- AUG 19, 2022
- 12 Songs
Singles & EPs
About Five Finger Death Punch
With a seamless mix of bluesy hard rock, scorching groove metal, and aggressive thrash, Five Finger Death Punch embody modern heavy music’s holistic bent. The Las Vegas band distinguish themselves from other acts, though, with vulnerable lyrics that not only address crises of faith and identity but also confront the frustrations of everyday life with empathy and sharp insights. Ex-U.P.O. member Zoltan Bathory formed Five Finger Death Punch in 2005 with drummer Jeremy Spencer; former Motograter frontman Ivan Moody joined the following year as lead vocalist. From there, the group moved quickly, self-producing a debut album (2007’s The Way of the Fist) and connecting at rock radio with “The Bleeding.” The band’s first big success came with a smoldering 2010 cover of Bad Company’s “Bad Company”—a trend that would continue over the years, as Five Finger Death Punch transformed Offspring’s punk classic “Gone Away” into a thundering power ballad and recruited rapper Tech N9ne for a punishing take on LL Cool J’s “Mama Said Knock You Out.” Despite multiple lineup changes—Spencer left the group in 2018 due to physical wear and tear—Five Finger Death Punch’s unwavering commitment to rock ’n’ roll ferocity has kept the band moving forward.
- Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America