Five Finger Death Punch Ready For Round One
July 22, 2013


Five Finger Death Punch
Five Finger Death Punch is riding high on the success of their latest single, "Lift Me Up," featuring Rob Halford, and the band promises that fans can expect more star cameos on the two albums that are set to come out this year. The first volume of The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell is due on July 30, and along with Halford, it will boast vocals from Soulfly's Max Cavalera, Hatebreed's Jamey Jasta and In This Moment's Maria Brink. Volume 2, which is due in the fall, will feature even more collaborations, although the band will not say with whom.

"We did the song with (Halford) first, and it was such a fun thing that we got this itch to do more," guitarist Zoltan Bathory told Billboard. "So, yeah, definitely we have some very, very good fans and friends on the second record that will be just as interesting."

Five Finger Death Punch did not originally plan to release a two-volume set, but they had so much good material that it seemed like the only option. However, the band's label, Prospect Park, was not excited about the idea at first.

"We went to them and said, 'OK guys, we have a good problem. We have 20-something songs, and we want to release them all," Bathory recalls. "The label was like, 'Ah, no, you're gonna put out 12.' So we said, 'We'll make you a deal; we'll send you the 24 songs and you pick what's good.' So they called back a week or so later, 'OK, we see your point. You can have your two records. Originally we were going to put it all out the same day, but we decided 24 songs is a lot of material to give fans to digest, so it became Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 and we're staggering the releases so people get to spend some time with the first record before they get the second one."

Meanwhile, the group already is on the road as part of the Monster Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, and they will embark on a North American headlining tour starting on September 15, with five weeks of dates announced so far.

"With two records, I'm probably looking at a solid two years of touring," Bathory said. "But that's OK. We've done that before. We love playing live more than anything, you know?"




 
Music News
Demi Lovato Feeling "Confident" on Fifth LP
Quick Hits: Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Omarion, Soundgarden
Pharrell, Demi Lovato & More Added To MTV VMAs Lineup
Quick Hits: Lady Gaga, HBO, Maroon 5, Nick Jonas
MTV To Honor Kanye West
Quick Hits: One Direction, Missy Elliott / The Voice, Azealia Banks, Meg Myers, Coheed and Cambria, Ben Folds
Dr. Dre Issues Apology To "The Women I've Hurt"
Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, album sales, Charli XCX & Bleachers, Chris Brown, Bon Jovi, Voodoo Music + Arts Festival
Quick Hits: JoJo, Kanye West / Frank Ocean, Carrie Underwood, Charlie Puth, The Neighbourhood
The Weeknd Announces The Madness Fall Tour
Quick Hits: Lana Del Ray, Alanis Morrissette, Kelly Clarkson, Silversun Pickups
Nick Jonas & Demi Lovato To Headline MTV Benefit Concert For Lifebeat
Pharrell, One Direction Join Apple Music Festival
Quick Hits: Rita Ora, Selena Gomez, Nickelback, Disney hits compilation, iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina, Bonnaroo 2016
Luke Bryan Beats Dr. Dre For #1 Album Slot
Breaking News
Cumulus Goes Underground Alternative In New Orleans
August 26, 2015
Subaru Embraces HD Radio Receivers
Cort Johnson Named APD/Morning Co-Host on 101.9 KINK/Portland
Howard Stern Presents "Booey 25" On SiriusXM Channels
August 25, 2015
Sony Music Entertainment Acquires Century Group
UMG Names Jeffrey Remedios President & CEO/Universal Music Canada
Where Hip Hop Lives App Now Available to International Audiences
August 24, 2015
Leslie Scott Named Program Director Of KNDD/Seattle
Rdio Launches “Promoted Music Experiences” With Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos
Report: Radio Has 30 Million Amplifiers Nationwide
In Brief - August 24, 2015
August 21, 2015
eQB NOW
Entercom South Florida Launches New Alternative Rock 104.3 The Shark
In Brief - August 21, 2015
August 20, 2015
Nielsen Study Shows The Power Of Small & Medium Sized Markets
MoBounce Named Afternoon Host For Z100/New York
In Brief - August 20, 2015
August 19, 2015
New Study Measures Advertiser Perception vs. Reality
Go Media/Minneapolis Names Miles Anzaldo MD At Go 96.3
Deanna Regalado Joins 95.7 The Party to Co-Host The JJ Kincaid Morning Show
MIW Radio Group Names Kim Guthrie Recipient Of Trailblazer Award
In Brief - August 19, 2015
August 18, 2015
Report: Where Americans Go to Discover Music
FMQB NOW

Mike McVay
SVP/Content & Programming
Cumulus Media

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!