FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has set “F8” as the title of its eighth album, due on February 28 via Better Noise Music. The official lyric video for the disc’s first single, “Inside Out”, can be seen below.
Fans who pre-order the album digitally will receive an instant download of “Inside Out” along with two other new tracks before the release on February 28.
The album will be available in the following formats: CD, digital download, mastered for iTunes download, double gatefold vinyl and picture disc vinyl. The band also curated special “F8” merchandise bundles of albums with exclusive t-shirts, hoodies and more available for pre-order now as well.
Says FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Zoltan Bathory: “We had an extremely successful, yet tumultuous couple of years as a band. We didn’t just weather the storm but came out on the other side better than ever. It was a focused sober group recording, our most important album to date and without a question it shows. This album represents rebirth, progression, transcendence both personally and musically.” Vocalist Ivan Moody adds: “This record to me is ‘absolution’ — everything I’ve done in my life has led up to this moment.”
“F8” track listing:
02. Inside Out
03. Full Circle
04. Living The Dream
05. A Little Bit Off
06. Bottom Of The Top
07. To Be Alone
08. Mother May I (Tic Toc)
09. Darkness Settles In
10. This Is War
11. Leave It All Behind
12. Scar Tissue
13. Brighter Side Of Grey
14. Making Monsters (bonus)
15. Death Punch Therapy (bonus)
16. Inside Out (radio edit) (bonus)
Moody spoke about “Inside Out” with Metal Hammer magazine last month, saying: “It’s about alcoholism. It’s about my family leaving. It’s about my bandmates. It’s about looking at myself in the fucking face and saying, ‘Dude, you’re going to have to do this because nobody else is coming.'”
He said about the record in general: “This album has not been fucking easy to make. There was always somebody fucking quitting. Somebody wants to fire another guy, somebody’s unhappy with someone’s lifestyle. These things happen on a daily basis.”
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s new disc was once again helmed by Kevin Churko, the Canadian record producer/engineer and songwriter who currently lives in Las Vegas, where he works out of his private studio, The Hideout Recording Studio.
Bathory recently said that the band’s new LP could be its best yet. He said: “We have a little pie that we belong to in the musical spectrum, and within that, the grooves — there are these big, nasty grooves that feel just heavier and grimier, and that’s kind of what’s happening. The energy of what’s in the band now is affecting this process.”
The drums on the disc were laid down by Charlie “The Engine” Engen, who made his live debut with the group during its fall 2018 tour with BREAKING BENJAMIN. He stepped in for original drummer Jeremy Spencer, who left the band in December 2018 due to a back injury.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH also announced today that it will kick off the second leg of its current U.S. arena headline tour in April 2020, featuring special guests PAPA ROACH, I PREVAIL, as well as highly acclaimed newcomer ICE NINE KILLS. The tour is co-produced by Frank Productions and Live Nation.
VIP presale, artist presale, and Cyber Monday presale begins today at 10:00 a.m. (local time). Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase U.S. presale tickets beginning Tuesday, December 3 at 10:00 a.m. (local time) until Thursday, December 5 at 10:00 p.m. through Citi‘s Entertainment program. Local promoter venue and radio presales will kick off on Thursday, December 5 at 10:00 a.m. (local time). Tickets will go on-sale to the general public beginning Friday, December 6 at 10:00 a.m. (local time).
Apr. 08 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center
Apr. 10 – Duluth, GA @ Infinite Energy Center
Apr. 11 – Pelham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheater
Apr. 13 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Apr. 14 – Ft. Worth, TX @ Dickies Arena
Apr. 16 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Apr. 18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Apr. 19 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
Apr. 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
Apr. 23 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
Apr. 25 – Portland, OR @ Veteran Memorial Coliseum
Apr. 27 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Apr. 29 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
May 03 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
May 05 – Worcester, MA @ DCU Center
May 06 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
May 08 – Cincinnati, OH @ Heritage Bank Center
May 12 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
May 14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Center
May 15 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
May 17 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
May 19 – Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
May 20 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Photo credit: Stephen Jensen