In an interview conducted by Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 with Five Finger Death Punch lead singer Ivan Moody and Drummer Jeremy Spencer at the Lazerfest on May 10th, Spencer stated; “We’re excited. It’s called “Got Your Six” and comes out in probably… I don’t know… Maybe late July, early August. We’re not sure yet.”
During the interview they were asked about their packed upcoming touring schedule to which Moody responded; “I just bought a new house about three months ago, and I’ve spent four whole days in it. It never ends.”
Moody continued with; “I’m going back to Vegas with these guys to do touch-ups on videos and whatnot. But I live in Colorado, so I won’t even get to see [my new house] until after I get back from Europe.”
“Got Your Six”, once again directed by Kevin Churko, the Canadian record producer/sound engineer and songwriter who currently live in Las Vegas, working out of his private studio, The Hideout Recording Studio has manage to put his positive touches on their newest endeavor, that has fans salivating for its release.
Spencer spoke on the band’s new material in a recent interview saying; “I’m digging it, man. It’s actually more brutal, with more extreme dynamics. There are some really mellow parts and then some really brutal parts. So we’re running the whole gamut of sounds.”
The band released its last record; “The Wrong Side of Heaven and The Righteous Side of Hell” in two parts, the first arriving in July of 2013 and the second quickly following in November of 2013. The song “Wrong Side of Heaven” was written specifically about homeless veterans suffering from PTSD, TBI and depression after serving in the military, and not receiving the help they need.
The heavily military supported Five Finger Death Punch who has been doing quite a bit to support our active-duty troops and returning veterans will be heading out on the road for their fall touring schedule with Papa Roach, In This Moment and From Ashes to New.
If you haven’t taken the time to listen to FFDP, I encourage fans of this genre of metal to give them a chance. For those of us who have some “inner demons” to tame, their brutal music takes on a calming effect that my words cannot provide context to, unless you are battling that type of mental turmoil.
The Bleeding, one of my favorites from the 2007 released The Way of the Fist, really hit home for me after my wife lost her battle with her drug and alcohol addiction. “I find their brutality and harsh lyrics strangely comforting.”
Patrick James has worked as a firefighter/EMT for several services throughout the years, as well as a custom metal fabricator, certified personal trainer and chef.
Growing up in the rural suburbs of Detroit, it was during his frequent trips to Northern Michigan where he learned of his love for hunting and fishing. Spending several of his adult years in upstate South Carolina, his love of extreme sports took root in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains as he learned to rock climb and kayak.
“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and vanish into air.” ~ John Quincy Adams