I recently reviewed Five Finger Death Punch's newest album, American Capitalist, which was released about three weeks ago. Since then, the record has gained a ton of well-deserved positive attention and reached career highs- selling 91,000 copies during its first week, and also debuting at No. 3 on The Billboard 200 chart last week. The members of FFDP are very excited about the album's instant success, and owe all their gratitude solely to their fans.

FFDP guitarist Zoltan Bathory and frontman Ivan Moody both made comments reguarding the album's good fortunes:

The success of the metal act's third album, American Capitalist, is a testament to our fans, Bathory said, adding, We are in a fortunate position that the DEATH PUNCH fans take pride in buying the album and supporting us — we owe everything to them.

Singer Ivan Moody said he could not believe the response to the record. I mean, it's almost just massive the way it's taken off, he said. I mean, I jumped on Facebook last night — I was on for like five minutes and I had to get off. I mean, it was just flooded with emails and with people. The reaction is so through the roof. You know, if you would have told me five or six years that this was gonna happen, I would have probably laughed at you. It's fantastic. I've worked my whole life for this, man. The reaction's just stupendous.

In addition to their heightened fame, according to the band's record label/management, Prospect

 Park, up to four singles could be released during the 18-month album campaign. The first solo, "Under and Over It" has already been released and well-received.

American Capitalist is the band's third studio album. The previous two, 2007's The Way Of The Fist and 2009's War Is The Answer were also highly successful, as both sold over 500,000 copies and were certified gold.

What's next for the band? They have just kicked off their Share the Welt Tour with Hatebreed, All That Remains and Rev Theory. The tour concludes in Chicago on December 18. 2012 seems like it will be one of the best, if not the best for the Los Angeles quintet.

Are you a FFDP fan? What did you think of the new album?