In this week’s Cloudcast, our entire editorial team in on the mic as Hugh is joined by Raz to talk about some of the best (and in fact, also worst) albums getting released this week, as some outright classic tracks from some of the biggest bands playing shows across the UK over the next seven days.
Five Finger Death Punch
Five Finger Death Punch were formed in 2005 by guitarist Zoltan Bathory (formerly of U.P.O.). The American Capitalist Songfacts states that Bathory came up with the name after being amused by a scene involving a five finger punch in Kill Bill 2. Other members recruited to the band include former Motograter & Ghost Machine vocalist Ivan Moody, former W.A.S.P. members guitarist Darrell Roberts and drummer Jeremy Spencer, and former Anubis Rising/Deadsett bassist Matt Snell. Read more on Last.fm
Five Finger Death Punch on Thrash Hits
June 19th, 2013
You know the drill by now. This is the Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page and this is where you’ll find some of the most comprehensive coverage of Download Festival 2013 that you don’t have to pay for. It’s here!
June 19th, 2013
If you type Five Finger Death Punch’s acronym (FFDP) too many times, it starts to look like a abbreviation of the kind of morbid sex act we couldn’t possibly mention on our family-orientated website. Luckily they kept it pretty clean up on the Main stage at Download Festival 2013, apart from a few naughty swears by frontman, Ivan Moody.
January 16th, 2013
Opinions? Too early in the morning for that. Just a list of bands after the jump.
April 3rd, 2012
Five Finger Death Punch have just announced that they’re having to cancel their booked appearance at this year’s Download Festival. Oh poo. We were really looking forward to talking to them them about their incredible latest album, and the deep and meaningful videos they’ve made for some of the singles taken from it. Oh well.
Maintaining the fine-tradition of Literal Video Treatments: Five Finger Death Punch have a new promo out
February 20th, 2012
We’ve previously joshed Five Finger Death Punch about their tremendously literal music videos, and we know that plenty of bands do similar things, but there’s something about 5FDP’s dedication to really relentlessly hammering their already thunderously-unsubtle point home with a nuance-free music video that gets us right in the heart, every time.
Oh look, everyone! Five Finger Death Punch have got a new video out! For their track, ‘Remember Everything’! I wonder how it’s turned out?
February 1st, 2012
Download Festival have announced a veritable swathe of additional acts that will be gracing their festival at Donington Park this Summer. There’s even a fair few heavyweights in this announcement, including Megadeth, Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, Slash, and Thrash Hits’ personal favourite purveyors of intellectual metal, Five Finger Death Punch.
December 8th, 2011
It’s been an excellent year for great albums but it’s also been a hilarious year for pretty much one particular reason. Anyone who likes and follows heavy metal also follows and (probably) likes Metallica. Lulu happened and when the first reaction was puzzlement, the second reaction was laughter and the third reaction was anger, we were left confused, cold and abused in the corner. Not everyone thought Lulu was the worst album of 2011, but most of us did.
November 2nd, 2011
Five Finger Death Punch
10 October 2011
by Hugh Platt
Do you remember those news stories last week about that Australian academic study into the links between music listening habits and depression? As per usual, plenty of media outlets misinterpreted the reports findings, erroneously stating that the study had claimed that heavy metal caused depression (when the report said nothing of the sort – it was the media that saw charges of causality when the report merely offered correlation). It did get me thinking about Five Finger Death Punch though. Firstly, because the metal media’s misplaced ire and hysteria is exactly the kind of cheap-heat, no-brain rabble-rousing you come to expect from a genre so painfully quick to embrace and reward a band peddling music so chronically stupid as Five Finger Death Punch.
And secondly, it’s because after examining the lyrics to American Capitalist, I’m more convinced than ever that their frontman, Ivan Moody, might actually be suffering from some genuine mental illness.
September 7th, 2011
We let Hugh Platt near Photoshop, and yet we still gave him the go ahead to mouth off about album art? Bloody hell, we’re suckers for punishment sometimes…
It’s long been feared that one of the side-effects of the proliferation of digital music over physical formats would be that album art gradually becomes a thing of the past. After all, who cares about album art when it exists only as a tiny 200 pixel by 200 pixel image on an iPod Touch? Well, those of us old enough to be nostalgic about such things as pouring over a record’s liner notes are starting to see our worst nightmares come to pass – because 2011 has truly seen some of the worst excuses for album art ever to get the green light from a record label’s promotions department.