Former Five Finger Death Punch Guitarist Jason Hook Teases New Music From His Hook Project

Jason Hook (ex-Five Finger Death Punch) has shared a tease of new music from his Hook project. You can check that out below. The guitarist commented:

“SNEAK PEEK. Here’s a little taste of what’s coming in 2023. Also, as I explained, HOOK will not be performing on @shiprocked but I will still be there jamming with all my friends in the stowaways… see you on the boat”

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.”

Metallica To Release New Album “72 Seasons” In April, Announce Tour With Pantera, Five Finger Death Punch, Etc.

Metallica will be releasing a new album, titled “72 Seasons,” on April 14. A video for the effort’s first single, “Lux Æterna,” can be found below:

“72 Seasons” Track Listing:

01. “72 Seasons”
02. “Shadows Follow”
03. “Screaming Suicide”
04. “Sleepwalk My Life Away”
05. “You Must Burn!”
06. “Lux Æterna”
07. “Crown Of Barbed Wire”
08. “Chasing Light”
09. “If Darkness Had A Son”
10. “Too Far Gone?”
11. “Room Of Mirrors”
12. “Inamorata”

James Hetfield commented

“72 seasons. The first 18 years of our lives that form our true or false selves. The concept that we were told ‘who we are’ by our parents. A possible pigeonholing around what kind of personality we are. I think the most interesting part of this is the continued study of those core beliefs and how it affects our perception of the world today. Much of our adult experience is reenactment or reaction to these childhood experiences. Prisoners of childhood or breaking free of those bondages we carry.”

In other news, the band have also announced a massive world tour, which will find them playing black back-to-back nights in every city. Pantera, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, etc. will open at select shows. Here’s the dates:

2023:

04/27 Amsterdam, NET – Johan Cruuf Arena (feat. Architects & Mammoth WVH)
04/29 Amsterdam, NET – Johan Cruuf Arena (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
05/17 Paris, FRA – Stade de France (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
05/19 Paris, FRA – Stade de France (feat. Architects & Mammoth WVH)
05/26 Hamburg, GER – Volksparkstadion (feat. Architects & Mammoth WVH)
05/28 Hamburg, GER – Volksparkstadion (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
06/16 Gothenburg, SWE – Ullevi Stadium (feat. Volbeat & Mammoth WVH)
06/18 Gothenburg, SWE – Ullevi Stadium (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
08/04 East Rutherford, NJ – Metlife Stadium (feat. Pantera & Mammoth WVH)
08/06 East Rutherford, NJ – Metlife Stadium (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
08/11 Montreal, QC – Stade Olympique (feat. Pantera & Mammoth WVH)
08/13 Montreal, QC – Stade Olympique (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
08/18 Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium (feat. Pantera & Mammoth WVH)
08/20 Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
08/25 Los Angeles, CA – Sofi Stadium (feat. Pantera & Mammoth WVH)
08/27 Los Angeles, CA – Sofi Stadium (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
09/01 Phoenix, AZ – State Farm Stadium (feat. Pantera & Mammoth WVH)
09/03 Phoenix, AZ – State Farm Stadium (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
11/03 St. Louis, MO – The Dome at America’s Center (feat. Pantera & Mammoth WVH)
11/05 St. Louis, MO – The Dome at America’s Center (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
11/10 Detroit, MI – Ford Field (feat. Pantera & Mammoth WVH)
11/12 Detroit, MI – Ford Field (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)

2024:

05/24 Munich, GER – Olympiastadion (feat. Architects & Mammoth WVH)
05/26 Munich, GER – Olympiastadion (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
06/07 Helsinki, FIN – Helsinki Olympic Stadium (feat. Architects & Mammoth WVH)
06/09 Helsinki, FIN – Helsinki Olympic Stadium (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
06/14 Copenhagen, DEN – Parken Stadium (feat. Architects & Mammoth WVH)
06/16 Copenhagen, DEN – Parken Stadium (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
07/05 Warsaw, POL – PGE Narodowy (feat. Architects & Mammoth WVH)
07/07 Warsaw, POL – PGE Narodowy (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
07/12 Madrid, SPA – Estadion Civitas Metrpolitano (feat. Architects & Mammoth WVH)
07/14 Madrid, SPA – Estadion Civitas Metrpolitano (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
08/02 Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium (feat. Pantera & Mammoth WVH)
08/04 Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
08/09 Chicago, IL – Soldier Field (feat. Pantera & Mammoth WVH)
08/11 Chicago, IL – Soldier Field (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
08/16 Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium (feat. Pantera & Mammoth WVH)
08/18 Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
08/23 Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium (feat. Pantera & Mammoth WVH)
08/25 Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
08/30 Seattle, WA – Lumen Field (feat. Pantera & Mammoth WVH)
09/01 Seattle, WA – Lumen Field (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
09/20 Mexico City, MEX – Foro Sol (feat. Greta Van Fleet & Mammoth WVH)
09/22 Mexico City, MEX – Foro Sol (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
09/27 Mexico City, MEX – Foro Sol (feat. Greta Van Fleet & Mammoth WVH)
09/29 Mexico City, MEX – Foro Sol (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)

Semi-Rotted (Ex-Five Finger Death Punch) Premiere “Hammer Teeth” Music Video

Semi-Rotted, the death metal project featuring Jeremy Spencer (Psycho Synner, ex-Five Finger Death Punch), have premiered a new video for their song “Hammer Teeth.” This track is from the band’s latest EP “Deader Than Dead.”

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.

Jeremy Spencer (Psycho Synner, Ex-Five Finger Death Punch) Launches New Death Metal Project Semi-Rotted

Jeremy Spencer (Psycho Synner, ex-Five Finger Death Punch) has launched a new death metal project called Semi-Rotted. The band have released a new EP, titled “Deader Than Dead,” and it can be streamed below. Notably, one track, “Torture Congregation,“ features Lorna Shore’s Will Ramos. Spencer said the following about that:

“I kept hearing Lorna Shore on Liquid Metal and on playlists. Will does really unique things with his voice. It’s amazing. When they were in Las Vegas, I went to the show, and I was blown away. We reached out, and Will sent back his vocal in like two days. He’s at the top of genre. It’s a killer collaboration.”

He also added the following about the EP:

“When you listen to this, I hope you have a fun and solid listening experience. It’s meant to listen to from start-to-finish. Enjoy each moment. It kicks your ass, grabs you, and doesn’t let you go.”