The Front Row Report conducted an interview with guitarist Jason Hook of Las Vegas metallers FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH at the July 26 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival stop in Noblesville, Indiana. You can now watch the chat below.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's fourth studio album, "The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1" is likely to sell between 95,000 and 105,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to industry web site Hits Daily Double. The estimate was based on one-day sales reports compiled after the record arrived in stores on July 30 via Prospect Park.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's third album, "American Capitalist", opened with 91,000 units back in October 2011 to land at position No. 3 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's sophomore CD, "War Is The Answer", registered a first-week tally of 44,000 back in September 2009 to debut at No. 7. The CD followed up FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's 2007 debut, "The Way Of The Fist", which has sold more than 616,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
"The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1" is the first half of a two-record set, with the second half due to arrive sometime this fall.
The first single, "Lift Me Up", is currently the No. 1 track at Active Rock radio. The song features guest vocals from JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford.
The new CD also features guest appearances from IN THIS MOMENT singer Maria Brink, SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera, HATEBREED vocalist Jamey Jasta and rapper Tech N9ne.
The deluxe edition of "The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1" comes with a bonus 15-track live CD titled "Purgatory (Tales From The Pit)", plus a redeemable limited-edition T-shirt.
Once Mayhem is finished, the band will kick off its own headlining North American trek on September 15 at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California.