ROCK NEWS REPORT 21 MAR 18

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH GUITARIST SAYS LEGAL WOES INSPIRED ALBUM TITLE

Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory told Detroit radio station WRIF that the title of the band's new album, And Justice For None, was inspired by the group's recent legal battle with former label Prospect Park. Bathory explained, "There was this back-and-forth forever, and finally when we settled, I think Ivan (Moody, vocals) was the one who said, 'Well, I guess that's justice for none.' And we were, like, 'Let's call the album And Justice For None.'"

Bathory acknowledged that the band picked that title even though Metallica released an LP called . . . And Justice For All. He added, "We all know there's (the) Metallica album . . . And (those) lyrics, actually, Metallica's '. . . And Justice For All,' make a lot of sense to me. The same crap 30 years later, right?"

  • And Justice For None was originally completed in December 2016 but its release was delayed by the legal issues.
  • Asked if the band changed any of the LP during the past year, Bathory replied, "We ended up recording a couple of more songs that was part of the agreement with the label; we recorded three more songs for the album that was part the settlement."
  • And Justice For None will arrive on May 18th. Bathory said about the music, "We have a sound, and we're not gonna really go far away from that. We sometimes experiment, but we have a sound. And for us, it's always about writing the song -- the song is what matters the most to us."
  • Five Finger Death Punch will hit a handful of festivals and play around a dozen dates with Shinedown this spring. The band will then kick off a co-headlining run with Breaking Benjamin on July 16th in Seattle.

Story source: Blabbermouth

JONATHAN DAVIS REVEALS SOLO ALBUM TITLE

Korn frontman Jonathan Davis has revealed that his highly anticipated solo album will be titled Black Labyrinth. The May 25th release was described as "diverse and progressive" and "a natural evolution" for the singer, who recorded most of its 13 tracks live to tape as opposed to digitally as Korn has done over the years.

Davis focused lyrics-wise on religion, consumerism and apathy throughout the LP, saying, "There's a level of enlightenment I want to achieve . . . No matter how hard you try to fight bad things in your life, life will be what it is. It's up to you to accept that, combat it, and move forward, or it's up to you to be in denial. Then it becomes a thorn in your side until you finally deal with it."

  • In addition to the first single, "What It Is," songs on the disc include "Underneath My Skin," "Final Days," "Everyone," "Happiness," "Your God," "Walk On By" and six others.
  • Davis started work on Black Labyrinth as far back as 2007, writing and recording it in between albums and tours with Korn, and keeping the project alive through a change in record labels.
  • The singer will kick off a solo North American tour on April 6th in Portland, Oregon, ending on May 18th in Boston. Korn drummer Ray Luzier will be part of the backing band.

Story source: press release

CHECK IT OUT: Listen to excerpts from all the songs on Black Labyrinth:

 

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