It looks like 2022 may be a banner year for Five Finger Death Punch fans. Frontman Ivan Moody just posted a video to his Instagram in which he gives fans a taste — albeit a brief one — of the band’s new material.
As you’ll see in the video below, Moody is listening to track playback in the studio, and gives fans a taste of the intro and kick to a new Five Finger Death Punch song. The track opens with a steely but chill intro before kicking in with the kind of throttling riff for which the band is known.
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Moody has been in a pretty zen place throughout 2021. In January, the singer announced his intention to turn his homes into recovery centers for women dealing with addiction and abuse. Later in the year, he spoke out pretty thoughtfully about his former collaborator Tommy Vext, whose much-publicized break from Bad Wolves rubbed Moody the wrong way.
“Am I still friendly with Tommy Vext?” said Moody during an Instagram live feed, which was captured by Rock Video in a video that you can see below. “Friendly? Yes… Yes. Friends? I’m not sure if we ever were anymore. Listen, I’m not going to get too far into it, but I don’t understand people that believe half what they say and say half what they believe. I just don’t get where politics got so massively involved with the kid. I think he got a little taste of it and the love that comes with picking a side and, in my opinion, got stuck. And, I’ve said this actually, that I wish he would just come out and say, ‘Listen, I fucked up.’
“The thing about it is, and if you want the truth, is that… I’ve been friends with Doc [Coyle] and John [Boecklin] from Bad Wolves for almost 20 years…So for me, that relationship goes deeper….That whole collective, they’re fucking rad people, man. And so when I hear about one of them getting choked the fuck out over something really minor, no.”
Words by Chris Krovatin