SOURCE: Prospect Park

Prospect Park

April 18, 2011 08:00 ET

Gold Rush: Five Finger Death Punch Make History With Two Simultaneous Gold Albums

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 18, 2011) - In today's music industry, fewer artists reach the hallowed "Gold Record" mark than ever before. Even fewer have two albums go gold at the exact same time.

Five Finger Death Punch -- one of the biggest success stories in metal and hard rock of the last five years -- have done just that. Their second album, War Is The Answer just went RIAA-Certified Gold -- and at the exact same time so did their first album, The Way of the Fist.

Deborah Klein, General Manager of Prospect Park Label, says, "This has been a long time in the making. We started the label in the first place because we wanted to break the mold of how label and artist work together. It's via this partnership with Five Finger Death Punch that we were able to maintain a continuous effort over many years to break this band. There are a lot of fans and industry folks who believe in this band and have been a huge factor in this achievement, and for that we are eternally grateful. We are so proud of the band and our entire team here at Prospect Park."

Mike Harris EVP/GM of EMI Label Services, Caroline Distribution shares Prospect Park's excitement, saying, "Having both releases certified gold at the same time is a testament to the band, Prospect Park and 5FDP's fans. We are honored to be part of history."

To celebrate, 5FDP are taking to their Facebook page. Having now shipped well over one million albums in the US alone and having sold over one million downloaded tracks from WAR, 5FDP are fast approaching one million Facebook fans as well.

The band has announced that the first person to post a screen shot of Five Finger Death Punch's Facebook page on 5FDP's wall with one million Facebook fans will actually receive a Double-Gold plaque -- the very same one the band and industry executives will receive for the seminal achievement of having two gold albums. Furthermore, that fan will be thanked in the liner notes of 5FDP's next album.

The "Double-Gold" phenomenon comes alongside news that Five Finger Death Punch's current hit single, "Far From Home" has been the #1 Best-Testing Song at Mediabase's Rate-The-Music for an astounding eight weeks in a row. "Far From Home" has been a Top Ten hit at Active Rock for many months, peaking at #2.

Five Finger Death Punch are currently in the studio working on their third record -- which ARTISTdirect has already named one of the most highly anticipated of 2011.

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