Las Vegas, Nevada-based metallers FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will release their third album, “American Capitalist”, on October 11. The CD was recorded at The Hideout in Las Vegas, Nevada with producer Kevin Churko, who helmed Ozzy Osbourne‘s 2010 effort “Scream”.
An 11-track release, including lead single/video “Under And Over It”, this record looks all set to build on the huge, ever-growing success achieved by albums one and two — “The Way Of The Fist” and “War Is The Answer”, both gold records Stateside, having spawned seven consecutive Top Ten singles at Active Rock.
In addition to “Under And Over It” — a sarcastic, OTT, genre-celebratin’ video for which was directed by Ethan Emaniquis, whose credits include “Sin City” and “Grindhouse” — 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”.
Commented guitarist Zoltan Bathory: “This record crystallizes the sound of DEATH PUNCH. The band has really come into its own. Everyone contributed to the music, and this is what we are capable of as a unit.
“The overall message is to fight for your survival and success. You can be a zebra or join the lion pride. You have to rebel against your circumstances, laziness and mediocrity — not the system. The best will make it, and that notion is genetically embedded within our fabric. If we were all equal, evolution wouldn’t exist. The human spirit encourages us to excel.”
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.
In terms of international touring, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH is planning to visit Europe in the first quarter of 2012, having already made a very healthy mark on the other side of the Atlantic with album sales in excess of 100,000, appearances at the Rock Am Ring/Rock Im Park and Download festivals in Germany and the U.K. (the latter on two occasions), a sold-out headline tour (U.K.), plus a front cover on Metal Hammer magazine (U.K.).
Concludes Moody: “I literally laid every ounce of blood I had on the street with this one. We are a people’s band. Our fans admire and understand us because of who we are. We’ve never tried to be anybody else. We’re FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH.”