VIDEO: Five Finger Death Punch's New Music Video Highlights The Thin Blue Line

Five Finger Death Punch dedicated their newest music video to law enforcement officers and first responders.

Five Finger Death Punch has released a powerful music video depicting the grave realities police officers encounter as they place their lives on the line in service to their communities, as well as the deep bond uniting those who wear the badge (video below).

The band dedicated the video for their new single, “When The Seasons Change,” to first responders and law enforcement officers around the globe.

The hard-hitting video showed two officers as they joked with each other outside the station while walking out to their patrol vehicle, then flashed to scenes of the life-and-death gun battle they were unknowingly headed into.

Images of the officers smiling and wrestling over the patrol car keys were spliced with clips of masked gunmen opening fire on them, then leaving them both lying motionless in an empty dirt lot.

“Realistically, we’re not living in a world where everybody’s got flowers and smiling and are peaceful or [singing] ‘Kumbaya,’’ guitarist Zoltan Bathory told Loudwire back in June.

“So, for those who realize this is not reality, you have to accept that each city has a police force, and they are really that thin blue line, that thin layer of ice on a deep ocean of f--king chaos, and savagely things can happen to them,” he said.

The video featured photos of fallen law enforcement officers, including Las Vegas Police Officer Charleston Hartford, an Army veteran who was murdered during the 2017 Las Vegas massacre while using his own body as shield to protect others.

It concluded with an image of a Thin Blue Line Flag.

“Unfortunately, every 58 hours a police officer who believes in something sacrifices everything and dies in the line of duty,” Bathory wrote in a Facebook post on Sep. 11.

The post also announced the band’s $95,000 donation to C.O.P.S, an organization that helps the families of fallen law enforcement officers.

It was follow-through for a commitment Bathory made in June, when he announced that the heavy metal band planned to donate a portion of ticket proceeds from their “And Justice for None” tour to the organization.

“I personally look at [the police] and think they are special people who deserve the respect and I don’t know that the general population understands what they go through,” the Hungarian-born guitarist explained. “I feel that they are not getting the respect that they deserve.”

The Concerns of Police Survivors organization, which was established in 1984, provides peer support, scholarship opportunities, children’s camps, counseling services, and support through trial and parole processes, according to the C.O.P.S. website.

"C.O.P.S. is grateful to be the recipient of such a generous donation from Five Finger Death Punch,” C.O.P.S. Executive Director Dianne Bernhard told Loudwire. “We not only appreciate their amazing musical talent, but their support for surviving families and co-workers of America's law enforcement truly sets them apart. Thank you on behalf of over 47,000 survivors!"

Bathory commended those who have chosen to protect and serve, even when some members of society fail to recognize their sacrifices.

“There are certain people who will sign up and do this job,” he said. “I don’t have to look at my girlfriend and you don’t have to look at your family and think, ‘This could be my day.’”

“These guys, they go to work and realize they might not come home. They sign up for that and that is respectable,” Bathory said.

Five Finger Death Punch’s summer tour with co-headliner Breaking Benjamin was so successful, the bands decided to pair up for another run this fall, according to their website.

The fall tour, with special guests Bad Wolves, In Flames, and From Ashes to New, kicks off in Louisville, Kentucky on Sep. 29.

You can watch Five Finger Death Punch’s video for “When The Seasons Change” below:

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Richard Kurtz
Richard Kurtz

I am not big fan of FFDP's music, but I have the utmost respect for them. They are a class act.

mpwalsh52403
mpwalsh52403

My son is an LEO for Detroit, MI. very proud of him and what he does & yes ALL BLUE LIVES MATTER, I SUPPORT THAT THIN BLUE LINE DAILY!

pixiepup
pixiepup

Very moving video! Made me sad and angry as I watched it. Loved the ending!

Jamesp1962
Jamesp1962

Awesome video. Have always loved FFDP now they have my respect. I will always support our police. This is the best video I have seen all year. Thank you to the men and women who keep us safe and thank you FFDP.

Stardancer
Stardancer

My music tastes have changed over the years, leading away from rock and I have not been a fan of theirs but this changes my mind and I think I'll go have a listen to some of their other stuff. Thank you for caring for the men and women who try to keep our streets safe. And thank you from me to those same men and women, fully respect what you do everyday.

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