In the long run, I think it's beneficial, I think we came out on top, so everything's cool."
The band recently announced the release of a brand new song called "Never Enough", which will be available as a free download to fans who have already bought or are now buying the band's debut album, "The Way of the Fist". In order to obtain the song, fans must go to fivefingerdeathpunch.com/bonus and insert the CD into their computers, after which the track can be accessed.
"The Way of the Fist" will be re-released on May 3 with "Never Enough" and two additional new tracks included.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will play some headlining shows next week before beginning a U.S. trek with DISTURBED on April 27 in Wichita, Kansas. The group will also appear on this summer's Rockstar Energy Mayhem Tour with DISTURBED and SLIPKNOT.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will join multi-Platinum act DISTURBED on tour starting late April. Along with the Disturbed dates,
there will be several special headlining club shows and radio festivals starting April 18th in Sayreville, NJ.
FFDP released their acclaimed album, THE WAY OF THE FIST, late last year and hit the road to headline the Guitar Hero II stage on the 2007 FAMILY VALUES TOUR. FFDP followed Family Values by joining Korn and HellYeah last fall, as well as FFDP’s first headlining club tour. The Spring tour dates with Disturbed will be a precursor to the ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM TOUR, which kicks off later this summer with Disturbed, Slipknot, Mastadon, Dragonforce and many others.
“The Bleeding,” Rate The Music’s #1 testing song in the country for the 4th week in a row, has climbed the Active Rock Charts, arriving at #8 this week. The track is the only one from a brand new band in the Top 10 and has been for 5 weeks. The video for the single, directed by Bradley Scott, can be seen on the band’s Myspace at www.myspace.com/ffdp. The video for “The Bleeding” was one of Headbangers Ball’s Top 20 videos of 2007, as voted on by the viewers. The band remains in the Top New Artist Charts at #6 this week and have sold nearly 100,000 records to date.
Here are the latest Five Finger Death Punch tour dates prior to the Rockstar Energy Mayhem tour: More...
Los Angeles metal band FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH released their debut album, "The Way Of The First" on in July of 2007. The CD hit
stores and the band hit the road to headline the RedOctane “Guitar Hero” second stage of the 2007 FAMILY VALUES TOUR. Later outings with Korn and HellYeah road-tested their lineup for subsequent headlining dates. Seven months later, as the band prepares for the ROCKSTAR MAYHEM TOUR with Slipknot and Disturbed, their record increases in sales by 35% then again by 45% and vaults itself to #144 on the Billboard Top 200.
“The Bleeding,” Rate The Music’s #1 testing song in the country, has climbed the Active Rock Charts, arriving at #9 this week. The track is the only one from a brand new band in the Top 10. The video for the single, directed by Bradley Scott, can be seen on the band’s Myspace age. The video for “The Bleeding” was one of Headbangers Ball’s Top 20
videos of 2007, as voted on by the viewers.
"The Way Of The Fist" was recorded at Next Level Studios by Stevo "Shotgun" Bruno (MOTLEY CRUE, PRONG) and at No Name Studios by Mikey Sarkisyan (SPINESHANK)with mixing and mastering duties being handled by Logan Mader (MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY).
A 60th anniversary "celebration" for Seton Hall University radio station WSOU will be held at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on April 18th. Doors open at 6pm and admission is $25. Bands scheduled to perform include Shadows Fall, Unearth, Otep, A Life Once Lost, Bloodsimple, and Five Finger Death Punch.
The following dates have been released for the “Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival” tour, which is set to feature SLIPKNOT, DISTURBED, MACHINE HEAD, MASTODON, DRAGONFORCE, SEVENDUST, THE RED CHORD, 36 CRAZYFISTS, SUICIDE SILENCE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, WALLS OF JERICHO, BLACK TIDE, and AIRBOURNE:
July 9 - Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
July 11 - Marysville, CA @Sleep Train Amphitheatre
July 12 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 15 - Fresno, CA @ Selland Arena
July 16 - Chula Vista, CA @ Coors Amphitheatre
July 18 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
July 19 - Albuquerque, NM @ Journal Pavilion
July 20 - Englewood, CO @ Coors Amphitheatre
July 22 - Bonner Springs, KS @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 23 - Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amph. St. Louis
July 25 - Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Centre
July 26 - Selma, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 27 - The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
July 29 - Tampa, FL @ Ford Amphitheatre at State Fairgrds.
July 30 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
August 1 - Atlanta, GA @ HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
August 2 - Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
August 3 - Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
August 6 - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 8 - Toronto, ON @ The Molson Amphitheatre
August 9 - Burgettstown, PA @ Post-Gazette Pavilion
August 10 - Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
August 13 - Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center For The Perf. Arts
August 15 - Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
August 16 - Bristow, VA @ Nissan Pavilion At Stone Ridge
August 17 - Hartford, CT @ New England Dodge Music Center
August 20 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 21 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
SLIPKNOT, DISTURBED, DRAGONFORCE and MASTODON will the main stage on the first Rockstar Energy Mayhem festival tour, set to kick off July 9th at the White River Amphitheatre in Seattle. The tour will hit 30 cities in the US and Canada between early July and late August.
The tour will have two second stages - one featuring SEVENDUST, AIRBOURNE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, 36 CRAZYFISTS and the Jägermeister Battle of The Bands Winner. A second stage will feature MACHINE HEAD, BLACK TIDE, SUICIDE SILENCE, THE RED CHORD and WALLS OF JERICHO.
Official tour dates, cities and the tour’s Internet pre-sale will be announced in the coming weeks. Go to www.mayhemfest.com to keep up with details.
SEVENDUST guitarist John Connolly has confirmed that the band will take part in the upcoming Rockstar Energy Mayhem tour, which will play around 30 Live Nation amphitheaters in North America during July and August. The trek will be co-headlined by SLIPKNOT and DISTURBED, with MASTODON and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH also expected to appear on the bill, alongside a number of yet-to-be-announced acts.
Connolly revealed SEVENDUST's participation in the trek during a live webcast from the Dean Guitars booth at at this year's winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show, which was held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.
Ray Waddell of Billboard.com reports that the Rockstar Energy Mayhem tour, with SLIPKNOT and DISTURBED topping the bill, will play 30 Live Nation amphitheaters in North America during July and August.
Rockstar Mayhem is produced by Warped founder Kevin Lyman, his partner on the Rockstar Taste Of Chaos tour John Reese, CAA's Darryl Eaton, and Jason Garner, Live Nation Chief Executive Officer of North American Music.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH is the only other band that has confirmed its participation in the trek.
According to MTV.com, SEVENDUST, MASTODON, DRAGONFORCE, SUICIDE SILENCE and WALLS OF JERICHO are among the groups that are also rumored to be taking part in the Rockstar Mayhem Tour.
According to the The Metal Report, the two most anticipated summer tours for US hard rock and metal fans for 2008 are taking shape. From the creators of the Vans-Warped tour, we will see the debut of the Rockstar Mayhem tour, sponsored by Rockstar Energy drink which will compete against metal juggernaut, Ozzfest.
The Metal Report can confirm that SLIPKNOT, DISTURBED, and 5 FINGER DEATH PUNCH will in fact be apart of the Rockstar Mayhem tour line up.
As for Ozzfest, OZZY OSBOURNE stated he will headline each show with his solo band, featuring legendary guitarist ZAKK WYLDE. JUDAS PRIEST has been rumored to co-headline in 2008, however new rumors are now suggesting the band may tour with HEAVEN & HELL instead of Ozzfest. More news as it develops.
Five Finger Death Punch issue the following update:
"Hey everyone, we regret to inform you all that all of FFDP's current tour dates have been cancelled. Read the message below:"
"Due to concerns regarding vocalist Ivan Moody's throat, Five Finger Death Punch has cancelled all live performances through March 7th. Ivan has developed calluses on his vocal chords that, if left untreated, could lead to permanent damage. As a preventative measure, he has been advised by doctors to take 2 months of vocal rest and work on rehabilitating his vocal chords. All are confident that Ivan will make a full recovery and be back in top form in plenty of time for FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's slot on the MAYHEM tour with SLIPKNOT and DISTURBED this Summer." More...
According to HardDrive Radio, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH — the Los Angeles-based band featuring ex-W.A.S.P. guitarist Darrell Roberts, former MOTOGRATER vocalist Ivan Moody (Ghost), ex-U.P.O. guitarist Zoltan Bathory, former DEADSETT bassist Matt Snell, and drummer Jeremy Spencer — will take part in this summer's Rockstar Mayhem tour, also featuring SLIPKNOT and DISTURBED. The outing, sponsored by Rockstar Energy drink, will run in July and August, with additional artists and dates to be announced.
Rockstar Mayhem is being assembled by Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman and John Reese, Lyman's partner on the Taste of Chaos tour.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline", hosted by Bob Coburn, airing Monday, January 14 at 11:30 p.m. EST/8:30 p.m. PST. Fans can talk live with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH by calling 800-344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you or to listen to the show live via the Internet, go to www.rocklineradio.com.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's debut album, "The Way of the Fist", entered the The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 199. The CD shifted over 5,400 copies via traditional retail outlets and moved another 1,400 units in digital downloads in its first week of release.
"The Way of the Fist", was released on July 31 via Firm Music, a branch of the highly successful entertainment talent management company The Firm. The CD was recorded at Next Level Studios with Stevo "Shotgun" Bruno (PRONG, MÖTLEY CRÜE) and at Complex Studios with Mikey Sarkisyan (SPINESHANK). Mixing and mastering duties were handled by Logan Mader (MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY).