Five Finger Death Punch: 'If You Release Garbage, No One's Gonna Buy It'

"It's all about the songwriting, you know," bassist Chris Kael adds.

Five Finger Death Punch: 'If You Release Garbage, No One's Gonna Buy It'
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Five Finger Death Punch bassist Chris Kael bassist recently discussed the state of music industry, stressing that its decline can only be attributed to the lack of quality material.

Chatting with 100.3 the X Rocks, Chris noted, "People are always talking about, 'Oh, nobody's buying records anymore. Nobody's buying records.'

"If you put out garbage, no one's gonna buy it," the bassist pointed out. "You've gotta really focus on the craft. It's all about the songwriting, you know. At the end of the day, regardless of whatever else you've got going on, unless you've got a good song, no one's gonna buy anything.

"So we take pride in writing the best songs that we possibly can. We've been doing it for awhile, and we keep on plugging away," the bassist concluded.

Switching the subject to crowd interaction during FFDP shows, Kael commented, "As good as our songs are, we really thrive on the live environment. Just the way Ivan [Moody] interacts with the crowd alone. No one's got that voice that he's got, no one has that ability to reach out and touch people as he does."

The band's latest studio effort, "The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 2," saw its release in November 2013 via Prospect Park. According to the latest reports, the group is well into the making process of their new release.

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    metalme31
    FFDP has MORE than a few great songs to back them up my fellow music lovers! But at the same time? They have some of the most commercialized sh*t on the planet! I agree, garbage doesn't buy you jack sh*t. But when a band as big as FFDP is playing music just to be played on a radio station?... no matter how heavy they may sound.... Selling out is selling out. And FFDP you sold out with your first album. Ivan? you sold out as soon as you started making music for money dude.
    DAVID+DRAIMAN
    "IF YOU RELEASE GARBAGE, NO ONE WILL BUY IT" ON THE CONTRARY, MANY OF THE BANDS THAT ARE ON THE RADIO THESE DAYS MAKE NOTHING BUT GARBAGE, AND YET, THEY ARE THE ONES THAT SELL A TON OF ALBUMS. EXCEPT DISTURBED OF COURSE. DISTURBED HAS ALWAYS MADE SURE THAT THE GIBBERISH WE RECORD IS OF HIGH QUALITY. -DAVID
    phidias13
    Lol their singer complained that their last effort ( if you can call this an effort) didn't sell that much. So as no one is buying it, it's garbage. Following his theory.
    cwkornfan
    I feel like a lot of people today as a general rule don't buy music... Whether it's good or not.Not just due to pirating but streaming music as opposed to owning copies is constantly increasing.
    MetalRock4ever
    The incentives to do so are too great nowadays, along with the number of sites allowing you to stream music. The US is trying to curb illegal downloads, but good luck to them, it's going to be very difficult.