Zoltan Bathory Says Five Finger Death Punch’s New Album “F8” Is A “Rebirth”

During a recent interview with Billboard, Five Finger Death Punch’s Zoltan Bathory discussed the band’s new album “F8“ (out February 28). According to the guitarist, the record is a “rebirth.”

Bathory said the following:

“Here we are — everybody’s sober, everybody’s ready to work and focused. There’s a lot to say, a lot to prove. It’s like a new band, in a way. It’s progressing. It’s rebirth. It’s transcendent. When I listen to this album, it’s the same sound, the same band — but it isn’t. If you really listen to this, it’s not the same band — for the better, both musically and lyrically.”

He also added the following about the inspiration for the album:

“…There’s no political or social commentary. It’s not about what’s happening in the world. It’s about the band — what we went through and who we are as people now, at this moment, who we are as a band at this moment. It felt like we survived a tornado so to speak, a Category 5 with all the chaos around us. So it’s very much a personal record.”

He later continued:

“Ivan was in a very difficult situation. He went back many, many times to rehab. At moments he looked like he was not gonna make it, that he was gonna be another ‘rock star’ that didn’t make it. We lost Chester Bennington. We lost so many of these guys, some of them personal friends, and Ivan was almost one of them — a couple times he did die and has to be resuscitated. He literally said, ‘This album is everything that happened in my life leading up to this record.’ He calls it his absolution.”

Bathory also added:

“The last few years the main focus was saving the band, putting out the fires and the constant issues. There was always distractions. Now that the chaos has disappeared Jason and I can really concentrate on each other and each other’s playing and how we can complement each other. We can really now work even closer and focus more, and that relationship got better because the circumstantial noise and constant tornado went away.”

If you missed it, Five Finger Death Punch’s new song “Inside Out” can be found HERE.

Five Finger Death Punch Premiere New Song “Inside Out”, Announce Tour With Papa Roach, I Prevail, & Ice Nine Kills

Five Finger Death Punch have premiered a new song titled “Inside Out.” This track is from the band’s new album “F8,” which will be released on February 28.

“F8” Track Listing:

01. “F8”
02. “Inside Out”
03. “Full Circle”
04. “Living The Dream”
05. “A Little Bit Off”
06. “Bottom Of The Top”
07. “To Be Alone”
08. “Mother May I (Tic Toc)”
09. “Darkness Settles In”
10. “This Is War”
11. “Leave It All Behind”
12. “Scar Tissue”
13. “Brighter Side Of Grey”
14. “Making Monsters” (bonus)
15. “Death Punch Therapy” (bonus)
16. “Inside Out” (radio edit) (bonus)

Guitarist Zoltan Bathory said the following about the new record:

“We had an extremely successful, yet tumultuous couple of years as a band. We didn’t just weather the storm but came out on the other side better than ever. It was a focused sober group recording, our most important album to date and without a question it shows. This album represents rebirth, progression, transcendence both personally and musically.”

Frontman Ivan Moody added:

“This record to me is ‘absolution’ — everything I’ve done in my life has led up to this moment.”

In other news, Five Finger Death Punch have also announced a tour with Papa Roach, I Prevail, and Ice Nine Kills:

04/08 Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
04/10 Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Center
04/11 Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheater
04/13 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
04/14 Ft. Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
04/16 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
04/18 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
04/19 San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
04/21 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
04/23 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
04/25 Portland, OR – Veteran Memorial Coliseum
04/27 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
04/29 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
05/03 Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
05/05 Worcester, MA – DCU Center
05/06 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
05/08 Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
05/12 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
05/14 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Center
05/15 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
05/17 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
05/19 Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
05/20 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center

Zoltan Bathory Says Lyrics On New Five Finger Death Punch Album Were Inspired By Ivan Moody’s Journey To Sobriety

During a recent interview with News & Record, Zoltan Bathory revealed that the lyrics on Five Finger Death Punch’s new album were inspired by Ivan Moody’s journey to sobriety. Moody previously struggled with alcohol addiction in the past and officially celebrated one year of sobriety back in March.

Bathory said the following about Moody’s lyrical inspiration:

“He came through hell. He came back. And that journey, that message is there in the lyrics. A lot of it is about that, his experiences of what happened to him when he was down, how people treated him. He came back, and how people doubted him, that he could come back. And when he comes back, the world is different and he has a different attitude. He can process what happened as a person. So all of those phases, lyrically, are definitely on the record.”

He also revealed that the band gave Moody an ultimatum to help inspire him to get sober:

“We had to … threaten him that we’re going to take away the last thing that he loves, the band. And it’s a bluff. We didn’t want to do that, but we had to say that. We had to say, ‘Listen, if you don’t [do] this now, you’re done. You’re out.'”

[via Loudwire]

Today Is Now “Five Finger Death Punch Day” In Las Vegas, NV

Today (November 1) has been declared “Five Finger Death Punch Day” in the band’s hometown of Las Vegas, NV. Commissioner Tick Segerblom made the proclamation at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, where the group are set to perform tonight (November 1) and tomorrow (November 2). A new display was also unveiled at the hotel to mark the occasion.

Here’s the proclamation:

“Whereas, it is the privilege of the Board of County Commissioners to honor and recognize multi-platinum-selling artist and award-winning band Five Finger Death Punch, and their commitment to entertainment, the performing arts and the community; and

Whereas, with an unparalleled music career, Five Finger Death Punch has accumulated 21 consecutive US top-10 hits, eight #1 hits, three gold albums, three platinum albums, and a platinum single, making them the most successful band in the rock genre in terms of album sales; and

Whereas, with more than 3 billion streams, 4.5 million albums, and 10 million digital songs sold worldwide, Five Finger Death Punch is the recipient of countless awards, including the Soldier Appreciation Award from the Association of the United States Arm – European Region (only other artist awarded was Elvis Presley); and

Whereas, with their song “Wrong Side Of Heaven,” they raised awareness for veterans suffering from PTSD and more than $225,000 for organizations that support veterans.

Now, therefore, we, the Board of Commissioners of Clark County, Nevada, do hereby recognize Five Finger Death Punch and congratulate them on the success of their career and their two sold-out hometown shows at The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas.”

Five Finger Death Punch, Mötley Crüe, & Papa Roach Members To Be Featured In New Horror Film “The Retaliators”

Mötley Crüe‘s Tommy Lee, Papa Roach‘s Jacoby Shaddix, and members of Five Finger Death Punch are all set to appear in a new horror film called “The Retaliators.” There isn’t too many details yet, but the movie will be part of Eleven Seven’s rebranding to Better Noise Music. Members of Five Finger Death Punch shared the below photos:

Ex-Five Finger Death Punch Drummer Jeremy Spencer Creates Horror-Inspired Softcore Series “LadyKiller TV”

Former Five Finger Death Punch drummer Jeremy Spencer has created a new horror-inspired softcore porn series called “LadyKiller TV.” The series will consist of eight “erotic horror parodies” starring various adult film stars. Spencer “executive produced, co-directed, wrote the screenplay, provided music for the series and acts in every episode.”

The following people will star in the series:

  • Tori Black tackles a head-spinning role in ‘The Sexorcist’, then tackles Tommy Pistol in ‘The O Ring’
  • Adriana Chechik relives a Nightmare on her Street in ‘1, 2, Eddy’s Cummin in U’
  • Nikki Benz and Reya Sunshine find themselves alone in the woods on the 13th of Friday in ‘Camp Blood Sex’
  • Nicole Aniston stops in for the night at a familiar hotel but finds the proprietor troubling in ‘Psych-Ho’
  • Abella Danger and Jynx Maze play spooky twins who invite fans to come and play with them in ‘The Whining’

Richard Grieco, Felissa Rose, and Kyle Kielbasa will appear as well.

Spencer commented:

“I’ve had this idea in my head for a long time, and it was now or never in terms of pulling the trigger and making this series happen. When we first approached the performers about it, I was excited about the very real potential for this to be a hit – and they were as excited as I was to shoot it!”

You can find an NSFW trailer HERE.

Five Finger Death Punch Tease New Song “Inside Out”

Five Finger Death Punch have shared a teaser for their new song “Inside Out.” The track is from the band’s new album, which is expected to be released in winter 2020. As previously reported, the group will also be heading out on a European/UK tour with Megadeth and Bad Wolves next year as well.