Finland's Spinefarm Records has set a January 19, 2009 European release date for "The Way of the Fist", the debut album from 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.
Headbanger's Blog recently conducted an interview with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH vocalist Ivan Moody about the success of the group's debut album, "The Way of the Fist", FFDP's love for mixed martial arts fighting, and the emotional and physical scars that have impacted the band's churning, melodic metal. You can stream the interview below.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's video for the song "The Way Of The Fist", which was helmed by the band's longtime friend, writer/director Sxully Essex (whose bread and butter is working on horror movies), is also available.
According to Ivan Moody, "'The Way Of The Fist' is not quite a Shakespearian depiction of anger and revenge. This song was more my way of releasing all the pent up aggression I felt against some people who wronged me beyond the point of any kind of forgiveness or mercy."
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has just kicked off a U.S. headlining tour with IN THIS MOMENT, BURY YOUR DEAD, and ANOTHER BLACK DAY. The tour wraps up December 4 at the House of Blues in San Diego.