Five Finger Death Punch - "The Way Of The Fist"
Label: The Firm
Rating: 4 Guns
You know that annoying hefty dude that used to be a VJ for MTV2? The one that used to go “Metaaaaaaal” in a high-pitched voice? Yes…. The sheer heaviness of America’s new favorite Metal band, 5 Finger Death Punch, makes you want to throw your devil horns in the air, and do just that. “Metaaaaaal!”
5FDP’s album “The Way Of The Fist” has been steadily climbing Billboard’s Heatseeker Chart, and their video for “The Bleeding” (posted below) has been in heavy rotation on the likes of MTV2. (I know…. I stayed up until 1 in the morning to catch “Head-banger’s Ball.”)
Roaringly heavy, and infectiously catchy, “The Way Of The Fist” is a must-have if you’re into what we call Nu-Nu-Metal (Killswitch Engage, Amon Amarth, Shadows Fall, etc.)
We caught up with Matt Snell of Five finger Death Punch for a candid tell-all interview.
CWG: How's the tour with Disturbed going?
Amazing! They are really good people and the shows have all been sold out.
CWG: The Firm's new record label has had the industry buzzing for the last few years. What's it like to be signed to Firm Records?
It’s kinda like having your cake and eating it too! They have an amazing amount of resources and the best heads in the industry in my opinion.
CWG: Are there any cool perks about having a management company as your label?
Absolutely.... They manage all aspects of the entertainment industry and with all of that comes so much real life experience that the decision making process is almost flawless.
CWG: How did you guys hook up with Mike Sarkisyan of Spineshank in making "The Way of the Fist?"
Mikey’s a local L.A. Cat. Ivan and him go back a ways. We had some more work to do on The Way of the Fist and he was available, so we did some of the tracking at his studio in North Hollywood.
CWG: How did you come up with the concept for "The Bleeding" music video? Is there a story behind the video?
That was basically a brainstorm between Ivan and Zoltan. As it came closer we all added a bit to it…I.E. different shots, ideas for scenes, but Ivan and Zo just started rambling ideas and we were all in 100%.
CWG: You guys are a metal band (excuse me for being captain obvious). Metal bands have the best road stories (once again… obvious) Tell our readers your absolute best road story!
If I told you that, some of us might and up in jail! LOL.....
Readers… have your own “road story” with 5 Finger Death Punch – cath them on tour:
May 5 7:00P - House of Blues w/ DISTURBED - North Myrtle Beach
May 6 7:00P - Valarium w/ DISTURBED - Knoxville, Tennessee
May 8 7:00P - House of Blues w/ DISTURBED - Lake Buena Vista, Florida
May 9 7:00P - Sloss Furnaces Nat’l Hist. Landmark w/ DISTURBED - Birmingham, Alabama
May 10 11:00A - WJRR EARTHDAY BIRTHDAY @ Tinker Field - Orlando, Florida
May 11 11:00A - WXTB SHOW - 98 ROCKFEST @ Raymond James Stadium - Tampa, Florida
May 13 6:00P - Woody’s - Evansville, Indiana
May 13 6:00P - In-store @ Joe’s Records - Evansville, Indiana
May 14 7:00P - Bogarts w/ DISTURBED - Cincinnati
May 15 7:00P - Piere’s w/ DISTURBED - Ft. Wayne, Indiana
May 17 11:00A - Nashville Riverfront Park - Nashville, Tennessee
May 18 11:00A - Rock on the Range Festival w/ Papa Roach, Seether, 3 Doors Down, and Kid Rock - Columbus, Ohio
May 19 7:00P - The Machine Shop - Flint, Michigan
May 21 7:00P - Tops and Tails - Creve Coeur, Illinois
May 23 4:00P - In-store peformance and signing @ Best Buy - Roseville, Minnesota
May 23 7:00P - The Rock - Maplewood, Minnesota
May 24 6:00P - The Venue @ Playmakers - Fargo, North Dakota
May 25 7:00P - Nutty’s North - Sioux Falls, South Dakota
May 26 7:00P - The House of Bricks - Des Moines, Iowa
May 28 6:00P - Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
May 29 8:00P - Antone’s - Beaumont, Texas
May 30 6:00P - House Of Blues - New Orleans, Louisiana
Jun 1 6:00P - Hooligan’s Music Hall - Jackson, North Carolina
Jun 2 8:00P - Jester’s Pub - Fayetteville, North Carolina
Jul 9 11:00A - ROCKSTAR MAYHEM TOUR @ White River Amphitheater - Auburn, Washington
Jul 11 11:00A - ROCKSTAR MAYHEM TOUR @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre - Wheatland, California
Jul 12 11:00A - ROCKSTAR MAYHEM TOUR @ Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, California
Jul 13 11:00A - ROCKSTAR MAYHEM TOUR @ Glen Helen Pavilion - San Bernardino, California
Jul 15 11:00A - ROCKSTAR MAYHEM TOUR @ Save Mart Center - Fresno, California
Jul 16 11:00A - ROCKSTAR MAYHEM TOUR @ Coors Amphitheatre - Chula Vista, California
Jul 18 11:00A - ROCKSTAR MAYHEM TOUR @ Cricket Wireless Pavilion - Phoenix, Arizona
Jul 19 11:00A - ROCKSTAR MAYHEM TOUR @ Journal Pavilion - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Jul 20 11:00A - ROCKSTAR MAYHEM TOUR @ Coors Amphitheatre - Englewood, Colorado
Jul 22 11:00A - ROCKSTAR MAYHEM TOUR @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Bonner Springs, Missouri
Jul 23 11:00A - ROCKSTAR MAYHEM TOUR @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis - Maryland Heights, Missouri
Jul 25 11:00A - ROCKSTAR MAYHEM TOUR @ Superpages.com Center - Dallas, Texas
Jul 26 11:00A - ROCKSTAR MAYHEM TOUR @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Selma, Texas
Jul 27 11:00A - ROCKSTAR MAYHEM TOUR @ Sam Houston Race Park - Houston, Texas
Jul 29 11:00A - ROCKSTAR MAYHEM TOUR @ Ford Amphitheatre - Tampa, Florida
Jul 30 11:00A - ROCKSTAR MAYHEM TOUR @ Cruzan Amphitheater - West Palm Beach, Florida
Aug 1 11:00A - ROCKSTAR MAYHEM TOUR @ Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater - Virginia Beach, Virginia
Aug 2 11:00A - ROCKSTAR MAYHEM TOUR @ Post-Gazette Pavilion - Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
Aug 3 11:00A - ROCKSTAR MAYHEM TOUR @ Nassau Coliseum - Uniondale, New York
Aug 5 11:00A - ROCKSTAR MAYHEM TOUR @ Tweeter Center for Performing Arts - Mansfield, Massachusetts
Aug 6 11:00A - ROCKSTAR MAYHEM TOUR @ Toyota Pavilion - Moosic, Pennsylvania
Aug 8 11:00A - ROCKSTAR MAYHEM TOUR @ Downsview Park - Toronto, Ontario
Aug 9 11:00A - ROCKSTAR MAYHEM TOUR @ DTE Energy Music Theatre - Clarkston, Michigan
Aug 10 11:00A - ROCKSTAR MAYHEM TOUR @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre - Chicago, Illinois
Aug 12 11:00A - ROCKSTAR MAYHEM TOUR @ Lakewood Amphitheatre - Atlanta, Georgia
Aug 13 11:00A - ROCKSTAR MAYHEM TOUR @ Verizon Wireless Music Center Indianapolis - Noblesville, Indiana
Aug 15 11:00A - ROCKSTAR MAYHEM TOUR @ Susquehanna Bank Center - Camden, New Jersey
Aug 16 11:00A - ROCKSTAR MAYHEM TOUR @ New England Dodge Music Center - Hartford, Connecticut
Aug 17 11:00A - ROCKSTAR MAYHEM TOUR @ Nissan Pavilion - Bristow, Virginia
Aug 19 11:00A - ROCKSTER MAYHEM TOUR @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center - Darien Center, New York
Like this band? You may also like: Killswitch engage, Spineshank, Silent Civillian, Old Fashioned Beat Down, Shadows Fall
Matt Snell of Five Finger Death Punch
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