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.

In Flames Announce More Fall U.S. Shows

In Flames have booked some more U.S. headlining shows. You can see their updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

10/29 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl (headlining)
10/30 Phoenix, AZ – The Press Room (headlining)
10/31 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues (headlining)
11/03 Tijuana, MEX – Gasmart stadium (feat. Deep Purple)
11/07 Chihuahua, MEX – Expo Chihuahua (feat. Deep Purple)
11/09 Monterrey, MEX – Auditorio Banamex (feat. Deep Purple)
11/11 San Luis Potosi, MEX – Parque De Baseball (feat. Deep Purple)
11/13 León, MEX – Poliforum Leon (feat. Deep Purple)
11/15 Guadalajara, MEX – Foro Alterno (feat. Deep Purple)
11/17 Mexico City, MEX – Arena Ciudad De Mexico (feat. Deep Purple)
11/21 Merida, MEX – Jardin Carta Clara (feat. Deep Purple)
11/23-24 Cancun, MEX – TBA (feat. Deep Purple)
11/28 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater (headlining) (with From Ashes To New)
11/29 Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin)
11/30 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill (headlining) (with From Ashes To New)
12/01 North Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin)
12/03 Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin)
12/04 Birmingham, AL – Iron City (headlining) (with From Ashes To New)
12/05 Orlando, FL – CFE Arena (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin)
12/07 Fayetteville, NC – Crown Coliseum (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin)
12/08 Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin)
12/10 Albany, NY – Times Union Center (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin)
12/11 Portland, ME – Cross Insurance Arena (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin)
12/12 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts (headlining) (with From Ashes To New)

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]

Vinnie Paul All-Star Tributes To Be Held At Louder Than Life & Aftershock Festivals

This year’s Louder Than Life and Aftershock festivals will be hosting some special all-star tributes for the late Vinnie Paul (Pantera, HELLYEAH, etc.). The sets are being curated by SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin and they will feature various artists performing Pantera and Damageplan covers.

Members of the following bands will be participating:

Louder Than Life: Five Finger Death Punch, Godsmack, HELLYEAH, Sevendust, GWAR, Bullet For My Valentine, Body Count, Kyng, Cane Hill, and more.

Aftershock: Korn, Godsmack, Deftones, HELLYEAH, Shinedown, Sevendust, GWAR, Kyng, Emmure, and more.

Mangin commented:

“Vinnie is an idol turned big time friend, and he left a massive void on this earth. When Danny [Wimmer] and Gary [Spivack] asked me to put together something special for Vin, I knew the best way to pay tribute to him would be to throw a Texas-sized jam session belting out Pan-mutha-fukkin-tera songs loud & proud! Everyone involved is doing this because they love Vinnie, and together we can all carry on his name, music and spirit forever!”

Louder Than Life will be held on September 28-30 at Champions Park in Louisville, KY and Aftershock will be held on October 13-14 at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA.

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.

In Flames Announce October U.S. Shows

In Flames have booked a few U.S. headlining shows for October. You can see the band’s updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

10/29 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl (headlining)
10/30 Phoenix, AZ – The Press Room (headlining)
10/31 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues (headlining)
11/03 Tijuana, MEX – Gasmart stadium (feat. Deep Purple)
11/07 Chihuahua, MEX – Expo Chihuahua (feat. Deep Purple)
11/09 Monterrey, MEX – Auditorio Banamex (feat. Deep Purple)
11/11 San Luis Potosi, MEX – Parque De Baseball (feat. Deep Purple)
11/13 León, MEX – Poliforum Leon (feat. Deep Purple)
11/15 Guadalajara, MEX – Foro Alterno (feat. Deep Purple)
11/17 Mexico City, MEX – Arena Ciudad De Mexico (feat. Deep Purple)
11/21 Merida, MEX – Jardin Carta Clara (feat. Deep Purple)
11/23-24 Cancun, MEX – TBA (feat. Deep Purple)
11/29 Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin)
12/01 North Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin)
12/03 Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin)
12/05 Orlando, FL – CFE Arena (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin)
12/07 Fayetteville, NC – Crown Coliseum (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin)
12/08 Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin)
12/10 Albany, NY – Times Union Center (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin)
12/11 Portland, ME – Cross Insurance Arena (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin)