Las Vegas-based metallers FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have returned to the studio to write the follow-up to 2013’s double album, “The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell”. A late 2015 release is expected.

In other news, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has announced a string of American headline shows in April and May. Ticket pre-sales start this Thursday, January 15 at 10 a.m. local time. Public ticket on-sale starts Friday, January 17 at 10 a.m. local time for some shows and Saturday, January 17 at 10 a.m. local time for others.

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH drummer Jeremy Spencer was asked in a recent interview with what direction he thinks the band’s sound will take on their next studio effort. Spencer replied, “I’m not sure. We always try to do things a little differently than the time before, but without being drastically different. We are who we are and I don’t see us doing something so left turn that people are going, What is that? I just don’t see that. We sound like what we sound like and I’m excited to see where it goes, honestly.”

Spencer added that the band has already begun writing songs for the follow-up to “The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell”, saying, “I’m digging it, man. It’s actually more brutal, with more extreme dynamics. There are some really mellow parts and then some really brutal parts. So we’re running the whole gamut of sounds.”

Guitarist Zoltan Bathory told The Pulse Of Radio that FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH is not afraid to take risks with its music sometimes. “We are here to step forward and take as much development in anything we do as it is possible, and that’s the mentality and that’s gonna be in every aspect,” he said. “We’re gonna kind of push the envelope, maybe go overboard here and there, but, you know, that’s the idea.”