[VIDEO] Five Finger Death Punch Talk About Their Second Album This Year
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.09.2013
Coming November 19...
In an interview with Billboard, Five Finger Death Punch spoke about their second album this year, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Vol 2, which will be out on November 19. Here are highlights:
Drummer Jeremy Spencer on how the sound is different from Vol. 1: "I really can't say anything is different about (Volume 2). You can interchange any song from either (album). If you're a fan of the first one you're gonna dig the second one, and if you weren't you're probably not going to like this one either. But we wanted to make them both kind of balanced and take listener kind of on a roller coaster ride, not have 10 songs of one style on one and 10 of another style on the other. We wanted each to take on a natural flow. You can basically interchange the songs on both records."
Guitarist Zoltan Bathory on dividing the songs up: "For a second we considered, 'Let's make one really heavy one and then separate the rest of the songs,' but then it would be against the belief that our records have become so popular because they're diverse. We knew we were going to start ('Volume 1') with 'Lift Me Up,' so we sort of built everything around it and then saw what was left and assembled another flow from that, then started to swap things around so each one has all the colors you want to have on the record. The whole idea is the record have to be like one picture; you start listening to it and you can listen to the whole record without skipping one song."
Guitarist Jason Hook on the song "Battle Born": "That was one that happened in the dressing room, actually. Jason and I were messing around with some weird time signatures; it wasn't really that weird, it was like a 6/8 time kind of feel. He started coming up with that guitar arrangement and it was really cool, and then we put it away and then got home and started going through and editing stuff together, and it was like, 'Wow, this piece was interesting.' Then we smoothed out all the music stuff and then gave it to Ivan (Moody), and of course he wrote the lyrics. It's kind of just like our little connection to the fans about being out here on tour all the time. I think it's a pretty strong chorus. We've been performing it live on tour and it's been well received so far."