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.