Five Finger Death Punch Announce the Date You’ve All Been Waiting For
Five Finger Death Punch has announced the release date for The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell, Volume 2 which will be hitting stores on November 19. Pre-orders for part two of the bands double album begin today, and for those of you who do decide to pre-order the album, you’ll also get the newest single, “Battleborn,” which the band has promised a official video for sometime next week.
Frontman Ivan Moody described the new single saying “After getting off the road from two years of touring, I was physically and emotionally drained. It felt like I’d seen almost every inch of the globe and shook every hand there was to shake. I completely lost track of time, the flights, the travel, the shows all seemed to blur together. My family and friends became a distant memory. Even though I was doing what I’d dreamed of doing, it took all the energy that I had … it was exhausting. That made me realize, everything worth fighting for you will actually HAVE TO fight for. Every wish, every dream, every idea comes to existence only through blood, sweat and sacrifice…we are all battle born.”
Part one of The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell came out on July 30th, debuting at number two on the Billboard album charts, selling 113,000 copies during its first week and has sold more than 210,000 copies to date. The single from the album, featuring Rob Halford of Judas Priest, climbed to the number one spot on the rock radio charts.
And while the band may have recorded enough material for a double album, Moody said the studio isn’t his favorite place to be, saying, “No, I don’t spend a lot of time in the studio, man. I truly don’t. I’ll be in there when I have to. I hate the containment, I can’t stand the schedule crap. The monotony drives me frickin’ crazy, you know, ‘Do it again, do it again, let’s try that again,’ and it’s just, it’s so frustrating to me. Sitting in the booth and feeling like, basically it’s just a cold, dead coffin, and a lot of the time people want to know why my lyrics are so angry — that has a lot to do with it.”
In the meantime, Five Finger Death Punch is preparing for a North American tour that is scheduled to kick of on September 15, with the final three dates passing right thru Texas.