According to The Pulse Of Radio, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH is celebrating the recent tenth anniversary of its debut album, "The Way Of The Fist", by offering fans a series of personalized plaques. The steeply-priced pieces run as high as $850.00 and resemble gold or platinum record awards, with some notable changes and options. Shorts and T-shirts are also available.
"The Way Of The Fist" was a success out of the box and guitarist Zoltan Bathory told The Pulse Of Radio a while back how it happened. "The whole thing happened organically," he said. "We recorded this album on our own, and then we put the songs on MySpace, just a couple of them, and it sort of exploded. Within a couple of weeks, we had four, five thousand downloads a day. So by the time, you know, the record hit, you know, we had kind of an idea that it's gonna go off pretty seriously, you know."
"The Way Of The Fist" was originally released on July 31, 2007 and was certified gold in the United States on April 13, 2011.
Meanwhile, the band's seventh studio effort remains in limbo with the group's longtime record label Prospect Park.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH delivered its follow-up to 2015's "Got Your Six" to Prospect Park several months ago, but a legal battle with the company has delayed the LP's release.
The band filed a new lawsuit against Prospect Park in April, asking a judge to release them from their contract and order the company to pay over a million dollars in damages.
The label sued FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH in 2016 for breach of contract, alleging that the group wanted to rush the recording of a new album. The band signed a new North American recording deal with Rise Records last year.