Los Angeles metallers FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH travelled to Iraq at the end of February to perform a handful of shows for U.S. troops. This tour was the band’s first visit to Iraq.
“There’s not enough people in America that are exposed to what really goes on over here, how hard the troops are working for us and our side,” FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH singer Ivan Moody said during an interview that was conducted in Iraq. “We just wanted to come over here and give them a piece of life.
We know that it becomes monotonous out here it’s a seven-day-a-week job and we really wanted to break it up and make them feel human, and I hope that we gave them that.
We’ve spent a lot of hard time on the road, as well as you guys have earning the freedom that we have. It’s the least we can do.”
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH released a new single, “No One Gets Left Behind”, in the U.K. on March 8 via Spinefarm Records.
Taken from the band’s latest/second album, “War Is The Answer”, and with studio track “Undone” included as a bonus, the single is available on seven-inch colored vinyl (a limited, hand-numbered pressing) and as a download with a digital booklet.
The artwork for both formats features photos sent to the group by fans currently serving in the U.S. military specifically from Heavy Marine Helicopter Squadron 462.
Since the release of the debut FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH album, “The Way Of The Fist”, back in 2007, the band has gained increasing support from U.S. troops on active service, as a result of which their “Death Squad” motif now regularly features on combat vehicles and choppers along with the “No One Gets Left Behind” call to arms.