Five Finger Death Punch Premiere “When The Seasons Change” Music Video

Five Finger Death Punch have premiered a new video for their song “When The Seasons Change.“ According to a press release, the clip is “dedicated to those Police Officers and First Responders around the world who selflessly put their lives on the line every day,” including Charleston Hartfield, a fallen army veteran and Las Vegas police officer, who died while he was off-duty at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival during the October 2017 mass shooting. The track appears on the band’s latest album “And Justice For None.“

Zoltan Bathory commented:

“Instead of giving you a typical quote about the music video, let me give you some data to ponder…Medical malpractice is the 3rd leading cause of death in the USA right behind heart-disease and cancer. Some research says an average of 250,000 people die every year because of medical errors. In contrast, Police Officers make an average of 50 fatal errors annually, that’s 245,950 less – and most of them are due to split-second decisions in high-risk situations. Of course, loss of life is always tragic but we don’t put all medical professionals on blast or call them names, disrespect them and demonize them. Of course not. They’re doing their best and it would be just as ridiculous as the current, grossly unfair rhetoric against Police as a whole.”

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Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin Donate $190,000 From Summer Tour To Charity

Following the summer leg of their co-headlining tour, Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin donated a portion of their ticket sales to two charities. Five Finger Death Punch chose to donate $95,000 to C.O.P.S., while Breaking Benjamin chose to donate $95,000 to Prevent Child Abuse America.

Zoltan Bathory (Five Finger Death Punch) commented:

“We’ve had the privilege to work with veteran and police organizations for years. Today we are making this donation as a token of our respect and gratitude to those who committed to protect and serve, to those who signed up to bravely hold that thin blue line between ‘civilization as we know it’ and ‘lawless savagery and chaos’. Unfortunately, every 58 hours a police officer who believes in something sacrifices everything and dies in the line of duty. C.O.P.S. (Concerns Of Police Survivors) helps and benefits the families of our fallen heroes in blue.”

C.O.P.S. Executive Director, Dianne Bernhard added:

“C.O.P.S. is grateful to be the recipient of such a generous donation from Five Finger Death Punch. We not only appreciate their amazing musical talent, but their support for surviving families and co-workers of America’s law enforcement truly sets them apart. Thank you on behalf of over 47,000 survivors!”

Ben Burnley (Breaking Benjamin) said the following:

“We’re honored to be able to utilize the thing we love to do most as a tool to help children in need. Organizations such as Prevent Child Abuse America remind us that we are the voice of the voiceless and positive change is possible in otherwise hopeless situations for these kids. We offer our utmost gratitude to every fan who bought a ticket this summer and made a difference. And last but not least, thank you to the selfless people at Prevent Child Abuse America for inspiring greatness and all that you do to make the future brighter for so many.”

PCAA President & CEO, Dan Duffy added:

“We are very grateful to the members of Breaking Benjamin, not only for this incredible donation, but for helping to spread the word that child abuse and neglect prevention is possible. This donation from Breaking Benjamin and their fans will go directly towards programs like Healthy Families America that are making a difference in local communities across the country. At Prevent Child Abuse America, we say that ‘we all have a role to play,’ and we hope that others are inspired by Breaking Benjamin to learn more about the ways that each of us can make an impact in our local community. Thank you again to Ben, Aaron, Shaun, Jasen, and Keith for your generosity on behalf of our nation’s children.”

Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin will be hitting the road together once again this fall.

Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody Says He Has Been Sober For Seven Months

In a recent interview with WEBN, Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody, who has struggled with alcohol addiction in the past, revealed that he is currently “seven months” sober. He went on to talk about his past failed attempts, saying “…Recovery, you have to be committed; it’s an honest program, and I wasn’t being honest with myself at the time. I’m very, very proud of the progress I’ve made.” He also added the following about his peers in the music industry, who have been helping him out:

“Rob Halford [Judas Priest] is the person that I called a lot of the time when I was in recovery. I think he’s been sober now for going on 40 years — maybe, I think, a little longer than that; I could be wrong. But Jamey Jasta [Hatebreed] — another one. Jamey‘s been sober now for 18 years; Jonathan Davis [Korn]; so on and so forth. So these were all people that I looked to when I was struggling, and I was very, very lucky and blessed to have them on my team.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Five Finger Death Punch Prank Fans By Opening Their Set With Tommy Vext (Bad Wolves) On Vocals

During Five Finger Death Punch’s August 31 show in Noblesville, IN, the band decided to prank the crowd by taking the stage with Tommy Vext (Bad Wolves) on vocals instead of frontman Ivan Moody, who ran out shorty after. The funny thing about this is the fact that Vext previously filled in for Moody on the group’s 2017 European tour, following an onstage meltdown.

Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin Add Fall Leg To Co-Headlining Tour

Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin have added a fall leg to their co-headlining tour. Bad Wolves and In Flames will perform on select dates. From Ashes To New will open every show.

Tour Dates:

11/06 Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena (with Bad Wolves)
11/07 Colorado Springs, CO – Broadmoor World Arena (with Bad Wolves)
11/10 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion (with Bad Wolves)
11/12 Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center (with Bad Wolves)
11/13 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center (with Bad Wolves)
11/15 Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum (with Bad Wolves)
11/17 Bozeman, MT – Brick Breedan Fieldhouse (with Bad Wolves)
11/20 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center (with Bad Wolves)
11/21 Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena (with Bad Wolves)
11/23 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center (with Bad Wolves)
11/24 Green Bay, WI – Resch Center (with Bad Wolves)
11/26 Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena (with Bad Wolves)
11/27 Cedar Rapids, IA – US Cellular Center
11/29 Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena (with In Flames)
12/01 North Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena (with In Flames)
12/03 Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum (with In Flames)
12/07 Fayetteville, NC – Crown Coliseum (with In Flames)
12/08 Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena (with In Flames)
12/10 Albany, NY – Times Union Center (with In Flames)
12/11 Portland, ME – Cross Insurance Arena (with In Flames)

Five Finger Death Punch Premiere Lyric Video For Their Cover Of Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s “Blue On Black”

Five Finger Death Punch have premiered a lyric video for their cover of Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s “Blue On Black.“ This track appears on the band’s latest album “And Justice For None.“

Company Uses Five Finger Death Punch’s Knucklehead Mascot For Bootleg Fireworks

World-Class Fireworks have apparently used Five Finger Death Punch’s Knucklehead mascot for their “Inferno Punch” fireworks without permission. Zoltan Bathory tweeted the following:

[via The PRP]