“The Tragic Truth” was initially released in 2011 as a bonus track exclusive to the iTunes edition of FIVE FINGER’s third album, “American Capitalist”, and was also included on the second instalment of the group’s greatest-hits collection, “A Decade Of Destruction – Volume 2”, which came out on digital and CD formats in October 2020.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH said in a statement: “We wrote ‘The Tragic Truth’ in 2011 for the ‘American Capitalist’ album, but it simply wasn’t finished by the manufacturing deadline. Since the song was very important to us, we didn’t want to wait and hold it until the following album, so it was added as a bonus track to the digital edition. Consequently, it never really got the attention we intended for it and a lot of our fans are not even aware of its existence. It’s been a conversation for years to somehow circle back to this song, and we felt right now, on Ivan’s birthday, and two months from his fourth sober anniversary it is probably as good of an occasion as it can be to release this music video; as it is a visual journal of our story… The battle with addiction… the pain… the chaos … life and even death. A celebration of a victory, Ivan’s rebirth into a new life. It is also a message for those who are battling addiction right now: you are more than your addiction, and you are never alone. Seek help, fight back, it’s never too late… Ivan came back from thedead, literally. He was so far gone, if he can do it — you can do it. Let this be a testament to that.”
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH also released their eighth album “F8” in 2020, which is now available for streaming, download and purchase on picture disc vinyl, red vinyl, heavy weight vinyl and CD HERE.
The band is currently in the studio working on new music for their forthcoming ninth studio record, to be released in 2022.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH are set to embark on a full European tour this summer. Full dates below.
Five Finger Death Punch European Tour Dates 2022 To Date:
Sun 12th June 2022 – Nova Rock, Nickelsdorf, Austria
Tue 14th June – Sparkassenpark, Moenchengladbach, Germany HEADLINE
Wed 15th June – Wuhlheide, Berlin, Germany HEADLINE
Fri 17th June – Hellfest, Clisson, France
Sat 18th June – Graspop, Dessel, Belgium
Mon 20th June – Ahoy, Rotterdam, Holland HEADLINE
Wed 22nd June – Prague Rocks, Prague, Czech Republic
Fri 24th June – Download, Hockenheim Ring, Germany
Sat 25th June – Tons Of Rock, Halden, Norway
Mon 27th June – Goransson Arena, Sandviken, Sweden HEADLINE
Tue 28th June – Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark HEADLINE
Wed 29th June – Frauenfeld Rocks, Frauenfeld, Switzerland
Sat 2nd July – Tasmajdan, Belgrade, Serbia HEADLINE
Tue 5th July – Budapest Arena, Budapest, Hungary HEADLINE
Mon 11th July – Saku Arena, Tallinn, Estonia HEADLINE
Tue 12th July – A2, St. Petersburg, Russia HEADLINE
Fri 8th– 26th July – Parklive Festival, Moscow, Russia
Sat 16th July – U Park Festival, Kiev, Ukraine
ABOUT FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have amassed over 7.6 billion streams and 3 billion video views to date and have sold over 1 million tickets between 2018 and 2020 alone. They are the 2nd biggest artist in the hard rock space measured by total consumption (sales and streams), surpassed only by Metallica. Recently signed to Better Noise Music, they’ve garnered 25 top 10 hit singles and 12 #1 singles.
Having become one of the most recognizable names in music, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH frequently play all major festivals and sell out arenas around the world.
Since their debut album, The Way of the Fist came out in 2007 the band has released six consecutive albums that were certified Gold or Platinum by the RIAA, as well as two chart topping Greatest Hits albums.
In addition, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has earned numerous national and international awards and honors over the last decade, such as the prestigious Soldier Appreciation Award by the Association Of The United States Army, an honor bestowed upon only one other recording artist before them: Elvis Presley.
Their most current release, F8 was produced by Kevin Churkoand debuted at #1 on Rock charts around the world with Top 10 Mainstream chart debuts in the USA, Austria, Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and more. F8 features #1 hit singles “Inside Out”, “A Little Bit Off”, “Living The Dream” and “Darkness Settles In”.