During a recent interview with ‘Billboard,’ Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory gave some exciting details about their upcoming album, ‘F8.’

The album will be released on February 28 with Better Noise Music. The LP will be the band’s first album after Ivan Moody‘s horrible struggle with drug addiction.

According to Bathory, everyone worked hard for this album, and he added that it will be a rebirth and transcendent for them.

Here’s what Zoltan Bathory stated:

“Here we are — everybody’s sober, everybody’s ready to work and focused. There’s a lot to say, a lot to prove. It’s like a new band, in away. It’s progressing. It’s a rebirth. It’s transcendent.

When I listen to this album, it’s the same sound, the same band — but it isn’t. If you really listen to this, it’s not the same band — for the better, both musically and lyrically.”

He continued to detail the content of the album. He said:

“It’s not about what’s happening in the world. It’s about the band — what we went through and who we are as people now, at this moment, who we are as a band at this moment. It felt like we survived a tornado so to speak, a Category 5 with all the chaos around us. So it’s very much a personal record.”

Regarding the first single of the album, ‘Inside Out’, Bathory also stated:

“There are some songs on the album that are very obvious; If you listen to them you’d say, ‘Okay, that’s a hit song right there.’ But we ended up picking ‘Inside Out’ because it’s not the obvious song; It’s a little heavier, even risky because some radio stations may say, ‘Well, it’s a little too heavy.’ But it’s truly a snapshot of a band that kind of sounds the same bus is not the same band, so it probably represents the record best.

It’s the first thing people will hear of this new, reformed, transcendent band. It’s important to us that fans hear that immediately, that they hear something that’s a little different.”

You can listen to the first song of the album right below.

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