Pittsburgh Music Magazine conducted an interview with guitarist Jason Hook of Las Vegas metallers FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH at the Pittsburgh stop of this year's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. You can now watch the chat below.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's new album, "The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1", sold 112,000 copies in the U.S. to debut at No. 2 on the Billboard album chart. The record arrived in stores on July 30. The chart and first-week sales numbers are both career highs for the group, whose previous effort, 2011's "American Capitalist", sold 91,000 copies in its first seven days to enter the chart at No. 3.
The group's 2009 sophomore album, "War Is The Answer", moved 44,000 copies to land at No. 7. All three previous FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH releases have gone gold.
"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.
After coming up with 25 songs for the album, the band first envisioned putting them out all together in one double-disc set, before deciding to split the collection into two separate releases.
First single "Lift Me Up" features guest vocals from JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford. Other guests include IN THIS MOMENT singer Maria Brink, SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera, HATEBREED vocalist Jamey Jasta and rapper Tech N9ne.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will kick off a headlining North American trek on September 15 at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California.