Chris Kael of Five Finger Death Punch says that sobriety brought a new focus to the band when they were making F8.
Kael tells Finland’s Kaaos TV, “I’m coming up on two years sober now. Ivan [Moody] is just behind me; I think he’s at 23 months. So, going into this writing process, just the amount of clarity, the amount of focus, no extra distractions at all [was good].”
Kael insists that sobriety doesn’t mean they’ve lost their edge. “A lot of the anger is still in there, because that’s just who we are and what we do… It feels like the blade of the knife has been sharpened with sobriety.”
F8 is due out February 28th.