Friday, April 12, 2019

Five Finger Death Punch release special version of 'Blue on Black' feat. Brian May, Brantley Gilbert and Kenny Wayne Shepherd


Five Finger Death Punch has teamed up with Brian May of Queen and two of the biggest names in country and blues rock, Brantley Gilbert and Kenny Wayne Shepherd, to record a special version of the song "Blue On Black" mixed by Kevin Churko. The artists came together to merge country and mainstream rock to re-create the classic song originally recorded and co-written by Shepherd. "Blue On Black" is out today worldwide via Prospect Park (North America) and Eleven Seven Music (ex. North America). The artists also premiered an official music video for "Blue On Black" showing the creation of the song.

The artists and their respective labels are donating all proceeds from the collaboration version of "Blue On Black" (click to buy it) to the Gary Sinise Foundation, which honors America's defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need.

Zoltan Bathory states: "To raise awareness for and support first responders is a cause that's always been close to our hearts. These brave men and women leave their homes every morning not knowing if they'll ever see their families again. Yet they make a conscious choice to do so for the greater good. What better way to make a difference than to join forces with some of our friends in country, blues and classic rock who happen to be some of the biggest names in those genres and together celebrate these heroes."

Gilbert says: "'Blue On Black' is a song my band and I have covered off and on for years... songs are certified timeless when you can come back to them. It's always a staple each night and one of my favorite songs to perform. When the opportunity came up to sing on Five Finger's version, with both Kenny Wayne and Brian May of Queen, I jumped at the chance... Who wouldn't?! It incorporates so many different musical perspectives, but our collaboration just works brilliantly."

Kenny Wayne Shepherd adds: "When Five Finger Death Punch approached me about teaming up with them to do a special version of 'Blue On Black', I was thrilled to do it. When they told me Brantley Gilbert and Brian May were also going to be part of it, I was honored. This is a powerful collaboration of rock, country and blues artists and a true testament to the commonalities these musical styles share, and I think the fans will appreciate and enjoy it as much as we do."

The band wrote on Facebook: "We are proud to present our brand new video for “Blue on Black” featuring iconic guest artists Brian May​, Country Rock star Brantley Gilbert​ and legendary Blues rocker Kenny Wayne Shepherd​ who originally recorded the song. Proceeds from the song collaboration are being donated to the Gary Sinise Foundation​ in support of First Responders." 

You can watch the video below.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Zoltan Bathory revealed when Five Finger Death Punch will enter the studio for new album


Zoltan Bathory revealed that Five Finger Death Punch will enter the studio in May to record the new band's album.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Five Finger Death Punch's 'When The Seasons Change' hits N° 1 at Rock radio


Five Finger Death Punch continues to dominate the airwaves as its latest single, "When The Seasons Change", has officially hit No. 1 at rock radio this week. This marks the seventh No. 1 hit and the 21st Top 10 hit for the band which became the No. 1 most-played artist on U.S. rock radio in year-end radio reports. "When The Seasons Change" follows the success of the No. 1 hit single "Sham Pain" off the group's latest album, "And Justice For None".


Thursday, February 7, 2019

Five Finger Death Punch announced Sioux City show

Five Finger Death Punch announced a new tour date to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Sioux City on July 20. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.


Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Chris Kael celebrates 1 year of sobriety


Five Finger Death Punch bassist Chris Kael celebrated his first year of sobriety on Sunday, February 3.

Earlier today Kael wrote on Twitter and on Instagram: "May my hitting my first sober birthday yesterday give hope to those of you also struggling with addiction. It can be done. And, you will thank yourself when you too hit these milestones. Keep your chin up and those feet moving! #ShitYesSon #SoberAsFuck #SFG"



I wasn’t going to post about my reaching one year of sobriety yesterday. I didn’t want the pats on the back for doing something I should have been doing the whole time anyway, ya know? But, a couple of friends reminded me that though I’m uncomfortable with the accolades, my posting about hitting a year would give hope to others battling substance abuse that it CAN be done. So, here’s to those of you out there looking for a sign. The universe pushed me to post this message. I can’t tell you of the numerous rewards in life for me since I decided I would no longer be a slave to substance. I am in such an exponentially better place than I was one year ago. I am SO looking forward to all that continues to await me on this continued path of sobriety. Thanks to all of you that have supported me on this journey. And, thanks to my brother @ivanmoody for the kind words yesterday. You are not alone, my friends. Keep your chin up and keep those feet moving. #ShitYesSon #SoberAsFuck #SFG
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Five Finger Death Punch signs with Artist Group International


According to Billboard, Five Finger Death Punch has left the WME booking agency and signed with Artist Group International, home to Metallica and Rammstein. The band will be represented at Artist Group International by veteran rock agent Peter Pappalardo, whose roster includes Megadeth.

"They are a bonafide arena headliner, and there aren't a ton of those in the rock world right now," Pappalardo said.