What Happened to Five Finger Death Punch?
How They Got Started
Five Finger Death Punch was formed in 2005 by vocalist Ivan Moody and guitarist Zoltan Bathory. The two met while Bathory was touring with the band U.P.O., and they immediately hit it off. Moody had just been kicked out of his previous band, and Bathory invited him to join U.P.O. as their new singer. The two then decided to form their own band, and they recruited bassist Matt Snell, drummer Jeremy Spencer, and guitarist Darrell Roberts.
The band’s first album, The Way of the Fist, was released in 2007. The album was a huge success, selling over 500,000 copies in the United States. The band’s second album, War Is the Answer, was released in 2009. The album debuted at number seven on the Billboard 200 and was certified gold by the RIAA.
The Band’s Success
The band’s musical style is a mixture of heavy metal and hard rock. Their music is characterized by aggressive guitars, pounding drums, and Moody’s harsh vocals. The band’s lyrics often deal with dark subject matter, such as death, violence, and war.
The band has been extremely successful, both commercially and critically. Their first two albums both debuted in the top 10 of the Billboard 200, and they have sold over 10 million albums worldwide. The band has also been nominated for four Grammy Awards.
The Band’s Decline
The band’s popularity began to decline in the early 2010s. Their third album, American Capitalist, was released in 2011 and debuted at number three on the Billboard 200. However, the album was met with mixed reviews, and it failed to match the success of the band’s previous albums.
The band’s fourth album, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, was released in 2013. The album was a double album, with one disc containing heavy metal songs and the other containing hard rock songs. The album was again met with mixed reviews, and it failed to match the commercial success of the band’s previous albums.
The band’s fifth album, Got Your Six, was released in 2015. The album was once again met with mixed reviews, and it debuted at number two on the Billboard 200. However, the album failed to match the commercial success of the band’s previous albums.
What Happened to The Band?
The band’s decline in popularity continued in the early 2010s. The band’s sixth album, And Justice for None, was released in 2018. The album debuted at number four on the Billboard 200, making it the band’s lowest-charting album to date. The album was met with mixed reviews, and it failed to match the commercial success of the band’s previous albums.
The band has been on hiatus since 2019, and it is unclear if they will ever return. Moody has said that he is done with the band, and Bathory has said that the future of the band is up in the air. Only time will tell if Five Finger Death Punch will ever return.