In 2007, a brand new heavy metal band by the name of Five Finger Death Punch thrashed their way into the music industry. Their debut album Way of the Fist was, in my most un-humble opinion, one of the best albums of the past three years.
5FDP released three singles off of Way of the Fist, including "The Bleeding", "Never Enough", and "Stranger Than Fiction". The later two songs made their way to 97.9X, where they are still two of the most requested songs among our listening audience.
Since 2007, I have eagerly awaited a follow-up album. Finally, word came down for my sources in the early spring that 5FDP was back in the studio. I was so excited that I ran outside and headbutted my neighbor.
For months, 5FDP worked on their brand new album without releasing many details. But just today, my sources at Metal Hammer magazine have informed me that the album is near the end of completion. 5FDP guitarist Zoltan Bathory has confirmed that the album will be titled War is the Answer. The tentative release date for the new record is currently set for August 25, 2009.
I cannot wait!
As always, keep it here for updates on this and other new rock announcements.