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Five Finger Death Punch

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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

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The Thrash Hits Cloudcast 004: 29 July – 04 August 2013

July 31st, 2013

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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.

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Download Festival 2013 – Interviews, Photos, Setlists, Reviews – all our coverage is here

June 19th, 2013

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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!

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Download Festival 2013: Five Finger Death Punch @ Main Stage – Sunday, 16 June 2013

June 19th, 2013

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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.

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Download Festival adds more than 30 bands to its 2013 line-up

January 16th, 2013

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Opinions? Too early in the morning for that. Just a list of bands after the jump.

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Maintaining the fine-tradition of Literal Video Treatments: Five Finger Death Punch have a new promo out

February 20th, 2012

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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?

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Download Festival adds 14 more bands to their 2012 line-up

February 1st, 2012

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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.

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Thrash Hits’ WORST album of 2011

December 8th, 2011

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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.

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Album: Five Finger Death Punch – American Capitalist

November 2nd, 2011

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American Capitalist
Spinefarm Records
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.

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Is album artwork in 2011 worse than it’s ever been before?

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…

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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.

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