Got Your Six

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Got Your Six
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Studio album by Five Finger Death Punch
Released September 4, 2015 (2015-09-04)
Recorded 2015
Genre
Length 38:23 (Standard)
49:21 (Deluxe)
Label Prospect Park
Producer Kevin Churko, Five Finger Death Punch[citation needed]
Five Finger Death Punch chronology
The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 2
(2013)The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 22013
Got Your Six
(2015)
Singles from Got Your Six
  1. "Jekyll and Hyde"
    Released: June 15, 2015
  2. "Wash It All Away"
    Released: October 2015
  3. "My Nemesis"
    Released: February 28, 2016
  4. "Hell to Pay"
    Released: June 22, 2016[citation needed]
  5. "I Apologize"
    Released: July 22, 2016[1]

Got Your Six is the sixth studio album by American heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch. It was released on September 4, 2015 on the Prospect Park label.[2][3] Got Your Six sold 119,000 units to debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. The 114,000 in pure album sales made it the No. 1-selling album of the week and the band's best sales week to date. Got Your Six is also their third consecutive set to debut at No. 2.

Background[edit]

In January 2015, the band announced they are to enter studio to write and record a new album due in late 2015.[4]

On May 2, 2015, they released the title of the new album as Got Your Six.[5] On May 19, 2015, they released the art work for their new album and announced that the album will be released on August 28, 2015. They launched a preview for their new single titled "Jekyll and Hyde" in a special video message.[3] They also announced the dates of a co-headlining North American Tour with Papa Roach and accompanied by In This Moment as special guests with support from From Ashes to New for the tour, during which they will promote the album.[3] The release date was later moved forward a week to September 4, 2015.

Drummer Jeremy Spencer said of the new album in an interview, "I'm digging it, man. It's actually more brutal, with more extreme dynamics. There are some really mellow parts and then some really brutal parts. So we're running the whole gamut of sounds.".[3]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[6]
Classic Rock 4/5 stars[7]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[8]

Selling 119,000 units in its first week, Got Your Six debuted at #2 on the September 26, 2015 survey of the Billboard 200, and #1 on the Top Rock Albums survey of the same date. Of the 119,000 units sold in its first week, 114,000 of them were pure album sales, making it the best-selling album of the week.[9] It also became the band's best-selling album in terms of first-week sales, surpassing the 112,000 first-week sales of The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1.[10] It was certified Gold by the RIAA on August 8, 2016;[11] and has sold more than 390,000 pure albums as of September 13, 2016.[12]

The album was included at #44 on Rock Sound's top 50 releases of 2015 list.[13]

Track listing[edit]

Standard Edition[14]
No. Title Length
1. "Got Your Six" 2:58
2. "Jekyll and Hyde" 3:26
3. "Wash It All Away" 3:45
4. "Ain't My Last Dance" 3:29
5. "My Nemesis" 3:35
6. "No Sudden Movement" 3:21
7. "Question Everything" 5:05
8. "Hell to Pay" 3:07
9. "Digging My Own Grave" 3:47
10. "Meet My Maker" 3:00
11. "Boots and Blood" 2:45
Total length: 38:23

[16]

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[18] 3
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[19] 5
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[20] 29
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[21] 38
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[22] 3
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[23] 14
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[24] 17
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[25] 3
French Albums (SNEP)[26] 40
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[27] 5
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[28] 20
Irish Albums (IRMA)[29] 46
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[30] 14
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[31] 9
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[32] 5
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[33] 5
UK Albums (OCC)[34] 6
US Billboard 200[35] 2
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[35] 1
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[35] 1

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions
US
[36]
US
Main.
Rock

[37]
US
Rock

[38]
"Jekyll and Hyde" 2015 123 3 14
"Wash It All Away" 1 19
"My Nemesis" 2016 2 34
"Hell to Pay"
"I Apologize" 4 29
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[39] Gold 500,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

Citations
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  4. ^ "Five Finger Death Punch » 5FDP Announce U.S. Spring Headline Dates + Enter Studio To Write New Album". fivefingerdeathpunch.com. 
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  13. ^ Bird, ed. 2016, p. 23
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Sources
  • Bird, Ryan, ed. (January 2016). "Top 50 Releases of the Year". Rock Sound. London: Freeway Press Inc. (208). ISSN 1465-0185.