Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody Announces New “Greenings” Line Of Cannabis Products

Moody’s Medicinals, the cannabis company launched by Five Finger Death Punch frontman Ivan Moody, have partnered with the Exhale Dispensary in Las Vegas, NV for a new “Greenings” line of products. Fans can find premium flower, infused pre-rolls, and gummies at greenings.co.

The following was said about the new venture:

“Inspired To Create Cannabis Wellness Brand Through Partnership with Exhale Dispensary in Las Vegas. The Greenings line features cannabis flower, infused pre-rolls, and gummies and is launched through a partnership with Exhale Brands and Exhale Dispensary in Las Vegas.

Greenings is committed to providing conscientious consumers seeking emotional and physical relief with high-potent and powerful THC products.

Greenings will be available December 2022 at Exhale Dispensary and features several high-quality hybrid strains of cannabis and infused pre-rolls, including Angel De La Muerte, Ill Moody, and Mood Swings. Greenings’ gummies are available in Strawberry, Dragon Fruit Punch, and Sour Blood Orange, and feature 10 milligrams of THC per serving.

The company plans to expand the brand to California and Arizona in the near future.”

Moody commented:

“For years, I’ve had a very public struggle with alcohol addiction, and being prescribed an excessive amount of medication for my imbalances felt overwhelming and completely non-conducive to recovery,” said Moody. “I wanted something natural that wouldn’t leave me poisoned with sluggish side effects that countered my life on the road. Greenings was born as a result of the emotional and physical relief I found through cannabis and through my partnership with Exhale Brands, we created a powerful line made with the most high-quality ingredients that’s reflective of my edgy lifestyle.”

Pete Findley, CEO of Exhale Brands, added:

“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Ivan Moody on his new cannabis line. Between his global success with Five Finger Death Punch along with his Moody’s Medicinals line of CBD products, Ivan brings a unique passion to everything he touches. His cannabis line brings with it an edge that fans of Ivan and the band can totally relate to.”

Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody Walks Back On Retirement Comments: “I Ain’t Going Anywhere”

As previously reported, Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody recently made headlines after revealing that he was planning on “retiring from heavy metal” following the release of the band’s next album. However, the frontman has since walked back on his comments.

Moody said the following:

“I really sat back the last few days and took it all in. And I first off want to apologize. I do. I apologize. I apologize because music’s all I’ve got, and I don’t think, for one, my kids would respect me in the long run if I quit doing what got me here. I don’t think my friends would talk to me. Obviously they didn’t text me, not the ones I was hoping for.

My bandmates deserve better. Zoltan [Bathory, Five Finger Death Punch guitarist] deserves my heart and has earned my respect time and time again. He may as well be my blood. You deserve the best, there is no question about that.”

He continued:

“I can’t quit. I can’t. I’m not. To be quite honest with you, I think I’d die. Maybe not physically die, my but soul would fucking definitely fade, and I didn’t come here for that. There is a fucking fire inside of me that will never go out. Music and heavy metal are all I’ve ever had, all I’ve ever known. I was designed by it. When all the rest of the world kept betting against me — underdog, day after day after day — I found solace and sanctuary in bands like Metallica and Pantera, Alice In Chains, Danzig… The list goes on and on.

It fed me what I needed when I needed without question, unconditional love. I can’t say that for anything else on this fucking planet, [aside from] kids of course…”

He also added:

“I ain’t going anywhere. I’m not, and Zo will hear about it first thing in the morning. As a matter of fact, I’m gonna text him the second I get off this. I owe you. I owe me. I owe everything that I’ve ever stood for. Maybe I was a little bit impulsive…

My kids — and I’m even gonna record it — because I want you to hear the sincerity when I talk to them. I’m not gonna record the whole thing, but I do… I think that they’ll thank me for it. In the ways that I’m not there, I am there in others. I hope you’ll all forgive me for rambling and taking this on…”

Moody also addressed the reasoning behind his announcement, citing one of his children’s struggles with recovery and how “it eats [him] alive”:

“So that night, I saw Nova, and Ivan Jr. and something in my heart — much like the Grinch — grew ten sizes bigger, and I had this moment of clarity, that everything that I had done up until that moment was a prelude to a kiss. That moment I got offstage… both of my kids came to me in tears — especially Nova. And she asked me why I would do something like that, because music is all I’ve ever had…

When I got back to my dressing room that night, my phone… My god, it was like a warzone. Now again mind you… I didn’t really tell Zoltan. I had mentioned it a few times that I was getting to a point where I thought we needed some time off.”

[via The PRP]

Five Finger Death Punch Cut Their West Valley City, UT Show Short After A Drunk Driver “Knocked Out The Power”

Five Finger Death Punch were forced to cut their West Valley City, UT show short last night (October 15) after a drunk driver caused a power outage. Guitarist Zoltan Bathory said the following about that:

“Salt Lake City started out as an incredible show with 20,000 fans … this was going off 🚀 when a drunk driver hit a transformer down the road and knocked out the power for the whole area 🤬 one more reason to not drink and drive… you screwed up 20,000 people’s day”

Ivan Moody: “I Am Going To Make One More Five Finger Death Punch Album And Then I Am Retiring From Heavy Metal”

It looks like Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody is getting ready to call it quits. The singer says he will be “retiring from heavy metal” following the release of the band’s next album.

Moody said the following during the band’s October 14 show in Denver, CO:

“I wanted to tell you this. And nobody else in the world knows, Denver, so this is where it’s going to start. And what you do with it is up to you. The last 15 years of my life I have toured the world, I have seen every country, every city on this planet at least twice—That’s a fact. And through that time as many of you parents know—hard workers—I have missed a lot of time with my kiddos. So I made them a deal today, and I’m going to stick to it. After this year, I am going to make one more Five Finger Death Punch album and then I am retiring from heavy metal.

But I wanted to start that here and tell all of you, from day one when I decided to be a singer playing places like… the Bluebird Theater, the Ogden, and we were supposed to play Red Rocks, we’ll have to do that one more time, right? Can I play Red Rocks one more time? You, I owe you everything, Colorado, Five Finger Death Punch and every knucklehead on this planet, thank you.”

Five Finger Death Punch Share New Videos For “Times Like These” & “Welcome To The Circus”

Five Finger Death Punch have launched a new “music video saga” with official videos for “Times Like These” and “Welcome To The Circus.“ The clips, which can be seen below, will be connected to the band’s “AfterLife“ graphic novel. Details for that book are still pending.

Five Finger Death Punch’s “AfterLife” Debuts At No. 10 On Billboard 200 Chart

Five Finger Death Punch’s new album “AfterLife” has debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 chart. The effort earned the ranking after moving 29,000 units including 22,000 from traditional album sales. Notably, the group also scored their seventh No. 1 on the Top Hard Rock Albums chart, making them tied with Pearl Jam for the most No. 1s in the history of that list.

Five Finger Death Punch’s Zoltan Bathory On Being Called A Sellout: “I Play Exactly The Music I Like, So That’s Actually Exactly The Opposite Of Selling Out”

During a recent interview with FaceCulture, Five Finger Death Punch’s Zoltan Bathory shared his thoughts on being called a sellout. The guitarist says he gets to play the music he enjoys for a living, so in a way that is “exactly the opposite of selling out.”

Bathory said the following:

“It just what it is. In the very beginning, [getting called a sellout] gets under your skin a little bit because you don’t understand… I worked my ass off to be here. You have no idea how much work this [career has been to get to this point]. It didn’t just pop out of nowhere. This is 30 years in the making. I was 12 years old making my first guitar out of a coffee table because I couldn’t afford one. It’s a lot of work and you just do what you love doing.

Ivan [Moody] pointed this out the other day. He goes, ‘Did you notice this that any other genre if somebody gets a number one hit, they’re celebrated. In heavy metal, you’re a sellout.’ How? Maybe they don’t understand what sellout means. Because I do exactly what I wanna do. I don’t sit in a job I hate. I do exactly what I wanna do. Nobody is pressuring me to do something I don’t want to. I play exactly the music I like. So that’s actually exactly the opposite of selling out.”

“So that’s one thing — people just view this as if this genre should be underground and somebody owns it. And, ‘No. This can’t be popular.’ So it’s a combination of that. A lot of misunderstanding, I guess. We came up pretty quick. I’m sure that has something to do with it. Sometimes I read, ‘Oh, a major label brought a bucket of money and…’ Clearly [those people] have no idea. You don’t know anything about the music industry if you think that’s how that works.

There’s no amount of money I can give you and you’re gonna like a band. You just like it or you don’t like it. That’s it. And how people invest in bands also doesn’t work that way. You have to achieve some kind of success, and then you get signed because the label would see that you’re achieving some success. They aren’t investing in something that they don’t know if people are gonna like it or not; that’s not how this works. And then plus, our story, the first record, it was completely homemade, produced by us. We made it my living room — literally. So we were exactly the opposite of that — we achieved and earned everything.”

“For a moment in the very beginning, I didn’t understand [the criticism]… Like, I’m just doing what I like doing. If you don’t like it, turn off the radio. Who gives a shit? Or listen to something else. It’s almost as stupid as saying, ‘I don’t like tomatoes, so all tomato farmers should die.’ … As if I’m in the way of your success or any other band’s success.

So it’s weird. For a second it got — maybe a little bit — under my skin because I didn’t understand 13 years ago. And then you just realize it comes with the territory. Anybody who pokes out their head from the crowd, immediately somebody’s there [to shoot them down]. So now it’s, like… In fact, if there’s no hate, then you start thinking, ‘I’m not doing something right. What happened?’ You have to piss off some people.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Five Finger Death Punch Premiere “Times Like These” Music Video

Five Finger Death Punch have premiered a new video for their song “Times Like These.” This track is from the band’s newly released album “AfterLife.”

Zoltan Bathory said the following about the new record:

“‘Afterlife‘ is my favorite Five Finger Death Punch record to date and it was also the most fun to make. If the previous album ‘F8‘ was dubbed as the ‘rebirth’ of the band, then this one is our ‘transcendence’ for sure. One of the most difficult achievements for a traditional ‘drums-guitars-bass-vocals’ rock band is to establish a recognizable signature sound.

The second most difficult thing is to keep evolving while holding on to that signature sound. I believe for us, ‘AfterLife‘ isn’t just an evolution but possibly even a paradigm shift in our career, because this record is so vastly different from all the previous ones, yet it still unmistakably sounds like us. Very proud of this one and can’t wait to share it, our fans are in for a few surprises.”

Five Finger Death Punch & Brantley Gilbert Announce Fall U.S. Tour

Five Finger Death Punch and Brantley Gilbert have announced a fall U.S. tour. Corey Marks will open.

Tour Dates:

11/09 Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
11/10 Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
11/12 Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
11/14 Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
11/16 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
11/17 Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena
11/19 Charleston, WV – Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center
11/20 Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
11/22 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
11/25 Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at The BJCC
11/26 Little Rock, AR – Simmons Bank Arena
11/29 Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
11/30 Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center Omaha
12/02 Madison, WI – Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center
12/03 Green Bay, WI – Resch Center
12/05 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center Wed
12/07 Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
12/09 Grand Forks, ND – Alerus Center
12/10 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
12/13 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
12/15 Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Arena Sat
12/17 Las Vegas, NV – Michelob ULTRA Arena

Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody On Controversial “Living The Dream” Video: “I Didn’t Agree With It Either”

Five Finger Death Punch frontman Ivan Moody has officially commented on the band’s controversial music video for “Living The Dream.“ The clip, which was created by guitarist Zoltan Bathory, caused backlash in the fall of 2020 due to what many believed was an anti-mask message. Bathory ultimately denied those claims, but it appears Moody still isn’t happy about the direction of the video.

Moody told Metal Hammer the following:

“I showed up for two days and Zo told me to run across the grass, screaming and holding the American flag, so I was curious to see it. Then when he released it, I called him, like, ‘You implemented your own platform into Five Finger Death Punch, and now I’m gonna have to answer for it, because I’m the singer.’ And it ended up going down like a fart in church!”

He continued:

“There was the mask thing and the awkwardness of the whole thing. That’s what he visualized, but it’s not what I had in mind when I wrote it. For those who understood it, great. And for those who didn’t, I’m sorry, I didn’t agree with it either. I love Zoltan to death, that’s his opinion, but it won’t ever be done with my name on it again.”

Bathory also added:

“Obviously, that video created a lot of dust, and I really don’t want to kick up another shitstorm about it. But it was about the blatant hypocrisy of what was happening. You can do this, but the population can’t! As a band, we sort of withdrew from politics and that was the last political commentary, but it flew over people’s heads and we were accused of the craziest shit.

It’s crazy, because music was a cultural weapon. And now punk music and rock music is the soundtrack to the establishment all of a sudden? But it’s like, ‘OK, we’ll just play music and create concerts.’ People are educated by clickbait headlines, but there’s so much else to talk about.”