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Watching Machine recently conducted an interview with guitarist Jason Hook of Las Vegas metallers FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH in Paris, France. You can now watch the chat below.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has unleashed a game-play video for its new single, “Battle Born”. The action-packed clip, which was created by Machinima director Jackfrags and based on the popular “Battlefield 4” video game, can be seen below.

“The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 2”, the second half of a two-record set, is due to arrive on November 19 via via Prospect Park in North America and Eleven Seven in all other territories.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH frontman Ivan Moody explains the meaning behind “Battle Born”: “After getting off the road from two years of touring, I was physically and emotionally drained. It felt like I’d seen almost every inch of the globe and shook every hand there was to shake. I completely lost track of time, the flights, the travel, the shows all seemed to blur together. My family and friends became a distant memory. Even though I was doing what I’d dreamed of doing, it took all the energy that I had… it was exhausting. That made me realize, everything worth fighting for you will actually HAVE TO fight for. Every wish, every dream, every idea comes to existence only through blood, sweat and sacrifice… We are all battle born.”

“The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 2” track listing:

01. Here To Die
02. Weight Beneath My Sin
03. Wrecking Ball
04. Battle Born
05. Cradle To the Grave
06. Matter Of Time
07. The Agony Of Regret
08. Cold
09. Let This Go
10. My Heart Lied
11. A Day In My Life
12. House Of The Rising Sun

Even though the band recorded two albums worth of material this time around, singer Ivan Moody told The Pulse Of Radio he’s not a fan of working in the studio. “No, I don’t spend a lot of time in the studio, man,” he said. “I truly don’t. I’ll be in there when I have to. I hate the containment, I can’t stand the schedule crap. The monotony drives me frickin’ crazy, you know, ‘Do it again, do it again, let’s try that again,’ and it’s just, it’s so frustrating to me. Sitting in the booth and feeling like, basically it’s just a cold, dead coffin, and a lot of the time people want to know why my lyrics are so angry — that has a lot to do with it.”

The first half of “The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell” came out on July 30 and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard album chart, selling 113,000 copies in its first week of release.

The first single from “Volume 1”, “Lift Me Up”, featured JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford and hit the top of the rock radio chart.

“Volume 1” has sold more than 224,000 copies to date. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s three previous albums have all gone gold for sales of 500,000 copies or more.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will kick off a North American fall tour at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, California on September 15.

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Metal Hammer editor Alexander Milas recently conducted an interview with drummer Jeremy Spencer and guitarist Jason Hook of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH for the “Metal Hammer” radio show on TeamRock Radio. You can listen to the chat using the SoundCloud player below.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s new album, “The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1”, sold 112,000 copies in the U.S. to debut at No. 2 on the Billboard album chart. The record arrived in stores on July 30. The chart and first-week sales numbers are both career highs for the group, whose previous effort, 2011’s “American Capitalist”, sold 91,000 copies in its first seven days to enter the chart at No. 3.

The group’s 2009 sophomore album, “War Is The Answer”, moved 44,000 copies to land at No. 7. All three previous FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH releases have gone gold.

“The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1” is the first half of a two-record set, with the second half due to arrive on Novemeber 19.

After coming up with 25 songs for the album, the band first envisioned putting them out all together in one double-disc set, before deciding to split the collection into two separate releases.

First single “Lift Me Up” features guest vocals from JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford. Other guests include IN THIS MOMENT singer Maria Brink, SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera, HATEBREED vocalist Jamey Jasta and rapper Tech N9ne.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will kick off a headlining North American trek on September 15 at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California.

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Nick Azinas of Peek From The Pit recently conducted an interview with drummer Jeremy Spencer and guitarist Jason Hook of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH in London, England. You can now watch the chat below.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s new album, “The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1”, sold 112,000 copies in the U.S. to debut at No. 2 on the Billboard album chart. The record arrived in stores on July 30. The chart and first-week sales numbers are both career highs for the group, whose previous effort, 2011’s “American Capitalist”, sold 91,000 copies in its first seven days to enter the chart at No. 3.

The group’s 2009 sophomore album, “War Is The Answer”, moved 44,000 copies to land at No. 7. All three previous FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH releases have gone gold.

“The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1” is the first half of a two-record set, with the second half due to arrive on Novemeber 19.

After coming up with 25 songs for the album, the band first envisioned putting them out all together in one double-disc set, before deciding to split the collection into two separate releases.

First single “Lift Me Up” features guest vocals from JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford. Other guests include IN THIS MOMENT singer Maria Brink, SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera, HATEBREED vocalist Jamey Jasta and rapper Tech N9ne.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will kick off a headlining North American trek on September 15 at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California.

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St Pauls Lifestyle recently conducted an interview with drummer Jeremy Spencer and guitarist Jason Hook of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH. You can now watch the chat below.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s new album, “The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1”, sold 112,000 copies in the U.S. to debut at No. 2 on the Billboard album chart. The record arrived in stores on July 30. The chart and first-week sales numbers are both career highs for the group, whose previous effort, 2011’s “American Capitalist”, sold 91,000 copies in its first seven days to enter the chart at No. 3.

The group’s 2009 sophomore album, “War Is The Answer”, moved 44,000 copies to land at No. 7. All three previous FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH releases have gone gold.

“The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1” is the first half of a two-record set, with the second half due to arrive on Novemeber 19.

After coming up with 25 songs for the album, the band first envisioned putting them out all together in one double-disc set, before deciding to split the collection into two separate releases.

First single “Lift Me Up” features guest vocals from JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford. Other guests include IN THIS MOMENT singer Maria Brink, SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera, HATEBREED vocalist Jamey Jasta and rapper Tech N9ne.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will kick off a headlining North American trek on September 15 at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California.

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Metal Massacre Productions conducted an interview with drummer Jeremy Spencer and guitarist Jason Hook of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH when they played at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London, England on August 29. You can now watch the chat below.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s new album, “The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1”, sold 112,000 copies in the U.S. to debut at No. 2 on the Billboard album chart. The record arrived in stores on July 30. The chart and first-week sales numbers are both career highs for the group, whose previous effort, 2011’s “American Capitalist”, sold 91,000 copies in its first seven days to enter the chart at No. 3.

The group’s 2009 sophomore album, “War Is The Answer”, moved 44,000 copies to land at No. 7. All three previous FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH releases have gone gold.

“The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1” is the first half of a two-record set, with the second half due to arrive on Novemeber 19.

After coming up with 25 songs for the album, the band first envisioned putting them out all together in one double-disc set, before deciding to split the collection into two separate releases.

First single “Lift Me Up” features guest vocals from JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford. Other guests include IN THIS MOMENT singer Maria Brink, SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera, HATEBREED vocalist Jamey Jasta and rapper Tech N9ne.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will kick off a headlining North American trek on September 15 at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California.

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France’s RockNLive.org recently conducted separate interviews with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH members Jason Hook (guitar) and Jeremy Spencer (drums). You can now check out the footage below.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s new album, “The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1”, sold 112,000 copies in the U.S. to debut at No. 2 on the Billboard album chart. The record arrived in stores on July 30. The chart and first-week sales numbers are both career highs for the group, whose previous effort, 2011’s “American Capitalist”, sold 91,000 copies in its first seven days to enter the chart at No. 3.

The group’s 2009 sophomore album, “War Is The Answer”, moved 44,000 copies to land at No. 7. All three previous FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH releases have gone gold.

“The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1” is the first half of a two-record set, with the second half due to arrive sometime this fall.

After coming up with 25 songs for the album, the band first envisioned putting them out all together in one double-disc set, before deciding to split the collection into two separate releases.

First single “Lift Me Up” features guest vocals from JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford. Other guests include IN THIS MOMENT singer Maria Brink, SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera, HATEBREED vocalist Jamey Jasta and rapper Tech N9ne.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will kick off a headlining North American trek on September 15 at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California.

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On July 27, Fret 12 conducted an interview with guitarist Jason Hook of Las Vegas metallers FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH backstage at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheater in Tinley Park, Illinois. Jason explained how his 18-year long friendship with drummer Jeremy Spencer led to his audition with this band after its first record. Being on the road with ALICE COOPER helped Jason cut his teeth on the live circuit, while his musical skill became an asset to the band’s writing and eventually their very unique signature sound. You can now watch the chat below.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s new album, “The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1”, sold 112,000 copies in the U.S. to debut at No. 2 on the Billboard album chart. The record arrived in stores on July 30. The chart and first-week sales numbers are both career highs for the group, whose previous effort, 2011’s “American Capitalist”, sold 91,000 copies in its first seven days to enter the chart at No. 3.

The group’s 2009 sophomore album, “War Is The Answer”, moved 44,000 copies to land at No. 7. All three previous FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH releases have gone gold.

“The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1” is the first half of a two-record set, with the second half due to arrive sometime this fall.

After coming up with 25 songs for the album, the band first envisioned putting them out all together in one double-disc set, before deciding to split the collection into two separate releases.

First single “Lift Me Up” features guest vocals from JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford. Other guests include IN THIS MOMENT singer Maria Brink, SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera, HATEBREED vocalist Jamey Jasta and rapper Tech N9ne.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will kick off a headlining North American trek on September 15 at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California.

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Video footage of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s Jason Hook giving another overview of his signature guitar, the Gibson Explorer Jason Hook M4 Sherman, can be seen below.

From his in-demand session work with several of L.A.’s top artists, to his time with the legendary ALICE COOPER, to his explosive riffage with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, Canadian guitarist Jason Hook has displayed some of the most incendiary playing and eviscerating tone heard in rock today. A customized Gibson Explorer has long been at the forefront of Jason‘s arsenal, and that same furious style, tone, and attitude forms the foundation for the new Jason Hook M4 Sherman from Gibson USA, available in a strictly limited edition of 400 guitars. Based on one of the most radical guitars ever created, Gibson‘s original Explorer model, the Jason Hook M4 Sherman carries Jason‘s modified forearm bevel for improved playing comfort and an extended cutaway for superb upper-fret access, along with his distinctive Sherman tank-inspired green-stripe graphics and commemorative truss-rod cover. In addition to its killer looks, the Jason Hook M4 Sherman sports high-quality Seymour Duncan humbuckers, locking Mini Grover tuners and top-notch hardware all around, and includes a custom olive-green hardshell case with a pouch full of exclusive case candy, including a signed Certificate of Authenticity with holder. All this, and it is primed to shred just as hot as you like it thanks to Gibson USA‘s famed build quality and unparalleled playability.

The body of the Jason Hook M4 Sherman is made from solid mahogany, a tonewood with a long history at Gibson, and a reputation for warm lows, sweet highs, and extremely musical mids. It is crafted in the image of the legendary Explorer model, with Jason Hook‘s adaptations of a deeper cutaway and a beveled upper body edge for improved playing comfort. A solid, quarter-sawn mahogany neck is glued in and topped with an unbound fingerboard made from Grade-A granadillo, an exotic tonewood with a very desirable look, feel, and sound. It carries 22 jumbo frets and a PLEK-cut Corian nut, and follows Gibson‘s traditional 24 ¾” scale length and 1 11/16″ width at the nut for superb playability. While the woods and construction make the Jason Hook M4 Sherman a total tone machine, its Alpine White finish with green Sherman-stripe army graphics in high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer make it a unique looker for the player or collector, and a total showstopper on stage.

Jason‘s selection of two outstanding Seymour Duncan humbucking pickups — the acclaimed ’59 in the neck position and a hotter JB in the bridge — perfectly translate every note, from smooth to scorching, to your amplifier of choice. They run through a custom wiring conduit to a three-way toggle switch with custom washer, plus individual volume controls and master tone knob. The classic pairing of a Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece keep the guitar locked and loaded for resonance and sustain, while a great set of locking Mini Grover tuners with a 18:1 gear ratio make string changes and tune-ups a breeze.

The Jason Hook M4 Sherman comes protected in a custom olive-green rectangular hardshell case with unique M4 Sherman tank graphics, and includes a signed Certificate of Authenticity with display holder, a Gibson USA owner’s manual, and truss-rod wrench. Every guitar is protected by Gibson‘s limited lifetime warranty and 24/7/365 customer service.

Primed for all out warfare, the Jason Hook M4 Sherman is limited to only 400 guitars, so reserve yours now at your authorized Gibson USA dealer.

An interview with Hook about his new guitar can be seen below.

For more information, visit www.hooksguitar.com.

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Pittsburgh Music Magazine conducted an interview with guitarist Jason Hook of Las Vegas metallers FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH at the Pittsburgh stop of this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. You can now watch the chat below.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s new album, “The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1”, sold 112,000 copies in the U.S. to debut at No. 2 on the Billboard album chart. The record arrived in stores on July 30. The chart and first-week sales numbers are both career highs for the group, whose previous effort, 2011’s “American Capitalist”, sold 91,000 copies in its first seven days to enter the chart at No. 3.

The group’s 2009 sophomore album, “War Is The Answer”, moved 44,000 copies to land at No. 7. All three previous FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH releases have gone gold.

“The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1” is the first half of a two-record set, with the second half due to arrive sometime this fall.

After coming up with 25 songs for the album, the band first envisioned putting them out all together in one double-disc set, before deciding to split the collection into two separate releases.

First single “Lift Me Up” features guest vocals from JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford. Other guests include IN THIS MOMENT singer Maria Brink, SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera, HATEBREED vocalist Jamey Jasta and rapper Tech N9ne.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will kick off a headlining North American trek on September 15 at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California.

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The Front Row Report conducted an interview with guitarist Jason Hook of Las Vegas metallers FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH at the July 26 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival stop in Noblesville, Indiana.

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