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The digital deluxe version of Five Finger Death Punch’s latest album, Afterlife, has now arrived via Better Noise Records. This deluxe edition features the original 12 tracks produced by Kevin Churko, along with four bonus tracks. Among these bonuses is the song “This Is The Way,” featuring the late legendary rapper DMX. To commemorate the release, the band has released a music video for the track, directed by renowned filmmaker Hype Williams, known for his iconic work with artists like Tupac and Jay-Z.

Guitarist Zoltan Bathory comments:

“Music is meant to be universal and without boundaries, and it starts at the top with us, the artists. We have always embraced the mixing of genres, whether it be the remake of LL Cool J’s “Mama Said Knock You Out” featuring Tech N9ne as a guest, or our collaboration with blues warrior Kenny Wayne Shepherd, country star Brantley Gilbert, and Brian May, the legendary guitarist of Queen, on the song ‘Blue on Black.’

 The idea of collaborating with DMX had been in discussion for years, and it was a long and winding road to turn this particular item on our wish list into reality. He was a lyrical warrior, a true original who spoke his mind incorruptibly. We have always viewed DMX as ‘the metalhead of hip-hop’ because of his aggressive, raw, and untamed style. He growled and snarled, aiming to rattle some cages–an attitude we share, as Five Finger Death Punch has always been drawn to the fearless and the real. It made all the sense in the world, but today this is more than just a song; it’s a salute to a legend, a way to honor DMX’s memory.” 

Watch the clip below and order the deluxe edition at this location


Five Finger Death Punch are gearing up for an extensive touring season. They will headline in the UK and Europe this summer, with special guests Ice Nine Kills, followed by appearances at major festivals like Graspop Metal Meeting and Metalfest Open Air Plzen. The band will also join Metallica on their 2024 M72 touring cycle before a fall headlining tour with Marilyn Manson and Slaughter To Prevail. For all tour dates and tickets, visit here