Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Ivan Moody on upcoming record: "This album has not been f***ing easy to make"

Ivan Moody spoke to Metal Hammer magazine about the band's upcoming album, tentatively due in early 2020.

Moody, who is the group's primary lyricist, said: "This album has not been fucking easy to make. There was always somebody fucking quitting. Somebody wants to fire another guy, somebody's unhappy with someone's lifestyle. These things happen on a daily basis."

He added: "If there weren't bumps in the road, it would have been a shit record because that's complacency and that's settling."

Five Finger Death Punch recently released a teaser for a new single called "Inside Out", and Moody told Metal Hammer that the track "pretty much encompasses everything" since he embraced sobriety after his much-publicized struggles with addiction.

"This is the first piece of music I've written since all this happened," he said. "So all these emotions, I finally get to put them out in a therapeutic way. It's about alcoholism. It's about my family leaving. It's about my bandmates. It's about looking at myself in the fucking face and saying, 'Dude, you're going to have to do this because nobody else is coming.'"


  1. : Do what you have to do brother! Total respect!

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    1. Ivan you’re really doing amazing and fans of your band know what you’ve shared about your addiction. I know many who never had the courage to confront their demons head on. So many people are rooting for you, and proud of you. Everyone of y’all have shared your talent and lives with us. Thanks guys for giving us another album that fans can relate to.
      Much love ❤️ and mad respect!! ✊~Ali in OKC~

  3. I love you so and all you have overcome.
    If it was easy then you wouldn't be doing it.
    Your a strong man with a soft heart. I admire you and the band.
    Can't wait to see you in December in Dec Moines Iowa
    The tickets took our Xmas fund but so worth it!#. Keep on keepin on