Five Finger Death Punch Comment on Insane Netherlands Show, Do Not Address Ivan Moody Situation
In case you’re the one member of the online metal community who somehow isn’t aware: last night Five Finger Death Punch played a totally fucknuts (in a bad way) show in the Netherlands, culminating in frontman Ivan Moody announcing, from the stage, that it would be his last performance with the band.
Now FFDP have put out a statement in which they explain… well, nothing, really:
“Those who have followed 5FDP from the beginning can tell you there has always been an element of danger and unpredictability in our music and in our shows. That’s Rock ‘n’ Roll. When you do over 150 shows in a year, you will inevitably have a few derailments, but the train always keeps on moving. Last night in Tilburg was one of those instances, but as they say, you aren’t a race car driver if you don’t wreck a car or two.
“We can’t wait to put on amazing shows tomorrow night at Nova Rock all the way to our just announced winter tour all over Europe. See you all on the race track….bring a helmet….
“Five Finger Death Punch”
Never mind that there’s no mention as to whether or not Moody is still in the goddamn band; to chalk a horrible show that lasted less than an hour and disappointed three-thousands fans to “That’s rock n’ roll” is insulting. This is the kind of shit Axl Rose used to pull.
It’s increasingly clear that this is just how the FFDP camp intends to operate from now on: they’ll record and tour, every few months there will be some drama with Moody and a bunch of fans will get screwed over, and then they’ll just pretend it never happened. And why not? As long as their supporters keep forgiving them, they’ve got no real incentive to address whatever the issue is.
As they say in their statement, the band is scheduled to play the Nova Rock Fest in Nickelsdorf, Austria tomorrow. I guess we’ll see how that goes.