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Five Finger Death Punch’s Deluxe Edition Of “AfterLife” Will Feature A New Song With Late Rapper DMX


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A digital deluxe edition of Las Vegas alternative metal band Five Finger Death Punch‘s latest studio album, 2022’s “AfterLife“, will be released on February 09th. In addition to the album’s original 12 tracks, four bonus tracks will now appear.

Among them are acoustic versions of the songs: “The End“; “Judgement Day“; and “Thanks For Asking“. A new song titled “This Is The Way” caps off the set, and it boasts a guest spot from late rapper DMX.

Guitarist Zoltan Bathory commented of that posthumous cameo from the aforementioned multi-platinum rap star, who passed away back in April of 2021, came about:

“Music is meant to be shared, and it starts at the top with us, the artists. We have always embraced the mixing of genres, whether it be the remake of LL Cool J‘s ‘Mama Said Knock You Out‘ featuring Tech N9ne as a guest or our collaboration with blues warrior Kenny Wayne Shepherd, country star Brantley Gilbert, and Brian May, the legendary guitarist of Queen, on the song ‘Blue on Black‘.

The idea of collaborating with DMX had been in discussion for years, and it was a long and winding road to turn this particular item on our wish list into reality. He was a lyrical warrior, a true original who spoke his mind incorruptibly. We have always viewed DMX as ‘the metalhead of hip-hop’ because of his aggressive, raw, and untamed style. He growled and snarled, aiming to rattle some cages — an attitude we share, as Five Finger Death Punch has always been drawn to the fearless and the real. It made all the sense in the world, but today this is more than just a song; it’s a salute to a legend, a way to honor DMX‘s memory.”

An acoustic version of “Judgement Day” has been shared as the first single from this revamped version of the album. A video for “This Is The Way” will premiere on February 09th alongside the deluxe edition’s release. Pre-orders can be found here.

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