Roxy of the Spokane, Washington radio station Rock 94 And 1/2 conducted an interview with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Jason Hook at last month's Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, Ohio. You can now watch the chat below.
The members of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and VOLBEAT are looking forward to this fall's co-headlining tour, which kicks off on September 16 in Salt Lake City and runs through October 24 in Las Vegas. FIVE FINGER guitarist Zoltan Bathory told Music Radar that his band is eager to play a full set after doing numerous festival gigs, explaining, "Festivals are cool, but there's nothing like doing your own show… This co-headline tour with VOLBEAT gives us a chance to play for over an hour, so we can dip into the new albums as much as we like."
Bathory also said about the bill: "Whenever you’re putting together a tour, you have to look at what another band can bring to the show. In the case of VOLBEAT, their music is different from ours but not too different. And both bands have very loyal fans, so putting the two groups together should make for a really great bill that pleases a lot of people."
Supporting FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and VOLBEAT on the road trip will be HELLYEAH and NOTHING MORE.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH is touring behind its two 2013 releases, "The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell", Parts 1 and 2.
Bathory told Billboard that the band already has "five, six ideas" for songs for its next album, which he would like to see released by the summer of 2015. Bathory explained, "In this environment I don't think that bands can allow themselves to stay in a studio for two, three, four years and wait and try to write some masterpiece."
Both "Part 1" and "Part 2" of "The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell" debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard album chart last year.
The two sets have spawned three Top 10 rock singles: "Lift Me Up", "Battle Born" and the band's version of "House Of The Rising Sun".