Five Finger Death Punch (also known as FFDP), consisting of Zoltan Bathory (rhythm guitar), Jeremy Spencer (drums), Ivan Moody (vocals), Jason Hook (lead guitar) and Chris Kael (bass), are based out of Las Vegas, NV and are touring in support of their latest release, Got Your Six.
FFDP released their debut album The Way of the Fist in 2007. In 2009 they released their sophomore effort, War Is the Answer, which further increased their popularity. Both albums are certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), selling at least 500,000 copies each in the United States. On Oct 11, 2011, the band released their third album, American Capitalist, which also achieved gold status. On July 30, 2013, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1 was released and then followed up with The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 2 on November 19, 2013. The single from Volume 2, “Wrong Side of Heaven,” gained critical acclaim for addressing homeless veterans who are suffering from PTSD, TBI and depression. The band then released their sixth album, Got Your Six on September 4, 2015, which landed at number two the Billboard 200.
Shinedown, based out of Jacksonville, FL, consists of Brent Smith (vocals), Barry Kerch (drums), Zach Myers (guitar) and Eric Bass (bass). The band is touring in support of their latest release, Threat to Survival.
Shinedown released their debut, Leave a Whisper, on July 5, 2003, which featured the single “Fly From Inside” and a cover of Lynard Skynard’s “Simple Man” and was certified as platinum by the RIAA. Us and Them was the band’s second release on October 4, 2005 which was certified as gold by the RIAA. The single, “Save Me,” stayed in the number one position of the Active Rock Charts for twelve weeks straight. Their third album, The Sound of Madness, was released on September 20, 2007 and was certified as double platinum by the RIAA. The single “Devour” was the band’s second straight number one single. Amaryllis is the band’s fourth studio album, which was released on March 23, 2012 and was also certified as gold. The band’s latest release is Threat to Survival was issued on September 18, 2015.