Five Finger Death Punch Announces Release Date, Specs For New Singles Compilation

Courtesy: Prospect Park

Five Finger Death Punch will release its latest singles collection next month.

The band is scheduled to release A Decade of Destruction Volume 2 Nov. 20 through Prospect Park.  Pre-orders are open for the compilation’s CD and vinyl pressings.  The collection is the follow-up to the band’s 2017 compilation, A Decade of Destruction, which was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Five Finger Death Punch’s new compilation will feature 12 more of the band’s most popular singles.  Additionally, it will feature five bonus tracks.  Three of those songs are previously unreleased remixes of 5FDP songs.  The fourth is an acoustic take of another of the band’s singles, and the fifth is a previously unreleased original.

The compilation’s track listing is noted below.

A DECADE OF DESTRUCTION, VOLUME 2 official track listing is as follows below:

  1. “BLUE ON BLACK” [taken from And Justice For None]
  2. “THE TRAGIC TRUTH” [taken from American Capitalist]
  3. “BROKEN WORLD” [new song – previously unreleased]
  4. “I REFUSE” [taken from And Justice For None]
  5. “THE PRIDE” [taken from American Capitalist]
  6. “HARD TO SEE” [from War Is The Answer]
  7. “WHEN THE SEASONS CHANGE” [taken from And Justice For None]
  8. “CRADLE TO THE GRAVE” [taken from The Wrong Side Of Heaven, Vol. 2]
  9. “SHAM PAIN” [taken from And Justice For None]
  10. “M.I.N.E.” (End This Way) [taken from The Wrong Side Of Heaven, Vol. 1]
  11. “HELL TO PAY” [taken from Got Your Six]
  12. “NEVER ENOUGH” [taken from The Way Of The Fist]
  13. “WALK AWAY” [taken from War Is The Answer]
  14. “THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN”– ACOUSTIC [new song – previously unreleased]
  15. BONUS TRACK: “TROUBLE” (FELMAX REMIX) [previously unreleased]
  16. BONUS TRACK: “WASH IT ALL AWAY” (JOE HAHN REMIX) [previously unreleased]
  17. BONUS TRACK: “BAD COMPANY” (THE FIVE FINGER DIM MAK STEVE AOKI REMIX) [previously unreleased]

More information on Five Finger Death Punch’s new singles compilation is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://fivefingerdeathpunch.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fivefingerdeathpunch

Twitter: http://twitter.com/FFDP

 

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Ice Nine Kills Unleashes ‘Merry Axe-Mas’ Video Game; Band To Continue Tour In 2020

Courtesy: Fearless Records

Ice Nine Kills is celebrating the holidays by giving its fans a very special gift.

The band has made available, the video game from the video for its single ‘Merry Axe-Mas.’  The band debuted the sing’es video Dec. 21, 2018. The single is taken from the band’s 2018 album The Silver Scream and is also featured on the album’s recent re-issue, subtitled The Final Cut.

The video game features three levels — Santa’s Forgiveness, Santa’s Forest and Silence The Sinners — through which Santa Claus wreaks some serious holiday havoc.  The video game and the song and video are all inspired by the controversial 1984 slasher flick Silent Night, Deadly Night, which is a favorite of INK front man Spencer Charnas.

Ice Nine Kills spent much of this year touring in support of its latest release The Silver Scream and its re-issue on the “Silver Scream World Tour” and “The Octane Accelerator Tour,” which was presented by Sirius XM.  The majority of the shows on that latter tour were sold out.

The band will continue its support of The Silver Scream well into the new year with a string of European dates in February and March.  That run will give way to another North American run that is scheduled to launch April 8 in Sunrise, FL and to run through May 20 in St. Paul, MN.  From there, the band will make its way to the United Kingdom for a brief stint there in late May.

Papa Roach, Five Finger Death Punch, I Prevail and Hollywood Undead will join the band on several dates.  The bands’ current tour schedule is noted below.  Tickets are available here.

DATE
CITY
VENUE
Sat
2/1 – 2/6
New Orleans, LA
Shiprocked Cruise
Sun
2/16
Barcelona, ES
Razzmatazz *
Thu
2/20
Milan, IT
Alcatraz *
Fri
2/21
Zurich, CH
Halle 62 *
Sat
2/22
Offenbach, DE
Stadhalle *
Mon
2/24
Munich, DE
Zenith *
Tue
2/25
Wien, AT
Gasometer *
Fri
2/28
Thessaloniki, GR
Princpal Club Theatre *
Sat
2/1
Athens, GR
Piraeus Academy 117 *
Mon
3/2
Sofia, BG
Universiada Hall *
Tue
3/3
Bucharest, RO
Arenele Romane *
Wed
3/4
Budapest, HU
Papp Laszlo Budpaest Sportarena *
Fri
3/6
Bratislava Iii, SL
Eurovia Arena *
Sat
3/7
Poznan, PL
MTP2 *
Mon
3/9
Berlin, DE
Verti Music Hall *
Tue
3/10
Hannover, DE
Swiss Life Hall *
Wed
3/11
Leizpig, DE
Haus Auensse *
Fri
3/13
Paris, FR
La Villette *
Sat
3/14
Tilburg, NL
013 Poppodium *
Mon
3/16
Dusseldorf, DE
Mitsubushi Electric Halle *
Tue
3/17
Hamburg, DE
Barclaycard Arena *
Wed
3/18
Copenhagen, DK
Vega *
Wed
4/8
Sunrise, FL
BB&T Center &
Fri
4/10
Duluth, GA
Infinite Energy Center &
Sat
4/11
Pelham, AL
Oak Mountain Amphitheater &
Mon
4/13
San Antonio, TX
AT&T Center &
Tue
4/14
Ft. Worth, TX
Dickies Arena &
Thu
4/16
Houston, TX
Toyota Center &
Sat
4/18
Phoenix, AZ
Talking Stick Resort Arena &
Sun
4/19
San Diego, CA
Viejas Arena &
Tue
4/21
Los Angeles, CA
The Forum &
Thu
4/23
Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Dome &
Sat
4/25
Portland, OR
Veteran Memorial Coliseum &
Mon
4/27
Morrison, CO
Red Rocks Amphitheatre &
Wed
4/29
Kansas City, MO
Sprint Center &
Fri
5/1
Concord, SC
Epicenter Festival
Sun
5/3
Baltimore, MD
Royal Farms Arena &
Tue
5/5
Worcester, MA
DCU Center &
Wed
5/6
Newark, NJ
Prudential Center &
Fri
5/8
Cincinnati, OH
Heritage Bank Center &
Tue
5/12
Detroit, MI
Little Ceasars Arena &
Thu
5/14
Pittsburgh, PA
PPG Paints Center &
Fri
5/15
Camden, NJ
BB&T Pavilion &
Sat
5/16
Columbus, OH
Sonic Temple Festival
Sun
5/17
Nashville, TN
Bridgestone Arena &
Tue
5/19
Rosemont, IL
Allstate Arena &
Wed
5/20
St. Paul, MN
Xcel Energy Center &
Sat
5/23-24
Leeds/Hatfield, UK
SlamDunk Festival
Wed
5/27
Kyiv, UA
Bel etage Concert Club
Fri
5/29
Sankt-Peterburg, RU
Kosmonavt
* with Papa Roach and Hollywood Undead
& with Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach and I Prevail
Along with ‘Merry Axe-Mas,’ The Silver Scream has also produced the singles ‘Thank God It’s Friday,’ ‘Stabbing in the Dark,’ ‘A Grave Mistake‘ and ‘The American Nightmare,’ ‘Savages,’ and ‘Enjoy Your Slay‘.  The album’s recent re-issue saw the release of an acoustic take of ‘A Grave Mistake,’ ‘Thank God It’s Friday,’ and ‘Stabbing in the Dark‘ as well as a cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller.’

The full track listing for the new re-issue of The Silver Scream is noted below.

THE SILVER SCREAM: FINAL CUT album will include the following track listing:
1. The American Nightmare
2. Thank God It’s Friday
3. Stabbing In The Dark
4. Savages
5. The Jig Is Up (ft. Randy Strohmeyer of Finch)
6. A Grave Mistake
7. Rocking The Boat (ft. Jeremy Schwartz)
8. Enjoy Your Slay (ft. Sam Kubrick)
9. Freak Flag
10. The World in My Hands (ft. Tony Lovato of Mest)
11. Merry Axe-mas
12. Love Bites (ft. Chelsea Talmadge, Stranger Things)
13. IT Is The End (ft. JR Wasilewski & Buddy Schaub of Less Than Jake and Will Salazar of Fenix TX)
14. Your Number’s Up
15. Thriller (Michael Jackson cover)
16. A Grave Mistake (Live from SiriusXM)
17. Stabbing In The Dark (Acoustic ft. Matt Heafy)
18. SAVAGES (Acoustic)
19. Thank God It’s Friday (Acoustic ft. Ari Lehman)

More information on Ice Nine Kills’ new video game, tour dates and more is available online at:

 

Website: http://iceninekills.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/IceNineKills

Twitter: http://twitter.com/iceninekills

 

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Corroded Will Leave Listeners Feeling Anything But Bitter On Its Latest LP

Courtesy: Despotz Records

Hard rock outfit Corroded released its latest full-length studio recording this week, and the album, Bitter, is another strong new offering from the veteran Swedish band.  Front man Jens Westlin explained the album’s title “comes from observing how the social climate is around the world right now…Everyone’s so dissatisfied and thinks that everyone else’s life is so much better than theirs, and if something goes wrong, it’s always someone else’s fault.  As a result of this, all power hungry leaders in this world thrive on the dissatisfaction of the people and gain power that way.”  He added that these views are what inspired the band’s new album both musically, and lyrically.  The band’s reaction to that situation is on full display early on in the form of the song ‘Cross,’ which will be discussed shortly.  ‘Scream,’ which comes later in the album’s run is another standout addition to Bitter, that shows quite well, the band’s response to everything going on.  It will be discussed a little later.  ‘Drown,’ which comes even later in the album’s run is another notable addition to the album’s overall statement about the world’s current social and political climate.  It will also be discussed later.  Each of the three songs noted here are key in their own way to the whole of Bitter.  When considered along with the other nine songs featured in the album not directly noted here, the end result is a powerful new offering from Corroded that will light a new fire within listeners and leave them feeling anything but bitter.

Corroded’s fifth full-length studio recording Bitter is another strong new offering from the Swedish hard rock outfit.  The new, 12-song record, which is the band’s second for Sweden-based Despotz Records, shows from start to finish, that the quartet can easily hold its own against its more well-known hard rock and metal counterparts.  This is proven early on in the form of ‘Cross.’  The song’s up-tempo, guitar-driven musical arrangement helps to support that statement.  The arrangement conjures thoughts of Five Finger Death Punch, Soil, Dry Kill Logic and other similar acts.  The fiery energy exuded through the arrangement, coupled with Westlin’s growling vocals does a commendable job of illustrating the anger and frustration that Westlin attempts to present in the song’s lyrical content.

That seeming mix of strong emotions is inferred as he sings, “Our mistakes…they have never ever been this clear/All the pain/And the misery/Every word that was said out of fear/Every thorn/In the side/The suffering we had to endure/We never stopped/It isn’t easy/There will never ever be a cure/Every breath that we take/Is a waste of the air we possess/All the s*** that we give….I won’t be nailed upon your cross/I will not take the pain for you/It’s time to own your mistakes/It’s time for you to fall.”  Westlin’s fire hardly dies in the song’s second verse as he sings of having to carry someone else’s agony and misery, and refusing to do so any longer before returning to the chorus’ powerful message pointing the finger back at the proverbial stone casters and finger pointers.  Guitarist Thomas Andersson, bassist Bjarne Elvsgard and drummer Per Solang are to be commended in their own right for their work throughout the song, and especially in its bridge as they work together to help illustrate that feeling of emotional strain that one goes through when one is blamed for something that happened to someone else.  Instead of being the fiery work that is exhibited through the rest of the song, it presents a certain vibe of someone trying to get over those feelings of self-guilt and realizing people cause their own problems in many cases.  It is a brief moment in the bigger picture of the song, but powerful in its own right.  When it considered along with Westlin’s unapologetic lyrical content and the rest of the song’s unflinching arrangement, the whole proves to be an unquestionably forceful response to that bitterness of which Westlin spoke, which led to much of the album’s creation.  It is just one of the album’s most standout entries.  ‘Scream,’ which comes later in the album’s run, is another notable addition to the album.

In regards to its musical arrangement, ‘Scream’ is a work that is certain to appeal to thrash metal purists out there.  Again, the similarities to Dry Kill Logic are front and center here.  At the same time, one can also argue influences from the likes of Overkill, Exodus, Anthrax and other similar acts, thanks again to the collective work of Andersson, Elvsgard and Solang.

The energy exuded through this thrash-style work does its own commendable job of illustrating the urgency in the song’s lyrics; an urgency that seems to center on the issue of self-determination and not letting the currently bitter state of the world bring one down.  This is inferred as Westlin sings with his band mates in the song’s chorus, “Scream/Until your lungs give out/Don’t roll over and die/Shout/Until everything is said/Don’t give up…”  This positive message is coupled with an equally positive vibe in the song’s verses.  Westlin sings in the song’s lead verse, “Inhale/Let everything around go down/Find a moment of peace/React/The perfect storm is here right now/You are the center of its eye.”  Westlin’s message is relatively clear in this verse, especially considering the song’s chorus.  He is saying that we create the storm that surrounds us, and the way to survive that storm is to find our inner peace, to jet let everything out, not hold it in.  he even comes right out in the song’s second verse and states, “Exhale/Let matters fall right into place/Find a calm inside yourself.”  He goes on to say, “you are the center of the mass.”  Yet again, here we have a relatively clear statement of how we are the source and solution to all of our problems.  This is a positive message, from which plenty of listeners can and hopefully will take some enlightenment.  When it is coupled with that previously discussed musical arrangement, the whole is a song that is therapeutic in the best way possible, and yet another wonderful response to the negativity that is polluting the world right now.  It is far from the last example of the album’s clear ability to respond to the world’s current climate.  ‘Drown’ is yet another example of how well the band has responded to everything going on around the globe.

‘Drown’ is the penultimate addition to Bitter.  Musically, this song is another interesting composition.  The verses are once again up-tempo, guitar-drive, adrenaline-fueled sections.  The choruses however, are far more melodic.  What is interesting is that the song does not lose any of its energy in the choruses.  It just changes style, in turn, keeping the work moving forward.  The song’s bridge hints at some 80s influences through Andersson’s guitar work, which is not an entirely bad thing.  Of course, the song’s musical arrangement is just one part of what makes it stand out.  Its lyrical content leads it to stand out just as much as its musical content.

Westlin sings in the song’s lead verse, “Wish I could break the spell that binds us here/You know to each his own…Just go and do/As you please…It must be done my way/It must be done your way.  Some of his wording is difficult to decipher without a lyrics sheet to reference, but the seeming message becomes partially clear.  Later in the song’s nearly five-minute song, he goes on to sing, of looking back on a chain that has been broken and will not leave any marks.  This is just this critic’s own take, but it would seem that Westlin is speaking metaphorically here to address social control, with the chain being that control, broken.  That would explain Westlin’s earlier statement of “It must be done my way/It must be done your way.”  There is that problem of everyone wanting things in life their way, but we as a people do not have to let it be one person’s way or another, but rather our own way, regardless of what everyone else says.  We can respect others’ ways, but we do not have to live by those ways.  That goes back to the initial statement of “Wish I could break that spell that binds us here/You know to each his own.” It all seems to come together in a statement of not giving in to what everyone says one should do and be.  Again, this should not be taken as the only interpretation, but merely that of this critic.  Hopefully this critic is at least somewhere in the ballpark with that interpretation, as it would seem to be another response to the world’s negativity, as addressed by Westlin about the album’s overall theme.  When it is considered along with the seeming messages presented in ‘Scream,’ Cross’ and the rest of the album’s offerings, the whole of Bitter becomes a work in whole that will leave listeners anything but bitter.

Corroded’s latest full-length studio recording Bitter is a record that is certain to leave listeners feeling anything but bitter about the world after they listen from start to finish, to the 12-song record.  That is because of the messages presented in the songs, which come across as various responses to the world’s bitterness – responses that are in fact not overly bitter themselves.  That is evidenced early on in ‘Cross,’ which points the finger back at the finger pointers, and again later in the album’s run in ‘Scream,’ which seems to encourage people to get their negativity out (of course in a positive way), and even later seems to encourage people to embrace their personal identity, rather than give in to social control in ‘Drown.’  These are just some of the songs featured in this record that clearly address everything going on in the world.  The Type O Negative-esque ‘Black’ seems to address’ people’s self-imposed misery while the In Flames-styled ‘Breathing’ comes across as sending a message of not giving up even in the most dire situations.  The old-school metal style work that is ‘Testament’ is a defiant anthem that comes across as encouraging people to stand up for themselves against all odds.  Again, this is all this critic’s own interpretation.  Hopefully it is somewhere in the ballpark in each case, including that of the songs more directly discussed.  If indeed this critic’s interpretations are right, then again, this record proves that much more to be quite the successful offering from Corroded, and easily one of the year’s first great hard rock/metal records.  It is available now.  More information on Bitter is available online now along with all of Corroded’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://despotz.se

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/corrodedsweden

Twitter: http://twitter.com/corrodedsweden

 

 

 

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Breaking Benjamin, 5FDP Tour Benefits Charity

Courtesy: Prime Group

Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin wrapped their joint headlining summer tour last weekend, and the tour has helped two charities.

The bands donated $190,000 total to Concerns Of Police Survivors and Prevent Child Abuse America.  That gives each organization $95,000.  C.O.P.S. works with people affected by police officers’ line of duty deaths while Prevent Child Abuse America helps develop programs that help prevent all types of child abuse and neglect.

Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory was humble as he talked about donating to C.O.P.S.

“We’ve had the privilege to work with veteran and police organizations for years,” Bathory said.  “Today we are making this donation as a token of our respect and gratitude to those who committed to protect and serve, to those who signed up to bravely hold that thin blue line between ‘civilization as we know it’ and ‘lawless savagery and chaos.’ Unfortunately, every 58 hours, a police officer who believes in something sacrifices everything and dies in the line of duty. C.O.P.S. helps and benefits the families of our fallen heroes in blue.”

C.O.P.S. Executive Director Dianne Bernhard was appreciative of the donation.

“C.O.P.S. is grateful to be the recipient of such a generous donation from Five Finger Death Punch,” Bernhard said.  “We not only appreciate their amazing musical talent, but their support for surviving families and co-workers of America’s law enforcement truly sets them apart.  Thank you on behalf of over 47,000 survivors!”

Breaking Benjamin front man Benjamin Burnley was just as humble as Bathory as he talked about working with Prevent Child Abuse America.

“We’re honored to be able to utilize the thing we love to do most as a tool to help children in need,” Burnley said.  “Organizations such as Prevent Child Abuse America remind us that we are the voice of the voiceless, and positive change is possible in otherwise hopeless situations for these kids.  We offer our utmost gratitude to every fan who bought a ticket this summer and made a difference.  And last but not least, thank you to the selfless people at Prevent Child Abuse America for inspiring greatness and all that you do to make the future brighter for so many.”

PCAAA President and CEO Dan Duffy was moved by the donation to his organization.

“We are very grateful to the members of Breaking Benjamin, not only for this incredible donation, but for helping to spread the word that child abuse neglect and prevention is possible, “Duffy said.  “This donation from Breaking Benjamin and their fans will go directly toward programs like Healthy Families America that are making a difference in local communities across the country.  At Prevent Child Abuse America, we say that “we all have a role to play,” and we hope that others are inspired by Breaking Benjamin to learn more about ways that each of us can make an impact in our local community.  Thank you again to Ben, Aaron, Shaun, Jason and Keith for your generosity on behalf of our nation’s children.”

Breaking Benjamin and Five Finger Death Punch will head back out on the road together this fall thanks to fan demand for more from the bands. The groups’ new tour is currently scheduled to launch Nov. 6 in Whichita, KS and to run through Dec. 11 in Portland, ME.  The tour, whose dates are noted below, also features performances in Fayetteville, NC; Bozeman, MT and Lincoln, NE.

Five Finger Death Punch + Breaking Benjamin Tour:

Each band will tour in support of its own new full-length studio recording — Five Finger Death Punch in support of And Justice for None and Breaking Benjamin in support of Ember.

More information on Five Finger Death Punch is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fivefingerdeathpunch

Twitter: http://twitter.com/FFDP

 

More information on Breaking Benjamin is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.breakingbejnamin.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BreakingBenjamin

Twitter: http://twitter.com/breakingbenj

 

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Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin Partner For Co-Headlining Summer Tour

Courtesy: MSO PR

Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin have partnered for an extensive new co-headlining summer tour.

The 32-date tour launched July 16 in Seattle, Washington and runs through September 9 in Cleveland, Ohio.  It includes scheduled performances in Austin, Texas; Camden, New Jersey; Cincinnati, Ohio and many other cities.  The tour’s current schedule is noted below.   Nothing More and Bad Wolves are scheduled to serve as support for the tour.

Five Finger Death Punch + Breaking Benjamin Summer Tour Dates
* – 5fdp & Bad Wolves only/ ** – 5fdp, Breaking Benjamin & Bad Wolves only
7/18/18 – Spokane Arena – Spokane, WA **
7/20/18 – Taco Bell Arena – Boise, ID
7/21/18 – USANA Amphitheatre – Salt Lake City, UT
7/24/18 – Shoreline Amphitheatre – San Francisco, CA
7/25/18 – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
7/27/18 – FivePoint Amphitheater – Irvine, CA
7/29/18 – Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM **
8/1/18 – Austin360 Amphitheater – Austin, TX
8/3/18 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX **
8/4/18 – Starplex Pavilion – Dallas, TX
8/6/18 – BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove – Southaven, MS
8/7/18 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO
8/9/18 – Heritage Park Amphitheatre – Simpsonville, SC
8/11/18 – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
8/12/18 – Verizon Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
8/14/18 – KeyBank Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA
8/15/18 – BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
8/17/18 – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA
8/18/18 – Xfinity Center – Boston, MA
8/20/18 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON
8/22/18 – Lakeview Amphitheater – Syracuse, NY **
8/24/18 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
8/25/18 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ **
8/28/18 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
8/29/18 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
8/31/18 – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center – Indianapolis, IN **
9/1/18 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
9/3/18 – Darien Lake Amphitheater – Darien Center, NY
9/6/18 – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY **
9/7/18 – XFINITY Theatre – Hartford, CT
9/9/18 – Blossom Music Center – Cleveland, OH **

Tickets and VIP packages are available via 5FDP and Breaking Benjamin‘s official websites.  $0.50 of each ticket sold to the tour will go to benefit Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S. for short) and to Prevent Child Abuse America.  C.O.P.S. works with survivors and co-workers of officers killed in the line of duty. It does this through partnerships with law enforcement and the community.  PCAA provides services that improve child well-being and develops programs that prevent child abuse and neglect of all kinds.

The upcoming tour is key for both bands, as Five Finger Death Punch just recently released its latest album And Justice For None while Breaking Benjamin’s latest album, Ember was released just this past April.  And Justice For None, 5FDP’s seventh full-length studio recording, debuted at #4 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart and has sold more than 100,000 copies while also generating 100 million U.S. on-demand streams and more than 250,000 digital song sales. It is also the fifth consecutive top 5 album release for 5FDP.

Adding to its marks, it has four other #1 placements on other charts, including: Top Digital Albums, Top Rock Albums and Top Hard Rock Albums of 2018.  Its lead single, ‘Sham Pain,’ currently sits at #7 at Active Rock.

Breaking Benjamin’s latest album Ember debuted at #3 on Billboard’s top 200 Chart.  In the months since its release, it has gone on to sell more than 200,000 copies, has charted in Top 10 lists worldwide, topped #1 charts across various genres, including: Top Alternative Albums, top Rock Albums, Top hard Rock Albums, and Top Digital Albums, and is the band’s fourth top 5 debut on Billboard’s top 200 Chart, following 2015’s Dark Before Dawn, which debuted at #1, 2009’s Dear Agony (#4) and 2006’s Phobia (#2).

Red Cold River,’ one of the album’s songs, has gone to #1 at Active Rock Radio, making it the band’s eighth #1 single.  ‘Torn in Two,’ the album’s latest single, has more than 10 million streams and currently sits at #12

Bad Wolves’ new album Disobey was released this past may via Eleven Seven Music.  It debuted at #22 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums Chart and reached the #4 spot on Billboard’s Hard Rock and Rock charts.  It hit #8 on the Top Current Albums Chart.  The band’s cover of the Cranberries’ hit song ‘Zombies‘ — and tribute to the late Cranberries singer Delores O’Riordan — has been certified Gold in the U.S. and has received more than 125 million views across various platforms.  The song also has topped a number of charts, including iTunes’ overall and Rock charts, Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart, Spotify’s Global Viral 50 Chart and Active Radio Charts.

Nothing More will be touring on the back of its most recent album, 2017’s The Stories We Tell Ourselves, which debuted in the top 20 of Billboard’s top 200 Chart, and earned the band three Grammy Award nominations — Best Rock Album, Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for the album’s #1 hit single ‘Go to War.’  The album’s latest single, ‘Just Say When‘ debuted this past April.

More information on the upcoming tour is available online at:

 

Website: http://www.livenationentertainment.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LiveNation

 

More information on Five Finger Death Punch’s new album is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fivefingerdeathpunch

Twitter: http://twitter.com/FFDP

 

More information on Breaking Benjamin, its new album and latest news is available online now at:

 

Website: http://breakingbenjamin.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BreakingBenjamin

Twitter: http://twitter.com/breakingbenj

 

More information on Bad Wolves, its new album and for all of its latest news is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.badwolvesnation.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/badwolvesofficial

Twitter: http://twitter.com/badwolves

 

More information on Nothing More’s new album is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.nothingmore.net

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nothingmore

Twitter: http://twitter.com/nothingmorerock

 

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Five Finger Death Punch Debuts ‘Sham Pain’ Video

Courtesy: Prospect Park

The wait is finally over for Five Finger Death Punch’s ‘Sham Pain’ video!

Only days from the scheduled release of the band’s new album And Justice For None, the band has debuted the video for the single, whose audio portion was just recently debuted.  The video is streaming now via Vevo.

The band’s video treatment for ‘Sham Pain’ is a light-hearted approach to everything everything that the band has gone through in the past year or so.  As guitarist Zoltan Bathory explained in a recent interview, “‘Sham Pain’ is a lyrical snapshot of probably the most chaotic, yet the biggest year of our career,” Bathory said.  “So far, we’ve come out of every bear attack relatively un-scraped, and the band is tighter than ever.  Life is not so difficult if you don’t take yourself so seriously.  As long as you can find the humor in everything, you are winning, and the winning is strong with this video as it follows the footsteps of our NOscar-winning masterpiece ‘Jekyll and Hyde.’  it was a simple process: We lit the set on fire and then made our poor director Rob Anderson’s artistic sense into a pinata.  Whatever he could salvage became the music video.”

While probably not fully intended to come across as such, the video also comes across as a farce of so many Limp Bizkit videos, which is sure to entertain audiences even more.

‘Sham Pain’ peaked at #2 on iTunes Metal Chart following its debut April 20.  It debuted inside the Top 10 on the U.S. Rock Songs Chart, and has received more than 2 million streams over the course of its first two weeks charting.  At last report, it was at #35 on the Active Rock Airplay Chart, only a week from the official release of And Justice For None.

‘Gone Away,’ the band’s cover of the hit Offspring song, which was included in the band’s hits collection A Decade of Destruction, remains at #5 on Active Rock radio.  it has received over 30 million streams and has sold over 100,000 downloads since its premiere.

In anticipation of next week’s release of And Justice For None, Five Finger Death Punch has launched a tour in support of the album.  The tour launched May 10 in Tulsa, Olkahoma and currently runs through September 9 in Cleveland, Ohio,  Nothing More and Bad Wolves are sharing time as support for the tour, which is co-produced by Live Nation and Frank Productions.

The band’s current tour schedule is noted below.  Tickets and VIP packages can be purchased here.

Catch FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH on tour in the following cities:
5FDP / Shinedown Spring U.S. Tour Dates
5/10/18 – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
5/11/18 – Westfair Amphitheatre – Council Bluffs, IA
5/12/18 – Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI *
5/14/18 – Salem Civic Center – Salem, VA
5/16/18 – Legacy Arena – Birmingham, AL
5/17/18 – Ford Center– Evansville, IN
5/18/18 – Mark of the Quad – Moline, IL
5/20/18 – Alerus Center – Grand Forks, ND
5/30/18 – Casper Events Center – Casper, WY
Five Finger Death Punch
5/29/18 – Red Rocks Amphitheater – Morrison, CO
6/1/18 – Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel – Deadwood, SD
6/2/18 – KQRC Rockfest – Kansas City, MO
6/14-6/16– Montebello Rockfest – Montebello, SC
Five Finger Death Punch + Breaking Benjamin Summer Tour Dates:
* – 5fdp & Bad Wolves only/ ** – 5fdp, Breaking Benjamin & Bad Wolves only
7/16/18 – White River Amphitheatre – Seattle, WA **
7/18/18 – Spokane Arena – Spokane, WA **
7/20/18 – Taco Bell Arena – Boise, ID
7/21/18 – USANA Amphitheatre – Salt Lake City, UT
7/24/18 – Shoreline Amphitheatre – San Francisco, CA
7/25/18 – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
7/27/18 – FivePoint Amphitheater – Irvine, CA
7/29/18 – Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM **
8/1/18 – Austin360 Amphitheater – Austin, TX
8/3/18 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX **
8/4/18 – Starplex Pavilion – Dallas, TX
8/6/18 – BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove – Southaven, MS
8/7/18 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO
8/9/18 – Heritage Park Amphitheatre – Simpsonville, SC
8/11/18 – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
8/12/18 – Verizon Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
8/14/18 – KeyBank Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA
8/15/18 – BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
8/17/18 – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA
8/18/18 – Xfinity Center – Boston, MA
8/20/18 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON
8/22/18 – Lakeview Amphitheater – Syracuse, NY **
8/24/18 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
8/25/18 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ **
8/28/18 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
8/29/18 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
8/31/18 – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center – Indianapolis, IN **
9/1/18 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
9/3/18 – Darien Lake Amphitheater – Darien Center, NY
9/6/18 – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY **
9/7/18 – XFINITY Theatre – Hartford, CT
9/9/18 – Blossom Music Center – Cleveland, OH **

More information on Five Finger Death Punch’s new video, tour schedule and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fivefingerdeathpunch

Twitter: http://twitter.com/FFDP

 

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Five Finger Death Punch Unveils ‘When Seasons Change’ Lyric Video

Courtesy: Prospect Park

Five Finger Death Punch has released more new music from its forthcoming album And Justice For None.

The band unveiled the lyric video for its latest single ‘When The Seasons Change‘ on Thursday.  The song is a dramatic departure from the band’s most recent single, the full-throttle ‘Sham Pain.’  Whereas that song could be likened to compositions from Shinedown and other similar acts, this latest single is just as easily comparable to works from Breaking Benjamin and other similar acts.

Fittingly, Five Finger Death Punch is scheduled to tour alongside Breaking Benjamin starting tomorrow, May 5 at North Carolina’s annual Carolina Rebellion Festival in Charlotte.  The bands’ tour currently runs through September 9 in Cleveland, Ohio.  Bad Wolves will join the bands for a handful of dates this summer, too.

The bands’ current tour schedule is noted below.

Catch FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH on tour in the following cities:
Five Finger Death Punch Spring Festival Dates
5/5/18 – Carolina Rebellion – Concord, NC
5FDP / Shinedown Spring US Tour Dates
5/6/18 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
5/8/18 – Rupp Arena – Lexington, KY
5/10/18 – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
5/11/18 – Westfair Amphitheatre – Council Bluffs, IA
5/12/18 – Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI *
5/14/18 – Salem Civic Center – Salem, VA
5/16/18 – Legacy Arena – Birmingham, AL
5/17/18 – Ford Center– Evansville, IN
5/18/18 – Mark of the Quad – Moline, IL
5/20/18 – Alerus Center – Grand Forks, ND
5/30/18 – Casper Events Center – Casper, WY
Five Finger Death Punch
5/29/18 – Red Rocks Amphitheater – Morrison, CO
6/1/18 – Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel – Deadwood, SD
6/2/18 – KQRC Rockfest – Kansas City, MO
6/14-6/16– Montebello Rockfest – Montebello, SC
Five Finger Death Punch + Breaking Benjamin Summer Tour Dates:
* – 5fdp & Bad Wolves only/ ** – 5fdp, Breaking Benjamin & Bad Wolves only
7/16/18 – White River Amphitheatre – Seattle, WA **
7/18/18 – Spokane Arena – Spokane, WA **
7/20/18 – Taco Bell Arena – Boise, ID
7/21/18 – USANA Amphitheatre – Salt Lake City, UT
7/24/18 – Shoreline Amphitheatre – San Francisco, CA
7/25/18 – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
7/27/18 – FivePoint Amphitheater – Irvine, CA
7/29/18 – Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM **
8/1/18 – Austin360 Amphitheater – Austin, TX
8/3/18 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX **
8/4/18 – Starplex Pavilion – Dallas, TX
8/6/18 – BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove – Southaven, MS
8/7/18 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO
8/9/18 – Heritage Park Amphitheatre – Simpsonville, SC
8/11/18 – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
8/12/18 – Verizon Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
8/14/18 – KeyBank Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA
8/15/18 – BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
8/17/18 – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA
8/18/18 – Xfinity Center – Boston, MA
8/20/18 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON
8/22/18 – Lakeview Amphitheater – Syracuse, NY **
8/24/18 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
8/25/18 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ **
8/28/18 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
8/29/18 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
8/31/18 – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center – Indianapolis, IN **
9/1/18 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
9/3/18 – Darien Lake Amphitheater – Darien Center, NY
9/6/18 – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY **
9/7/18 – XFINITY Theatre – Hartford, CT
9/9/18 – Blossom Music Center – Cleveland, OH **

Tickets and VIP packs an be purchased online here.

More information on 5fDP’s new single, video and more is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fivefingerdeathpunch

Twitter: http://twitter.com/FFDP

 

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Five Finger Death Punch Debuts Second Single From ‘And Justice For None’

Courtesy: MSO PR

Five Finger Death Punch is giving audiences a preview of its latest album.

The band debuted this week its new single ‘Sham Pain.’  The song is the second from the band’s new album And Justice For None, its seventh full-length studio recording. The album’s lead single ‘Fake‘ debuted last week and has since generated just under 1 million streams.

Guitarist Zoltan Bathory explained the song is — lyrically speaking — a snapshot of everything that the band has been through in the past year.

“‘Sham Pain’ is a lyrical snapshot of probably the biggest, yet most chaotic year, of this band’s career,” Bathory said.  “Everyone has a different way of dealing with the moments when life hands them lemons…some complain and some make lemonade.  Us, we pour gasoline on it and then hit it with a rocket launcher.  Sarcasm has always been our ‘Art of War’ (if from naming the band ‘Five Finger Death Punch’ you haven’t figured it out yet), but just wait until you see the video we made for this song.”

That video in question will debut soon.  The band has provided a picture from the video’s shoot.  It is noted below.

Courtesy: MSO PR

‘Gone Away’ (which is a cover of Offspring’s 1997 hit single and is included in its 2017 hits collection A Decade of Destruction), another of the band’s current singles, has received over 27 million streams domestically and is charting at #2 on iTunes Active Rock chart.  It has also topped iTunes’ rock and metal charts worldwide.  The song’s official and lyric video are streaming online now.

Five Finger Death Punch launches its new live schedule in support of And Justice For None today in Tempe, Arizona.  The schedule runs through September 9 in Cleveland, Ohio.  Its dates are listed below.  Tickets and VIP packages can be purchased here.

Catch Five Finger Death Punch on tour in the following cities:

Previously Announced 5FDP Spring Festival Dates
4/20/18 – KUPD’s UFEST – Tempe, AZ
4/21/18 – Las Rageous – Las Vegas, NV
4/27/18 – Welcome To Rockville – Jacksonville, FL
4/28/18 – Fort Rock Fest – Sunrise, FL
5/5/18 – Carolina Rebellion – Concord, NC

Previously Announced 5FDP / Shinedown Spring US Tour Dates
5/6/18 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
5/8/18 – Rupp Arena – Lexington, KY
5/10/18 – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
5/11/18 – Westfair Amphitheatre – Council Bluffs, IA
5/12/18 – Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI *
5/14/18 – Salem Civic Center – Salem, VA
5/16/18 – Legacy Arena – Birmingham, AL
5/17/18 – Ford Center– Evansville, IN
5/18/18 – Mark of the Quad – Moline, IL
5/20/18 – Alerus Center – Grand Forks, ND
5/30/18 – Casper Events Center – Casper, WY

Five Finger Death Punch

5/29/18 – Red Rocks Amphitheater – Morrison, CO

6/1/18 – Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel – Deadwood, SD

6/2/18 – KQRC Rockfest – Kansas City, MO

6/14-6/16– Montebello Rockfest – Montebello, SC

Five Finger Death Punch + Breaking Benjamin Summer Tour Dates:

* – 5fdp & Bad Wolves only/ ** – 5fdp, Breaking Benjamin & Bad Wolves only
7/16/18 – White River Amphitheatre – Seattle, WA **
7/18/18 – Spokane Arena – Spokane, WA **
7/20/18 – Taco Bell Arena – Boise, ID
7/21/18 – USANA Amphitheatre – Salt Lake City, UT

7/24/18 – Shoreline Amphitheatre – San Francisco, CA
7/25/18 – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
7/27/18 – FivePoint Amphitheater – Irvine, CA
7/29/18 – Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM **
8/1/18 – Austin360 Amphitheater – Austin, TX
8/3/18 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX **
8/4/18 – Starplex Pavilion – Dallas, TX
8/6/18 – BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove – Southaven, MS
8/7/18 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO
8/9/18 – Heritage Park Amphitheatre – Simpsonville, SC
8/11/18 – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
8/12/18 – Verizon Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
8/14/18 – KeyBank Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA
8/15/18 – BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
8/17/18 – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA
8/18/18 – Xfinity Center – Boston, MA
8/20/18 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON
8/22/18 – Lakeview Amphitheater – Syracuse, NY **
8/24/18 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
8/25/18 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ **
8/28/18 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
8/29/18 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
8/31/18 – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center – Indianapolis, IN **
9/1/18 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
9/3/18 – Darien Lake Amphitheater – Darien Center, NY
9/6/18 – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY **
9/7/18 – XFINITY Theatre – Hartford, CT
9/9/18 – Blossom Music Center – Cleveland, OH **

More information on Five Finger Death Punch’s new single, tour schedule and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fivefingerdeathpunch

Twitter: http://twitter.com/FFDP

 

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Daybreak Embrace Streaming ‘The Moment’ Video Now

Daybreak Embrace is on the verge of being embraced by the masses thanks to its new video.

The Florida-based rock outfit released the video for its latest single ‘The Moment’ earlier this month.  According to the description on the band’s CD Baby website, the song is meant to be “a tribute to the fans and family gained on a cross-continent journey full of love, life and loud music.

The video sets the song against footage of the band performing at Woodstock Poland 2016.  For those unfamiliar with the currently unsigned act, the song conjures thoughts of Shinedown, Pop Evil, Five Finger Death Punch and others of that ilk.  The video is streaming online now here.

Courtesy: High Road Publicity

Courtesy: High Road Publicity

‘The Moment’ is just the latest of Daybreak Embrace’s works.  The band already has two EPs under its belt.  Its most recent release is 2013’s Mercury.  More information on ‘The Moment’ and all of Daybreak Embrace’s music and news is available online now at:

 

 

 

Website: http://daybreakembrace.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/daybreakembrace

Twitter: http://twitter.com/DaybreakEmbrace

 

 

 

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Five Finger Death Punch Signs New Deal With Rise Records

Courtesy:  Rise Records

Courtesy: Rise Records

Rise Records added a major name to its roster this week.

Officials with Rise Records announced this week that the label has added Five Finger Death Punch to its roster.  The  new deal will see the band release its albums domestically through Rise Records once it completes its obligations with its current label, Prospect Park.

Five Finger Death Punch originally formed in 2005 and have since released six hugely successful albums, five of which have gone on to be certified gold, another certified platinum, and another on the way.  The band’s current lineup is made up of Ivan Moody (vocals), Zoltan Bathory (guitar), Jason Hook (guitar), Jeremy Spencer (drums), and Chris Kael (bass).  Bathory discussed the band’s addition to Rise Records’ roster in a recent interview.  He didn’t hold back about the band’s motivation for its decision to move forward either.  “We are looking forward to the next phase of our recording career,” he said.  “We have had great success with our current label, Prospect Park, and will continue to enjoy further success with our next and final album (subject to surmounting the label’s court action to prevent us from recording it), after which we will commence a new and exciting label partnership with the people at Rise and BMG.”

The band will join an already stacked roster when it begins its stint with Rise Records.  The label’s roster currently includes: Of Mice and Men, PVRIS, Crown The Empire, Memphis May Fire, Tiger Army, Hot Water Music, and many others.

More information on Five Finger Death Punch’s signing with Rise Records is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

 

Website: http://www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fivefingerdeathpunch

Twitter: http://twitter.com/FFDP

 

 

Additional information on the band’s signing is available online at:

 

 

Website: http://www.riserecords.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RiseRecords

Twitter: http://twitter.com/riserecords

 

 

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