In the interview Chris talks about the importance of the album for the band. He goes on to describe it as a “make or break album” for Five Finger Death Punch and one that he is personally proud of given the obstacles the band has overcome from label issues to personal issues. Like band mate Zoltan Bathory, he alludes to F8 being the rebirth of Five Finger Death Punch.
Encouraged by a massive lift from their live shows they did while putting together F8, he explains, “We got these amazing reviews from the fans because we were playing better than we had ever played before and as a band we were getting along better than we ever had before and all of that translated to the stage.”
On the albums sound adding in new elements to the “Death Punch” formula, he talks about how the band was ready to try new things including in the writing process. He attributes this to a changed mindset with the band going in to the new album cycle with a clearer focus and making changes within their personal lives.
On the lyrics, he praises bandmate Ivan Moody’s ability to write personal lyrics that connect with people and found reading the lyrics that Ivan wrote theraputic having gone through similar things on his own journey to sobriety.
Listen to the full interview with Chris Kael below:
Five Finger Death Punch has just completed its Winter 2020 European Tour and is preparing to launch its Spring U.S Tour in arenas across the United States in April and May 2020 with Papa Roach, I Prevail and Ice Nine Kills.
Spring U.S Tour Dates 2020
4/8 – Sunrise, FL // BB&T Center
4/10 – Duluth, GA // Infinite Energy Center
4/11 – Pelham, AL // Oak Mountain Amphitheater
4/13 – San Antonio, TX // AT&T Center
4/14 – Ft. Worth, TX // Dickies Arena
4/16 – Houston, TX // Toyota Center
4/18 – Phoenix, AZ // Talking Stick Resort Arena
4/19 – San Diego, CA // Viejas Arena
4/21 – Los Angeles, CA // The Forum
4/23 – Tacoma, WA // Tacoma Dome
4/25 – Portland, OR // Veteran Memorial Coliseum
4/27 – Morrison, CO // Red Rocks Amphitheatre
4/29 – Kansas City, MO // Sprint Center
5/3 – Baltimore, MD // Royal Farms Arena
5/5 – Worcester, MA // DCU Cente
5/6 – Newark, NJ // Prudential Center
5/8 – Cincinnati, OH // Heritage Bank Center
5/12 – Detroit, MI // Little Caesars Arena
5/14 – Pittsburgh, PA // PPG Paints Center
5/15 – Camden, NJ // BB&T Pavilion
5/17 – Nashville, TN // Bridgestone Arena
5/19 – Rosemont, IL // Allstate Arena
5/20 – St. Paul, MN // Xcel Energy Center