Five Finger Death Punch will premiere its new song “Inside Out” this Sunday night/Monday morning (December 1st/2nd) at midnight. A teaser has been posted online. The track will likely be the first single from the band’s upcoming eighth studio album, due out in early 2020.
Singer Ivan Moody told us that he wanted to experiment with the way the band writes songs on the new LP: [“I’m really sick and tired of safe music. There’s this structured way that everybody has to write their f**king music, and it’s got to be ‘verse, chorus, verse, chorus, breakdown, OUT!’ You know? And it’s so monotonous to me.”] SOUNDCUE (:11 OC: . . . monotonous to me.)
Moody spoke about “Inside Out” with Metal Hammer magazine earlier this month, saying, “It’s about alcoholism. It’s about my family leaving. It’s about my bandmates. It’s about looking at myself in the f**king face and saying, ‘Dude, you’re going to have to do this because nobody else is coming.'”
He said about the record in general, “This album has not been f**king easy to make. There was always somebody f**king quitting. Somebody wants to fire another guy, somebody’s unhappy with someone’s lifestyle. These things happen on a daily basis.”
The yet-to-be-titled LP will also feature the debut of new drummer Charlie “The Engine” Engen, who has stepped in for original member Jeremy Spencer.