Los Angeles-based metal outfit Five Finger Death Punch will release the first half of its double album, "The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Volume 1," on July 30. A deluxe edition of the album will be accompanied with the live CD, "Purgatory: Tales from the Pit."
The new 5FDP record has already been picking up steam with its first single, "Lift Me Up." The track, which features heavy metal legend Rob Halford from Judas Priest, debuted at No. 19 on the Hot Rock Songs chart. This week, it vaults 10-7 on the Active Rock Airplay tally (viewable on billboard.biz).
5FDP is offering numerous incentives to fans who take advantage of the album's preorder, which begins June 18. Those who preorder the record can also purchase a collectible limited edition box set featuring a 5FDP lunch box, the deluxe version of the album with the bonus live CD, and an early free download of an exclusive new track from the first volume of the album.This release will be accompanied by a redeemable limited edition t-shirt with the physical pressing only.
The band scored its best sales week ever when its last set, "American Capitalist," debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, selling 91,000 copies in its first week (according to Nielsen SoundScan). The set has so far sold 551,000. It spawned three top 20 hits on the Hot Rock Songs chart: "Under and Over It" (No. 20), "Remember Everything" (No. 9) and "Coming Down" (No. 14).
It followed the group's two earlier releases, 2007's "The Way of the Fist" (608,000) and 2009's "War is the Answer" (773,000).
Keith Caulfield contributed to this report.