FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH bassist Chris Kael tells Uproxx in a new interview that he has high hopes for the band’s new album, “Got Your Six”, which was released worldwide on September 4 via Prospect Park Records in North America and Eleven Seven Music internationally.
“We’ve had two Billboard No. 2 albums and I think a No. 3, as well, so with ‘Got Your Six’, I really want to call the Knuckleheads [hardcore fans of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH] to arms! Let’s get this thing to No. 1. It would make my own boyhood dream come true of having a No. 1 Billboard debut.”
He continued: “We’re very fortunate that, at a time when people aren’t buying as many records as they used to back in the day, we still have a very supportive fan base hitting iTunes or buying physical copies of our music in record stores, and I fully expect that we’re going to come out swinging and join our brothers in DISTURBED with a No. 1 album as well.”
Each one of the first four FIVE FINGER albums has been certified gold in the U.S. for sales of 500,000 copies or more.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH released “The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell” in two parts in 2013, with the first arriving in July 2013 and the second following that November. The first half alone has sold more than 525,000 copies in the U.S.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH last week launched a co-headlining fall tour with PAPA ROACH. The trek kicked off on September 4 in Lexington, Kentucky, and will wind down on October 9 in Glen Falls, New York. Also along are IN THIS MOMENT and FROM ASHES TO NEW.
The two headliners actively involved their fans in the routing of the tour by giving them the opportunity to request the tour come to their city via a “demand campaign.” Some 1.5 million people responded and made their choices known.