Rock Candy

Five Finger Death Punch has announced a new line of merchandise to commemorate the 10th anniversary of its first album, The Way Of The Fist.

Items include T-shirts, caps, shorts and more, but the prize offering is a personalized plaque that resembles gold and platinum album awards given by the Recording Industry Association of America (“The Way Of The Fist” was certified gold nearly four years after its release). The plaques don’t come cheap, however; depending on options, they can run as high as $850.

Meanwhile, FFDP is gearing up for a North American tour that starts August 19 at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield that will mark frontman Ivan Moody‘s return after sitting out a chunk of the group’s European tour to deal with substance abuse issues.

FFDP is also still mired in a lawsuit with its label, Prospect Park, over the release of its new studio album, which it turned in earlier this year. The group has signed a new deal with Rise Records that’s due to take effect after the legal battle is settled.


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