Artisan News caught up with bassist Chris Kael of Las Vegas-based metallers FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH in January at the first-ever Rock Roll Roast at The Grove in Anaheim, California and asked him about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band’s next album (see video below).
“Right now we’ve got a mobile recording studio with us on the road, writing and recording some ideas,” he said. “So, towards the end of the year, we’re gonna get everything rolling out and [we’ll] bust out the next [album] for you guys.”
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will hit the road in the U.S. and Canada for a spring tour that will kick off on March 23 in Las Vegas.
The group was last seen headlining the Share The Welt tour as the group continues to support its third studio album, 2011’s “American Capitalist”.
“American Capitalist” debuted at No. 3 on The Billboard 200 chart, selling 91,000 copies in its first week of release. Both the chart and sales numbers were career highs for the group.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH fans are able to get the brand new cover art for “American Capitalist”. It features an illustration of the group’s ubiquitous “mascot,” Knucklehead, over the backdrop of Times Square in New York City.
The new Knucklehead illustration only replaces the regular edition album version of “American Capitalist”, while the deluxe edition artwork remains the same.
“American Capitalist” was 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”.