Elliot Levin of the NY Hard Rock Examiner conducted an interview with vocalist Ivan Moody and drummer Jeremy Spencer of Los Angeles metallers FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH prior to the band's October 11, 2009 performance at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey. Watch the chat below.
When asked for their opinion of Internet forums, and in particular BLABBERMOUTH.NET, Spencer responded, "I think it's entertaining. People that tend to talk a lot of stuff on that [site], I guess, hating or whatever, but it just makes me laugh, man."
After Elliot mentioned that he first found out about FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH through reading BLABBERMOUTH.NET and how he has seen the site give the band "a lot of love" over the years, Ivan replied, "Really? I must be reading the wrong [articles] then. I always get [comments from] the 13-year-old kid who lives in his grandma's basement playing Dungeons & Dragons hating on my music. I'm like, 'Go masturbate, get a role model, do something.'"
Levin's review of the Starland Ballroom show can be found at this location.
"War Is The Answer" — the sophomore album from FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH — sold 44,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 7 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD follows up FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's 2007 debut, "The Way Of The Fist", which has sold 356,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
"War Is The Answer" was released in the U.S. on September 22 via Prospect Park Records. The CD was produced by the band and Kevin Churko (OZZY OSBOURNE, IN THIS MOMENT), and was mixed by Randy Staub (METALLICA, MÖTLEY CRÜE, NICKELBACK).
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH kicked off "The Shock And Roar Tour" on September 22 in San Francisco. Joining them on the bill are SHADOWS FALL, OTEP and 2 CENTS.