Five Finger Death Punch

Five Finger Death Punch is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles California, formed in 2005.


History


Five Finger Death Punch was formed in 2005 by guitarist Zoltan Bathory (formerly of U.P.O.). Other members recruited to the band include former Motograter & Ghost Machine vocalist Ivan Moody, former W.A.S.P. drummer Jeremy Spencer, former Anubis Rising/Deadsett bassist Matt Snell, and Jason Hook.


The band recorded their debut album The Way of the Fist in 2006 with Stevo "Shotgun" Bruno (M?Âtley Cr??e, Prong) and Mike Sarkisyan (Spineshank). The record was mixed and mastered by former Machine Head/Soulfly guitarist Logan Mader. Soon thereafter, the band signed a deal with Firm Music, a branch of "The Firm". Their debut album The Way Of The Fist was released on , 2007. The record broke into the Billboard 200 on its first week of release, and hit the #1 position on Billboard's New Artist/Heetseekers chart. Their first single, "The Bleeding" landed in the top 40 rock radio charts, eventually worked its way into the top 10 and remained there for 8 months. 5FDP not just repeated but surpassed their first single's success with their follow up "Never Enough". The song climbed even faster to top 10, until the 3rd single "Stranger Than Fiction" took its place. The band accomplished 8 major tour cycles supporting their first album, finishing up on the main stage of the 2009 Download Festival and winning Metal Hammer's Golden Gods Award for best new band.


The band's second album, War Is the Answer, was released September 22, 2009. War is The Answer is co-produced by Kevin Churko (Ozzy) and mixed by Randy Staub (Metallica, Stone Sour). The first single off the album, "Hard To See", is getting radio play and is available for purchase through Amazon.com and iTunes music store.


Members


Current
Ivan "Ghost" Moody ??? lead vocals
Zoltan Bathory ??? rhythm guitar
Jason Hook ??? lead guitar
Matt Snell ??? bass, backing vocals
Jeremy Spencer ??? drums
Former
Caleb Bingham ??? lead guitar (2006???2007)
Darrell Roberts ??? lead guitar (2007???2009)

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