Five Finger Death Punch: New Album is a Testament to Our Fans

2011-10-26

Story by Anne Erickson

Five Finger Death Punch members are thankful for album’s success

With Evanescence and Five Finger Death Punch both debuting atop the Billboard 200 chart last week, it’s safe to presume rock is back, in a big way. Evanescence grabbed the No. 1 spot with their third, self-titled studio album, moving 127,000 units; likewise, Five Finger Death Punch took a very respectable No. 3 with their latest, American Capitalist, pushing 91,000 copies. That’s a double-dose of good karma for the heavy music genres.

Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory says the numbers are thanks wholly to Five Finger’s loyal army of followers. “This is a testament to our fans,” he told Billboard. “We are in a fortunate position that the Death Punch fans take pride in buying the album and supporting us — we owe everything to them.”

Deborah Klein of Prospect Park Management, the management and record company behind Five Finger Death Punch, added that the state of hard rock and metal is strong. “There’s always been a demand for hard rock and heavy metal,” Klein said. “The people spoke up!” She also says that the Los Angeles outfit has, “a huge military following. The band played army bases in Iraq last year; ever since, we get e-mails from soldiers.”

Five Finger Death Punch are on tour to support, American Capitalist, through Dec. 18. Their “Share the Welt Tour” brings along fellow heavy music-makers All That Remains, Hatebreed and Rev Theory, plus sponsorship support from Monster energy drinks and the Halo videogame charter. Find a complete list of tour dates, which hit a variety of market sizes, on the band’s official website. Say you haven’t had a chance to check out the album yet? Read Audio Ink Radio’s review of the LP, and find out why Five Finger are a rare breed of metal men who effortlessly steal the hearts and fist-pumps of the mainstream rock delegation. (Photo: Five Finger Death Punch via Facebook.)

 




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