BMG's Rise Records Signs Five Finger Death Punch For Future Releases
May 25, 2016 at 11:43 AM (PT)
In the wake of former manager JEFF KWATINETZ and PROSPECT PARK RECORDS' lawsuit against them (NET NEWS 4/27), FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has signed with BMG-owned rock label RISE RECORDS for future recorded albums after fulfilling its obligation to PROSPECT PARK.
The hard rock outfit has released six albums, five of which have been certified Gold, with one reaching Platinum status and another soon to follow.
The PORTLAND, OR-based label is excited to work with the band, welcoming them to a roster that includes OF MICE & MEN, PVRIS and CROWN THE EMPIRE, among others.
RISE RECORDS CEO CRAIG ERICSON added: "I'm honored to be working with one of the biggest arena-rock bands in the world. I'm very confident in the future of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and RISE RECORDS and can’t wait to hear the music they make with our company.”
Added guitarist and founding member ZOLTAN BATHORY: “We are looking forward to the next phase of our recording career. We have had great success with our current label, PROSPECT PARK, and will continue to enjoy further success with our next and final album (subject to surmounting the label’s court action to prevent us from recording it), after which we will commence a new and exciting label partnership with the people at RISE and BMG.”
The band recently put tickets on sale for a FALL arena tour with co-headliners SHINEDOWN and special guests SIXX:A.M. with support from AS LIONS. They will play a handful of festival dates this summer in NORTH AMERICA and EUROPE.
The group is now managed by 10th STREET ENTERTAINMENT's JACKIE KAJZER.