Five Finger Death Punch are giving back to first responders.
The band recently donated over $150,000 to the Gary Sinise Foundation, a charity that helps America’s defenders, veterans, and first responders during times of need. The band raised the money from their 2019 tickets sales along with proceeds from their single “Blue On Black.”
“We were always vocal about where we stand when it comes to veterans or first responders,” says guitarist Zoltan Bathory. “It has been a decade long effort using our platform to raise awareness, to educate and to keep this conversation on the forefront. During this current pandemic, it’s even more pronounced that these men and women deserve respect and all the support they can get. They are essential and do not have the option to isolate and sit out the dangerous times. Not that they would if given the choice, and that’s what makes them who they are, and that’s why Five Finger Death Punch has got their six.”
He adds, “We would also like to thank Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Brantley Gilbert, and the living legend Brian May for joining us without a second of hesitation to make these donations possible.”
Gary Sinise, the actor who launched the foundation, thanked the band in a special video message, which you can watch below. Learn more and donate to the Gary Sinise Foundation here.
Five Finger Death Punch recently launched the “Quarantine Theater 2020” series. Inspired by Mystery Science Theater 3000, the series features Bathory, frontman Ivan Moody, and bassist Chris Kael offering commentary on the band’s past music videos.