American multi-platinum powerhouse, Five Finger Death Punch are excited to announce their major in-game collaboration with Iron Maiden’s Legacy of the Beast free-to-play mobile game.
Following several successful collaborations Legacy of the Beast is now teaming up with Five Finger Death Punch! Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast needed a character that would fit perfectly into a story with Magma Beast Eddie, a scheming denizen of Hell itself, born of fire and darkness. This latest Eddie was released as a special edition of Beast Eddie, uniquely created for Legacy of the Beast during Maiden’s 2019 leg of the tour and will herald Maiden’s return to the Americas for 29 shows on August 27th in Curitiba, Brazil and concluding in Tampa, Florida two months later on October 27th.
This exciting collaboration is a dungeon event called ‘Afterlife’ inspired by Five Finger Death Punch’s forthcoming ninth studio album (out 8/19) & Knucklehead, 5FDP’s iconic mascot featured on many of their album covers.
The week-long event will take fans and players on a journey with Magma Beast Eddie and Knucklehead, a fierce warrior and a brutally efficient combatant who also guards the gate to Purgatory. As civil war wages in Hell, demons and devil-kin pour out to take advantage of the chaos. The gate to Purgatory, the most exposed entrance to Hell, is overrun. Even a powerful warrior such as Knucklehead has his limits, and as the demons escape through the gate, a mysterious new individual makes his presence known, offering assistance – but at what cost?
When asked about Knucklehead and Magma Beast Eddie teaming up in Iron Maiden’s Legacy of the Beast game, Zoltan Bathory, founder and guitarist for Five Finger Death Punch said,
“You know, it’s an unexpected and impossible dream for me and my band that my childhood heroes – in this moment in life – are being let into the beautiful landscape of the game,” Zoltan continued by exclaiming, “to me Iron Maiden was the band that got me into heavy metal and slung me onto the path of my musical journey. Iron Maiden created a metal community when we were growing up – it was a brotherhood, and with this game, they’re doing it again because they’re bringing together all of these bands, and their mascots and it has this feeling of community. To me, that was very important about what got me interested in the genre in the first place.” Will Moore, CEO Navigator Games said
“For over a year we have wanted to collaborate with Five Finger Death Punch and create Knucklehead as a playable character in the game. Knucklehead is one of the fiercest metal mascots and the perfect accomplice to join Eddie in battle against the hordes of demons as they try to escape Hell. We had an awesome time working with Zoltan on the Afterlife Dungeon concept and are excited to finally be able to invite fans to experience it.”
In Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast , metal and RPG gaming fans take on the role of the band’s iconic mascot, Eddie who travels across a spectacularly diverse array of worlds by traveling through time in captivating 3D environments. Eddie appears in many forms, each a part of Iron Maiden’s rich history, and each with a set of special powers and abilities.
Players can earn the Knucklehead character for FREE from our newest login calendar starting Tuesday, July 12th. Log in any 7 days between July 12th and August 11th to earn awesome daily rewards including Knucklehead himself on the 7th day!
Over the years the game has expanded to include 25 dungeons and 6 unique Worlds, from the pits of Hell, Ancient Egypt, World War II to the far future, hundreds of characters including 90 Eddies based on classic Maiden album covers. A vast array of enemies – corrupt Demons (Lucifer, Baphomet), Gods (Horus, Osiris, Odin) and Monsters, a bloody Player vs Player Battle Arena and a ruthless Gauntlet feature designed to satisfy new players and hardcore long term players. The latest feature ‘Clans’ allows players to join forces with their blood brothers to complete team tasks and face off against monstrous Raid Bosses. All to an in-game soundtrack of over 30 Iron Maiden tracks including – The Trooper, Where Eagles Dare, Aces High and more.
Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast, is an action-packed, free-to-play mobile game available on Apple’s App Store and Google Play.
Five Finger Death Punch continues to tease their upcoming album by releasing a new song “Times Like These” listen HERE. 5FDP just recently broke the record for most consecutive #1’s on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Chart as “AfterLife” became their 13th #1. The band has released the title track, “IOU,” and “Welcome To The Circus” so far, giving fans a preview of their most innovative body of work yet. Watch “Times Like These” HERE and pre-order AFTERLIFE, available August 19. Full track-listing below.
Follow the band’s new music on 5FDP: The Catalog Spotify Playlist here:
“AfterLife” and “IOU” were met with rave reviews from Loudwire and Guitar World, respectively. Loudwire proclaimed the first single was a “hard-hitting rock radio gem,” while Guitar World described the latter as a “blend of savage riffing and catchy vocal hooks over a rhythm section of thunderous, headbang-worthy grooves.” Additionally, in just under a month, “Welcome To The Circus,” earned over 4 million streams across platforms. The band tapped their longtime collaborator Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Skillet etc.) to produce the band’s ninth and arguably most diverse record.
NEW ALBUM – AFTERLIFE – Album Track-listing – Out 19th August, 2022
Welcome To The CircusAfterLifeTimes Like TheseRoll Dem BonesPick Up Behind YouJudgment DayIOUThanks For AskingBlood And TarAll I KnowGold GutterThe End ABOUT FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have amassed 25 top 10 hit singles and 13 #1 singles . Having become one of the most recognizable names in music, 5FDP 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 seven consecutive albums that were certified Gold or Platinum by the RIAA, as well as two chart-topping Greatest Hits albums. In addition, 5FDP 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 only upon Elvis Presley before them.
Out August 19th, AFTERLIFE is the follow-up release to the band’s 2020 album F8, which debuted at #1 on rock charts around the world and Top 10 on the Mainstream charts in the USA, Austria, Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and more. Fans can pre-order various limited edition AFTERLIFE vinyl and merchandise offerings, plus collectibles, exclusively curated by the band today. Visit official band and label stores to purchase.
The band also recently announced a 2022 North American headlining tour presented by Live Nation beginning this summer. The tour is set to start in Portland, Oregon on August 19th, coinciding with their album release date, and will span over 30 dates as it closes out on October 15th in Salt Lake City, Utah. Visit FiveFingerDeathPunch.comfor tickets.
This past April, 5FDP also launched their official Five Finger Death Punch Fan Club, where members have exclusive first access to presale tickets before anyone else. The Fan Club is both a community for the most diehard fans, as well as the official one-stop shop for the latest 5FDP news. It is available as a stand-alone app in the Apple, Android and Google Play app stores. Premium Members of the Fan Club will receive numerous additional perks throughout the year. ABOUT NAVIGATOR GAMES
Founded in 2016, Navigator Games is home to a dynamic and enthusiastic team of video game developers based out of Vancouver, Canada. The studio’s mission is to create truly unique and engaging video games that push the boundaries. This talented team is built upon a wealth of experience accumulated from Activision, EA Games, Ubisoft, Microsoft, Disney, GREE, Radical, Hothead, Acronym, Capcom & IUGO. Its main title, Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast , recently celebrated its 6th Anniversary on July 5th, 2022.
ABOUT IRON MAIDEN: LEGACY OF THE BEAST Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast first launched in 2016. Players battle as Eddie, Iron Maiden’s famed undead mascot, in his many forms across amazing worlds inspired by Iron Maiden’s rich imagery and music. Eddie’s quest to gather the pieces of his fragmented soul sees him fighting legions of unrelenting enemies and teaming up with powerful heroes pulled straight from Iron Maiden lore. Iron Maiden is intimately involved in character creation and story content, ensuring everything lives up to the Maiden name and brings their vision to life.
The game also features monthly dungeons and special events where players can participate to earn rare rewards and new characters based on Maiden songs or themes. These have included the demon-infested Infernal Dungeon, Halloween Dungeons such as Dracula’s Castle, and the foreboding Raven’s Altar guarded by the fearsome Raven Witch. November 2020 featured a major event – Limbo of Lost Souls – which launched with Iron Maiden’s latest live album ‘Nights of the Dead “Legacy of the Beast” Live in Mexico City’. The event featured a Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) themed dungeon, and introduced Day of the Dead Eddie, a new character ripped right from the album cover!
Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast has been #1 mobile RPG in multiple markets, with over 4 million players worldwide having downloaded the game to do battle against the Beast and his Hordes! In 2018 the band launched the “Legacy of the Beast” stadium tour in Europe, The ‘Legacy of the Beast ’ tour stage set featured worlds and characters from the game. Following the monumental success of the European & US tours in 2018 & 2019 across 82 dates, Iron Maiden is currently on the European leg of the ‘Legacy of the Beast ’ 2022 World Tour, moving to Central, South and North America later this summer and fall.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Upcoming Tour Dates Fri Aug 19 – Portland, OR – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater Sat Aug 20 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater Tue Aug 23 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater Wed Aug 24 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheater Fri Aug 26 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion Sat Aug 27 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater Tue Aug 30 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion Thu Sep 1 – Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater Fri Sep 2 – Houston, TX –The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman Tue Sep 6 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion Wed Sep 7 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Fri Sep 9 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach Sat Sep 10 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live Mon Sep 12 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater Wed Sep 14 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center Thu Sep 15 – Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion Sat Sep 17 – Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Amphitheater Sun Sep 18 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center Tue Sep 20 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview Wed Sep 21 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake** Fri Sep 23 – Scranton, PA – Pavilion at Montage Mountain Sat Sep 24 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium Tue Sep 27 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater** Wed Sep 28 –Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center Fri Sep 30 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater Sat Oct 1 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center Tue Oct 4 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center Wed Oct 5 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre Fri Oct 7 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater – Summerfest Grounds Sat Oct 8 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater Mon Oct 10 – Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre Wed Oct 12 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP Fri Oct 14 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena Sat Oct 15 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheater