While this wasn’t more or less his first announcement on moving on from metal, Five Finger Death Punch vocalist Ivan Moody has announced his plans to retire from metal. The declaration was made on Friday evening (14th) onstage at the Ball Arena in Denver, CO, when Moody revealed his plans to retire from heavy metal after making one more 5FDP album with plans to spend more time with his kids.
“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—hard workers—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, right? Can I play Red Rocks one more time? You, I owe you everything, Colorado, Five Finger Death Punch and every knucklehead on this planet, thank you.”