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?"




 
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