An interview with Five Finger Death Punch, who play Jacobs Pavilion on Sunday


The Los Angeles/Las Vegas-based heavy metal act Five Finger Death Punch has quickly risen up the ranks since forming 2005. It’s now considered one of metal’s premiere acts and is currently headlining Metal Hammer’s Trespass America tour that comes to Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica at 5 p.m. Sunday. Guitarist Jason Hook recently spoke about the tour and the band's most recent studio album, last year's American Capitalist.

The European magazine Metal Hammer is sponsoring this tour. Is Europe more into metal than the States?
I think they’re into the heavy heavy stuff. That’s their culture. It’s not a commercial music society over there. I think the Europeans, that’s the way they are. Women have hairy armpits and the people like the heavy heavy. We’re bigger in the States now but you see bands like Machinehead headlining arenas over there.

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Jeff Niesel

Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected].
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