FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has released a video for its surprise cover of THE OFFSPRING‘s “Gone Away”, which originally appeared on that act’s 1997 LP “Ixnay On The Hombre”.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Zoltan Bathory stated about the video: “Every song has exactly as many meanings as many people have heard it, but by creating a music video we can crystallize one of the possibilities, our personal interpretation, and share what those words mean to us personally.
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and by taking a snapshot of our own perception of something, we are also sharing the impact it had on us.
“‘Gone Away’ is one of those songs that can hit you in the chest, and our interpretation may surprise some… but this is how we heard it.”
“Gone Away” is included on FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s greatest-hits set, “A Decade Of Destruction”, along with a new original tune called “Trouble”. Upon the album’s release, the former track immediately hit #1 on both the iTunes Rock and Metal charts and broke inside the Top 15 on Spotify‘s U.S. and Global Viral 50 charts. The “Gone Away” lyric video — available on Vevo and YouTube — has garnered over two million views, while the song has amassed six million streams worldwide. “Trouble”, meanwhile, racked up over two million streams worldwide in just a few weeks, making it the band’s biggest streaming debut for a lead track.
Drummer Jeremy Spencer told Razor 94.7 that he was unsure about doing a greatest-hits LP at first, saying: “I was, like, ‘Do we even have enough hits?’ And then we looked and we have like 13 or 15 radio hits.”
The hits collection and an already completed new studio album are part of a deal to settle a legal dispute and close out the band’s contract with its label, Prospect Park.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s seventh full-length LP, which was finished nearly a year ago, will follow up 2015’s “Got Your Six” and will be released in spring 2018.
The band has just finished a European arena tour with IN FLAMES and OF MICE & MEN.
Earlier this month, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH celebrated the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) platinum certifications of its “American Capitalist” (2011) and “The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell, Vol. 1” (2013) albums.
“War Is The Answer”, the band’s 2009 album, and its hit single “Bad Company” previously went platinum in 2016 and 2013, respectively.