Las Vegas metallers FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have begun tracking brand new compositions for the follow-up to last year’s two-album set, “The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell”.
“We’re at the studio right now, and we’re recording some new material,” FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH drummer Jeremy Spencer told Artisan News earlier this month while promoting his autobiography, “Death Punch’d: Surviving Five Finger Death Punch’s Metal Mayhem” (see video below). “And after we finish the [fall North American co-headlining] tour with VOLBEAT, we’re gonna go back in and try to finish up everything in the winter and then get something out late spring [or] early summer.”
He continued: “We’ve recorded four [songs so far]. I’m liking what I’m hearing, but there’s a long way to go, so there’s no… We haven’t, like, ‘Cool, these are four singles.’ It’s not… We’ll judge the body of work when it’s done.”
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH’s tour with VOLBEAT kicks off on September 16 in Salt Lake City.
The band will also appear at SLIPKNOT’s Knotfest festival, scheduled for late October in San Bernardino, California.
The second volume of “The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell” sold 77,000 copies in the U.S. during its first week of release to debut at No. 2 on the Billboard album chart last November. The first volume, which came out in July 2013, also debuted in the same position, although it sold a more substantial 113,000 copies.
“Volume 1” has sold more than 414,000 copies to date. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH’s three previous albums have all gone gold for sales of 500,000 copies or more.
“Death Punch’d: Surviving Five Finger Death Punch’s Metal Mayhem” was released on September 2 by HarperCollins. According to the publisher, Spencer’s “personal journey through the wild highs and terrifying lows of the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle is told with candor, redemption and enlightenment. The first-time author offers a wry and rollicking tale of music, addiction and recovery, revealing the path that served as a catalyst to make him the man he is today.”