FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
recently entered Las Vegas' The Hideout Recording Studio
to begin recording its fourth album for a summer release. Helming the sessions once again is The Hideout
's owner, Kevin Churko
, the Canadian musician, sound engineer, songwriter and record producer, who has also previously worked with OZZY OSBOURNE
and IN THIS MOMENT
, among other acts.
Speaking to Media Mikes
, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
guitarist Jason Hook
(pictured below) stated about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's new CD: "We are about 65% done. We are shooting for a deadline that is at the end of April, early May. We are working hard every day on this thing. I am at the phase now where I am laying down solos here at my home studio. Generally, the first portion of the recording process I am writing and working on rhythm stuff. It's not 'till the last quarter that I switch over to doing the other stuff."FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
's third album, "American Capitalist"
, was certified gold last year for sales of 500,000 copies. Not only is it the band's third album, but it is the third consecutive release from the group to reach the gold mark, with previous efforts "The Way Of The Fist"
and "War Is The Answer"
also selling more than half a million copies each. "American Capitalist"
debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard album chart when it came out in October 2011.FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
's most recent tour was last summer's Trespass America
trek, also featuring KILLSWITCH ENGAGE
, POP EVIL
and others. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
is scheduled to make a number of festival appearances this summer, including on a yet-to-be-announced "big tour" (rumored to be Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival
) in the U.S.