FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH played its first show with new bassist Chris Kael on July 1 at Boonstock in Gibbons, Alberta, Canada.

Kael replaced Matt Snell, who left the group late last year for reasons that have not been disclosed. Originally from Kentucky, Kael moved to FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's home base of Las Vegas to pursue playing music full-time. He said in a statement about landing the job, "Never give up on your dreams — I'm living proof that with hard work and a little bit of luck, they can come true."

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Zoltan Bathory confirmed to HardDrive Radio in April that Snell was let go back in December, but was unable to speak about the reason for Snell's exit for contractual reasons.
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