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Invidia

Invidia has teamed up with Metal Insider to give another taste of what’s in store on its debut album, As The Sun Sleepts. Today, the band is streaming the title track off the record, which is set to drop March 3 via Steamhammer/SPV. Fans can listen now, here.

When asked about “As the Sun Sleeps,” guitarist and founding member Brian Jackson said: “I’m really happy we decided to release ‘As the Sun Sleeps.’ This track is honestly one of my personal favorites, and it’s the absolute opposite of what we just released with our last single, ‘Feed the Fire,’ which is more of a heavy rock radio-friendly song. It shows that the record has to offer a very diverse range and can be on the heavier side of things. ‘As the Sun Sleeps’ is really guitar riff-oriented with pounding drums and heavy breakdowns. I think the metal heads will be pleasantly surprised once they hear this track.”​ (more…)

 

Invidia

The Las Vegas-based Invidia has unleashed the music video for “Feed the Fire,” the second single from the band’s forthcoming record, As the Sun Sleeps, set for release March 31 via SPV Records.

Fans may recognize vocalist Travis Johnson as the bassist from in In This Moment, as well as bassist Matt Snell as a former member of Five Finger Death Punch. Guitarists Brian Jackson and and Marcos Medina have worked together in Skinlab. (more…)

Five Finger Death Punch

Five Finger Death Punch

Five Finger Death Punch: Living the American dream
Guitarist Zoltan Bathory talks ‘American Capitalist’ and more

Five Finger Death Punch just might be the hottest American metal band in 2012. With its most recent album, American Capitalist, debuting last fall at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200, and singles “Under and Over It” and “Remember Everything” burning up the airwaves, the group continues to reach new heights. Live Metal has supported the band from the beginning, and guitarist Zoltan Bathory recently took time out from planning the group’s summer activities to talk to Greg Maki about the new album, his perspective on Internet haters and more. (more…)

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Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

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Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

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Rock on the Range 2010. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

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War_is_the_Answer_Album_ArtReview by Greg Maki
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“I’ll slap you so fuckin’ hard it’ll feel like you kissed a freight train.” — Ivan Moody, “War is the Answer”

The Way of the Fist, the debut album by Five Finger Death Punch, released in 2007, came at the listener like a sucker punch to the gut. Rarely do new bands come out of the gate with their sound and vision so direct, motivated and confident. A mix of American aggression and European sense of melody in the guitar attack proved to be a lethal combination, winning a legion of fans on both U.S. and European shores, selling more than 340,000 albums—an astounding number for a new metal band given the state of the music industry today—and winning Metal Hammer’s Golden God Award for best new band. (more…)

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Photos by Greg Maki (more…)

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Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

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Photos by Greg Maki (more…)

Matt Snell of Five Finger Death Punch

Matt Snell of Five Finger Death Punch

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH LIVE PHOTOS
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Review by Greg Maki
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The call: “Five Finger!” The response: “Death Punch!” The chant began to echo throughout the Chameleon Club soon after Nonpoint finished its 35-minute set. It was not a sign of audience disappointment with the band that just left the stage; Nonpoint gave a typically high-energy performance highlighted by a robust “Bullet with a Name” and had plenty of fans of its own in attendance. But with “The Bleeding” tearing up the airwaves for several months and a new single, “Never Enough,” just released to radio, there is a buzz, an excitement around Five Finger Death Punch, an anticipation from fans who might have had the chance to see them live only in small doses on last year’s Family Values Tour or on an arena tour with Korn. (more…)