FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH vocalist Ivan Moody says he is leaving metal behind after the band’s next album
Moody made the announcement during FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s October 14 show in Denver, CO, telling the audience that he plans to do one more record with the band and then hang it up as a metal musician.
Ivan did not clarify whether he plans to continue on within another genre or not but stated that the decision was based around him wanting to spend more time with his kids.
Ivan said: “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 … 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.”
He continued: “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. Can I play Red Rocks one more time? … I owe you everything, Colorado, Five Finger Death Punch and every knucklehead on this planet, thank you.”
You can watch the fan-filmed footage below.