Five Finger Death Punch has signed a record deal with Rise Records, BMG's rock label. The band will join Rise Records following the completion of their contract with their current label, Prospect Park. Five Finger Death Punch and Prospect Park are presently involved in a legal battle over the band's right to record the fourth and final album of their contract with the label.
"We are looking forward to the next phase of our recording career," says FFDP guitarist Zoltan Bathory in a statement. "We have had great success with our current label, Prospect Park, and will continue to enjoy further success with our next and final album (subject to surmounting the label's court action to prevent us from recording it), after which we will commence a new and exciting label partnership with the people at Rise and BMG."
Five Finger Death Punch's most recent album is Got Your Six, which was released in September 2014. The band's contract with Prospect Park requires that they wait nine months before recording their next album. Prospect Park filed a lawsuit against FFDP alleging that the band tried to record before the waiting period was over and accusing the band of "shamelessly attempting to cash in before the anticipated downfall of their addicted bandmate," referring to lead singer Ivan Moody. The band responded by calling the lawsuit "the latest in a long line of exploitative and abusive bullying tactics" by the label
Five Finger Death Punch will be touring alongside Shinedown and Sixx:A.M. this fall.
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