Artist Name: Five Finger Death Punch

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Five Finger Death PunchFive Finger Death Punch were formed in 2005 by guitarist Zoltan Bathory (formerly of U.P.O.). The American Capitalist Songfacts states that Bathory came up with the name after being amused by a scene involving a five finger punch in Kill Bill 2. Other members recruited to the band include former Motograter & Ghost Machine vocalist Ivan Moody, former W.A.S.P. members guitarist Darrell Roberts and drummer Jeremy Spencer, and former Anubis Rising/Deadsett bassist Matt Snell.

The band recorded their debut album The Way of the Fist in 2006 with Stevo "Shotgun" Bruno (Mötley Crüe, Prong) and Mike Sarkisyan (Spineshank). The record was mixed and mastered by former Machine Head/Soulfly guitarist Logan Mader.
After making waves in the underground metal scene, in early June it was announced that the band had inked a deal with Firm Music, which is a branch of "The Firm", a highly successful management company (Korn, Staind, Limp Bizkit). Their debut album "The Way Of The Fist" was released on July 31, 2007 The record broke into the Billboard 200 on its first week of release, and hit the #1 position on Billboard's New Artist/Heetseekers chart. Their First single, "The Bleeding" landed in the top 40 rock radio charts, eventually worked its way into the top 10 and ruled the radio waves for an astonishing 8 months. In times when US Rock Radio is anything but friendly toward heavier bands, against all odds 5FDP not just repeated but surpassed their first single's success with their follow up "Never Enough". The song climbed even faster to set up a seemingly permanent camp in the top 10, until the 3rd single "Stranger Than Fiction" showed up on the horizon to take over the guard post.
Supporting their release, for 19 consecutive months Five Finger Death Punch has relentlessly toured North America, eventually establishing themselves as a true headlining act and selling almost 300,000 records in the USA before branching out to the rest of the world. The international release of "The Way Of The Fist" (via Spinefarm/Universal) is scheduled to hit stores across the world in January 2009.
In 2009, guitarist Darrel Roberts was replaced by Jason Hook (Bullet Boys, Alice Cooper). In 2011, Chris Kael (12v Negative Earth, Hymen, Hecatomb, Cut.Love.Kill) became the bassist for 5FDP. Chris Kael won the Revolver Golden Gods award for best bassist in 2014.

Los Angeles, California
2005

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Far From Home - Five Finger Death Punch

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Hard to See - Five Finger Death Punch

Hard to See

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The Bleeding - Five Finger Death Punch

The Bleeding

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Bulletproof - Five Finger Death Punch

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Dying Breed - Five Finger Death Punch

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Walk Away - Five Finger Death Punch

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Under and Over It - Five Finger Death Punch

Under and Over It

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Crossing Over - Five Finger Death Punch

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The Way of the Fist - Five Finger Death Punch

The Way of the Fist

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Burn It Down - Five Finger Death Punch

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Never Enough - Five Finger Death Punch

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Ashes - Five Finger Death Punch

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My Own Hell - Five Finger Death Punch

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White Knuckles - Five Finger Death Punch

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Wrong Side of Heaven - Five Finger Death Punch

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Salvation - Five Finger Death Punch

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Coming Down - Five Finger Death Punch

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War Is The Answer - Five Finger Death Punch

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The Pride - Five Finger Death Punch

The Pride

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A Place to Die - Five Finger Death Punch

A Place to Die

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Meet the Monster - Five Finger Death Punch

Meet the Monster

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Remember Everything - Five Finger Death Punch

Remember Everything

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Canto 34 - Five Finger Death Punch

Canto 34

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Falling In Hate - Five Finger Death Punch

Falling In Hate

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The Devil's Own - Five Finger Death Punch

The Devil's Own

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Can't Heal You - Five Finger Death Punch

Can't Heal You

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Jekyll And Hyde - Five Finger Death Punch

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American Capitalist - Five Finger Death Punch

American Capitalist

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Back For More - Five Finger Death Punch

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Wash it All Away - Five Finger Death Punch

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100 Ways to Hate - Five Finger Death Punch

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Generation Dead - Five Finger Death Punch

Generation Dead

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Menace - Five Finger Death Punch

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Battle Born - Five Finger Death Punch

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If I Fall - Five Finger Death Punch

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Wicked Ways - Five Finger Death Punch

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Burn MF - Five Finger Death Punch

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Lift Me Up - Five Finger Death Punch

Lift Me Up

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Watch You Bleed - Five Finger Death Punch

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You - Five Finger Death Punch

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I Apologize - Five Finger Death Punch

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My Nemesis - Five Finger Death Punch

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