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Five Finger Death Punch

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Featured Band - Five Finger Death Punch

Ivan "Ghost" Moody – lead vocals
Zoltan Bathory – rhythm guitar
Jason Hook – lead guitar
Matt Snell – bass, backing vocals
Jeremy Spencer – drums

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH INTERVIEW ON 525 POWER TRACKS

Five Finger Death Punch was formed in 2005 by Hungarian born guitarist, Zoltan Bathory.

Bathory established a lineup including Ivan Moody (vocals) - Jeremy Spencer (drums) - Matt Snell (bass) and Caleb Bingham (guitars) - and named the band "Five Finger Death Punch" - as a nod to Hong-Kong Kung-Fu cinema.

The band recorded their self-produced first album (The Way Of The Fist) with sound engineers Stevo "Shotgun" Bruno (Mφtley Crόe, Prong), and Mike Sarkysian (Spineshank) in 2006.

The Mixing and Mastering duties were handed to former Machine Head, Soulfly guitarist Logan Mader. After showcasing a couple of songs via Myspace and similar networking sites, the band instantly struck a chord with the underground metal community, and became a word of mouth phenomena.

Topping online charts and playing sold out shows, Five Finger Death Punch begun its rapid rise with their modern day metal. It wasn't long before one of the most powerful managements, "The Firm" (Korn, Limp Bizkit, Staind) took notice, and signed 5FDP to their artist friendly label Firm Music.

They released the already recorded album, The Way of the Fist, on July 31, 2007 via The Firm/EMI. (Caleb Bingham was replaced with Darrell Roberts of WASP in 2007 - and Darrell Roberts was replaced by Jason Hook (formerly of Alice Cooper) in 2009)

Their critically acclaimed debut album The Way Of The Fist broke into the Billboard 200 on its first week of release and had been called the "Cowboys from Hell for this Millennium" by prestigious magazines.

5FDPIn an unfriendly climate for metal, their hit single, "The Bleeding," went top ten against all odds and ruled the radio waves for an astonishing 8 months. Just as Billboard Magazine predicted, it became the concert anthem of 2007. When the video was voted MTV2's Headbanger's Ball TOP 5 METAL VIDEOS OF THE YEAR, it was just the icing on the cake.

In the following 18 months the band kept a militant touring schedule... staying out on the road with the likes of Korn, Disturbed, Slipknot, and Machine Head -- eventually worked their way up to become a true headlining act selling out venues across America.

During this time, they have torpedoed the rock charts with two more hit singles, and sold over 300,000 records... An impossibly long shot from a brand-new band with a self produced debut record.

Five Finger Death Punch entered 2009 as an International touring act, starting their Europe tour on Metal Hammer Magazine's "Defenders Of The Faith" festival with Lamb Of God and Dimmu Borgir. Finally, the European fans could see why Metal Edge calls them "the sound of violent exhilaration, giving contemporary metal a belligerent shove in an exciting direction."

The band's second album, War Is the Answer, was released September 22, 2009. It was co-produced by Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne) and mixed by Randy Staub (Metallica, Stone Sour, Nickelback). The album landed at #7 on the Billboard 200, moving over 44,000 in its first week of release, undoubtedly a Jaggernaut in the making as predicted by leading heavy metal/hard rock media such as Kerrang! and Metal Hammer. The first single off the album, "Hard to See" has entered rock radios top 10 after only a couple of weeks on the charts.

Five Finger Death Punch Tour Dates

April 24 Tampa, FL – AMALIE ARENA 98ROCKFEST
April 25 Orlando, FL – Central Florida Fairgrounds 101.1 WJRR Earthday B-day
April 26 Ladson, SC – Exchange Park at Ladson County Fairgrounds CHARLESTON’S 98 ROCKFEST
April 28 Chattanooga, TN – Track 29
April 30 Shreveport, LA – Municipal Auditorium
May 2 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
May 4 Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen
May 5 Birmingham, AL – Iron CIty
May 8 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
May 9 SOMERSET, WI – SOMERSET AMPHITHEATER NORTHERN INVASION
MAY 29,30,31 Munich, Germany – OLYMPIC PARK ROCKAVARIA FESTIVAL
MAY 29,30,31 Nurburg, Germany – NURBURGRING GRUNE HOLLE FESTIVAL
June 2 Oslo, Norway – SPEKTRUM
June 4 Helsinki, Finland – Icehall Redeemer of Souls 2015
June 6 Solvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
June 8 Hamburg, Germany – Sporthalle Redeemer of Souls 2015
June 9 Berlin, Germany – Arena Treptow Redeemer of Souls 2015
June 12 Derby, UK – Download Festival DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL 2015
June 14 NICKELSDORF AUSTRIA – NOVA ROCK FESTIVAL NOVA ROCK FESTIVAL
June 16 Luxembourg – Rockhal Redeemer of Souls 2015
June 17 Paris, France – Le Zenith Redeemer of Souls 2015
June 19 Clisson, France – Hellfest HELLFEST
June 20 Dessel, Belgium – GRASPOP FESTIVAL GRASPOP FESTIVAL 2015
June 21 Hinwil, Switzerland – Rock The Ring Festival
June 25 Ostrava, Czech Republic – CEZ Arena Redeemer of Souls 2015
June 26 Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena Redeemer of Souls 2015
June 27 Lodz, Poland – Atlas Arena Redeemer of Souls 2015

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