Five Finger Death Punch’s ‘American Capitalist’ Album Certified Gold
The band's previous two albums -- 2007's 'The Way of the Fist' and 2009's 'War Is the Answer' -- also achieved the mark. 'American Capitalist' shot out of the gate with a solid start, debuting at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 album chart back in October 2011.
Guitarist Zoltan Bathory says of the accomplishment, "I think it's a huge win for all of us, not just for us as a band but for the entire genre of hard rock and heavy metal. This is a loud and clear indicator that heavy music is in demand and if a relatively new band like us can accomplish something like this, then maybe this is just the prelude for the shape of things to come."
The album sales also coincide with the band's chart success with their singles, as the group has surpassed 3.6 million songs sold. In total, the group has scored ten Top 10 singles at Active Rock radio and a No. 1 song with the current single 'Coming Down.'
Singer Ivan Moody says, "Radio stations across the U.S., and basically the whole world, have been very supportive of the band. We are grateful and remain indebted to them for stepping behind us, and as our fan base continues to grow year after year, it is clear that rock radio is far from dead. People are listening."
Five Finger Death Punch spent the summer headlining the Trespass America tour, and they're currently catching a breather before finishing up 2012 with their performance on the Shiprocked Cruise leaving from Fort Lauderdale, Fla,. on Nov. 27.
Guitarist Jason Hook recently stated that the group is looking ahead to the 'American Capitalist' follow-up and have an eye toward January to start work on the effort.