Five Finger Death Punch 'Shifting Back' To Heavier Sound On New LP

Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory has said in a new video from the band's current recording sessions that its eighth studio album, due out later this year, is sounding "nasty."

Bathory explained in the clip, ""Man, so far, this record is gonna be . . . It's nasty -- some nasty riffs. The vocals are great. Kind of like (2009 LP) War Is The Answer, (2007 album) The Way Of The Fist a little bit. For some reason, the music is kind of shifting back to that heavier side. And, man, I'm really, really curious to see how it's gonna turn out, because, wow, I'm very, very happy with what's happening."

The Way Of The Fist was Five Finger Death Punch's first LP and Bathory told us a while back how it came together: "We pretty much recorded the first record on our own. Like, the band got together the money and we recorded this album without a label. We didn't even have a management, we didn't have any of that, you know. And basically put a couple of songs on the Internet and, you know, it was just leaking out and people were grabbing onto it, and we gained a big, big fan base without the label. And that's how the labels started to come, like, hey, who the hell is this band, you know?"

Five Finger Death Punch is recording its eighth album with its regular producer, Kevin Churko, the Canadian record producer/engineer and songwriter who works out of his private Las Vegas facility, The Hideout Recording Studio.