FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Reveal Artwork For Second Of Two New Albums Due November 19th; 'Battleborn' Single Hits Radio Today
September 9, 2013, a year ago
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Coming on the heels of the massive global #1 success of The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1 earlier this summer, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will release the second installment of their masterwork on November 19th via Prospect Park in North America/ Eleven Seven (in all other territories). Beginning tomorrow (September 10th), fans can pre-order Volume 2 here.
After the success of #1 US Active Rock radio chart hit 'Lift Me Up' (featuring ROB HALFORD of JUDAS PRIEST) from Volume 1, the band today debuts the single 'Battleborn' from Volume 2 at radio. Fans who pre-order the album from iTunes starting tomorrow will receive 'Battleborn' as an instant gratification track. The official video for 'Battleborn' will premiere early next week.
Frontman Ivan Moody explains the meaning behind 'Battleborn': “After getting off the road from two years of touring I was physically and emotionally drained. It felt like I’d seen almost every inch of the globe and shook every hand there was to shake. I completely lost track of time, the flights, the travel, the shows all seemed to blur together. My family and friends became a distant memory. Even though I was doing what I’d dreamed of doing, it took all the energy that I had... it was exhausting. That made me realize, everything worth fighting for you will actually HAVE TO fight for. Every wish, every dream, every idea comes to existence only through blood, sweat and sacrifice... we are all battle born.”
Five Finger Death Punch and IN THIS MOMENT's Maria Brink have joined forces for the track ‘Anywhere But Here’ from 5FDP's new chart-topping album The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1. The album globally debuted at #1 on the rock charts and is an ambitious venture containing all new material with multiple tracks featuring many more guest vocalists including: ROB HALFORD of JUDAS PRIEST, Jamey Jasta of HATEBREED, Max Cavalera of SOULFLY as well as Tech N9ne. 5FDP drummer Jeremy Spencer stated "We're incredibly grateful that our album ‘Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Vol.1’ just debuted at number 2 in Billboard. In a day and age where people don't buy records, they're buying ours and that is a testament to our fans and to the fact that heavy music is very much alive. Vol. 2 is coming out November 19th and we can't wait for you all to hear it and be a part of supporting returning heavy music to its rightful place at the top of the charts"
For the track ‘Anywhere But Here’, 5FDP and Moody harness the fiery power of In This Moment's Maria Brink creating a sweeping track that showcases the power and subtlety of both vocalists while the band supplies the crunch and nuance. To celebrate this unique collaboration, the track is streaming at this location offering fans a chance to hear these Monster Energy artists unite. Regarding the collaboration with Maria Brink, guitarist Jason Hook states, "Maria came in and sang on the chorus for this song and did a great job; it's certainly a stand out track and I think everyone will like it."
Five Finger Death Punch will kick off The Wrong Side Of Heaven Tour of North American and Canadian headlining dates at Monster Energy's Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA before joining AVENGED SEVENFOLD as special guest on their European arena run later this year. Meanwhile Brink and In This Moment are currently out on the Carnival of Madness Tour followed by their own-curated Hellpop Tour that finds the band on the road until the end of the year.
Five Finger Death Punch live dates:
15 - Sacramento, CA - Aftershock Festival
17 - Medford, OR - Armory
18 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theater
20 - Kennewick, WA - Toyota Center
21 - Post Falls, ID - Greyhound Park
22 - Missoula, MT - Wilma Theater
23 - Lethbridge, AB - EnMax Centre
25 - Prince George, BC - CN Centre
26 - Dawson Creek, BC - Encana Events Center
28 - Calgary, AB - Mac Hall
29 - Saskatoon, SK - Credit Union Center
30 - Edmonton, AB - Shaw Conference Center
2 - Regina, AB - Brandt Centre
4 - Fargo, ND - Concert Hall @ The Venue
5 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
6 - Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room
8 - Detroit, MI - Fillmore
9 - Niagara Falls, NY - Rapids Theater
11 - Providence, RI - Lupo's
12 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theater
13 - Lancaster, PA - Freedom Hall
15 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
17 - Bossier City, LA - Century Tel Arena
18 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater
20 - Springfield, MO - Shrine Mosque
22 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Pavilion
23 - Pharr, TX - Pharr Event Center
26 - Lubbock, TX - Lonestar Amphitheater
27 - Colorado Springs, CO - City Auditorium