FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH caps off one of the biggest years of its career with a live performance music video for the band's new single, "Wash It All Away", shot by acclaimed music video director Wayne Isham (METALLICA, PANTERA, GODSMACK, DEF LEPPARD, BON JOVI, AVENGED SEVENFOLD). The clip was filmed at the band's recent headlining show at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut and showcases their highly visual stage show and the contagious energy that fuels the thousands of rabid fans in attendance. Check out the video below.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Zoltan Bathory states: "There is a reason why Wayne Isham is a legendary video director. I think he was the perfect choice to capture the band's live show and the energy that connects us to our fans. That energy is the reason why this band is still getting bigger and bigger. Something is simply infectious about what leads up to and what happens at our shows and we wanted to create a time capsule of that for ourselves and for the fans."
Isham adds: "When I was asked to direct the new FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH video, I was into it right away. Being a fan of the band made it easy. Being a veteran myself — seeing what the band has done for veterans over the years made this a no-brainer for me."
During an appearance on a recent installment of HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta's official podcast, "The Jasta Show", FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH bassist Chris Kael stated about Isham: "I didn't realize that he had done MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'Home Sweet Home'. I knew about the METALLICA videos, but I wasn't aware of the MÖTLEY CRÜE… What was the other one I saw? BON JOVI… All those big videos back in the day, that was the guy."
According to Kael, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH wanted to take a different approach with the "Wash It All Away" video compared to the clips the band had worked on in the past.
"We've had our fair share of friends of the band that were doing videos and those videos came out great [because of the] different interpersonal connections [we had] with the directors," he explained. "But when you wanna make a statement, Wayne is the dude. He's got the resume. All those great videos… I mean, I remember, whatever it was, junior high or high school, I can't recall at this point, sitting at home, rushing home to see where MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'Home Sweet Home' was on the Top 20 countdown they had every day out there. And fast forward fifteen, twenty years later…. Boom! My video."
"Wash It All Away" is taken from FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's new album, "Got Your Six", which entered the Billboard 200 album chart at No. 2, selling 119,000 copies in its first week of release. This was the band's third straight No. 2 debut, following both volumes of "The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell" in 2013. "Got Your Six", however, did rack up the band's best single sales week ever, surpassing the 112,000 copies sold of "The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell, Volume 1", in its first week.
Each of FIVE FINGER's previous albums has been certified gold in the U.S. for sales of 500,000 copies or more.
"Got Your Six" is the band's sixth studio effort and features the top rock single "Jekyll And Hyde".
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has just completed a U.S. co-headlining tour with PAPA ROACH and will kick off a European run on November 2 in Helsinki, Finland.