Las Vegas metallers FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have announced a suicide prevention initiative promoting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. In cooperation with the Lifeline, the band has filmed a public-service announcement, which will be placed on all broadcast, cable and web outlets interested in supporting the initiative. The PSA can be screened below. In addition, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has independently filmed a visually arresting video that accompanies the single release of "Coming Down", which will premiere on VEVO on June 12 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific. The final screen of the music video offers a call to action in sharing, "Don't ignore the chance to get help for you or someone you know who might be in crisis. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline now at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), suicidepreventionlifeline.org."
Commented FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Zoltan Bathory: "Through support and awareness, suicide can be prevented. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH is promoting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to build awareness that there is support out there for those in need through the Lifeline's service, and others. This is an important initiative we have taken on to place it on the consciousness of the public that you are not alone when in need." Dr. John Draper, director of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, added, " By sharing the message with their fans that suicide is preventable, the members of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will undoubtedly save lives. We are thrilled that they are helping get the word out about this valuable 24/7 service."
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is administered by Link2Health Solutions Inc., a wholly owned affiliate of the Mental Health Association of New York City.
The Metal Hammer Trespass America Festival has pledged $1.00 for every ticket sold this summer to provide for its network of crisis call centers . The 31-date tour, headlined by FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, will also feature KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, TRIVIUM, POP EVIL, EMMURE, GOD FORBID and BATTLECROSS.