Doc welcomes Five Finger Death Punch drummer, Charlie Engen, to the show and they talk about how Charlie built a big following on Instagram, going back to college to get a Master’s in music and why he regretted it, almost losing hope in the industry, how his prog band, Ideology, came together, his time playing and touring with Scale The Summit, the challenges of playing very technical, progressive music, how the Five Finger Death Punch gig came about, and how he’s adjusted to the newfound notoriety.
This episode features the songs “My Last Goodbye” by Alyxx and “Making Monsters” by Five Finger Death Punch.
Doc speaks with Five Finger Death Punch bassist, Chris Kael, about what attracted him to picking up the bass as a teenager in Lexington, KY, his background as a lead vocalist, moving to Las Vegas and playing with the pop punk band The UTMoST, bartending in Vegas and almost quitting music, the audition process to get in the 5FDP, adjusting to being in a very popular band, what he thinks the secret to their success is, and contemplate running for office with Doc as his running mate.
This episode features the song “The Wake” by Stillfire from their EP Too Far To Reach and “Fire In The Hole” by Five Finger Death Punch from their album And Justice For None.
Doc’s guest is entertainment lawyer, Eric German, who represents bands like Asking Alexandria, Five Finger Death Punch, Bad Wolves, and formerly Doc’s old band, God Forbid. Eric talks about growing up as a devoted metalhead, his college experience and why he decided to get into law, his time working in concert promotion, litigating the infamous Napster lawsuit, the fall of metal in the 90s, the challenges hard rock and metal face in a changing music industry, and gives some advice on how to be successful new band in the current landscape.
This episode features the song “Mega Piranha” by In Search of Sun from the album, Virgin Funk Mother.
I am so excited to announce this. My band BAD WOLVES has just announced that we have signed with powerhouse rock label, Eleven Seven Music, home to other artists such as Papa Roach, Five Finger Death Punch, Motley Crüe, and In Flames.
The band has also revealed that we have linked up with Zoltan Bathory, guitarist of Five Finger Death Punch as band manager. In a statement from Zoltan, “I knew these guys for many years from their previous bands so I knew they were all exceptional musicians, but when they formed BAD WOLVES and played me the first few songs, I thought, ‘Okay… there is fire here, this one has the magical combination.’ Hard work and persistence always outstrip talent, and these guys have both.”
Check out the lyric video above for the track “Toast to the Ghost”, featured on the band’s as yet untitled debut record, slated for release in early 2018. Expect a full slate of non-stop touring around the world next year beyond.