According to The Pulse Of Radio, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH releases a new single on Wednesday (July 27) called “Under It And Over It”. The track is making its debut on radio stations nationwide and is taken from the band’s upcoming third album, “American Capitalist”. The disc hits stores on October 11 and will follow up FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s gold-selling second effort, 2009’s “War Is The Answer”.
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.”
“War Is The Answer” debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard album chart, while the single “Far From Home” reached No. 2 on the rock radio chart and the band’s cover of “Bad Company” hit No. 1.
A press release stated that fans can expect “another big announcement” from FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH next week, probably related to tour plans.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH played its first show with new bassist Chris Kael on July 1 at Boonstock in Gibbons, Alberta, Canada. Check out photos of the concert at this location.
Kael replaced Matt Snell, who left the group late last year for reasons that have not been disclosed. Originally from Kentucky, Kael moved to FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s home base of Las Vegas to pursue playing music full-time. He said in a statement about landing the job, “Never give up on your dreams — I’m living proof that with hard work and a little bit of luck, they can come true.”