FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has set an August 19 launch date for its new album, “AfterLife”. The official lyric video for the LP’s second single, “IOU”, might be seen under. The clip gives a primary ever sneak peek into the Metaverse undertaking the band has been engaged on. The interactive digital world might be a gamified fan membership expertise, developed on the close to photorealistic Unreal Engine and offering an extension of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s present fan membership app within the close to future.
“‘AfterLife’ was arms down my favourite report to make,” says FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Zoltan Bathory. “It’s our ninth album, so at this level we now have legions of loyal followers and our signature sound is greater than established. It grew to become its personal island, our floor zero we function from and we will at all times come again to. So once we began this report, there was an pleasure of impending musical adventures. We knew we might step away so far as we needed to; there was a freedom of really ‘something goes.’ This resulted in an album that’s far more numerous than our earlier ones whereas it feels extra unified, as a result of there’s a framework of overarching tales in Ivan‘s [Moody, vocals] lyrics and interconnecting musical motifs between songs. It was not deliberate as an idea album, however we have been so hyper-focused on portray an entire image, it in some way looks like one… We’re very happy with it and are simply as impatient because the followers ready for the discharge. Cannot wait to share it.”
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s follow-up to 2020’s “F8” was as soon as once more recorded on the Hideout Recording Studio, the Las Vegas, Nevada facility owned and operated by Kevin Churko, the Canadian report producer/engineer and songwriter who has labored on all of FIVE FINGER‘s albums starting with the band’s sophomore launch, 2009’s “Struggle Is The Reply”.
“AfterLife” might be FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s first album with its newest addition, famend British virtuoso Andy James, who changed Jason Hook in 2020. James was beforehand featured on “Damaged World”, a music that was included on the second installment of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s greatest-hits assortment, “A Decade Of Destruction – Quantity 2”, which got here out within the fall of 2020.
Completely curated by the band, numerous restricted version “AfterLife” vinyl and merchandise choices and collectibles are additionally out there for pre-order at this time within the official band and label shops.
“AfterLife” observe itemizing:
01. Welcome To The Circus
03. Occasions Like These
04. Roll Dem Bones
05. Choose Up Behind You
06. Judgment Day
08. Thanks For Asking
09. Blood And Tar
10. All I Know
11. Gold Gutter
12. The Finish
Since FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s debut album, “The Manner Of The Fist”, got here out in 2007, the band has launched six consecutive albums that have been licensed gold or platinum by the Recording Trade Affiliation of America (RIAA) in addition to two chart-topping greatest-hits albums. As well as, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has earned quite a few nationwide and worldwide awards and honors over the past decade, equivalent to the distinguished Soldier Appreciation Award by the Affiliation Of America Military, an honor bestowed upon just one different recording artist earlier than them: Elvis Presley.
“F8” debuted at No. 1 on rock charts all over the world, with High 10 mainstream chart debuts within the USA, Austria, Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, the U.Okay. and extra. It produced 4 No. 1 hit singles with “Inside Out”, “A Little Bit Off”, “Residing The Dream” and “Darkness Settles In”, the latter of which noticed the band tie DISTURBED‘s report for many consecutive No. 1s on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart with seven chart-toppers in a row. The band has amassed over eight billion streams and three billion video views so far and has bought over a million tickets between 2018 and 2020 alone.
Final month, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH introduced a 2022 U.S. headlining tour introduced by Reside Nation. Kicking off in Portland, Oregon on August 19, the trek will span over 30 dates, closing out on October 15 in Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah. The band might be joined on tour by rock icons MEGADETH, with extra assist from THE HU and FIRE FROM THE GODS, promising an intense multi-faceted night time of heavy rock music.
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