MUSIC NEWS: FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH: rob Halford Of Judas Priest Joins Band On Stage For Epic Performance Of “Lift Me Up.""

While FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH dominate on a European arena tour, last night Rob Halford, legendary frontman for Judas Priest, joined the rock group on stage surprising fans with an epic performance of the group's "Lift Me Up," a #1 U.S. Active Rock Radio chart hit off the band's THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN AND THE RIGHTEOUS SIDE OF HELL --VOLUME 1 album.

Watch a clip from last night's show in front of Halford's hometown crowd in Birmingham, U.K. while 5FDP guitarist ZOLTAN BATHORY gives the background on how the song collaboration came about and what it meant to the band to have a metal god like Rob Halford join them on stage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCPXbLj-QgQ&feature=youtu.be

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH continue to soar with the release of their second top two album within four months THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN AND THE RIGHTEOUS SIDE OF HELL – VOLUME 2, which entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #2. "Battle Born" the first single off the new album is #1 at Active Rock Radio for the second week in a row. The video for "Battle Born" premiered on USAToday.com (10/1) and can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/1c05nEJ.

Released on November 19, via Prospect Park in North America and on Eleven Seven in all other territories, USA TODAY hailed VOLUME 2 elevates the group "…to the top of its game. Offering more than blind rage, though there's certainly plenty, the songs live in the tension implied by the album's title—aware of the implications of lashing out, ready to accept the consequences" (11/19/2013).

5FDP--known for their uncompromising musical intensity and razor-sharp lyrics--are currently on an extensive European arena tour with Avenged Sevenfold through early December. Next up, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will headline the five-day Shiprocked cruise, scheduled to depart from Miami, Florida on January 26, 2014. 5FDP will then perform at the Bandit Rock Awards in Stockholm, Sweden on March 8, 2014 to kick off their own headlining European tour next Spring.

For all 5FDP tour dates and tickets, visit: www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com/tour.


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