Five Finger Death Punch To Release New Album “And Justice For None” In May, Officially Announce Summer Tour With Breaking Benjamin, Etc.

Five Finger Death Punch have announced that their new album “And Justice For None“ will be released on May 18. You can find the details for the standard and deluxe versions below:

Deluxe Edition:

Track Listing:

01. “Trouble” (bonus track)
02. “Fake”
03. “Top Of The World”
04. “Sham Pain”
05. “Blue On Black”
06. “Fire In The Hole”
07. “I Refuse”
08. “It Doesn’t Matter”
09. “When The Seasons Change”
10. “Stuck In My Ways”
11. “Rock Bottom”
12. “Gone Away”
13. “Bloody”
14. “Will The Sun Ever Rise”
15. “Bad Seed” (bonus track)
16. “Save Your Breath” (bonus track)

Standard Edition:

Track Listing:

01. “Fake”
02. “Top Of The World”
03. “Sham Pain”
04. “Blue On Black”
05. “Fire In The Hole”
06. “I Refuse”
07. “It Doesn’t Matter”
08. “When The Seasons Change”
09. “Stuck In My Ways”
10. “Rock Bottom”
11. “Gone Away”
12. “Bloody”
13. “Will The Sun Ever Rise”

In other news, Five Finger Death Punch have also officially announced their tour with Breaking Benjamin, Nothing More, and Bad Wolves:

07/16 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre **
07/18 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena **
07/20 Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena
07/21 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
07/24 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/25 San Diego, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
07/27 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
07/29 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater **
08/01 Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
08/03 Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion **
08/04 Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion
08/06 Southaven, MS – BankPlus Amphitheatre at Snowden Grove
08/07 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/09 Simpsonville, SC – Heritage Park
08/11 Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
08/12 Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Amphitheatre
08/14 Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
08/15 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
08/17 Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
08/18 Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
08/20 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
08/22 Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater **
08/24 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
08/25 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center **
08/28 Cincinnati, OJ – Riverbend Music Center
08/29 Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/31 Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center **
09/01 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
09/03 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
09/06 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater **
09/07 Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
09/09 Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center **

* – Five Finger Death Punch & Bad Wolves only
** – Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin & Bad Wolves only


“…And Justice For All” Mixer Steve Thompson Says Metallica “Have No Desire” To Remix The Album For The Deluxe Edition

Despite the fact that Jason Newsted‘s bass parts are buried in the mix, Metallica apparently “have no desire” to remix “…And Justice For All” for the upcoming deluxe edition. Mixer Steve Thompson confirmed the news on the Talk Toomey Podcast.


Thompson said the following about the initial mixing:

“The first day Lars would come in with pictures of an EQ setup [of] how he wanted his drums to sound, every drum. So I said to Barbiero, ‘Michael, why don’t you work with Lars and get the drums sounding the way he wants them and once you got that let me know.’

So he gets the sound that Lars wanted and I listened to ’em myself and said ‘Man, this sounds like shit.’ …And so I chased everybody out of the room, I started putting everything up, re-EQing drums, bringing the guitars up, bringing the bass up, because the bass was a great part because it was a perfect marriage with Hetfield‘s rhythm guitars, it just was great. And I’m blowing up the band and everything like that and Hetfield comes in and [he] thumbs up, everybody, he’s happy.

So when I was ready for playback, Lars comes walking in, listens to about 15 seconds and he says ‘turn it off.’ And he goes to me ‘Uhh, what happens to my drum sound?’ So I think I just probably said ‘You were serious?”

So I had to get the drum sound back to where Lars was happy and I wasn’t… And then he said ‘See the bass?’ I said ‘Yeah,’ he said, ‘I want you to bring it down about 5 or 6db. I said ‘Why,’ [he said] ‘Just bring it down.’ So I brought it down where you barely audibly could hear it. And he goes now ‘drop it down a little more’.

And I remember I think I turned around to James and James just put his hands up and I said ‘Really, why would you do that?’”

He then added the following about the deluxe edition:

“I just contributed to the anniversary album of ‘…And Justice [For All‘]. I just sent them a bunch of pictures and some outtakes, but they have no desire to re-mix the record. They want to keep it the way it is.

They might remaster it or something like that, but there is only so much mastering you can do. And I’ll tell you the truth, I don’t even know if those original multitracks could be saved. Because there are like 5 million edits in them from Lars‘ drums alone. So if you have the box and open it up there probably be about 50 million pieces of tape all over the place.”

He later stated:

“They’ve lived with it this long. I’ve lived with most of the criticism, ’cause everybody assumes it’s my fault. And I guess I have to take blame cause it says my name says mixed by me and Barbiero.

But I remember when Metallica got elected to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, they flew us in there to be a part of it—which I thought was great—and I remember hanging out with Lars and Lars basically came up to me and said ‘Steve, what happened to the bass on the record?’ He actually asked me that and I just said ‘Ok, I give up, I give up’ [laughing.]”

[via The PRP]

SikTh To Release Deluxe Edition Of “The Future In Whose Eyes?”

SikTh will be releasing a deluxe version of their latest album “The Future In Whose Eyes?” on December 1. This edition of the effort will come with six bonus tracks.

“The Future In Whose Eyes?” Deluxe Track Listing:

01. “Vivid”
02. “Century Of The Narcissist?”
03. “The Aura”
04. “The Ship Has Sailed”
05. “Weavers Of Woe”
06. “Cracks Of Light”
07. “Golden Cufflinks”
08. “The Moon’s Been Gone For Hours”
09. “Riddles Of Humanity”
10. “No Wishbones”
11. “Ride The Illusion”
12. “When It Rains”
13. “Flogging The Horses” (live from ‘ArcTanGent‘ 2017)
14. “Golden Cufflinks” (live from ‘ArcTanGent‘ 2017)
15. “Philistine Philosophies” (live from ‘ArcTanGent‘ 2017)
16. “The Peace I Crave” (“Vivid” reimagined)
17. “No Light In The Well” (“Cracks Of Light” reimagined)
18. “The Aura” (instrumental)

Avenged Sevenfold Delay Deluxe Edition Of “The Stage”

The release date for Avenged Sevenfold’s new deluxe version of “The Stage” has been pushed back a week, due to “unforseen circumstances.” It will now be available on December 22.

“The Stage” Deluxe Edition Track Listing:

01. “The Stage”
02. “Paradigm”
03. “Sunny Disposition”
04. “God Damn”
05. “Creating God”
06. “Angels”
07. “Simulation”
08. “Higher”
09. “Roman Sky”
10. “Fermi Paradox”
11. “Exist”
12. “Dose”
13. “Retrovertigo” (Mr. Bungle cover)
14. “Malagueña Salerosa” (cover of Mexican folk song)
15. “Runaway” (feat. Warren Fitzgerald) (Del Shannon cover)
16. “As Tears Go By” (The Rolling Stones cover)
17. “Wish You Were Here” (Pink Floyd cover)
18. “God Only Knows” (Beach Boys cover)
19. “The Stage” (live at the O2 Arena in London, England)
20. “Paradigm” (live at the O2 Arena in London, England)
21. “Sunny Disposition” (live at the O2 Arena in London, England)
22. “God Damn” (live at the O2 Arena in London, England)

YOB To Release Deluxe Edition Of “The Great Cessation”

YOB will be releasing a deluxe version of “The Great Cessation” on December 8. The effort has been remastered by Heba Kadry, and it will come with two bonus tracks, “Blessed By Nothing” and “Pain Like Sugar.“ You can preorder that HERE, and check out a remastered version of “Breathing From The Shallows” below:

Mike Scheidt said the following:

“With ‘The Great Cessation‘, we were revitalized from our break, we just had Aaron join the ranks with the single best new potential member audition (since Travis) and the album basically wrote itself. When we broke up, we played generally to very small crowds in a very small scene.

When we came back, our return was met with a scene that has caught up to what the genre’s best had to offer, and we all of a sudden had opportunities we’d never had before. Hell, we did shows with Electric Wizard, Orange Goblin, High On Fire, that were attended by 50-ish people in the early 2000’s.”

Fit For An Autopsy Premiere Live In-Studio Video For “Heads Will Hang”

Fit For An Autopsy have premiered a new live in-studio video for their song “Heads Will Hang.” The live version of the track appears on the new deluxe edition of the band’s latest album “The Great Collapse,“ which is available now. The effort comes with nine bonus tracks that were recorded live at Rain City Recorders in Vancouver, BC.

Fit For An Autopsy Premiere “Black Mammoth” Live Video, Release Deluxe Edition Of “The Great Collapse”

Fit For An Autopsy have premiered a new live video for their song “Black Mammoth.” The live version of the track appears on the new deluxe edition of the band’s latest album “The Great Collapse,“ which is now available in digital outlets. The effort comes with nine bonus tracks that were recorded live at Rain City Recorders in Vancouver, BC.

The band said the following about the new deluxe edition:

“As kids, we always loved the bootleg live recordings and bonus live tracks on metal records, and it seems like bands aren’t releasing live material as much today in the metal world. Everyone has a slick and modern production, so we thought it’d be challenging and fun to showcase a more raw live performance on record. Rain City did a killer job capturing the band, and Will Putney’s live mix did it justice. Hope you enjoy it!.”