American metal kings Five Finger Death Punch have surprised fans this week when they revealed they will releasing not one but two (two!) studio albums this year.
Guitarist Zoltan Bathory explained:
“We came off the road after a couple of great years of touring and were really amped up to write the 4th record. Everybody was in the right headspace and the band tighter than ever so it was a perfect storm. We jumped in head first and found ourselves 12-13 songs deep fairly quick but were still coming up with better and better material so we looked at each other and said…. ok why stop there ?… let’s keep going. Once we passed the 24th song we knew we’re going to have to do a double album. We had this massive amount of music that’s very dear to us, possibly the best material this band has ever created. At that point there was no way to decide which songs to leave off the album. So we made the decision to release them all.”
Five Finger Death Punch have promised to debut the first single from the first album at the Revolver Magazine’s Golden Gods awards ceremony, entitled Lift Me Up, this week. A studio version will be on US radio May 13th and available to purchase on May 14th.
Fans have been told they can expect the first album July 23rd. Five Finger Death Punch will making a UK appearance at this year’s edition of Download Festival.