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Five Finger Death Punch To Cover LL Cool J On New Album, Tap Hatebreed, Soulfly, Etc. Members For Cameos


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Five Finger Death Punch‘s forthcoming separately released double album set “The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell, Volume 1” and “The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell, Volume 2” will feature a number of cameos.

Band guitarist Zoltan Bathory recently confirmed to Metalcovenant.com that in addition to Judas Priest‘s Rob Halford (who appears on the bands current single “Lift Me Up“), Soulfly vocalist/guitarist Max Cavalera, Hatebreed vocalist Jamey Jasta, In This Moment singer Maria Brink and rapper Tech N9ne will be guesting on the album. Interestingly enough, Tech N9ne will guest on a cover of LL Cool J‘s “Mama Said Knock You Out“.

Speaking of the various guests, Bathory told the above-mentioned site:

“Everybody are good friends with us. It was only Rob we didn’t know personally, obviously. Max have already sung with us before. He came out and sang one of our songs when Soulfly was supporting us on a Canadian tour. During that set we became friends and he came out and sang our song live, so that was kind of obvious to happen and Ivan loves Max.

Ivan‘s a big fan, so we reached out for Max. Jamey Jasta, same thing, good friend of ours for a long time. We have toured together many times. And then Maria from In This Moment. Actually we just needed a female voice for our low piece and we thought “Just get Maria”. She’s a friend and she can do it, but then she came to the studio and we said “Sing these parts too”. She ended up singing more parts than what we actually wanted and it then became a duet instead of the low parts we wanted, because it was so good and we wanted to keep it.

And then the last one was Tech N9ne and today it’s not okay to collaborate with anybody in hiphop. 10-15 years ago that was the norm and then we wouldn’t have done it. Now, when it’s not okay, when it’s taboo, I wanna do it. That’s the point, when you rebel, when you give that middle finger, because today this is a sacrilege. You don’t touch hiphop, but fuck that, we’re gonna and we did it. We had an idea to cover Mama Said Knock You Out.

We thought it was the irony of Five Finger Death Punch, when people said Mama Said Knock You Out, it just kinda went hand in hand. LL Cool J was always somebody who was cool. Even metalheads are okay with him. Everybody’s heard that song and everybody knows that one and people are down with him.

He’s cool, he’s okay, right. He’s an artist that everybody accepts. Then we made the song heavy and when Tech N9ne came it, we thought “Oh yeah, this is happening. Fuck it, Let’s put it on the record”.”

The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell, Volume 1” is set for a release on July 23rd with the second volume expected later on in the year.

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