Spinefarm Records / Universal
NEW STUDIO ALBUM FROM x 2 GOLD-SELLING US HARD ROCKERSREADY FOR RELEASE VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS ON OCTOBER 14th 2011
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, the US outfit whose signature blend of melody and full-tilt aggression has brought them substantial critical and commercial success on an international scale, return to the front-line on October 14th with brand new studio album, ‘American Capitalist’.
Produced & mixed by Kevin Churko (OzzyOsbourne, Hinder, etc.) at ‘The Hideout’ in Las Vegas, this is the band’s third studio outing since first coming together back in 2006.
An 11-track release, including lead single/video ‘Under And Over It’, already Top 10 at Active Rock in the US and surely one of THE metal tracks of 2011, this record looks all set to build on the huge, ever-growing success achieved by albums one & two –‘The Way Of The Fist’ (internationally released 2009) &‘War Is The Answer’ (2009), both gold records Stateside having spawned seven consecutive Top Ten singles at Active Rock.
In addition to ‘Under And Over It’ complete with sarcastic, OTT, genre-celebratin’ video directed by Ethan Emaniquis, whose credits number ‘Sin City’&‘Grindhouse’ – the album also contains such classic 5FDP moments as ‘The Pride’, ‘Coming Down’&‘Generation Dead’; in addition to the standard CD, there will also be a ltd edition deluxe CD format complete with special packaging plus second disc containing a number of exclusive Remixes, including one for ‘Under And Over It’. Meanwhile, the iTunes version carries bonus track, ‘The Tragic Truth’.
Says guitarist ZoltanBathory: “This record crystallises the sound of Death Punch. The band has really come into its own. Everyone contributed to the music, and this is what we are capable of as a unit.
“The overall message is to fight for your survival and success. You can be a zebra or join the lion pride. You have to rebel against your circumstances, laziness and mediocrity – not the system. The best will make it, and that notion is genetically embedded within our fabric. If we were all equal, evolution wouldn't exist. The human spirit encourages us to excel."
FOLLOWING THE October 14th release of ‘American Capitalist’, the band – completed by Ivan Moody (vocals), Jason Hook (guitar), Jeremy Spencer (drums), and new boy bassist Chris Kael – head out on a major US tour under the ‘Share The Welt’ banner, headlining a package that also includes All That Remains, Hatebreed&Rev Theory. This tour starts in mid-October and runs through into November, with more dates likely to be added.
In terms of international touring, 5FDP are planning to visit Europe in the first quarter of 2012, having already made a very healthy mark on this side of the Atlantic with album sales in excess of 100,000, appearances at the Rock Am Ring/Rock Im Park and Download Festivals in Germany and the UK (the latter on two occasions), a sold-out headline tour (UK), plus a front cover on Metal Hammer magazine (UK).
Simply, the band’s die-hard following (affectionately referred to as ‘Knuckleheads’) continues to expand at pace, and – as the no-compromise metallic stompof ‘Under And Over It’ shows – ‘American Capitalist’ is a record that stays 100% true to core Death Punch values i.e. giant, well-crafted songs delivered with passion, power and the sort of tank-tread riffin’ that metal fans instinctively love…
Concludes Moody: "I literally laid every ounce of blood I had on the street with this one. We are a people's band. Our fans admire and understand us because of who we are. We've never tried to be anybody else. We're Five Finger Death Punch."
1. American Capitalist
2. Under And Over It
3. The Pride
4. Coming Down
6. Generation Dead
7. Back For More
8. Remember Everything
9. Wicked Ways
10. I'll Fall
11. 100 Ways To Hate