As part of our ongoing effort to integrate more music news coverage into the site, we’ve just learned that 5FDP (Five Finger Death Punch) have released an audio stream for their new single “Walk Away.” The song is featured on the band’s sophomore album, War is the Answer.
Click the 5FDP logo below to hear “Walk Away” now.
In addition, 5FDP have provided us with a copy of their horror oriented, graveyard themed video for “Hard To See”, also from War is the Answer.
The entire album plays out in cinematic fashion with drama and true tension in every note. Singer Ivan Moody explains, “We wanted to make an album that was going to feel like a major motion picture and not just an artsy B-movie.” “Hard to See” could be the soundtrack to that epic. Ivan goes on, “The politics of the music industry have baffled me since day one. ‘Hard to See’ is me lashing out at the industry. I’m so tired of being pulled in every direction and being told what to do. The song is about melding into the industry and learning the politics so we can be freer as artists.”
Looking to surpass the success of their debut record, The Way of the Fist, 5FDP decided to enlist some big guns for War. The band produced the album alongside world renowned producer Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne) and attracted legendary mixer Randy Staub (Metallica) to the project as well. Also, the band had grown together as people, performers, and songwriters. Ivan relates, “We tried to keep the basic ingredients but expand the sound at the same time. We spent two and a half years on the road together, and these guys have become closer to me than my biological family.”
As for the title, “You can take it literally, or as an underlying theme we often talk about,” relates guitarist Zoltan Bathory. “We are all soldiers in this human tribe. We used to fight together against the elements of nature to survive, but today that tribal bond is completely forgotten because there are six billion of us now. Does that devalue human life?”
5FDP (visit their official site here) are just wrapping up their “Shock and Raw” tour with Shadows Fall and Otep and are preparing for European domination throughout November.
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