One of the most popular metal bands to emerge from the US in recent years, Five Finger Death Punch have announced that they will be release their 4th and 5th studio albums this year.
Guitarist Zoltan Bathory had this to say about the writing process for the new albums:
We came off the road after a couple of great years of touring and were really amped up to write the 4th record. Everybody was in the right headspace and the band tighter than ever so it was a perfect storm. We jumped in head first and found ourselves 12-13 songs deep fairly quick but were still coming up with better and better material so we looked at each other and said…. ok why stop there ?… let's keep going. Once we passed the 24th song we knew we're going to have to do a double album. We had this massive amount of music that's very dear to us, possibly the best material this band has ever created. At that point there was no way to decide which songs to leave off the album. So we made the decision to release them all
The first volume of new material will be released on July 23rd with the Volume 2 following later in the year.
The band kicked off the promotions for volume 1 with a performance of the first single "Lift Me Up" on May 2nd at the Golden Gods awards show in Los Angeles. During their set they had Rob Zombie and John 5 up on stage and did a version of White Zombies Thunderkiss '65
5FDP will also be appearing at this years Download Festival. They are slated to be on the Main Stage on Sunday afternoon.
Five Finger Death Punch - The Pride