Five Finger Death Punch’s Jason Hook Pushes ‘American Capitalist’ Attitude
Five Finger Death Punch courted controversy for obvious reasons with the title of their last album, 2009’s ‘War Is the Answer,’ and the Los Angeles-based quintet wasn’t t about to pull any punches when it came time to name their upcoming disc -- ‘American Capitalist.'
Guitarist Jason Hook says the title refers to their support of capitalism’s merciless winner-take-all philosophy -- a position not without its own share of detractors in our current climate of economic uncertainty and corporate greed.
"You know, it's kind of wearing it on our sleeves how we feel about just the competition and struggles in life and business in general," Hook tells the Pulse of Radio. “It's kind of like dog eat dog, it's the survival of the fittest, and we're sort of putting it out there as a positive thing. It's like, we are American capitalists, we will divide and conquer, we will — we're going for the throat and we're not ashamed to say that."
First ‘American Capitalist’ single ‘Under and Over It’ certainly is proving itself to be a worthy competitor – it’s already sold more than 30,000 units, earning its position as one of the best-selling singles from a hard rock/ metal act in the last five years (check out Loudwire's own glowing review of the track here). ‘American Capitalist’ drops Oct. 11.
Meanwhile, 5FDP recall their trip last year to play for U.S. troops stationed in the Middle East in the upcoming 'Salute the Troops' special section of Revolver magazine. The publication, which commemorates the upcoming 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, hits shelves Aug. 16.