Guvera.com, a leading proponent in legally downloadable free music, has posted behind-the-scenes footage and photos from the video shoot for “Under And Over It”, the new single from Las Vegas, Nevada-based metallers FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH. Check out the content at this location.
The “Under And Over It” clip was directed by Ethan Emaniquis, whose credits include “Sin City” and “Grindhouse”.
Commented guitarist Zoltan Bathory: “We wanted to hit a pretty sarcastic tone with it, so it looks like a typical big cock-rock video, but in a tongue-in-cheek way. We put all the ‘big-time video’ clichés in it except for the booty shake… or maybe we even got that, I don’t remember. We do have the party scenes, cars, airplanes, mansions, pools and girls — of course, you can’t have a raaawwwk video without your token pool scene. Also, it’s shot from a behind-the-scenes perspective where you can actually see the director ‘trying’ to direct our music video. He is running in and out of the frames, posing the band, trying to make us act a certain way, which is pretty typical of most video shoots and it always annoys the hell out of the bands. It’s an interesting angle the fans never get to see, and adds to the sarcasm of the whole clip. We just wanted to have fun with it, and actually it ended up being a blast and more of a party than a stressful video shoots. Maybe we’ll shoot part two for this. [Laughs].”
“Under It And Over It” is taken from FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s upcoming third album, “American Capitalist”. The disc hits stores on October 11 and will follow up the band’s gold-selling second effort, 2009’s “War Is The Answer”. The CD was recorded at The Hideout in Las Vegas, Nevada with producer Kevin Churko, who helmed Ozzy Osbourne‘s 2010 effort “Scream”.
Regarding the song, vocalist Ivan Moody told Revolver magazine, “This one is about the rumors and gossip that go on everywhere — especially online. It’s comical to see how much crazy, ill-informed shit people will post as news and when they’re trolling around message boards. In today’s day and age, speculation and bad info can just fly around the Internet and catch fire — even when it’s completely false and unfounded. Funny shit.”
Guitarist Zoltan Bathory told The Pulse Of Radio that there is a theme to the record, but added that it’s not a concept album. “You know, every song is different, of course, and we’re never gonna really write a concept album — it’s not a band that’s gonna do rock operas where all the songs connect, you know, so there’s always a variety of songs and themes,” he said. “But there’s always also a general concept that will run through a couple of songs at least.”
Moody said in a statement, “I literally laid every ounce of blood I had on this one. We are a people’s band. Our fans understand us because of who we are. We’ve never tried to be anybody else but FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH.”
In addition to “Under And Over It”, the album also contains such classic FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH moments as “The Pride”, “Coming Down” and “Generation Dead”.
“American Capitalist” will be released as a standard CD, and a limited-edition deluxe CD format complete with special packaging plus second disc containing a number of exclusive remixes, including one for “Under And Over It”. Meanwhile, the iTunes version carries the bonus track “The Tragic Truth”.
Following the October release of “American Capitalist”, the band — completed by Ivan Moody (vocals), Jason Hook (guitar), Jeremy Spencer (drums), and new-boy bassist Chris Kael — head out on a major U.S. tour under the “Share The Welt” banner, headlining a package that also includes ALL THAT REMAINS, HATEBREED and REV THEORY. This tour starts in mid-October and runs through into November, with more dates likely to be added.