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Reports: Five Finger Death Punch Are Suing A Record Label

Rob Sayce
Rob Sayce 12 April 2017 at 10.55

Huh.



Five Finger Death Punch are suing a record label, Prospect Park, according to new reports.

In a lawsuit, the band claim that they're being held hostage by the "sinking ship" of a label, saying that it's heavily in debt and more like "Prospect Dark".

They also allege that they're the only profitable band on the label's roster, and that when Prospect Park sued them last year, it was an attempt to force the band into recording for them.

FFDP want a judge to free them from their record contract, as well as to award them one million dollars in damages.

Prospect Park responded that the band simply haven't delivered the album "required under the recording contract and expected by their fans."

Here's a cut from the band's last album, 2015's 'Got Your Six'.



Last year, Prospect Park filed a lawsuit claiming that the band were, "shamelessly attempting to cash in before the anticipated downfall of their addicted bandmate," referring to vocalist Ivan Moody's struggles with alcoholism.

The label also claimed that band members admitted they were rushing their new album before "Ivan does something stupid -- dies -- goes away to jail."

FFDP then responded that the suit was, "the latest in a long line of exploitative and abusive bullying tactics," by their former manager and Prospect Park CEO Jeff Kwatinetz.

"Never once did Prospect Park Management or Recordings support any efforts to get him sober, preferring the band continue making albums and touring," they said.

They subsequently signed with Rise Records, with the understanding that they'd record a final album for Prospect Park. Given this new legal battle, that now seems unlikely.

"We have had great success with our current label, Prospect Park, and will continue to enjoy further success with our next and final album (subject to surmounting the label’s court action to prevent us from recording it), after which we will commence a new and exciting label partnership with the people at Rise and BMG," commented the band last May.

Well then.

Five Finger Death Punch will perform at this year's Download Festival, taking place at Donington Park from June 09 - 11.


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