Five Finger Death Punch
Sonntag 17:40–18:55 @ Zeppelin Stage
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH (5FDP) is a rock band from Los Angeles. Formed in 2005, the group’s name is derived from classic martial arts cinema. The band consists of vocalist Ivan Moody, guitarists Zoltan Bathory and Jason Hook, bassist Chris Kael, and drummer Jeremy Spencer.
Their debut album THE WAY OF THE FIST was released in 2007, and heralded rapid success for the band. The 2009 follow-up album WAR IS THE ANSWER further increased their popularity, leading to both albums being certified gold by the RIAA. The band’s third album, AMERICAN CAPITALIST, was released in October of 2011 and achieved gold status within the year. The band has co-headlined 2013’s Mayhem Festival Tour (US) and frequently can be seen playing the biggest international music festivals, such as Download (UK), Rock Am Ring (GER), Soundwave (AUS) and Knotfest (JP). Five Finger Death Punch are the recipients of the Radio Contraband Rock Radio Awards for “Indie Artist of the Year” in 2011, 2012 and 2013. They were also honored with the Radio Contraband Rock Radio Award for Album (AMERICAN CAPITALIST) and Song of the Year (“Coming Down”) in 2012.
Undoubtedly one of the most relevant and successful rock bands globally, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, dominated 2013 with the releases THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN AND THE RIGHTEOUS SIDE OF HELL ─ VOLUME 1 and VOLUME 2. Both volumes debuted on the U.S. Billboard album chart at #2 (more notably, within a four-month period) and in the top ten mainstream charts all across the globe. The two albums feature three #1 radio hit singles (“Lift Me Up” featuring Rob Halford of Judas Priest, “Battle Born” and “Wrong Side Of Heaven”) and have combined sales of over 850,000 units to date. The multi-million selling rock titans’ single, “The Wrong Side Of Heaven” was their 14th consecutive top ten hit at Active Rock Radio and the video to the song has over 35 million views online. USA TODAY proclaimed VOLUME 2 elevates the group “…to the top of its game. Offering more than blind rage, though there's certainly plenty, the songs live in the tension implied by the album's title—aware of the implications of lashing out, ready to accept the consequences” (11/19/13). FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have not only played shows across Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South East Asia and sold out their last European headlining tour; they also frequently perform at all major American (Rock On The Range, Aftershock, Carolina Rebellion etc.) and European festivals (Download, Hellfest, Novarock, Sweden Rock, Rock Am Ring, Rockavaria etc). FIVE FINGER DEATPUNCH will release their highly anticipated sixth full length album, GOT YOUR SIX on September 4, 2015. The new album features “Jekyll and Hyde”, their current Top 10 radio hit single and the album release date coincides with the start of an extensive Fall arena tour of North America followed by a European tour in November which will see the band headline Wembley Arena in London, UK.