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Five Finger Death Punch at Shoreline – Skull, Crossbones, Music

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Five Finger Death Punch
Shoreline Amphitheater, Mt. View
July 24, 2018

Photos by Raymond Ahner.

Having just released their seventh studio album, And Justice For None, just a few months prior, Las Vegas metal band Five Finger Death Punch have just kicked off a US to support it, bringing Breaking Benjamin, Nothing More, and Bad Wolves along for an evening of music, more than enough pyro and production, and good times for their fans. Their recent show at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View was proof of that.

Five Finger Death Punch

Five Finger Death Punch

Kicking off their set with “Lift Me Up,” Five Finger Death Punch made it clear that the evening belonged to them. With a giant skull and crossbones looming over the drum kit of Jeremy Spencer (whose skeleton face paint matched) and more than enough pyro, the band ran through a career-spanning set, including “Wash It All Away,” “Remember Everything, “Wrong Side of Heaven,” (the last two done acoustically), and of course their cover of “Bad Company.” Perhaps the highlight of the evening came as Bad Wolves frontman Tommy Vext (who briefly served as a replacement of 5FDP singer Ivan Moody) joined his ex-bandmates for “Burn MF” before closing out the night with “The Bleeding,” which was the perfect way to cap off the night.

Five Finger Death Punch

Five Finger Death Punch

Support on this tour comes from Breaking Benjamin, who put on their own high energy set highlighted by “Blow Me Away,” Grammy-nominated Nothing More, who had the tough task of playing in direct sunlight as the sun started to set, and Bad Wolves, who more than did their job bringing the fans to their seats early.

Here’s a slideshow with more photos by Raymond Ahner:\

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Five Finger Death Punch: 

Setlist: Lift Me Up | Trouble | Wash It All Away | Jekyll and Hyde | Bad Company

(Bad Company cover) | Fake | Wrong Side of Heaven (acoustic) | Remember Everything (acoustic) | Coming Down | Burn MF (with Tommy Vext) | Under and Over It | The Bleeding

Find out more about Five Finger Death Punch here.

Breaking Benjamin:

Setlist: Red Cold River | I Will Not Bow | Never Again | Breath | Imperial March / Schism/Smells Like Teen Spirit / Walk / Sad But True | Drum Solo | Sooner or Later | Blow Me Away | So Cold | Angels Fall | Psycho | Failure | Until the End | Believe | Torn in Two | The Diary of Jane

Get the dirt on Breaking Benjamin here.

Nothing More:

Setlist: Do You Really Want It? | Let ’em Burn | Go to War | Just Say When | Mr. MTV | Jenny | Ocean Floor | This Is The Time (Ballast) | First of the Year (Equinox) (Skrillex cover) | Salem (Burn the Witch)

Check out Nothing More here.

Bad Wolves:

Setlist: Officer Down | Learn to Live | No Masters | Hear Me Now (with Diamante) | Better the Devil | Zombie(The Cranberries cover)

Get more info on Bad Wolves on their website.

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Raymond Ahner is a professional freelance photographer residing in San Francisco, California. Growing up in the Bay Area, Raymond was lucky enough to witness both the Punk and Thrash Metal scene of the 1980's explode literally right in front of his eyes. It was a pretty special time in his life and is what instilled his love for live music. Over the years Raymond has been fortunate enough to combine his passion for live music with his love of photography. And although he will always love shooting the big arena Rock show, it is in a tiny, packed to the rafters club were he his most at home with his gear.

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