Multi-platinum hard rock powerhouse, Five Finger Death Punch, once again broke records with the release of their ninth studio album, “Afterlife” as they officially scored the most #1 albums on Billboard’s Hard Rock chart, having hit the top spot spot with seven separate releases. Upon its release on August 19th, “Afterlife” immediately shot to the #1 spot on the iTunes Top 100 Album, Rock and Metal Charts in the USA, Canada, Australia, Germany (where it also debuted at #3 on the official album chart), Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Poland.
“Afterlife” also debuted at #1 on the iTunes Rock and Metal Charts and #2 on the iTunes Top 100 Charts in the UK, France, Netherlands, Sweden, Hungary. The new album hit Top 10 on the iTunes Top 100 in Italy, Spain, Ireland and Belgium, entered as #1 Rock Album on the UK Official Rock and Metal Album Charts and debuted at #10 on the Billboard Top 200.
The album’s title track and first single, “Afterlife” shot to #1 on the Rock charts earlier this year, making them the record holders for most consecutive #1s on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart. Current single, “Times Like These’‘ has been holding the #1 position at rock radio for the past 3 weeks and continues the band’s streak of consecutive #1 hits.
Today also marks a very special video premiere event for Five Finger Death Punch as they launched not one but two official videos simultaneously for the first time ever: the official clip for current #1 single “Times Like These” along with a video for part 2 of the story, “Welcome to the Circus.” Watch both videos below.
To date, Five Finger Death Punch have amassed over 8 billion streams, achieved 28 Top 10 hit singles and recently broke the world record for most consecutive Mainstream Rock Airplay #1 hits. Their music videos have garnered over 3 billion video views and the band has sold over 1 million tickets between 2018 and 2020 alone. 5FDP has over 10 million followers across social media and is currently the 3rd biggest artist in the hard rock space measured by total consumption (sales and streams), surpassed only by Metallica and AC/DC.
“AfterLife” was once again recorded at the Hideout Recording Studio, the Las Vegas, Nevada facility owned and operated by Kevin Churko, the Canadian record producer/engineer and songwriter who has worked on all of FIVE FINGER‘s albums beginning with the band’s sophomore release, 2009’s “War Is The Answer”.
“AfterLife” is FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s first album with its latest addition, renowned British virtuoso Andy James, who replaced Jason Hook in 2020. James was previously featured on “Broken World”, a song that was included on the second installment of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s greatest-hits collection, “A Decade Of Destruction – Volume 2”, which came out in the fall of 2020.
“AfterLife” track listing:
1. Welcome To The Circus
3. Times Like These
4. Roll Dem Bones
5. Pick Up Behind You
6. Judgment Day
8. Thanks For Asking
9. Blood And Tar
10. All I Know
11. Gold Gutter
12. The End
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and Brantley Gilbert will join forces this fall for a massive U.S. arena tour with support from newcomer Corey Marks. Produced by Live Nation, the trek will kick off in Grand Rapids on November 9 and lay waste to 20 more cities before wrapping up in Las Vegas on December 17.
Fan club pre-sales for both artists started at 10 a.m. local on Tuesday, August 16. All other pre-sales began at 10 a.m. local on Thursday, August 18. Tickets go on general on-sale at 10am local today. For full info visit fivefinderdeathpunch.com and brantleygilbert.com.
This epic run is not the first time FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and Gilbert have joined forces. The two artists brought the worlds of hard rock and country rock together when they partnered on their hit “Blue On Black” in 2019. The track also featured Brian May, the song’s original performer Kenny Wayne Shepherd and was in support of The Gary Sinise Foundation, to benefit first responders. To date, the collaboration has garnered a staggering 110 million YouTube views and 62 million Spotify streams.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and Brantley Gilbert tour dates:
Nov. 09 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
Nov. 10 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Nov. 12 – Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
Nov. 14 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
Nov. 16 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Nov. 17 – Knoxville, TN @ Thompson-Boling Arena
Nov. 19 – Charleston, WV @ Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center
Nov. 20 – Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Nov. 22 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
Nov. 25 – Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at The BJCC
Nov. 26 – Little Rock, AR @ Simmons Bank Arena
Nov. 29 – Kansas City, MO @ T-Mobile Center
Nov. 30 – Omaha, NE @ CHI Health Center Omaha
Dec. 02 – Madison, WI @ Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center
Dec. 03 – Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center
Dec. 05 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center Wed
Dec. 07 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
Dec. 09 – Grand Forks, ND @ Alerus Center
Dec. 10 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Dec. 13 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
Dec. 15 – Nampa, ID @ Ford Idaho Center Arena
Dec. 17 – Las Vegas, NV @ Michelob ULTRA Arena
Since FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s debut album, “The Way Of The Fist”, came out in 2007, the band has released six consecutive albums that were certified gold or platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) as well as two chart-topping greatest-hits albums. In addition, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has earned numerous national and international awards and honors over the last decade, such as the prestigious Soldier Appreciation Award by the Association Of The United States Army, an honor bestowed upon only one other recording artist before them: Elvis Presley.
“F8” debuted at No. 1 on rock charts around the world, with Top 10 mainstream chart debuts in the USA, Austria, Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, the U.K. and more. It produced four No. 1 hit singles with “Inside Out”, “A Little Bit Off”, “Living The Dream” and “Darkness Settles In”, the latter of which saw the band tie DISTURBED‘s record for most consecutive No. 1s on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart with seven chart-toppers in a row. The band has amassed over eight billion streams and three billion video views to date and has sold over one million tickets between 2018 and 2020 alone.