FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has set “F8” as the title of its eighth album, due on February 28 via Better Noise Music. The official lyric video for the disc’s first single, “Inside Out”, can be seen below.
“F8” track listing:
02. Inside Out
03. Full Circle
04. Living The Dream
05. A Little Bit Off
06. Bottom Of The Top
07. To Be Alone
08. Mother May I (Tic Toc)
09. Darkness Settles In
10. This Is War
11. Leave It All Behind
12. Scar Tissue
13. Brighter Side Of Grey
14. Making Monsters (bonus)
15. Death Punch Therapy (bonus)
16. Inside Out (radio edit) (bonus)
“F8” can be preordered at this location.
Singer Ivan Moody told The Pulse Of Radio that he wanted to experiment with the way FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH writes songs on the new LP. “I’m really sick and tired of safe music,” he said. “There’s this structured way that everybody has to write their fucking music, and it’s got to be ‘verse, chorus, verse, chorus, breakdown, OUT!’ You know? And it’s so monotonous to me.”
Moody spoke about “Inside Out” with Metal Hammer magazine last month, saying: “It’s about alcoholism. It’s about my family leaving. It’s about my bandmates. It’s about looking at myself in the fucking face and saying, ‘Dude, you’re going to have to do this because nobody else is coming.'”
He said about the record in general: “This album has not been fucking easy to make. There was always somebody fucking quitting. Somebody wants to fire another guy, somebody’s unhappy with someone’s lifestyle. These things happen on a daily basis.”
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s new disc was once again helmed by Kevin Churko, the Canadian record producer/engineer and songwriter who currently lives in Las Vegas, where he works out of his private studio, The Hideout Recording Studio.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Zoltan Bathory recently said that the band’s new LP could be its best yet. He said: “We have a little pie that we belong to in the musical spectrum, and within that, the grooves — there are these big, nasty grooves that feel just heavier and grimier, and that’s kind of what’s happening. The energy of what’s in the band now is affecting this process.”
The drums on the disc were laid down by Charlie “The Engine” Engen, who made his live debut with the group during its fall 2018 tour with BREAKING BENJAMIN. He stepped in for original drummer Jeremy Spencer, who left the band in December 2018 due to a back injury.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH kicked off a U.S. headlining tour last month. Support on the trek is coming from THREE DAYS GRACE, BAD WOLVES and FIRE FROM THE GODS.
Photo credit: Stephen Jensen
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