Both volumes of American metallers' new studio effort are scheduled for release this summer and fall.
Posted on May 02, 2013 03:07 pm
Five Finger Death Punch announced two-part double album coming out this year, Loudwire reports. Despite a fact that their forthcoming album still remains untitled, the band revealed that "Vol. 1" will arrive in stores July 23. Although, "Vol. 2" set to follow at a still-to-be-determined date this fall.
"We came off the road after a couple of great years of touring and were really amped up to write the fourth record," said guitarist Zoltan Bathory. "Everybody was in the right headspace and the band tighter than ever so it was the perfect storm."
He added: "We jumped in head first and found ourselves 12-13 songs deep fairly quick but were still coming up with better and better material, so we looked at each other and said, 'Ok, why stop there? Let's keep going.' Once we passed the 24th song we knew were going to have to do a double album."
Bathory says that putting together a double-disc was a fairly easy decision, adding, "[This music is] very dear to us, possibly the best material this band has ever created. At that point there was no way to decide which songs to leave off the album, so we made the decision to release them all."
Audience will soon be treated to "Lift Me Up," which will be introduced at tonight's (May 2) Revolver Golden Gods Awards ceremony. The show will stream live on AXS TV and Xbox Live. The studio version of the track will arrive at radio the week of May 13, with song available to purchase online as of May 14.
Five Finger Death Punch will spend the summer on the road, first playing European festivals in June before returning to North American to co-headline the 2013 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival.