It's no secret that album sales have been on a significant decline over the last 10 years. Whether an artist is on a major label or indie imprint, the trend has affected everyone in the music industry. However, Five Finger Death Punch have shown that they can beat the odds, and it's all thanks to their loyal fans.

5FDP released their third studio album, American Capitalist, on October 18 and moved 91,000 copies, making it the third best-selling album on the Billboard 200 chart for the week. Those numbers are career highs for the metal band and they're grateful for it.

"This is a testament to our fans," guitarist Zoltan Bathory told Billboard. "We are in a fortunate position that the Death Punch fans take pride in buying the album and supporting us -- we owe everything to them."

Frontman Ivan Moody is even surprised at the reaction his band receives. The success can be a bit overwhelming for the Denver, CO native.

"I mean, it's almost just massive the way it's taken off," the vocalist told The Pulse of Radio (via BLABBERMOUTH). "I jumped on Facebook last night — I was on for like five minutes and I had to get off. It was just flooded with emails and with people. The reaction is so through the roof."

Moody continues: "You know, if you would have told me five or six years that this was gonna happen, I would have probably laughed at you. It's fantastic. I've worked my whole life for this, man. The reaction's just stupendous."

Stupendous doesn't really sound like a "metal" word, but it works.

Five Finger Death Punch will bring their Share The Welt Tour with All That Remains and Hatebreed to the DeltaPlex Arena on November 5. Tickets are still available at the DeltaPlex box office and eTix.

 

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