Five Finger Death Punch

ffdpFive Finger Death Punch (often initialized as 5FDP or FFDP) is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California. They were formed in 2005, the member of the band took the name from a classic oriental martial arts cinema. The band achieved big success after releasing their debut album named The Way Of the Fist (2007).

Five Finger Death Punch are the recipients of the Radio Contraband Rock Radio Awards for „Indie Artist of the Year“ in both 2011 and 2012. They were also honored with the Radio Contraband Rock Radio Award for Album (American Capitalist) and Song of the Year („Coming Down“) in 2012.

 

>> Genre: Groove Metal, Heavy Metal

>> Country: USA

>> Active: 2005-present

 

History

After selling their first two albums the band leading received being certified gold by the RIAA, selling over 500,000 copies each in the United States. And The band’s third album, entitled American Capitalist was released on October 11, 2011 and achieved Gold status within the year. They toured on many successful international music festivals including Mayhem Festival in 2008 and 2010, and Download Festival in 2009 and 2010. They have 5 studio albums: The Way of the Fist (2007), War Is the Answer (2009), American Capitalist (2011), Vol. 1 (2013), Vol. 2 (2013).

 

Band members

Ivan Moody – lead vocals (2005 present)

Zoltan Bathory – rhythm guitar(2005 present)

Jeremy Spencer – drums (2005 present)

Jason Hook – lead guitar, backing vocals (2009 present)

Chris Kael – bass guitar, backing vocals (2011 present)

 

Music

  • „The Way of the Fist“ (2007)
  • „War Is the Answer“ (2009)
  • „American Capitalist“ (2011)
  • „The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 1“ (2013)
  • „The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 2“ (2013)

Famous for:  Coming Down, The Bleeding, Remember Everything, Bad Company, Lift Me Up

 

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Sources

http://www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com/  – official website

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/five-finger-death-punch-mn0000640208 – Record Label

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Finger_Death_Punch – Wiki

http://www.last.fm/music/Five+Finger+Death+Punch – Last.fm