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Guitar Greats: Zoltan Bathory

There would be no Five Finger Death Punch if it weren't for Zoltan Bathory.

The guitarist founded the band in 2005, and since the release of their 2007 debut album The Way Of The Fist, FFDP has evolved into one of the biggest metal bands out today, and much of that can be attributed to Bathory's stellar playing and being one the band's primary songwriters.

The fact that the Hungary-born axeman also has one of the coolest rock names in the history of time doesn't hurt either.

Zoltan Bathory of Five Finger Death Punch perform on stage on day 1 of Download Festival at Donington Park on June 12, 2009 in Donington, England.

 

Zoltan Bathory of Five Finger Death Punch performs at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on May 23, 2010.

 

Zoltan Bathory on stage at the Compuware Arena on December 16, 2011 in Plymouth, Michigan.

 

Zoltan Bathory performing on the 2012 Rock On The Range festival at Crew Stadium on May 19, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio.

 

Zoltan Bathory of Five Finger Death Punch performs in support of The Wrong Side of Heavan Tour at The Fillmore Detroit on October 8, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.

 

Zoltan Bathory of Five Finger Death Punch peforms during Rocklahoma on May 23, 2014 in Pryor, Oklahoma.

 

Zoltan Bathory of Five Finger Death Punch performs on stage during the third day of Rock im Revier at the Veltins-Arena on May 31, 2015 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.