Five Finger Death Punch Will Premiere 'The House of the Rising Sun' Video on Monday

Something "Borderlands-" or "Mad Max"-esque...

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The official video for Five Finger Death Punch's surprising cover of the classic song "The House of the Rising Sun" will make its online debut on Monday, March 24. The song is the next single from the Las Vegas-based band's recently released album, "The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Volume 2." The disc came out on November 19, 2013 and is the second half of a two-record set, with "Volume 1" coming out in July 2013.

A teaser for the "gasoline and rocket-fuel-soaked" "The House of the Rising Sun" video can be seen below...

According to the Pulse of Radio, the original author of "The House of the Rising Sun" is unknown and the song's roots may date back to the 16th century.

The oldest known existing recording is by Appalachian artists Clarence "Tom" Ashley and Gwen Foster, who recorded it for Vocalion Records in 1934.

The most successful commercial version was recorded by the English rock group the Animals in 1964, which was a No. 1 hit in the UK, the US, Sweden, Finland and Canada.

The members of Five Finger Death Punch discussed in a recently released video clip how they changed up the classic song to give it a hard-rock vibe, most notably, by switching the song's time signature from 6/8 to 4/4.

"We had the idea to do this for a while," explained guitarist Zoltan Bathory. "The interesting thing about this song is that [it's] actually in a time signature of 6/8 which is a waltz ... and rock music and waltz doesn't necessarily mix right."

He continued: "So basically the challenge was: 'How do we make this song work? How do we take away that goofy vibe and how do we make it into a rock structure?'"

"The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Volume 2" sold 77,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart.

The first half of "The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell" debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard album chart, selling 113,000 copies in its first week of release.

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    Five finger death punch is a good band .. I won't say AMAZING, but good. And I belive the vocalist has the voice for this song.
    Seriously, why can't this band leave the classic songs alone? First they absolutely defile Bad Company, and now they are having a go at this? Make your band known for your songs, not for being the band that rehashes old classics that can't be improved in any way shape or form.
    there are lots of artists that made a mark covering others songs....SRV, Hendrix, hell even Michael Jackson and Elvis did LOTS of covers Metallica doing AM I EVIL!!! jus cuz u don't like 5FDP don't mean that many many other bands have not done covers and gotten big off them and made money along the way
    Also atleast they do a proper cover and not RUIN it like jay z did with 'forever young'
    Douchebag metal for all the Budweiser swigging, gun-toting 'Muricans out there!!
    yeah cuz Phil don't drink beer, or shoot guns.... your comment can just as easily fit on DOWN
    If i'm honest, i don't thing it's that much good of a cover. There are much better ones out there.
    It actually looks pretty good. I'm interested in seeing the whole video. If they make a full movie, that'd be awesome!
    cuz they are from my town!!! and not if DOWN covers it, i am sure they will say it ur way