FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Completes Work On Ninth Studio Album
April 4, 2022
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has finished recording its ninth studio album.
The Las Vegas-based metallers shared the news of the LP's completion in a message accompanying the release of the lyric video for the song "Brighter Side Of Grey" from the band's last album, 2020's "F8".
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH said: "It's hard to believe that our last record 'F8' came out over 2 years ago in the beginning of 2020, born into the whirlwind of events that dominated our lives and will echo into the rest of our history. Those of you intimately familiar with that album, now know how some of 'F8''s dystopian lyrics became rather prophetic.
"'Brighter Side Of Grey' was an important song on that record, but especially personal to [singer] Ivan [Moody] (who's the only parent in the band). It is a more than fitting commentary to what's going on in the world that probably needs a good reminder right about now that we are here only for second, a tiny blip on the flow of time… not just as individuals but as an entire species… It took a trillion conditions to be just right for human life to exist in this Universe yet it takes just one to go terribly wrong and make it all disappear.
"This song also serves as the perfect bridge to our new album we just finished this week, which generally revolves around similar existential questions.
"It's incredible how much we don't understand about our own existence, yet everyone's relationship with the concept of death permeates, even orients their entire lives. Can't wait to share it…
"Enjoy this video, and stay tuned for new music and big tour announcements in the very near future!"
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's new album was once again recorded at the Hideout Recording Studio, the Las Vegas, Nevada facility owned and operated by Kevin Churko, the Canadian record producer/engineer and songwriter who has worked on all of FIVE FINGER's albums beginning with the band's sophomore release, 2009's "War Is The Answer".
In addition to recording an all-new album, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH recently commenced re-recording its debut LP, 2007's "The Way Of The Fist", for its 15th anniversary.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's upcoming album will be the group's first with its latest addition, renowned British virtuoso Andy James, who replaced Jason Hook in 2020. James was previously featured on "Broken World", a song that was included on the second installment of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's greatest-hits collection, "A Decade Of Destruction – Volume 2", which came out in the fall of 2020.
Since FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's debut album, "The Way Of The Fist", came out in 2007, the band has released six consecutive albums that were certified gold or platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) as well as two chart-topping greatest-hits albums. In addition, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has earned numerous national and international awards and honors over the last decade, such as the prestigious Soldier Appreciation Award by the Association Of The United States Army, an honor bestowed upon only one other recording artist before them: Elvis Presley.
"F8" debuted at No. 1 on rock charts around the world with Top 10 Mainstream chart debuts in the USA, Austria, Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, the U.K. and more. "F8" features No. 1 hit singles "Inside Out", "A Little Bit Off", "Living The Dream" and "Darkness Settles In".
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