On September 14, Stefanie Heminger of "Stefanie's Rock Show" conducted an interview with bassist Chris Kael of Las Vegas metallers FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California. You can now watch the chat below.
Despite releasing two albums' worth of material last year, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH is already looking toward its next studio project. The band's drummer Jeremy Spencer told Artisan News, "We're at the studio right now, and we're recording some new material. And after we finish the [fall North American co-headlining] tour with VOLBEAT, we're gonna go back in and try to finish up everything in the winter and then get something out late spring [or] early summer."
Spencer added that the band has demoed four songs so far, saying, "I'm liking what I'm hearing, but there's a long way to go… We'll judge the body of work when it's done."
Asked how FIVE FINGER is going about following up last year's "The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell" albums. Spencer told Live Metal: "Well, now we're gonna do three records! [laughs] No. We're just gonna do what we do. We always write what we feel at the time. You can't get caught up in trying to worry about, is this gonna sell more or is this gonna be better? I've certainly gone through that already. After 'War Is The Answer', following up with 'American Capitalist', there was a lot of pressure. It was self-induced more than anything, and I realized it's a waste of energy to worry about that stuff. Just write the best songs you can that are as honest as possible and that you like to listen to, and the rest will take care of itself. That's just kind of how we approach it."
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH released "The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell" in two parts last year, with the first arriving in July 2013 and the second following last November. The first half alone has sold more than 416,000 copies in the U.S.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's tour with VOLBEAT kicked off on September 16 in Salt Lake City.