Finger Death Punch Frontman Ivan Moody Planning To Turn Two Homes Into Recovery Centers

Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody, who has battled addiction in the past, is planning to convert two homes into recovery centers. One house will be in Las Vegas and it will be dedicated to helping young women. The other house will be in Colorado and it will be dedicated to helping young men.

Moody said the following in part:

“Everyone out there knows that I am active in my recovery. I pride myself on it. As a matter of fact it is the cornerstone to my life.”

He continued:

“I’m going to take my Vegas home and I’m going to do my best to turn it into a possible home for young women fighting in recovery, probably from the ages of about 18 to 40 depending. I’m not going to get into too many details but that is 1. The second part of that is I am also going to do the same thing back in Colorado except for young men. Same age group”

“It’s one thing to go to meetings and it’s another thing to be active and give back because that is what recovery is all about. It’s giving to someone else in place of the ones who gave to me.”

He also added:

“Everything I’ve done in my life has added up to THIS. It’s time to GIVE – Not monetarily. Mentally, physically and spiritually. It’s time to utilize ALL of the tools I’ve acquired throughout ‘my time.’ This FEELS right. That’s how I KNOW it’s the best ‘thing’ to do, and the correct path to take.”

[via Loudwire]

Five Finger Death Punch Share Lyric Video For Steve Aoki’s Remix Of “Bad Company”

Five Finger Death Punch have premiered a lyric video for “The Five Finger Dim Mak Steve Aoki Remix” of their cover of Bad Company’s “Bad Company.“ This track is from the band’s greatest hits compilation, “A Decade Of Destruction, Volume 2,“ which was released earlier this year.

Five Finger Death Punch Premiere “Broken World” Lyric Video

Five Finger Death Punch have premiered a lyric video for their song “Broken World.“ This track is from the band’s new greatest hits compilation, “A Decade Of Destruction, Volume 2,“ which was released on CD and digitally on October 9. The effort will also be available on vinyl on November 20.

Zoltan Bathory Says Five Finger Death Punch’s “Living The Dream” Video Doesn’t Have An Anti-Mask Message

Five Finger Death Punch recently received some backlash for their “Living The Dream“ video, which many believed had an anti-mask message. Now, guitarist Zoltan Bathory has issued a statement denying those claims.

Bathory said the following:

“As much as some *news sites* used “anti-mask” as a clickbait title (And I must applaud the capitalist in them or I myself would be a hypocrite) Let’s make this crystal clear: In a fictional story, Amongst shopping cart zombies, Tide Pod eating fat superheroes and all the other metaphors, why would anyone think the mask scene isn’t one.

The scene in question is not about the masks… it’s NOT an Anti-Mask message…
… in fact you can go to FiveFingerDeathPunch.com
Right now and buy some cool ones… 😁

If I must explain this 🤷‍♂️ The whole video is in the frame work of fiction, a dystopian nightmare of one of the founding fathers – right before he signs the constitution.

Just as I prefaced it: “We as artists, have a unique opportunity to portray and ridicule the absurd to prevent it from *becoming* reality.

The mask segments are about hypocrisy on the highest level. When the rules are made for you but those who made them are exempt. Pretty much the standard in all dictatorships and totalitarian regimes (I had the displeasure of growing up in one) hence the reference.

I often say, ask us!!! The immigrants… the Cubans, the Venezuelans, the North Koreans, anyone from the former Soviet block… Talk to us and we will tell you …. WE were lucky, because we had a place to escape to. We are fortunate that we could come here…. but If America is gone, where will you go?

We immigrants also remember how our freedom slipped away, how our rights were ripped from us, how we were kept under the thumb and in fear of our own governments. So maybe, just maybe… we have valuable experience we can tell you about, we can forewarn you of the things we have seen before.

So We the people must do everything in our power to stay free as a society. We must prevent the rise of tyranny in all shapes and forms, we must resist the would be dictators and the totalitarian ideals. This is what the founding fathers worried about and tried to prevent by creating the constitution. Believe it. America is a miracle, and I LOVE this country… and I will never shut up about it.

Anyway – not anti mask – and If you reduced this entire video to that scene and missed the metaphor behind it … Well… the good news is – It is STILL America so you have the right to have and even print your own opinion.”

Five Finger Death Punch Premiere “Living The Dream” Video

Five Finger Death Punch have premiered a new video for their song “Living The Dream.” This track is from the band’s latest album “F8.”

Zoltan Bathory commented:

“America is a beautiful idea that draws immigrants like myself from all over the world to the promised land of equality, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This idea is now under siege and certain events are starting to remind me of the things many of us came here to escape… It’s not a “left against right” problem but an evolutionary problem.

The growing pains of a civilization that without the necessary spiritual enlightenment, arrived a bit early to a level of technology where everyone is connected. The good news is that now everyone has a voice. The bad news is that now everyone has a voice.

So we are living in the manipulators’ paradise, where liars and hypocrites run unscathed, the news are just opinions, politics are a blood sport, and facts are determined by consensus instead of the truth. We as artists, however, have a unique opportunity to portray and ridicule the absurd to prevent it from becoming reality.”

Five Finger Death Punch Officially Announce New Guitarist

Five Finger Death Punch have officially parted ways with guitarist Jason Hook. As previously rumored, Andy James will be taking his place.

Hook said the following:

“I have had the pleasure of meeting so many of you in person. Thank you for the endless stories of how our music has touched your heart in some way! But the best part of being on tour the last 12 years, by far, has been playing my guitar and seeing the joy on your faces every night. I will miss that more than anything. As far the reason I’m leaving… well, there really isn’t just one. I’ve been in bands my entire life and I feel like I’ve done all the good that I can here. It’s time to pass the baton and move on to new challenges.”

Guitarist Zoltan Bathory also commented:

“Jason is an incredible guitar player so we had to find someone on the absolute top of their game. Someone like Andy James who was already a well-known virtuoso and had the chops to step into Jason‘s shoes. Andy completed our European tour with us back in February so he was already tried by fire. We instantly clicked both musically and personally so he was the obvious choice. We even have the same birthday… Some things are just meant to be.”

Frontman Ivan Moody added:

“I just congratulated Jason on his recent wedding, and I hope he finds peace and happiness. As for us, I’m really excited to keep working with Andy and I just can’t wait for this COVID madness to be over so we can go back out on the road.”

Jason Hook Pretty Much Confirms His Departure From Five Finger Death Punch

As previously reported, rumors were recently circulating that seemed to suggest that Jason Hook had exited Five Finger Death Punch. Now, in a since deleted Instagram video, the guitarist pretty much confirmed the news.

Hook said the following:

“I just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you to all of the fans of Five Finger Death Punch for all of messages that you’ve been sending me about you know what. I’ve kinda been issued a gag order, so I’m not saying anything. But I’m very excited about the things I’m working on and I’m looking forward to sharing them with everybody.

And when the time is right there will be a mutually agreed on press release between me and my guys and that’s it.”

He also went on to say that he is planning to release some new music:

“I’ve got tons of new songs that I’m gonna release and I want people to hear them. I don’t expect to make money, I don’t expect to climb the top of charts. I didn’t care about any of that… the music business is sort of in the toilet, so it’s not really about that anymore. It’s just about getting off on it and getting fired up and creating something that’s exciting for me and hopefully translates to be exciting for you.”

He continued:

“I’ve got eight projects on the go and I’m excited about every one of them.”

Andy James (ex-Sacred Mother Tongue/Fields), who previously filled in for Hook while he underwent gallbladder surgery, is believed to be taking his place in the band.

[via The PRP]

Five Finger Death Punch Stream Acoustic Version Of “Wrong Side Of Heaven”

Five Finger Death Punch have shared an acoustic version of their song “Wrong Side Of Heaven.“ This version of the track is from the band’s new greatest hits compilation, “A Decade Of Destruction, Volume 2,“ which will be released on CD and digitally on October 9. The effort will also be available on vinyl on November 20.

Five Finger Death Punch Team Up With Black Rifle Coffee Company For “Death Punch Coffee”

Five Finger Death Punch have teamed up with Black Rifle Coffee Company to create “Death Punch Coffee.” The drink can be purchased at blackriflecoffee.com and a portion of the proceeds will go towards The Home Deployment Project. Here’s a description of the coffee:

“BRCC has joined forces with Five Finger Death Punch to bring you Death Punch Coffee! This dark-medium roast is designed to kick things up a notch and give you the firepower to take on whatever life throws at you”

Five Finger Death Punch Officially Cancel U.S. Tour With Papa Roach, I Prevail, & Ice Nine Kills

Five Finger Death Punch have officially cancelled their tour with Papa Roach, I Prevail, and Ice Nine Kills due to the coronavirus pandemic. This news comes after the trek was previously rescheduled for the fall.

Five Finger Death Punch commented:

“To All Our Fans –

We were really looking forward to get the green light for hitting the road in 2020.

As it stands – and probably as no surprise to you – our Fall tour with Papa Roach, I Prevail and Ice Nine Kills unfortunately has to be cancelled. Rest assured, we are watching the situation very closely and we will be back on the road the moment it becomes possible 👊🏼💥 We hope to see you guys soon and in the meantime, follow us on social media for news, new music, special announcements, giveaways and all kinds of surprises. 👊💥

All tickets will be automatically refunded.

For additional information about refunds, please visit www.livenation.com, www.ticketmaster.com or wherever your ticket was purchased.

🤘 Five Finger Death Punch 🤘”