Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody Injures Eye After Being Hit With A Laser Beam

Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody recently damaged his right eye after getting hit with a laser beam onstage. The incident occurred during the band’s set at the 2022 Welcome To Rockville festival in Daytona Beach, FL.

Moody commented:

“During the set I got overheated, and I walked back and I passed out… I was grabbing towards Charlie’s kit. And the heat — it was exhausting. Charlie almost passed out too. And I reached for a cymbal and I felt myself going under. And so I ran back. And I was okay. My [guys] helped me out. And as I’m coming back onstage, one of the lasers kicked backwards, ’cause I tripped basically over it, and it shot me in the eye. And these things are like… they basically have the power of a minor supernova; they’re really bad. If you put your phone up to one of ’em, it’ll actually black out your screen.

So, anyway, I’ve gotta go back [home] to [Las] Vegas and I’ve gotta see a real eye doctor. And hopefully it’s okay. I can’t see out of it right now. It’s, like, have you ever stared at the sun or a lightbulb and you get that green light — it blackens it out. Imagine that times, like, a thousand. They thought my retina was separated; that’s how bad it was.

So when I go to Europe here in a couple of weeks, you all might be seeing me with a fucking patch on my eye. Go ahead. Make fun. Don’t care. But it is what it is. I had a blast. Like I said, I’m really sorry. I felt like I got exhausted [during the Welcome To Rockville set] — the weight of the humidity. 85 percent humidity in 90-degree weather, it takes a toll. And I saw a lot of you falling down. And when I went to the E.R., there were a lot of you out there.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Five Finger Death Punch To Release New Album “AfterLife” In August, Premiere New Song “IOU”

Five Finger Death Punch have announced that their new album “AfterLife” will be released on August 19. With this news, the group have also shared a lyric video for their new song “IOU.” Notably, the clip serves a preview of the band’s metaverse project. That “interactive virtual world will be a gamified fan club experience, developed on the near photorealistic Unreal Engine.”

“AfterLife” Track Listing:

01. “Welcome To The Circus”
02. “AfterLife”
03. “Times Like These”
04. “Roll Dem Bones”
05. “Pick Up Behind You”
06. “Judgment Day”
07. “IOU”
08. “Thanks For Asking”
09. “Blood And Tar”
10. “All I Know”
11. “Gold Gutter”
12. “The End”

Guitarist Zoltan Bathory had the following to say about the new album:

“‘Afterlife‘ was hands down my favorite record to make. It is our ninth album so at this point, we have legions of loyal fans, and our signature sound is more than established. It became its own island, our ground zero we operate from and we can always come back to. So when we started this record, there was an excitement of impending musical adventures, we knew we could step away as far as we wanted to, there was a freedom of truly ‘anything goes.’

This resulted in an album that is way more diverse than our previous ones, while it feels more unified, because there is a framework of overarching stories in Ivan’s lyrics and interconnecting musical motifs between songs. It was not planned as a concept album, but we were so hyper-focused on painting a complete picture, it somehow feels like one… We are very proud of it and are just as impatient as the fans waiting for the release, can’t wait to share it.”

Five Finger Death Punch Tease New Song “IOU”

Five Finger Death Punch have shared a teaser for a new song titled “IOU.” The full track will appear on the band’s upcoming album “AfterLife.”

Five Finger Death Punch Tease New Song “Welcome To The Circus”

Five Finger Death Punch have shared a teaser for a new song titled “Welcome To The Circus.” The full track will appear on the band’s upcoming album “AfterLife.” If you missed it, you can find the title track for that effort HERE.

Five Finger Death Punch Premiere “AfterLife” Lyric Video

Five Finger Death Punch have premiered a lyric video for their latest single “AfterLife.” That song will serve as the title track of the band’s upcoming album. As previously reported, the group also have a U.S. tour booked with Megadeth, The HU, and Fire From The Gods.

Five Finger Death Punch Premiere New Song “AfterLife”, Announce U.S. Tour With Megadeth, The HU, & Fire From The Gods

Five Finger Death Punch have released a new single titled “AfterLife.” This song will serve as the title track of the band’s upcoming album.

In other news, the group have also announced a U.S. tour With Megadeth, The HU, and Fire From The Gods:

08/19 Portland, OR – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
08/20 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater
08/23 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater
08/24 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheater
08/26 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
08/27 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
08/30 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
09/01 Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
09/02 Houston, TX –The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
09/06 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
09/07 Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
09/09 Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
09/10 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
09/12 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
09/14 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
09/15 Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion
09/17 Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Amphitheater
09/18 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
09/20 Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
09/21 Pittsburgh, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake (no Megadeth)
09/23 Scranton, PA – Pavilion at Montage Mountain
09/24 Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
09/27 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater (no Megadeth)
09/28 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
09/30 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
10/01 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
10/04 Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
10/05 Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
10/07 Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater – Summerfest Grounds
10/08 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
10/10 Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
10/12 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
10/14 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
10/15 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheater

Five Finger Death Punch Premiere “Brighter Side Of Grey” Lyric Video, Finish New Album

Five Finger Death Punch have shared a lyric video for their song “Brighter Side Of Grey.” This track is from the band’s latest album “F8.” In other news, the group have also confirmed that their new album is finished.

The band commented:

“It’s hard to believe that our last record “F8” came out over 2 years ago in the beginning of 2020, born into the whirlwind of events that dominated our lives and will echo into the rest of our history. Those of you intimately familiar with that album, now know how some of F8’s dystopian lyrics became rather prophetic.

Brighter Side of Grey was an important song on that record, but especially personal to Ivan (who’s the only parent in the band). It is a more than fitting commentary to what’s going on in the world that probably needs a good reminder right about now that we are here only for second, a tiny blip on the flow of time… not just as individuals but as an entire species… It took a trillion conditions to be just right for human life to exist in this Universe yet it takes just one to go terribly wrong and make it all disappear.

This song also serves as the perfect bridge to our new album we just finished this week, which generally revolves around similar existential questions. It’s incredible how much we don’t understand about our own existence, yet everyone’s relationship with the concept of death permeates, even orients their entire lives. Can’t wait to share it… enjoy this video, and stay tuned for new music and big tour announcements in the very near future!”

Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody Shares Another Tease Of New Music

Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody has shared another tease of new music from the band’s upcoming album. You can check that out below. In addition to the new album, the group are also working on a re-recorded 15th anniversary edition of “The Way Of The Fist.”

Funko To Release New Pop! Vinyl Figure Based On Five Finger Death Punch’s “Knucklehead” Mascot

Funko have announced a new Pop! vinyl figure based on Five Finger Death Punch’s “Knucklehead” mascot. The collectible will be available later this year and it can be pre-ordered via Entertainment Earth, FYE, Hot Topic, etc.

Five Finger Death Punch Continue Teasing New Music

Five Finger Death Punch have shared another tease of new music from their upcoming album. You can check that out below. In addition to the new album, the group are also working on a re-recorded 15th anniversary edition of “The Way Of The Fist.”