Five Finger Death Punch will release the official music video for its cover of the classic folk song “The House Of The Rising Sun” on Monday (March 24th). The song is the next single from the Las Vegas-based band’s latest album, The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 2. The disc came out last November and is the second half of a two-record set, with Volume 1 coming out last July.
The band has posted a teaser for what it described as the “gasoline and rocket-fuel-soaked” video,
- Although the song is thought to be about a life gone bad due to alcohol, gambling or prostitution, Five Finger frontman Ivan Moody told us his spin on it:
- “For me, it’s in relation to being on the road, you know, year in and year out. You know, with my history and my family and whatnot, it’s just, it’s really relatable for me and I don’t necessarily think it’s bleak. I think there’s a positive side to it. But people will take out of it what they want.”
- The original author of “The House Of The Rising Sun” is unknown and the song’s roots may date back to the 16th century.
- The most successful commercial version was recorded by the English rock group The Animals in 1964, which was a Number One hit in the U.K., the U.S. and Canada.
- Five Finger Death Punch is currently on the road overseas, but will be back home in late April to play at several major rock festivals.