All That Remains’ Phil Labonte Joined Five Finger Death Punch Onstage In Corpus Christi, TX

During Five Finger Death Punch’s May 17 show in Corpus Christi, TX, All That Remains’ Phil Labonte joined the band onstage for a performance of “Wash It All Away.” Labonte previously filled in for Ivan Moody late last year after he had a “meltdown.”

Moody said the following:

“This is the first show I played with Death Punch in six months in America. And about six months ago, I had a complete meltdown, and I’m willing to admit it.

And luckily for me, my band understood and they told me to take some time to myself. Now here’s the best part. They asked me, if there was one person that they would pick to front this band if I was dead, I picked one of my oldest, greatest friends and one of the greatest fucking singers in heavy metal today, Phil from All That Remains.

Now while I was taking my vacation, I realized something. Death Punch isn’t just about us—it’s about you motherfuckers. So I’m gonna give credit where credit is due.

Make some noise for my best friend and one of the greatest of all time. Phil, come on out here.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Ivan Moody Is Not Leaving Five Finger Death Punch

Earlier today, numerous sites were reporting that Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody was planning to leave the band to focus on his new band Villain, but this doesn’t seem to be the case. The frontman has now issued a new statement saying that he is still with Five Finger Death Punch, and that his comments were taken out of context.

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Here’s Moody’s statement:

“It’s no secret that this has been a tough year for me and for my bandmates in Five Finger Death Punch. When you put everything you have into making music, both on and off the stage, it can be very frustrating when the music you work so hard to create is not allowed to see the light of day. I know we share this frustration with our fans too, who have come to expect new music from us – fans who mean everything to us. It is true that Five Finger Death Punch has come to a crossroads – and that crossroads is we’re all at a place where we will never again let someone or something hold us back from making music for our fans.

The lawsuit by Prospect Park holding our new album hostage has taken a toll on me. I was in a rehabilitation facility when Prospect Park decided to sue the band last year, and that was very difficult for me to handle all at once.

Yesterday I made a statement that was taken out of context by the media – a media always looking to create headlines that will make people click them. The truth is, I want to start a side-project like Corey Taylor has with Stone Sour or Maynard has with A Perfect Circle and I want to do it when Five Finger Death Punch’s deal with Prospect Park is over and we are out of this lawsuit.

THIS DOES NOT MEAN I PLAN ON LEAVING FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH!

The great thing about being a musician today is that you can explore your creativity in multiple ways without compromising your primary focus. I learned this watching people like Corey and Maynard and I think their fans are glad they’ve put more music out into the world. I hope my fans are, too.

All that said, Five Finger Death Punch fans can expect our next album via Prospect Park and we are geared up to tour all throughout 2017. We are about to leave for South America and Europe and we have other dates TBD.

All of us in the band have worked incredibly hard over the last 10 years to build this band and none of us are going to let that go just because our record company is trying to sabotage us. I am sorry if the media took my statement as a resignation, but I assure you it wasn’t.” IVAN MOODY – vocalist Five Finger Death Punch

Five Finger Death Punch Hit Prospect Park With A $1,000,000 Lawsuit

It was previously reported awhile back that Five Finger Death Punch were sued by their label Prospect Park due to claims that the band was “shamelessly attempting to cash in before the anticipated downfall of their addicted bandmate [Ivan Moody]” and trying to push out low quality music. Now, according to TMZ, the band have fired back by hitting the label with a lawsuit of their own. The band claims the label is essentially trying use them because they are in debt and know that Five Finger Death Punch are profitable. The group, who have since signed with Rise Records, are looking to have a judge relieve them from their contract, and force Prospect Park to pay $1 million in damages.

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Five Finger Death Punch’s Jeremy Spencer To Appear In New Horror Movie “Murder Hill”

Five Finger Death Punch’s Jeremy Spencer is set to appear in a new horror movie called “Murder Hill.” He said the following about that:

“I was hooked on horror since I was six when I walked in on my parents watching The Exorcist, just as Regan’s head was swiveling. I’ve been hooked from that point on. This is going to be a lot of fun, and I know our Five Finger Death Punch fans will dig it!”

The film was written and produced by Anna and Mark Casadei who happen to be Five Finger Death Punch fans themselves. Mark commented:

“I got to admit, I had a fanboy moment! I have always admired his skill on a drum set, and his persona on stage is pure amazing to watch.”

Anna added:

“If you know his music, his style of playing, and his stage presence, you get a feel how that will relate onscreen.”

The movie, which loosley focuses on the murders that have taken place in Rome, NY since the ’70s, stars Tom Proctor (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Birth of a Nation), Marilyn Ghigliotti (Clerks) and Basil Hoffman (Ordinary People, My Favorite Year).

[via Awesome Monkey Productions)

Five Finger Death Punch Announce May Texas Shows With All That Remains & Avatar

Five Finger Death Ounch have announced a couple Texas shows with All That Remains and Avatar. Here’s the dates:

05/16 Hidalgo, TX – Hidalgo State Farm Arena
05/17 Corpus Christi, TX – Old Concrete Street Pavilion & Amphitheater

Five Finger Death Punch previously performed with All That Remains‘ Phil Labonte after Ivan Moody went home early from their tour last year. They haven’t offered an update on his status, but it is assumed that he will appear at these shows.

Five Finger Death Punch Finish New Album

It looks like Five Finger Death Punch have completed their new album. Jason Hook revealed the news in the below Instagram post: