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:

Watch Five Finger Death Punch Perform With Phil Labonte (All That Remains)

As previously reported, Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody has “fallen ill,” and has decided to exit the band’s current tour. In his absence, Phil Labonte (All That Remains) has taken over vocals for the remaining dates, with tour mates James Michael (Sixx:A.M.) and Austin Dickinson (As Lions) helping out as well. Check out footage from last night’s (December 1) show in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania below:

Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody Leaves Current Tour, Band Recruits Phil Labonte (All That Remains) To Fill In

Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody has apparently “fallen ill” and will not be able to finish the last eight dates of their current tour with Shinedown, Sixx:A.M., and As Lions. Sixx:A.M.’s James Michael and As Lions‘ Austin Dickinson plan to assist with vocals as well.

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The band posted the following press release:

With only 8 shows to go on their current US co-headlining arena tour with Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch announced today that they have decided to honor their commitment to the fans and finish out the current tour with All That Remains vocalist Phil Labonte filling in for Five Finger Death Punch frontman Ivan Moody who has fallen ill.

Says Zoltan Bathory, guitarist of Five Finger Death Punch: “Ivan is our brother and we fully and wholeheartedly support him taking care of himself so he can get well as soon as possible. We discussed possibly canceling the remaining shows but the responses from the other bands on the tour were so overwhelmingly supportive that we decided to move forward and deliver the great night to the fans that they expect.”

Adds James Michael, vocalist for Sixx:A.M.: “All of our hearts are with Ivan right now hoping for a speedy recovery. Phil is an excellent frontman and vocalist who stepped forward in solidarity to Ivan without a moment of hesitation. Fans are in for some special treats and surprises. I’m really excited about the show tonight.”

Phil Labonte, the vocalist of All That Remains, a former Marine and close friend of Moody once before saved the day for Killswitch Engage in 2010 when their singer at the time, Howard Jones, left the band mid-tour. Says Phil Labonte: “I got their six and stepped up right away. I’m honored to be able to help Five Finger Death Punch to finish their tour and give Ivan a chance to take care of himself. I did the same for Killswitch Engage years ago. I was humbled to get the call and get a chance to play in front of such a great audience.”

In an unprecedented move of solidarity, artists from the four-band bill of the tour have vowed to finish the dates on a high note and stand behind Ivan in his endeavor to get well. Tonight’s Five Finger Death Punch show at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia will feature guest performances by Phil Labonte of All That Remains, James Michael, vocalist of Sixx:A.M. and As Lions, the U.K. newcomers fronted by Austin Dickinson.

The remaining dates of the tour are as follows:

Thu – 12/1 – Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Fri – 12/2 – Hershey, PA Giant Center
Sat – 12/3 – Huntington, WV Big Sandy Superstore Arena
Mon – 12/5 – Greenville, SC Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Tue – 12/6 – Charleston, SC N. Charleston Civic Center
Thu – 12/8 – Orlando, FL Amway Arena
Fri – 12/9 – Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
Sat – 12/10 – Duluth, GA Infinite Energy Center

Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody Says He “Melted Down” Onstage In Worcester, MA

Five Finger Death Punch recently cut their Worcester, MA show short, after Ivan Moody claimed his mother was “passing.” His sister then revealed that their mother was actually fine. Moody has since addressed the situation during the band’s Newark, NJ concert last night (November 26), and said that he suffered a meltdown the night before.

Moody said the following:

“I was asked not to say anything about my past. I’ve never done what anybody told me to. Last night I had a mental moment. It had nothing to do with alcohol, drugs, or any of it. True. Just melted down.

The last thing I wanna do was embarrass my band, or my family, or any of you. I always make fun of Kanye West… just let me finish… I found out today he’s still in the mental institution. Don’t be rude, straight up. I never got it before. I’m starting to get it now. If it wasn’t for you beautiful motherfuckers, I don’t think I’d be on this stage.”

[via Rock Feed]