The Fifth (band)

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The Fifth
Origin Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
Genres Rock, hard rock, heavy metal
Years active 2001-present
Associated acts Cold Sweat
Members Roy Cathey
Icky Jim
Darius "Bunky" Rose
Past members DC Garcia (Guitarist)
Chuck Titpon (Drums)
Rob Lee (Drums)
Marc Anthony (Drums)
Joseph "Poptart" Nation (Drums)
Bernie "B-Man" Mangiboyat

The Fifth is a hard rock band from Fayetteville, North Carolina. The current members are vocalist Roy Cathey, guitarist Icky Jim, bassist Franko and drummer Darius "Bunky" Rose. The Fifth signed to EMG/Universal Records on July 28, 2009,[1][2] with Monster Energy[3] sponsoring the band. The Fifth celebrated 11 years together on July 14, 2012 with a free show at IT'Z Entertainment City in Fayetteville NC.


The Fifth started in 2001 out of Fayetteville, North Carolina by Roy Cathey who started out in the early 90s with a band called Cold Sweat[4] with former Keel Lead and Rhythm guitarist Marc Ferrari. Roy Cathey co-wrote on "Long Way Down" and "Killing Floor" from Cold Sweat's debut album Break Out. Cold Sweat released "Lets Make Love Tonight"[5] video to MTV and on that day, Cold Sweat was dropped from MCA records. The breakup of Cold Sweat came when Grunge took over MTV and radio, just like many other bands of that genre and during that era.

Cold Sweat spawned two projects for which Roy Cathey sang; "Sweatin' Bullets" and "Pain Society",[6] both featuring ex-members of Cold Sweat. This is Roy Cathey's second time being signed with a Major Record Label.

Roy Cathey is quoted in an interview with The Fayetteville Feed as saying: "you know what the cool thing about all this is? We never set out to be famous, not originally. We were just having fun."[7][8] This just shows that these guys are all about making people happy and about giving their fans a great night of music and fun then it is for the money.

The Fifth play a lot of free shows, giving audiences that otherwise would not be able to see them a night that they will remember and tell others about. This is a common practice.


Current members[edit]

  • Roy Cathey - Lead Singer
  • Icky Jim - Lead & Rhythm Guitarist
  • Darius Rose - Drums, Percussion
  • Franko - Bass Guitar

Former members[edit]

  • DC Garcia (Guitarist)
  • Chuck Tipton (Drums)
  • Rob Lee (Drums)
  • Marc Anthony - Drums, Percussion and Backing Vocals
  • Joseph "Poptart" Nation (Drums)
  • Bernie "B-Man" Mangiboyat - Bass Player And Backing Vocals


The Fifth has signed with Head First Entertainment[9] on February, 2014.

Television spots[edit]

  • Grey’s Anatomy Season 5 Episode 9 "In the Midnight Hour" Promo featured: "Even To This Day"
  • Two separate Dodge Ram commercials have The Fifth songs on them.[10]
    • Dodge Ram Challenge (Fireman) has the riffs from "Been Here Before"
    • Dodge Ram Challenge (Military) has the riffs from "Turnaway"


Year Album Label
2002 EP -
2003 Plead[11] Infidel
2005 Welcome to the War Infidel
2008 Confessions of Man[12] Infidel
July 28, 2009 Confessions of Man[13] EMG/Universal Records


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