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    on May 22, 2018 at 12:33

    FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH singer Ivan Moody has introduced his own answer to Jimmy Kimmel's popular comedy bit "Celebrities Read Mean Tweets". In the six-minute video below, Moody can be seen reacting to trolling at its most acute by reading the comments that were posted below BLABBERMOUTH.NET's most recent FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH story, headlined "Five Finger Death Punch Guitarist Says Ivan Moody Is 'Sober' And 'Happy' With 'A Totally New Outlook On Life'". The clip, which was filmed last night in Las Vegas, starts out with Ivan saying: "What's up, everybody? This is Ivan from DEATH PUNCH, and I just got to my house in Vegas from the SHINEDOWN-FFDP tour, which was really, really cool. And I was sifting through different web sites, I was checking up on media, even though you wouldn't think that I do. And I was reading one [interview] on Blabbermouth that Zoltan [Bathory, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist] did, and he's really giving me a lot of kudos and thumbs up for being in recovery and the way I'm handling it and just the happy shit that comes along with it. So I really wanna say I appreciate that first and foremost, so thank you; I love you. And anyway, I was reading through the comments underneath it. It reminded me of Jimmy Kimmel's 'mean tweets' or 'celebrity mean tweets,' which I'm sure a lot of you know I'm not a celebrity and will probably comment on that. Anyway, so let me share some of these with you, 'cause I think they're fucking hilarious." For Ivan's reactions to the BLABBERMOUTH.NET comments, watch the clip below. Moody recently opened up about his struggles with alcohol addiction in an interview with the Green Bay radio station Razor 94.7. Saying that he is now more than three months sober, Moody revealed that he nearly died due to an alcohol-related seizure and woke up surrounded by EMTs and his daughter holding him while crying. Moody said that he was sober but massively hung over during his onstage meltdown in Europe last summer, with the band sending him home after that and later welcoming him back on a "probationary" basis after both Phil Labonte from ALL THAT REMAINS and Tommy Vext from BAD WOLVES filled in on a couple of tours. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's latest album, "And Justice For None", was released on May 18. […]

  • REPENTANCE Feat. STUCK MOJO, Ex-SOIL Members: 'Born To Choose' Song
    on May 22, 2018 at 11:59

    "Born To Choose", the second song from REPENTANCE, the new band featuring former SOIL and DIRGE WITHIN guitarist Shaun Glass and STUCK MOJO frontman Robby J. Fonts, can be streamed below. The track was recorded at Mercenary Studios with Scott Creekmore (DIRGE WITHIN, LIONHEART, BROKEN HOPE) and mixed and mastered by Chris Collier (PRONG, LAST IN LINE, METAL CHURCH, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM). Says REPENTANCE: "First off, we would like to thank everyone for the kind words and the excitement on display following the release of our first song, 'Collide'. The response has been overwhelming — truly epic beyond words. That said, we felt it was time for another taste of REPENTANCE with 'Born To Choose'!" For the past several months, REPENTANCE has been feverishly writing music at Chicago's Superior Street Studios, keeping a relatively low profile as the project took shape. Joining Fonts and Glass in the group are guitarist Markus Johnsson, drummer Anthony Lien and bassist Mike Sylvester. "REPENTANCE came together very naturally, which was a very cleansing experience," states Glass. "At this point in my life, I was hoping to start working and creating new music with an almost entirely new group of people, and this crew organically locked into place." "It's crazy how things happen," comments Fonts. "I was looking to start a new band since Rich [Ward] and Frank [Fontsere] are currently busy outside of STUCK MOJO [touring with FOZZY], so the timing for REPENTANCE came perfectly. It was NONPOINT's drummer, Robb Rivera, that introduced me to Shaun. One phone call later, we were stoked to get this show on the road. Shaun sent me demos, I wrote lyrics and vocals and our songs started coming together quickly." "The band's sound is definitely very aggressive, pummeling metal and we can't wait to share some music with everyone soon," adds Glass. "Everyone is bringing their own style to the table, and the uniqueness of each is helping to shape our sound. All that said, we're all on the same page in terms of the musical direction that we're headed. 'Don't play metal if you ain't metal!' We're creating a style that we enjoy ourselves first and foremost." "You know you're on to something special when everyone connects instantly and the creativity keeps on flowing," says Fonts. "I think fans of our previous work will be in for a pleasant surprise… this band's sound is HEAVY. Get ready for REPENTANCE!" REPENTANCE will make its live debut on May 23 at The Forge in Joliet, Illinois as the support act for TRIVIUM and TOOTHGRINDER. REPENTANCE is: Robby J. Fonts - Vocals Shaun Glass - Guitars Markus Johansson - Lead Guitars Mike Sylvester - Bass Anthony Lien - Drums […]

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