Five Finger Death Punch has released the official music video for its cover of the classic folk song “The House Of The Rising Sun.” The track is the latest single from the band’s most recent album, The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell, Volume 2. The cinematic clip was filmed in the Nevada desert and co-directed by Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory and Brian Neal.
Zoltan explained, “We jumped into this knowing that we’d shoot more footage than we could possibly fit in one music video. We went out there with two helicopters, two gyrocopters, 20-something crazy cars, a big cast and an arsenal of cameras. We ended up with so much amazing material, the hardest task was to compress it down into a three-minute video, so we made an extended version with a long intro and we are making an even longer ‘director’s cut’ as we speak.”
- Bathory recently said that Five Finger Death Punch wants to make its own movie one day and singer Ivan Moody told us that’s just the tip of the iceberg:
- “You know, we’ve talked about doing everything from a movie, like a concept film, to, you know, toys . . . we’ve just talked about, you know, how to make the band bigger, better. You know, I mean, we always really got off on the cool stuff growing up and I think a lot of bands kind of lose sight of that. So we’ve talked about just trying to be creative amongst ourselves and do something that we think would be fun or special for our fan base.”
- 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.