Five Finger Death Punch has dropped a second track from their upcoming, ninth studio album, AfterLife.
The new track IOU follows in the heavy-hitting footsteps of the abums title track, AfterLife, which was released last month. The band has also revealed the official release date for the Afterlife album. The album is set to drop on Friday 19 August 2022 and fans can pre-order AfterLife now on a variety of formats including exclusive vinyl colours.
Commenting on the bands album upcoming release, Guitarist and Founder Zoltan Bathory said, “It is our ninth album so at this point, we have legions of loyal fans, and our signature sound is more than established.”
“It became its own island, our ground zero we operate from and we can always come back to. So when we started this record, there was an excitement of impending musical adventures, we knew we could step away as far as we wanted to, there was a freedom of truly ‘anything goes.”
“This resulted in an album that is way more diverse than our previous ones, while it feels more unified, because there is a framework of overarching stories in Ivan’s lyrics and interconnecting musical motifs between songs. It was not planned as a concept album, but we were so hyper-focused on painting a complete picture, it somehow feels like one… We are very proud of it and are just as impatient as the fans waiting for the release and can’t wait to share it.”
The official lyric video for IOU provides fans with their first look into a Metaverse project which the band has been working on. The Metaverse project is an interactive virtual world that will work as an extension of the band’s existing Fan Club app.