Five Finger Death Punch: We could've had any label we wanted
Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Jason Hook also confirms work on next album – just 10 months after Got Your Six was released
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.
|Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 10:00AM||Jarocin Festiwal 2016||Poznan, Poland|
|Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 12:00PM||Norway Rock Festival 2016||Kvinesdal, Norway|
|Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 10:45PM||Rock USA 2016||Oshkosh, United States|
|Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 8:45PM||RockFest 2016||Cadott, United States|
|Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 10:00AM||Chicago Open Air 2016||Chicago, United States|
|Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 7:00PM||Corona Hell and Heaven Fest 2016||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 7:00PM||Heavy Montreal||Montreal, Canada|
|Monday, August 8, 2016 at 8:00PM||JACKSON COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS||Jackson, United States|
|Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 7:00PM||Sturgis Buffalo Chip 2016||Sturgis, United States|
|Friday, August 26, 2016 at 10:00AM||Reading and Leeds Festival 2016||Leeds, United Kingdom|
|Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 11:00AM||Reload Festival 2016||Bremen, Germany|
|Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 10:00AM||Reading and Leeds Festival 2016||Reading, United Kingdom|
|Friday, September 9, 2016 at 7:00PM||Abbortsford Cetnre||Abbotsford, Canada|
|Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 7:00PM||South Okanagan Centre||Penticton, Canada|
|Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 7:00PM||Grey Eagle Casino||Rocky View County, Canada|
|Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 7:00PM||Enmax Cenre||Lethbridge, Canada|
|Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 7:00PM||Brandt Centre||Regina, Canada|
|Friday, September 16, 2016 at 7:00PM||Canalta Centre||Medicine Hat, Canada|
|Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 7:00PM||Rexall Place||Edmonton, Canada|
|Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 7:00PM||Saskatel||Saskatoon, Canada|
|Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7:00PM||MTS Centre||Winnipeg, Canada|
|Friday, September 23, 2016 at 7:00PM||GM Centre||Oshawa, United States|
|Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 7:00PM||Budweiser Gardens||London, Canada|
|Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 7:00PM||Moncton Coliseum||Moncton, Canada|
|Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 7:00PM||Scotia Bank Centre||Halifax, Canada|
|Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 7:00PM||Verizon Center||Little Rock, United States|
|Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 6:00PM||INTRUST Bank Arena||Wichita, United States|
|Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 6:00PM||Pepsi Center||Denver, United States|
|Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 6:00PM||Maverik Center||West Valley City, United States|
|Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 7:00PM||Talking Stick Arena||Phoenix, United States|
|Friday, October 28, 2016 at 5:30PM||T Mobile Arena||Las Vegas, United States|
|Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 6:00PM||Honda Center||Anaheim, United States|
|Monday, October 31, 2016 at 6:00PM||SAP Center||San Jose, United States|
|Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 6:00PM||Moda Center||Portland, United States|
|Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 6:00PM||Spokane Arena||Spokane, United States|
|Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 6:00PM||Tacoma Dome||Tacoma, United States|
|Monday, November 7, 2016 at 6:00PM||Taco Bell Arena||Boise, United States|
|Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 6:00PM||Metra Park||Billings, United States|
|Friday, November 11, 2016 at 6:00PM||Bismarck Civic Center||Bismarck, United States|
|Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 6:00PM||U.S. Bank Arena||Cincinnati, United States|
|Friday, November 18, 2016 at 6:00PM||KFC Yum! Center||Louisville, United States|