Five Finger Death Punch

Five Finger Death Punch & Prospect Park Settle Lawsuits, Greatest Hits Set & New Album Coming


Five Finger Death Punch and their former label Prospect Park have settled the legal issues that have kept the band’s forthcoming recorded output in limbo for the past eighteen months. Previously Prospect Park had filed suit against the band, alleging they were rushing out subpar releases to fulfill their recording contract. It was also alleged that they were ignoring the addiction issues suffered by frontman Ivan Moody in order to keep the money coming in, among other accusations.

The band refuted those claims in a statement back in April of 2016 and then proceeded to file a $1,000,000 lawsuit against Prospect Park, claiming that the band were being held hostage by the label and used as a bargaining chip while the label was being sold to prospective buyers. It was also alleged that the label’s head, Jeff Kwatinetz, was acting vindictively against the band after having been relieved from his role as their manager.

As a result of the legal wrangling, the band have been sitting on a finished studio album for around a year—which along with an upcoming greatest hits package—are expected to complete the band’s contract with Prospect Park. Those releases will pave the way for future output on the band’s new label home of Rise Records, whom they signed with back in May of 2016.

The band issued the below statement to Variety on the resolution of the lawsuits and the announcement of two upcoming new releases from Five Finger Death Punch:

“The band Five Finger Death Punch and its label, Prospect Park, have resolved their dispute and differences. The band and the label are excited to announce the release of a greatest hits album with two new songs in December 2017 and the release of a new record next year. The band is very proud of the new record and looks forward to releasing it and playing for its fans.”

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