Saturday, September 14, 2019

Five Finger Death Punch teases new song 'Inside Out'


Five Finger Death Punch has released a short preview of a brand new song called "Inside Out". The song will appear on the band's upcoming eighth album, that will be released on early 2020. You can listen to the preview below.

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Five Finger Death Punch announced 2020 European tour


Five Finger Death Punch has announced European arena headlining tour to date, which will take place in January and February of 2020 with Megadeth as special guest and Bad Wolves as support.

Zoltan Bathory said: "The line-up is massive. Bad Wolves were THE break out band of recent years and are certainly bringing the heat. Megadeth needs no introduction; they are absolute legends. Dave Mustaine's contribution to this genre is simply immeasurable. I consider him one of the founding fathers of not just thrash but heavy metal in general, because his riffs and guitar playing have influenced everyone that was in Megadeth's blast radius… and that's a big radius."

Megadeth vocalist Dave Mustaine adds: "Hindsight is always 20-20, but looking back it's still a bit fuzzy. Looking forward, you'll be in trouble if you don't come see us with Five Finger Death Punch in early 2020. You don't wanna miss it. See you soon!"

The tour will visit 14 European countries starting on January 20 at the Hartwell Arena in Helsinki, Finland and ending on February 20 at the Budapest Sportarena in Budapest, Hungary. VIP pre-sales for the tour are kicking off today. The general on-sale starts at 10 a.m. local time this Friday, September 13. Fans can look forward to packed arenas at THE not-to-be-missed rock show of winter 2020.

Simultaneously, Five Finger Death Punch has also announced two shows in Russia and one in Ukraine today. These are Five Finger Death Punch headline-only shows without Megadeth and Bad Wolves.

Tour dates:

Jan. 14 - Kiev, UA @ Palace Of Sports **
Jan. 16 - Moscow, RU @ Adrenaline Stadium **
Jan. 18 - St. Petersburg, RU @ A2 **
Jan. 20 - Helsinki, FI @ Hartwell Arena
Jan. 22 - Stockholm, SE @ Hovet
Jan. 23 - Oslo, NO @ Spektrum
Jan. 24 - Copenhagen, DK @ Royal Arena
Jan. 26 - Amsterdam, HL @ AFAS Live
Jan. 28 - Paris, FR @ Zenith
Jan. 30 - Cardiff, UK @ Cardiff Arena
Jan. 31 - London, UK @ Wembley Arena
Feb. 03 - Berlin, DE @ Max-Schmeling Halle
Feb. 04 - Hamburg, DE @ Sporthalle
Feb. 06 - Frankfurt, DE @ Festhalle
Feb. 08 - Oberhausen, DE @ Koenig-Pilsener Arena
Feb. 09 - Stuttgart, DE @ Schleyerhalle
Feb. 10 - Munich, DE @ Olympiahalle
Feb. 12 - Warsaw, Poland @ Torwar
Feb. 14 - Prague, CZ @ Tipsport Arena
Feb. 16 - Milan, IT @ Alcatraz
Feb. 17 - Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadion
Feb. 19 - Vienna, AT @ Stadthalle
Feb. 20 - Budapest, HU @ Budapest Sportarena

** Five Finger Death Punch headline show without Megadeth and Bad Wolves

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Five Finger Death Punch released new video from the studio


Five Finger Death Punch has uploaded another video from the recording sessions for the band's upcoming eighth album, tentatively due in 2020. The disc is once again being helmed by Kevin Churko, the Canadian record producer/engineer and songwriter who currently lives in Las Vegas, where he works out of his private studio, The Hideout Recording Studio.

Five Finger Death Punch announced 2020 European tour with Megadeth and Bad Wolves


Five Finger Death Punch will join forces with Megadeth and Bad Wolves for a European tour in 2020. Exact cities and dates will be announced on September 9.

More information will be made available at Megadeathpunch.com.


Monday, August 12, 2019

Chris Kael about new drummer: "He's going to be the best drummer in the world"


Chris Kael recently spoke with Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. An excerpt follow.

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On replacing longtime drummer Jeremy Spencer with Charlie "The Engine" Engen:

Chris: "We had Jeremy for quite a while, and obviously, you're going to form a bond both musically and personally. Getting Charlie in here — he reminds me a lot of me when I first joined. Really excited, completely professional. He stays true to what Jeremy was playing but adds little small stuff that's his own thing. We're all locking in. I'm telling you, this dude is driven. He's going to be the best drummer in the world. His drum solo that he is doing out on stage right now — I think you can find part of it online right now — he does a drum solo over the 'Stranger Things' theme song, then busts into this crazy, like technical, prog shredding thing at the very end. Dude's amazing. It's fun out there watching him, not only watching his technical prowess, but just seeing just how good of a dude this dude is as a person and seeing him light up onstage. Like I said, he reminds a lot of me of me when I first joined the band and it's good to see it through those eyes again."

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Five Finger Death Punch released 'Outlaws Remix' of Blue on Black


Five Finger Death Punch is proud to present the 'Outlaws Remix’ of “Blue on Black” featuring iconic guest artists Brantley Gilbert​, Kenny Wayne Shepherd​ and Brian May.
Proceeds from the song collaboration are being donated to the Gary Sinise Foundation​ in support of First Responders. So buy the song here to give your support. You can listen to the song below.

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Chris Kael: "Ivan Moody and I have leaned on each other during sobriety"


Chris Kael recently spoke with Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow.

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On when Five Finger Death Punch plans to release new music:

Chris: "We are kind of playing it by ear right now. We just got out of a session in the studio in June. This tour that we're on now, is kind of a break in between studio sessions, so we go back in August once we get back to Vegas again. We're writing some great stuff in there. We're in the best mindset we've ever been in, collectively as a band. I can definitely feel that in the studio. Early on in this cycle right now with the recording process, we have got three monsters that we've written and recorded in the studio. Having these three huge beasts in the can already, excited about playing out here live, then getting back into the studio…I can only imagine what the rest of the record is going to be like. Just playing it by ear. I don't know if it's going to be 2019, 2020. I play bass, so I don't get that information. [Laughs] I'm the last to find out, but I'll be out there on the release date picking it up with you guys."

On replacing longtime drummer Jeremy Spencer with Charlie "The Engine" Engen:

Chris: "We had Jeremy for quite a while, and obviously, you're going to form a bond both musically and personally. Getting Charlie in here — he reminds me a lot of me when I first joined. Really excited, completely professional. He stays true to what Jeremy was playing but adds little small stuff that's his own thing. We're all locking in. I'm telling you, this dude is driven. He's going to be the best drummer in the world. His drum solo that he is doing out on stage right now — I think you can find part of it online right now — he does a drum solo over the 'Stranger Things' theme song, then busts into this crazy, like technical, prog shredding thing at the very end. Dude's amazing. It's fun out there watching him, not only watching his technical prowess, but just seeing just how good of a dude this dude is as a person and seeing him light up onstage. Like I said, he reminds a lot of me of me when I first joined the band and it's good to see it through those eyes again."

On his sobriety, which recently passed the year-and-a-half mark:

Chris: "After a year, I stopped counting days. It feels good. Ivan Moody and I, both of us, have leaned on each other during sobriety and have been pillars for one another. There were many times back in the day where we were ready to throw down, mouths running, alcohol in there, just angry. But now I'd have to say he's probably my best friend out here on the road. We've been good for each other in sobriety. It's a whole different vibe than what it used to be."