Five Finger Death Punch: We could've had any label we wanted

Five Finger Death Punch
Five Finger Death Punch

Five Finger Death Punch’s Jason Hook says the band had their pick of record deals because they had “offers across the board from every label.”

The band signed with Rise Records in May following a legal dispute with their former label Prospect Park – whose roster includes acts such as The Devil Wears Prada, Of Mice And Men and Cane Hill. The guitarist describes the company as “hard-working” and “focused.”

Hook tells Scotty Mars: “The nuts and bolts of it is that it takes a good, focused team to do all of the things that need to be done for a record and its cycle. And we’re not delusional about knowing that a good team and a good label is just healthy and good for us.

“Rise is a very hard-working, no-bullcrap, focused label, and they work hard.

“I mean, let’s face it – we could have basically picked anybody. We had offers across the board from every label.

“We were, like, ‘We don’t want the Los Angeles, too-cool-for-school bigshots.’ We want somebody that’s more, like, gets up and goes to work every day and isn’t looking for lifestyle party. We want a label full of people that are really as hard-working as we are.”

He confirms that 5FDP are currently working on their next album – just 10 months after the release of 2015’s Got Your Six.

Hook adds: “I guess we accept that everybody has to get up and go to work. And we love what we do, so it doesn’t really feel like work.

“We’re hyper individuals and we like to be productive. And the other part of that, too, is that we have to tour so much that there really is only a certain amount of time available to do recording.

“So even though it may sound premature, it’s not coming out this month – it’s gonna come out next year – but we have to fit in some of that work now, because this is the only gap we have.”

Five Finger Death Punch have a number of tour dates scheduled over the coming months, including an appearance at Reading and Leeds Festival at the end of August.

Tour Dates

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Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 10:00AMJarocin Festiwal 2016Poznan, Poland
Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 12:00PMNorway Rock Festival 2016Kvinesdal, Norway
Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 10:45PMRock USA 2016Oshkosh, United States
Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 8:45PMRockFest 2016Cadott, United States
Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 10:00AMChicago Open Air 2016Chicago, United States
Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 7:00PMCorona Hell and Heaven Fest 2016Mexico City, Mexico
Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 7:00PMHeavy MontrealMontreal, Canada
Monday, August 8, 2016 at 8:00PMJACKSON COUNTY FAIR GROUNDSJackson, United States
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 7:00PMSturgis Buffalo Chip 2016Sturgis, United States
Friday, August 26, 2016 at 10:00AMReading and Leeds Festival 2016Leeds, United Kingdom
Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 11:00AMReload Festival 2016Bremen, Germany
Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 10:00AMReading and Leeds Festival 2016Reading, United Kingdom
Friday, September 9, 2016 at 7:00PMAbbortsford CetnreAbbotsford, Canada
Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 7:00PMSouth Okanagan CentrePenticton, Canada
Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 7:00PMGrey Eagle CasinoRocky View County, Canada
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 7:00PMEnmax CenreLethbridge, Canada
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 7:00PMBrandt CentreRegina, Canada
Friday, September 16, 2016 at 7:00PMCanalta CentreMedicine Hat, Canada
Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 7:00PMRexall PlaceEdmonton, Canada
Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 7:00PMSaskatelSaskatoon, Canada
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7:00PMMTS CentreWinnipeg, Canada
Friday, September 23, 2016 at 7:00PMGM CentreOshawa, United States
Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 7:00PMBudweiser GardensLondon, Canada
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 7:00PMMoncton ColiseumMoncton, Canada
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 7:00PMScotia Bank CentreHalifax, Canada
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 7:00PMVerizon CenterLittle Rock, United States
Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 6:00PMINTRUST Bank ArenaWichita, United States
Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 6:00PMPepsi CenterDenver, United States
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 6:00PMMaverik CenterWest Valley City, United States
Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 7:00PMTalking Stick ArenaPhoenix, United States
Friday, October 28, 2016 at 5:30PMT Mobile ArenaLas Vegas, United States
Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 6:00PMHonda CenterAnaheim, United States
Monday, October 31, 2016 at 6:00PMSAP CenterSan Jose, United States
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 6:00PMModa CenterPortland, United States
Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 6:00PMSpokane ArenaSpokane, United States
Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 6:00PMTacoma DomeTacoma, United States
Monday, November 7, 2016 at 6:00PMTaco Bell ArenaBoise, United States
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 6:00PMMetra ParkBillings, United States
Friday, November 11, 2016 at 6:00PMBismarck Civic CenterBismarck, United States
Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 6:00PMU.S. Bank ArenaCincinnati, United States
Friday, November 18, 2016 at 6:00PMKFC Yum! CenterLouisville, United States

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