FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH apparently spent the weekend filming the official music video for the song "Sham Pain".
A couple of photos from the video shoot were shared on Instagram by guitarist Jason Hook, who wrote in an accompanying caption that making videos with his band "can be somewhat unpredictable."
"Sham Pain" is taken from FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's seventh album, "And Justice For None", which will be released on May 18. The disc is available for digital pre-order at FiveFingerDeathPunch.com. Last month, the band launched a physical pre-order in the following formats: standard physical CD (13 tracks), deluxe physical CD (13 tracks + 3 bonus tracks + deluxe artwork), vinyl (13 tracks + 3 bonus tracks + deluxe gatefold artwork). The band is also offering fans a variety of new CD/merchandise bundles.
Simultaneously with the pre-order, fans will receive "Fake", the first of three brand new songs off "And Justice For None". Fans can expect two additional songs to be revealed on April 20 and May 4 before the album's official arrival. Previously released tracks "Trouble" and "Gone Away" are already available as instant-grat tracks with the pre-order.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Zoltan Bathory told Detroit radio station WRIF that the title of the band's new album was inspired by the group's recent legal battle with former label Prospect Park. Bathory explained: "There was this back-and-forth forever, and finally when we settled, I think Ivan [Moody, vocals] was the one who said, 'Well, I guess that's justice for none.' And we were, like, 'Let's call the album 'And Justice For None'.'"
Bathory acknowledged that the band picked that title even though METALLICA released an LP called "…And Justice For All". He added, "We all know there's [the] METALLICA album... And [those] lyrics, actually, METALLICA's '…And Justice For All', make a lot of sense to me. The same crap 30 years later, right?"
"And Justice For None" was originally completed in December 2016 but its release was delayed by the legal issues.
Asked if the band changed any of the LP during the past year, Bathory replied, "We ended up recording a couple of more songs that was part of the agreement with the label; we recorded three more songs for the album that was part the settlement."
Bathory said about the "And Justice For None" music: "We have a sound, and we're not gonna really go far away from that. We sometimes experiment, but we have a sound. And for us, it's always about writing the song — the song is what matters the most to us."
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will hit a handful of festivals and play around a dozen dates with SHINEDOWN this spring. The band will then kick off a co-headlining run with BREAKING BENJAMIN on July 16 in Seattle.