Five Finger Death Punchin vokalisti Ivan Moody tarkentaa kohukommenttiaan – ei ole lähdössä yhtyeestä

Ivan Moody

Yhdysvaltalaisen metalliyhtye Five Finger Death Punchin vokalisti Ivan Moodyn 106.7 KBPI -radiokanavalle antama haastattelu aiheutti kansainvälisen uutisryöpyn. Moodyn ymmärrettiin lähtevän yhtyeestä, jotta hän voi keskittyä uuteen projektiinsa nimeltä Villain.

Bändin kotisivuilla julkaistussa tiedotteessa Moody tarkentaa haastattelusta nostettua kommenttia. Hän ei lähde Five Finger Death Punchista, vaikka antaakin panoksensa uuteen Villain -bändiinsä. Hän on työskennellyt viimeiset kymmenen vuotta Five Finger Death Punchin parissa, eikä voi hylätä sitä.

Kyseisessä radiohaastattelussa Moody oli kertonut, että Five Finger Death Punch ja hän ovat saapuneet tienristeykseen. Hän oli jatkanut, että molempien on aika tavallaan jatkaa omaa tietään ja tehdä jotain muuta. Hänellä on tarkoitus panostaa Villainiin uuden vuoden jälkeen.

Kohun aiheuttanut kommentti:

”To be completely honest with you, Death Punch and I have kind of come to a crossroads, and we’re very proud of what we’ve done — I mean, years and years and years and years of work. But it’s time for us to kind of take our way and go do something else. So after this new year, my new band Villain… I’m so excited, man. I’ve got Brian [Steele Medina] from Gemini Syndrome [on drums], I’ve got Stitch on bass. You’re not gonna believe this: I’ve got Meegs [Miguel Rascón] from Coal Chamber as our guitar player. It’s gonna be fun, man. It’s gonna be a good time.”

Moody korjasi eroilmoituksena ymmärrettyä kommenttiaan ja sanoi, että aikoo keskittyä kahteen bändiin Corey Taylorin ja Maynard James Keenanin tavoin. Corey Taylor toimii Slipknotin lisäksi Stone Sourissa, kun taas Maynard James Keenanilla on Toolin lisäksi A Perfect Circle. Ivan Moody lupaa, että Five Finger Death Punchin fanit voivat odottaa uutta levyä. Lisäksi yhtye valmistelee kuluvan vuoden kiertuetta.

Moodyn oikaisun voi lukea kokonaisuudessaan tästä:

”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 Fnger Death Punch’s deal with Prospect Park is over and we are out of this lawsuit.


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 Punc 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 [to be announced].

All of us in the band have worked incredibly hard over the last ten 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.”

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