At this transitional time for the music industry worldwide, US outfit Five Finger Death Punch represent a genuine ray of light, with their first two albums – ‘The Way Of The Fist’ (internationally released in 2009) & ‘War Is The Answer’ (2009) – now well above Gold status in the US, and current / third album, ‘American Capitalist’, looking set to follow suit.
In addition, the band are poised to headline a major US tour starting in July and running through until August under the ‘Trespass America Festival’ banner, in conjunction with Metal Hammer magazine; a dollar from every ticket sold will be donated to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, who have partnered with the band for the video to promote latest single ‘Coming Down’, which addresses this most pressing of issues with no rose-tinted spectacles to dilute the message of hope.
5FDP first came together in 2005, driven forward by the tiger-eyed vision/ambition of guitarist Zoltan Bathory – an Hungarian-born musician who had made his very first guitar out of a coffee table!
Over the years, the band has grown in stature at a rapid rate, notching up impressive album sales on both sides of the Atlantic; in Europe, they have appeared at the Rock Am Ring/Rock Im Park and Download Festivals in Germany and the UK respectively (the latter on two occasions), sold out headline tours (UK), and achieved front covers in the music press, including Metal Hammer magazine (UK).
In short, 5FDP – purveyors of big, well-crafted tunes delivered with vein-busting power and intent – now stand as one of the biggest rock acts in the world… and the really exciting thing is, the best is yet to come!