FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH — the Los Angeles-based band featuring ex-W.A.S.P. guitarist Darrell Roberts, former MOTOGRATER vocalist Ivan Moody (Ghost), ex-U.P.O. guitarist Zoltan Bathory, former DEADSETT bassist Matt Snell, and drummer Jeremy Spencer — has just released a three-song EP via iTunes. The EP features both studio and acoustic versions of the group's first single, "The Bleeding", as well as a live recording of the track "The Devil's Own".
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH shot a video in Los Angeles for "The Bleeding" with director Bradley Scott, known for his work with THE COMAS, MIDNIGHT MOVIES and RINGSIDE. The clip deals with a familiar subject for many of us — unhealthy relationships. Bathory says of the impetus for the clip, "We're getting a lot of fan mail about how this song is helping people through these relationships, where there's nothing left but the thorns, not the roses. A huge number of people living their lives in these emotional prisons… I should say emotional crack houses… hitting that 'pipe of pain. We actually shot a 'mini movie.'" Also appearing in the video is prolific actress Danielle Harris — star of the upcoming remake of the horror classic "Halloween", directed by Rob Zombie. Her gritty performance brings the drama to new heights in the clip.
To top off this week of work, the band will have a Friday, July 13 "wreckerd release" party at Los Angeles' famous Roxy. To celebrate, all fans in attendance will be eligible to win a guitar signed by the FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH boys themselves. The group will meet fans and VIPs alike after the show.
An interview with Moody and some behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the "The Bleeding" clip can be viewed at this location.
An e-card for FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's debut opus, "The Way of the Fist", can be accessed at this location. Due on July 31 via Firm Music, a branch of the highly successful entertainment talent management company The Firm, the CD was recorded at Next Level Studios with Stevo "Shotgun" Bruno (PRONG, MÖTLEY CRÜE) and at Complex Studios with Mikey Sarkisyan (SPINESHANK). Mixing and mastering duties were handled by Logan Mader (MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY).
As previously reported, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has been confirmed for the second stage at this year's Family Values tour. Headlining the tour will be KORN, with additional appearances by EVANESCENCE, HELLYEAH, TRIVIUM, ATREYU and FLYLEAF.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH describes its music as "true metal... undiluted, raw as metal was always meant to be. In fact, for FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH it was important that everyone involved at any stage of this recording was a diehard metalhead."
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/ffdp.