FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has released another new track, “When The Seasons Change”, taken from the band’s upcoming album, “And Justice For None”. The official lyric video for the tune can be seen below.
“This song is about loyalty, the kind of loyalty that doesn’t crumble in the face of adversity, which we have faced many times throughout our career and in our lives,” explains FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Zoltan Bathory. “This is a very human subject everyone can relate to and it is something this world can use more of.”
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s follow-up to 2015’s “Got Your Six” was originally delivered to Prospect Park in December 2016, but a legal battle with the company delayed the LP’s arrival.
Last fall, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH settled its lawsuit with Prospect Park and released a greatest-hits collection with two new songs.
Due on May 18, “And Justice For None” is available for pre-order in the following formats: standard physical CD (13 tracks), deluxe physical CD (13 tracks + 3 bonus tracks + deluxe artwork), vinyl (13 tracks + 3 bonus tracks + deluxe gatefold artwork). The band is also offering fans a variety of new CD/merchandise bundles.
Bathory told Detroit radio station WRIF that the title of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s new album was inspired by the group’s legal battle with Prospect Park. Bathory explained: “There was this back-and-forth forever, and finally when we settled, I think Ivan was the one who said, ‘Well, I guess that’s justice for none.’ And we were, like, ‘Let’s call the album ‘And Justice For None’.'”
Bathory acknowledged that the band picked that title even though METALLICA released an LP called “…And Justice For All”. He added, “We all know there’s [the] METALLICA album… And [those] lyrics, actually, METALLICA‘s ‘…And Justice For All’, make a lot of sense to me. The same crap 30 years later, right?”
Asked if the band changed any of the LP during the past year, Bathory replied, “We ended up recording a couple of more songs that was part of the agreement with the label; we recorded three more songs for the album that was part the settlement.”
Bathory said about the “And Justice For None” music: “We have a sound, and we’re not gonna really go far away from that. We sometimes experiment, but we have a sound. And for us, it’s always about writing the song — the song is what matters the most to us.”
In May 2016, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH announced it had signed a new North American recording deal with the BMG-owned rock label Rise Records.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will hit a handful of festivals and play around a dozen dates with SHINEDOWN this spring. The band will then kick off a co-headlining run with BREAKING BENJAMIN on July 16 in Seattle.