According to a new Instagram post by FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Jason Hook, the band has completed work on its new album, due later in the year.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH in November released a snippet of a brand new song via video containing highlights from the road.
The band recently signed a North American deal with Rise Records. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s first album with Rise, the BMG-owned rock label, will be released following the completion of the group’s obligation to its current label, Prospect Park.
Hook said last summer that FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH doesn’t like to take look long between albums. “We’re workaholics,” he said. “We went right back in the studio. Every time we talk about taking a break, it just doesn’t feel right. Sitting around it just feels like we could be doing something. We’re always concerned that we might lose momentum or that people will stop caring. I think we’re overachievers by nature.”
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Zoltan Bathory echoed those comments, telling the Minnesota radio station 93X: “Everybody [in this band] is a workaholic. This is what we do. In fact, I can’t really go on vacation and shut down my phone. I can’t do that. You know what I mean?! And that’s just what it is. We all have a studio at home, and then we have Kevin‘s [Churko, producer] studio in Las Vegas, so he’s there. So somebody is always working on something. And I think it’s about efficiency. If I’m working on something in the studio, then Jason and Jeremy [Spencer, drums] are working in theirs. And then when I’m going home and working on some pre-production of mine, then they’re in the studio. So we’re always just kind of bouncing around.”
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s latest album, 2015’s “Got Your Six”, was officially certified gold on August 8, 2016 by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for sales in excess of 500,000 copies.
Effective February 1, 2016, the RIAA started including on-demand audio and video streams and a track sale equivalent in determining which releases get the coveted album awards, a change that follows a similar tweak in 2013 to include on-demand streams for its digital single award.