The heavy metal band, Five Finger Death Punch, is a five-member band that originally formed in Las Vegas, Nevada, US. The band is sometimes called as Five Finger or Death Punch, and it is usually abbreviated as 5FDP or FFDP. It goes without saying that the name was taken from the Kung Fu movie "Five Fingers of Death".
It has been active since 2005 and specializes in metal genres such as heavy metal, alternative metal, groove metal, thrash metal, hard rock, etc. The original members were Matt Snell – Bassist, Jeremy Spencer – Drummer, Ivan Moody – Vocalist, Zoltan Bathory – Guitarist, and Caleb Andrew Bingham – Guitarist. At present, the original members are retained except Jason Hook replaced Caleb Bingham and Chris Kael replaced Matt Snell. But it was Zoltan and Jeremy who were the founding members, and the first one to join them and stay was Moody. After that, other members came and went.
It was not until 2007 that the team released the first album "The Way of the Fist". It achieved almost immediate success selling up to 500, 000 copies in the US alone. It was followed in 2009 by the album "War is the Answer", which increased their popularity, and not only sold over one million copies but it was certified Platinum by RIAA.
With success in the air, the Five Finger Death Punch went on to present their fans with several albums over the coming years, "American Capitalist" in 2010, "The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell" in 2013, "Got Your Six" in 2015, and "And Justice for None" in 2016, till the present.
Not lacking for Awards, the FFDP won the Revolver Golden Gods Awards in 2012, and twice in 2014, the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards in 2009 and two times in 2010 (one for the band and one for Zoltan Bathory), the Radio Contraband Rock Radio Awards in 2011, three times in 2012, in 2013, and two times in 2014, the Bandit Rock Awards twice in 2014 and in 2016, the Loudwire Music Awards in 2014 and in 2015, the SiriusXM Octane Music Awards in 2014 and 2015. We take this opportunity to point out that nominations have been numerous over the years that the band has been active.
Five Finger Death Punch have had their own unique style in music since their initiation, even though it has been regarded as a heavy style, this has been to them an advantage as it has become instantly recognizable irrespective of the instruments used. The Five Finger Death Punch’s music has combined between guitar, melodic parts, catchy hooks, flashy solos, and hard bass and drums. Of course, Ivan Moody’s vocals have alternated between screaming and singing. But then that is what Five Finger Death Punch are all about – heavy metal with a hint of thrash metal, rhythmic, devastating, and always different from anything else that is present in the music world.
This diversity along with uniqueness has made the Five Finger Death Punch not just successful, but it is a style of music that is not to be forgotten, it stays with you.