American Capitalist

Album: American Capitalist (2011)
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  • Five Finger Death Punch habitually choose provocative album titles and the Heavy Metaller's third set American Capitalist succeeded in prompting some raised eyebrows and scratching of heads. Guitarist Jason Hook explained the thinking behind it to Loudwire: "We are five extremely driven and motivated individuals and I think capitalism, for me at least, says that we're always trying to capitalize on whatever our situation is at the time. We like opportunity, we like turn opportunity into bigger and better. A winner takes all mentality of capitalizing on the situation, whatever that is for you. For me, it's a positive thing, we're fighters, and we want everything. You work hard for your money so we work hard for your money."
  • Want to know where Five Finger Death Punch got their name from? Apparently guitarist Zoltan Bathory came up with their moniker after watching a scene in a Quentin Tarantino movie. Vocalist Ivan Moody explained to Dabelly magazine: "Zoltan was watching Kill Bill 2, you know he's from Hungary, right? His sense of humor is a little bit different, so to him I guess it was the funniest thing in the world, this five finger lotus punch or whatever it was. And I guess it started out as a joke thing, he said, 'This would be a great band name' and yada, yada, yada. When they came to me they were actually thinking about changing it and I told them, 'Dude, that is the most killer heavy metal band name ever. That's like Slayer, that's Metallica, Five Finger Death Punch, it sits well with me.' I pushed it around in my own head to make it work a little bit more metaphorically, but yeah, it came from Kill Bill 2"
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