The new single from Five Finger Death Punch, Lift Me Up, features a guest appearance from legendary Judas Priest frontman, Rob Halford, on vocals. The single is released through digital retailers worldwide on May 14, 2013.
The band and Halford performed the new single live at the 2013 Revolver Golden Gods Awards in Los Angeles (see clip below).
The new track is taken from the forthcoming album The Wrong Side of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1, due in July. This will be followed by a second album (imaginatively titled Volume 2) a few months later.
Founding member Zoltan Bathory recently offered this explanation for the double release approach:
“We came off the road after a couple of great years of touring and were really amped up to write the 4th record. Everybody was in the right headspace and the band tighter than ever so it was a perfect storm. We jumped in head first and found ourselves 12-13 songs deep fairly quick but were still coming up with better and better material so we looked at each other and said… okay why stop there? Let’s keep going. Once we passed the 24th song we knew we’re going to have to do a double album. We had this massive amount of music that’s very dear to us, possibly the best material this band has ever created. At that point there was no way to decide which songs to leave off the album. So we made the decision to release them all.”