FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's ZOLTAN BATHORY Reveals 'Funny Story' Behind New Single 'Jekyll And Hyde'

May 23, 2015

Las Vegas-based metallers FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will release their sixth full-length studio album, "Got Your Six", on August 28. Among tracks set to appear on the CD is the album's first single, "Jekyll And Hyde", which will be made available at radio in the coming weeks. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Zoltan Bathory tells Revolver magazine about the song: "That one has a funny story. Ivan [Moody, vocals] doesn't sleep at night, so it's pretty often that he'll call one of us at four or five in the morning and leave crazy messages on our phones. And what happened was, Jason [Hook, guitar] was going through his voicemail and found dozens and dozens of these messages from Ivan. So he copied them onto a hard drive and then we pulled out different words and sentences and put them together. And that's the verses of the song. They're taken directly from Jason's phone. It's one of my favorite songs on the record, just because it's so bizarre."

Regarding the musical direction of the new FIVE FINGER material, Bathory said: "So far, it's a harder, faster record. We don't have a slow song and I don't think we're gonna write one. So it's just a higher-energy effort." He believes that the music has has picked up pace "because when we started to write this time, everybody was in a really good mood. The band has always been a well-oiled machine, but this is one time where we felt, 'Wow, everyone has grown up in some way as a musician.' We also stopped all the partying and the crazy shit and were really focused and sober. And because of that, this record has been probably the most fun one to make. It also maybe contributed to everything being more up-tempo and energetic."

To promote "Got Your Six", FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will embark on a North American co-headlining tour with PAPA ROACH this fall. Also appearing on the bill will be IN THIS MOMENT and FROM ASHES TO NEW.

In an innovative move, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and PAPA ROACH actively involved the fans by giving them the opportunity to request the tour come to their city via a "demand campaign." An overwhelming 1.5 million people responded to the call to action and made their voices heard.

"Got Your Six" was once again helmed by Kevin Churko, the Canadian record producer/engineer and songwriter who currently lives in Las Vegas, where he works out of his private studio, The Hideout Recording Studio.