“American Capitalist”, the third album from Las Vegas, Nevada-based metallers FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, sold 91,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 3 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous CD, “War Is The Answer”, opened with 44,000 units back in September 2009 to debut at No. 7. The CD followed up FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s 2007 debut, “The Way Of The Fist”, which has sold more than 510,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
“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”.
“American Capitalist” track listing:
01. American Capitalist
02. Under And Over It
03. The Pride
04. Coming Down
06. Generation Dead
07. Back For More
08. Remember Everything
09. Wicked Ways
10. If I Fall
11. 100 Ways To Hate
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH kicked off the Share The Welt tour on October 16 in San Francisco. The trek is the first for new FIVE FINGER bassist Chris Kael, who replaced Snell earlier this year. Kael has played just a handful of gigs so far with the group but was looking forward to his first full tour: “It’s very liberating to kind of free the ties of quote-unquote real life and go up there and, you know, play the role as the new bass player for FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, playing in front of thousands upon thousands of people that are into you and you really feel that vibe,” he said. “I’m real excited about it, finally glad to be quote-unquote living the dream, and it’s a damn good feeling.”
Joining FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH on the Share The Welt tour are ALL THAT REMAINS, HATEBREED and REV THEORY.