Following the recent release of new single “AfterLife” multi-platinum hard rockers Five Finger Death Punch have confirmed the August 19th release of their new album of the same name.

As well as news of the release date, the band have dropped a new track “IOU” and you can check out the lyric video here:

Furthermore, in what is ramping up to become a busy period for the rock band, the lyric video provides the first-ever sneak-peek into the Metaverse project the band has been working on. The interactive virtual world will be a gamified fan club experience, developed on the near photorealistic Unreal Engine and providing an extension of the band’s existing Fan Club app in the near future which can be downloaded here.

Afterlife was hands down my favourite record to make.” says 5FDP guitarist Zoltan Bathory and continues: “It is our ninth album so at this point, we have legions of loyal fans, and our signature sound is more than established. It became its own island, our ground zero we operate from and we can always come back to. So when we started this record, there was an excitement of impending musical adventures, we knew we could step away as far as we wanted to, and there was a freedom of truly “anything goes.” This resulted in an album that is way more diverse than our previous ones, while it feels more unified because there is a framework of overarching stories in Ivan’s lyrics and interconnecting musical motifs between songs. It was not planned as a concept album, but we were so hyper-focused on painting a complete picture, it somehow feels like one… We are very proud of it and are just as impatient as the fans waiting for the release, can’t wait to share it.”

AfterLife Track Listing:

1. Welcome To The Circus
2. AfterLife
3. Times Like These
4. Roll Dem Bones
5. Pick Up Behind You
6. Judgment Day
7. IOU
8. Thanks For Asking
9. Blood And Tar
10. All I Know
11. Gold Gutter
12. The End

The band also recently announced a 2022 North American headlining tour presented by Live Nation, kicking off in Portland, Oregon on August 19th, the new album’s release date. The tour will span over 30 dates, closing out on October 15 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The band will be joined on tour by very special guest Megadeth, with additional support from The HU, and Fire From The Gods.

Tour Dates:

06/12 – Nickelsdorf, Austria – Nova Rock Festival 2022
06/14 – Mönchengladbach, Germany – SparkassenPark
06/15 – Berlin, Germany – Wuhlheide
06/17 – Clisson, France – Hellfest 2022
06/18 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting 2022
06/20 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – Rotterdam Ahoy
06/22 – Prague, Czech Republic – Letiště Letňany / Letňany Airport
06/24 – Hockenheim, Germany – Download Germany 2022
06/25 – Oslo, Norway – Tons Of Rock 2022
06/27 – Sandviken, Sweden – Göransson Arena
06/28 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
06/29 – Frauenfeld, Switzerland – Grosse Allmend
07/02 – Belgrade, Serbia – Tašmajdan
07/03 – Sofia, Bulgaria – Hills Of Rock Festival 2022
07/05 – Budapest, Hungary – Papp László Budapest Sportaréna
07/06 – Warsaw, Poland – COS Torwar
07/07-09 – Oulu, Finland – Rock In The City Oulu 2022
07/08 – Tampere, Finland – HAKAMETSÄ PARKING AREA

US Tour Dates (w/ Megadeth):

08/19 – Portland, OR – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
08/20 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater
08/23 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater
08/24 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheater
08/26 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
08/27 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
08/30 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
09/01 – Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
09/02 – Houston, TX –The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
09/06 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
09/07 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
09/09 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
09/10 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
09/12 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
09/14 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
09/15 – Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion
09/17 – Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Amphitheater
09/18 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
09/20 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
09/21 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake**
09/23 – Scranton, PA – Pavilion at Montage Mountain
09/24 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
09/27 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater**
09/28 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
09/30 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
10/01 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
10/04 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
10/05 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
10/07 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater – Summerfest Grounds
10/08 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
10/10 – Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
10/12 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
10/14 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
10/15 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheater

AfterLife will see release on August 19th and you can pre-order your copy here.

Artwork for ‘AfterLife’ by Five Finger Death Punch

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.