FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH singer Ivan Moody has changed his mind about packing it in
Moody announced during the band’s October 14 concert in Denver, CO that he plans to do one more FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH album and then retire from heavy metal altogether. Well now it seems Ivan has had a change of heart.
In a new YouTube video, Moody says that the announcement he made was impulsive and he went on to apologize to fans as well as his bandmates.
Ivan says in the video: “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] 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.”
Back on October 14, during the band’s show in Denver, Moody told the audience: “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.”
“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.”