Five Finger Death Punch (also initialized as FFDP or 5FDP) is an American heavy metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the group's name is derived from a martial arts maneuver in the 2003 film Kill Bill. The band originally consisted of vocalist Ivan Moody, guitarist Zoltan Bathory, guitarist Caleb Andrew Bingham, bassist Matt Snell, and drummer Jeremy Spencer. Bingham was replaced by guitarist Darrell Roberts in 2006, who was then replaced by Jason Hook in 2009. Bassist Matt Snell departed from the band in 2010, and was replaced by Chris Kael in 2011.
The discography of American heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch consists of five studio albums, one extended play, twenty singles and twelve music videos. The band was founded in 2005 by guitarist Zoltan Bathory and drummer Jeremy Spencer. Bassist Matt Snell and vocalist Ivan Moody joined shortly after. After searching for a second guitarist for the band, they found Caleb Bingham, who was quickly replaced by Darrell Roberts.Their debut album, The Way of the Fist, was released in 2007. The album peaked at number 107 on the Billboard 200 and number 28 in Finland.They also attracted attention supporting Korn on their Family Values and Bitch We Have a Problem tours in the summer of 2007. Guitarist Roberts was replaced by Jason Hook in 2009.
The band's second album, War Is the Answer, furthered their success, selling 44,000 copies in its first week and debuting at number seven on the Billboard 200. It also charted well in other countries, peaking at number fourteen in Finland and number sixty-four in the UK. In 2010 bassist Matt Snell was fired from the band, and in 2011, Chris Kael was announced as his replacement.The band's third studio album, American Capitalist, was released in 2011; it debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, number six in Canada and number fourteen in Finland. The band's first five studio albums have been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
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