Las Vegas metallers FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have uploaded pre-show backstage footage from their March 19 concert at Komplex Klub in Zurich, Switzerland. Check out the two-and-a-half-minute clip below.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will release the official music video for its cover of the classic folk song "The House Of The Rising Sun" on Monday (March 24). The track is the next single from the band's latest album, "The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 2". The disc came out last November and is the second half of a two-record set, with "Volume 1" coming out last July.
The band has posted a teaser for what it described as the "gasoline and rocket-fuel-soaked" video, which was filmed in the desert. A Facebook post said that the video "was an experiment, the initial steps toward something we always wanted to do… make a full-length movie."
Although the song is thought to be about a life gone bad due to alcohol, gambling or prostitution, FIVE FINGER frontman Ivan Moody told The Pulse Of Radio his spin on it. "For me, it's in relation to being on the road, you know, year in and year out," he said. "You know, with my history and my family and whatnot, it's just, it's really relatable for me and I don't necessarily think it's bleak. I think there's a positive side to it. But people will take out of it what they want."
The original author of "The House Of The Rising Sun" is unknown and the song's roots may date back to the 16th century.
The most successful commercial version was recorded by the English rock group THE ANIMALS in 1964, which was a No. 1 hit in the U.K., the U.S. and Canada.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH is currently on the road overseas, but will be back home in late April to play at several major rock festivals.