Five Finger Death Punch Biography

Five Finger Death Punch (also initialized as FFDP or 5FDP) is an American metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the group's name is derived from classic martial arts cinema. The band originally consisted of vocalist Ivan Moody, guitarist Zoltan Bathory, guitarist Caleb Andrew Bingham, bassist Matt Snell, and drummer Jeremy Spencer. Bingham was replaced by guitarist Darrell Roberts in 2006, who was then replaced by Jason Hook in 2009. Bassist Matt Snell departed from the band in 2010 and was replaced by Chris Kael in 2011.

Their debut album The Way of the Fist was released in 2007. Following its release, the band began achieving success rapidly. The 2009 follow-up album War Is the Answer further increased their popularity, leading to both of the albums being certified gold by the RIAA, selling over 500,000 copies each in the United States. The band's third album, entitled American Capitalist was released on October 11, 2011 and achieved Gold status within the year. The band has played international music festivals including Mayhem Festival in 2008, 2010 and 2013, and Download Festival in 2009, 2010 and 2013.

Five Finger Death Punch are the recipients of the Radio Contraband Rock Radio Awards for "Indie Artist of the Year" in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. They were also honored with the Radio Contraband Rock Radio Award for Album (American Capitalist) and Song of the Year ("Coming Down") in 2012 and "Video of the Year" for "Wrong Side of Heaven" in 2014

Five Finger Death Punch has sold over 2.6 million albums in the United States.

On January 14, 2015, Five Finger Death Punch announced US Spring headline tour dates from April 25 to May 9, 2015 and they are to enter the studio to write and record a new album due late 2015.

On May 2, 2015, the band released a teaser for a new song titled "Ain't My Last Dance" on their official Facebook page. They also released the title of the album, Got Your Six, which is tentatively slated for 28 August 2015.

On May 19, 2015, the band announced a co-headlining North American Tour with long time friends Papa Roach. They will be promoting the upcoming album and be accompanied by In This Moment as special guests with support from From Ashes To New for the tour. The band also performed on the main stage as part of Download Festival 2015.
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