Five Finger Death Punch Premiere “Broken World” Lyric Video

Five Finger Death Punch have premiered a lyric video for their song “Broken World.“ This track is from the band’s new greatest hits compilation, “A Decade Of Destruction, Volume 2,“ which was released on CD and digitally on October 9. The effort will also be available on vinyl on November 20.

Zoltan Bathory Says Five Finger Death Punch’s “Living The Dream” Video Doesn’t Have An Anti-Mask Message

Five Finger Death Punch recently received some backlash for their “Living The Dream“ video, which many believed had an anti-mask message. Now, guitarist Zoltan Bathory has issued a statement denying those claims.

Bathory said the following:

“As much as some *news sites* used “anti-mask” as a clickbait title (And I must applaud the capitalist in them or I myself would be a hypocrite) Let’s make this crystal clear: In a fictional story, Amongst shopping cart zombies, Tide Pod eating fat superheroes and all the other metaphors, why would anyone think the mask scene isn’t one.

The scene in question is not about the masks… it’s NOT an Anti-Mask message…
… in fact you can go to FiveFingerDeathPunch.com
Right now and buy some cool ones… 😁

If I must explain this 🤷‍♂️ The whole video is in the frame work of fiction, a dystopian nightmare of one of the founding fathers – right before he signs the constitution.

Just as I prefaced it: “We as artists, have a unique opportunity to portray and ridicule the absurd to prevent it from *becoming* reality.

The mask segments are about hypocrisy on the highest level. When the rules are made for you but those who made them are exempt. Pretty much the standard in all dictatorships and totalitarian regimes (I had the displeasure of growing up in one) hence the reference.

I often say, ask us!!! The immigrants… the Cubans, the Venezuelans, the North Koreans, anyone from the former Soviet block… Talk to us and we will tell you …. WE were lucky, because we had a place to escape to. We are fortunate that we could come here…. but If America is gone, where will you go?

We immigrants also remember how our freedom slipped away, how our rights were ripped from us, how we were kept under the thumb and in fear of our own governments. So maybe, just maybe… we have valuable experience we can tell you about, we can forewarn you of the things we have seen before.

So We the people must do everything in our power to stay free as a society. We must prevent the rise of tyranny in all shapes and forms, we must resist the would be dictators and the totalitarian ideals. This is what the founding fathers worried about and tried to prevent by creating the constitution. Believe it. America is a miracle, and I LOVE this country… and I will never shut up about it.

Anyway – not anti mask – and If you reduced this entire video to that scene and missed the metaphor behind it … Well… the good news is – It is STILL America so you have the right to have and even print your own opinion.”

Five Finger Death Punch Premiere “Living The Dream” Video

Five Finger Death Punch have premiered a new video for their song “Living The Dream.” This track is from the band’s latest album “F8.”

Zoltan Bathory commented:

“America is a beautiful idea that draws immigrants like myself from all over the world to the promised land of equality, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This idea is now under siege and certain events are starting to remind me of the things many of us came here to escape… It’s not a “left against right” problem but an evolutionary problem.

The growing pains of a civilization that without the necessary spiritual enlightenment, arrived a bit early to a level of technology where everyone is connected. The good news is that now everyone has a voice. The bad news is that now everyone has a voice.

So we are living in the manipulators’ paradise, where liars and hypocrites run unscathed, the news are just opinions, politics are a blood sport, and facts are determined by consensus instead of the truth. We as artists, however, have a unique opportunity to portray and ridicule the absurd to prevent it from becoming reality.”

Five Finger Death Punch Officially Announce New Guitarist

Five Finger Death Punch have officially parted ways with guitarist Jason Hook. As previously rumored, Andy James will be taking his place.

Hook said the following:

“I have had the pleasure of meeting so many of you in person. Thank you for the endless stories of how our music has touched your heart in some way! But the best part of being on tour the last 12 years, by far, has been playing my guitar and seeing the joy on your faces every night. I will miss that more than anything. As far the reason I’m leaving… well, there really isn’t just one. I’ve been in bands my entire life and I feel like I’ve done all the good that I can here. It’s time to pass the baton and move on to new challenges.”

Guitarist Zoltan Bathory also commented:

“Jason is an incredible guitar player so we had to find someone on the absolute top of their game. Someone like Andy James who was already a well-known virtuoso and had the chops to step into Jason‘s shoes. Andy completed our European tour with us back in February so he was already tried by fire. We instantly clicked both musically and personally so he was the obvious choice. We even have the same birthday… Some things are just meant to be.”

Frontman Ivan Moody added:

“I just congratulated Jason on his recent wedding, and I hope he finds peace and happiness. As for us, I’m really excited to keep working with Andy and I just can’t wait for this COVID madness to be over so we can go back out on the road.”

Jason Hook Pretty Much Confirms His Departure From Five Finger Death Punch

As previously reported, rumors were recently circulating that seemed to suggest that Jason Hook had exited Five Finger Death Punch. Now, in a since deleted Instagram video, the guitarist pretty much confirmed the news.

Hook said the following:

“I just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you to all of the fans of Five Finger Death Punch for all of messages that you’ve been sending me about you know what. I’ve kinda been issued a gag order, so I’m not saying anything. But I’m very excited about the things I’m working on and I’m looking forward to sharing them with everybody.

And when the time is right there will be a mutually agreed on press release between me and my guys and that’s it.”

He also went on to say that he is planning to release some new music:

“I’ve got tons of new songs that I’m gonna release and I want people to hear them. I don’t expect to make money, I don’t expect to climb the top of charts. I didn’t care about any of that… the music business is sort of in the toilet, so it’s not really about that anymore. It’s just about getting off on it and getting fired up and creating something that’s exciting for me and hopefully translates to be exciting for you.”

He continued:

“I’ve got eight projects on the go and I’m excited about every one of them.”

Andy James (ex-Sacred Mother Tongue/Fields), who previously filled in for Hook while he underwent gallbladder surgery, is believed to be taking his place in the band.

[via The PRP]

Five Finger Death Punch Stream Acoustic Version Of “Wrong Side Of Heaven”

Five Finger Death Punch have shared an acoustic version of their song “Wrong Side Of Heaven.“ This version of the track is from the band’s new greatest hits compilation, “A Decade Of Destruction, Volume 2,“ which will be released on CD and digitally on October 9. The effort will also be available on vinyl on November 20.

Five Finger Death Punch Team Up With Black Rifle Coffee Company For “Death Punch Coffee”

Five Finger Death Punch have teamed up with Black Rifle Coffee Company to create “Death Punch Coffee.” The drink can be purchased at blackriflecoffee.com and a portion of the proceeds will go towards The Home Deployment Project. Here’s a description of the coffee:

“BRCC has joined forces with Five Finger Death Punch to bring you Death Punch Coffee! This dark-medium roast is designed to kick things up a notch and give you the firepower to take on whatever life throws at you”

Five Finger Death Punch Officially Cancel U.S. Tour With Papa Roach, I Prevail, & Ice Nine Kills

Five Finger Death Punch have officially cancelled their tour with Papa Roach, I Prevail, and Ice Nine Kills due to the coronavirus pandemic. This news comes after the trek was previously rescheduled for the fall.

Five Finger Death Punch commented:

“To All Our Fans –

We were really looking forward to get the green light for hitting the road in 2020.

As it stands – and probably as no surprise to you – our Fall tour with Papa Roach, I Prevail and Ice Nine Kills unfortunately has to be cancelled. Rest assured, we are watching the situation very closely and we will be back on the road the moment it becomes possible 👊🏼💥 We hope to see you guys soon and in the meantime, follow us on social media for news, new music, special announcements, giveaways and all kinds of surprises. 👊💥

All tickets will be automatically refunded.

For additional information about refunds, please visit www.livenation.com, www.ticketmaster.com or wherever your ticket was purchased.

🤘 Five Finger Death Punch 🤘”

Did Five Finger Death Punch Part Ways With Jason Hook?

There have been some rumors circulating as of late that seem to suggest that Five Finger Death Punch may have parted ways with guitarist Jason Hook. According to The PRP, fans have been looking for evidence and they recently discovered that members of the band have stopped following Hook on social media. Furthermore, those that have asked frontman Ivan Moody about Hook on Instagram have been having their questions dismissed. On top of that, the guitarist has also been missing from the band’s recent posts including a photo celebrating 1 million followers on Instagram. However, that picture did feature Andy James (ex-Sacred Mother, etc.), who previously filled in for Hook while he was undergoing gallbladder surgery. Notably, James was previously planning to join Butcher Babies as their second guitarist, but has not appeared in their recent promo photos. That being said, it is possible that he could have joined Five Finger Death Punch instead.

Five Finger Death Punch To Release “A Decade Of Destruction, Volume 2” This Fall

Five Finger Death Punch will be releasing another greatest hits compilation this fall. The effort, which is titled “A Decade Of Destruction, Volume 2,“ will be available on CD on October 9 and on vinyl on November 20.

“A Decade Of Destruction, Volume 2” Track Listing:

01. “Blue On Black”
02. “The Tragic Truth”
03. “Broken World” (previously unreleased)
04. “I Refuse”
05. “The Pride”
06. “Hard To See”
07. “When The Seasons Change”
08. “Cradle To The Grave”
09. “Sham Pain”
10. “M.I.N.E. (End This Way)”
11. “Hell To Pay”
12. “Never Enough”
13. “Walk Away”
14. “Wrong Side Of Heaven” (acoustic version) (previously unreleased)
15. “Trouble” (Felmax remix) (previously unreleased)
16. “Wash It All Away” (Joe Hahn remix) (previously unreleased)
17. “Bad Company” (The Five Finger Dim Mak Steve Aoki remix) (Bad Company cover) (previously unreleased)