FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has set “F8” as the title of its eighth album, due on February 28 via Better Noise Music. The official lyric video for the disc’s first single, “Inside Out”, can be seen below. The new disc was once again helmed by Kevin Churko, the Canadian record producer/engineer and songwriter who currently lives in Las Vegas, where he works out of his private studio, The Hideout Recording Studio.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have amassed over 3 billion streams to date, over 2 billion video views and are the 3rd biggest artist in the hard rock space measured by total consumption (sales and streams) – surpassed only by Metallica and AC/DC. Newly signed to Better Noise Music, they’ve garnered 22 top 10, hit singles over the last few years. Fans who pre-order the album digitally will receive an instant download of “Inside Out” along with two other new tracks before the release on February 28th.
The album will be available in the following formats: CD, digital download, mastered for iTunes download, double gatefold vinyl and picture disc vinyl. The band also curated special F8 merchandise bundles of albums with exclusive t-shirts, hoodies and more available for pre-order now as well.
Says FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Zoltan Bathory, “We had an extremely successful, yet tumultuous couple of years as a band. We didn’t just weather the storm but came out on the other side better than ever. It was a focused sober group recording, our most important album to date and without a question it shows. This album represents rebirth, progression, transcendence both personally and musically.” Vocalist Ivan Moody adds, “This record to me is ‘absolution’ – everything I’ve done in my life has led up to this moment.”
The drums on the disc were laid down by Charlie “The Engine” Engen, who made his live debut with the group during its fall 2018 tour with BREAKING BENJAMIN. He stepped in for original drummer Jeremy Spencer, who left the band in December 2018 due to a back injury.
“F8” track listing:
02. Inside Out
03. Full Circle
04. Living The Dream
05. A Little Bit Off
06. Bottom Of The Top
07. To Be Alone
08. Mother May I (Tic Toc)
09. Darkness Settles In
10. This Is War
11. Leave It All Behind
12. Scar Tissue
13. Brighter Side Of Grey
14. Making Monsters (bonus)
15. Death Punch Therapy (bonus)
16. Inside Out (radio edit) (bonus)
“F8” can be pre-ordered at this location.
Singer Ivan Moody told The Pulse Of Radio that he wanted to experiment with the way FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH writes songs on the new LP. “I’m really sick and tired of safe music,” he said. “There’s this structured way that everybody has to write their fucking music, and it’s got to be ‘verse, chorus, verse, chorus, breakdown, OUT!’ You know? And it’s so monotonous to me.”
Moody spoke about “Inside Out” with Metal Hammer magazine last month, saying: “It’s about alcoholism. It’s about my family leaving. It’s about my band-mates. It’s about looking at myself in the fucking face and saying, ‘Dude, you’re going to have to do this because nobody else is coming.'”
He said about the record in general: “This album has not been fucking easy to make. There was always somebody fucking quitting. Somebody wants to fire another guy, somebody’s unhappy with someone’s lifestyle. These things happen on a daily basis.”
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH also announced today that they will kick off the 2nd leg of their current U.S. arena headline tour in April 2020, featuring special guests Papa Roach, I Prevail, as well as highly acclaimed newcomer Ice Nine Kills. The tour is co-produced by FRANK PRODUCTIONS and LIVE NATION. See all dates below.
VIP pre-sale, artist pre-sale, and Cyber Monday pre-sale begins today at 10:00 AM (local time). Citi is the official pre-sale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase U.S. pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, December 3rd at 10:00 AM (local time) until Thursday, December 5th at 10:00 PM through Citi’s Entertainment program. Local promoter venue and radio pre-sales will kick off on Thursday, December 5th at 10:00 AM (local time). Tickets will go on-sale to the general public beginning Friday, December 6th at 10:00 AM (local time).
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH are currently touring U.S. arenas before heading to Europe right after the holidays for their nearly sold out arena run with very special guests Megadeth and global breakout rock sensation Bad Wolves. Information on all tour dates including links to tickets and VIP packages can be found here.
SPRING 2020 US TOUR DATES
4/8 – Sunrise, FL // BB&T Center
4/10 – Duluth, GA // Infinite Energy Center
4/11 – Pelham, AL // Oak Mountain Amphitheater
4/13 – San Antonio, TX // AT&T Center
4/14 – Ft. Worth, TX // Dickies Arena
4/16 – Houston, TX // Toyota Center
4/18 – Phoenix, AZ // Talking Stick Resort Arena
4/19 – San Diego, CA // Viejas Arena
4/21 – Los Angeles, CA // The Forum
4/23 – Tacoma, WA // Tacoma Dome
4/25 – Portland, OR // Veteran Memorial Coliseum
4/27 – Morrison, CO // Red Rocks Amphitheatre
4/29 – Kansas City, MO // Sprint Center
5/3 – Baltimore, MD // Royal Farms Arena
5/5 – Worcester, MA // DCU Center
5/6 – Newark, NJ // Prudential Center
5/8 – Cincinnati, OH // Heritage Bank Center
5/12 – Detroit, MI // Little Caesars Arena
5/14 – Pittsburgh, PA // PPG Paints Center
5/15 – Camden, NJ // BB&T Pavilion
5/17 – Nashville, TN // Bridgestone Arena
5/19 – Rosemont, IL // Allstate Arena
5/20 – St. Paul, MN // Xcel Energy Center