Five Finger Death Punch fans who enjoyed the group’s collaborations with a number of heavy metal rockers -- including Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford -- on the first installment of the band's double album The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell , are in for a shock.
Guitarist Zoltan Bathory , who previously said the group recorded more songs with guest stars for the second volume of the release, has now revealed the band decided not to include those tracks on the upcoming album.
“We recorded a couple of songs with guests, and then before the record actually went out to the manufacturing we decided to keep those off the record,” he tells ABC News Radio. “The first one everybody was interested in, everybody was happy about it, but you know, repeating the same thing, we don’t want it to become a gimmick, so actually we decided against it.”
Even though the guest tracks aren't on the album, Bathory isn’t revealing any of the names of the guest singers just yet, though he notes they're names fans will know. “They are definitely from our world, you know, we reached out to people that are our friends, so the guests are all hard rock, heavy metal vocalists,” he explains.
Part of the reason he's holding back is that he expects at least some of those tracks to see the light of day some time in the near future. “They’re gonna be coming out on special occasions on movie soundtracks and maybe computer games. Different places, different songs,” he says.
The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Volume 2 will arrive in stores on November 19.
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