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There is something special about the Five Finger Death Punch’s music which makes every fan of groove metal want to rock out. They have a knack for producing hit music and their songs like House of the Rising Sun, Life Me Up and Battle Born shows that. Over the years, they have built a strong reputation for delivering powerhouse of live performances. The band has gone on to play music in several festivals including Mayhem Festival and Download Festival. In addition, the quintet has also won the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Award for ‘Best New Band’.
FFDP has now planned some shows for you. If you want to feel the power of their music live then grab your Five Finger Death Punch tickets and watch them bring the roof down with their fiery performances.
Early Life & Influences
The seeds of the formation of FFDP were planted when two U.P.O members, Zoltan Bathory and Jeremy Spencer decided to part ways with the group to start their own band. The result was, Five Finger Death Punch. The duo recruited the bassist, Matt Snell in 2006 and then, they began to search for a vocalist. Bathory later thought of the lead singer of Motograter, Ivan Moody and asked if he was interested in joining the band. Moody accepted the offer and flew to Los Angeles where he began to record music with the group. Inspired by Mike Patton, Pantera, Lynn Strait, Buddy Rich, Lars Ulrich and Dave Lombardo, the band finished working on their first album, ‘The Way of the Fist’ in the fall of 2006 but halted its release.
Five Finger Death Punch later thought of adding a second guitarist to the group’s line-up and Caleb Bingham was recruited who was soon replaced by Darrell Roberts. Now, as a five-piece band, the group started to look for record deals and was eventually signed by Firm Music. To get things rolling, the quintet put out its first EP, ‘Preemptive Strike’ on July 10, 2007. The EP contained three tracks including, The Bleeding and its unplugged version.
Breakthrough and Recognition
Twenty days later, Five Finger Death Punch’s debut album, ‘The Way of the Fist’ hit the stores. The album made them the talk of town. Although it could not produce the desired results on the charts but it didn’t stop the record from getting certified gold in the United States and Canada. The album also gathered positive reviews from AllMusic and Kerrang! out of which the latter gave the record four stars out of five.
The fans were now eager to watch the band perform live and FFDP obliged. From July 30 to September 2, 2017, the group went on Korn’s ‘Family Value Tour’ as supporting acts. The quintet then supported Disturbed on their ‘Indestructible Tour’ from April through May in 2008. On May 13, 2008, the band re-released, ‘The Way of the Fist’ which included three bonus songs including, Never Enough, which reached ninth spot on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks.
FFDP soon started to build the hype for their second studio effort and on September 22, 2009, ‘War is the Answer’ came out. It became their only record to date to achieve platinum level sales in the United States. It yielded six singles including, Far From Home which appeared in the NBC’s television series, ‘Criminal Minds.’ In the same year, the group also received the Metal Hammer Golden Award for ‘Best New Band’.
The group then spent most of 2010 touring and playing the main stage at the Download and Mayhem Festivals. The quintet also performed a couple of songs from, ‘War is the Answer’ titled, Bad Company and Hard to See on Jimmy Kimmel Live! They then went on to support Godsmack on their tour. In November of 2010, the band decided to take some time off from the road to work on their next record.
On October 11, 2011, Five Finger Death Punch churned out its third studio album, ‘American Capitalist.’ It won them a Radio Contraband Rock Radio Award for ‘Album of the Year’. The record also received four stars out of five from Loudwire and spawned the hit single, Coming Down, which marked their first song to top the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks.
Album Releases and Notable Work
In 2013, FFDP released double albums, ‘The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1’ and ‘The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 2.’ Both of these records sold in excess of five hundred thousand copies in the United States and received great response from the critics. The former featured a cover song, Mama Said Knock You Out, which was originally released by LL Cool J. The song featured Tech N9ne and was awarded gold certification by the RIAA.
‘Got Your Six’ is the sixth studio record spawned by Five Finger Death Punch in 2015. Since then, they haven’t released any new material. The album landed at the second spot on the Billboard 200 and was included in Rock Sound’s list of the ‘Top 50 Releases of 2015.’
The band has successfully completed one decade in the industry and to celebrate their 10th Anniversary, they are going to drop their first compilation record, ‘A Decade of Destruction’. It is slated to release on December 1, 2017. The album will also include a couple of new songs apart from their previous hits including, Trouble, which the quintet had already released.
Five Finger Death Punch Tour Tickets
Get ready for the night of your life when you get tickets to see Five Finger Death Punch. The heavy metal band from Las Vegas delivers everything their name – inspired by a move from the movie Kill Bill – promises. Their high energy shows leave audiences screaming for more. The five man band takes the stage and holds it prisoner for the entire duration of their performance. You would be hard pressed to find a more high energy band having more fun making music than these guys. They know how to get audiences riled up and keep them going from start to finish. Expect to be surrounded by legions of heavy metal fans who move and mosh to the beat at one of these shows. The production level on stage is simple but effective. These guys like to keep the focus on the music while still spicing things up with lights and smoke to make things interesting. The band has a great rapport with audiences, often bantering with them between songs and keeping a real connection even with packed and sold out houses. For heavy metal fans, it’s the perfect show: a lot of fun with a band that loves to play music and play to the audience.
They are now scheduled to play in major cities, so don’t wait anymore and watch them cause havoc with their powerful live performances by getting your Five Finger Death Punch tour tickets here.