Five Finger Death Punch's Zoltan Bathory

Five Finger Death Punch’s Zoltan Bathory Explains Tilburg Show Drama, Fans Petition For New Album Release


Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory took to his Facebook yesterday to offer some insight on the band disastorous show in Tilburg, NET earlier this week.. That troubled performance saw numerous breaks, tension between band members and ultimately singer Ivan Moody being sent home early from tour to once again address his substance abuse issues.

Bad Wolves vocalist Tommy Vext has temporarily been recruited in his place for the immediate future. Bathory said of the matter:

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“Thank you Austria We had Great show As you probably know by now – the show 2 days ago in Tilburg was an avalanche of clusterfucks – a crew member rolled the intro without verifying if we were all present – we were half way into the first song when we realized that – Ivan wasn’t even in the building yet – to save the day our friend @tommyvext of @badwolvesofficial ran out on stage and sung until Ivan arrived… but you can imagine Ivan’s shock – the band was on stage without him – so things escalated form there – as his anger got the better of him and in the chaos – more and more crazy shit happened – mistakes such us wrong intros resulted in skipping songs – which resulted in getting handed the wrong instruments for the wrong songs….

the aftermath was even crazier – so the events that happened in the following day left us no choice but to send Ivan back to rehab so he can take care of himself and come back stronger. The show must go on – we owe this to the fans – so Tommy will be singing with us for the rest of the tour. We had a great first show – thank you for the continuous love and support (fans in Tilburg – we will be back – we will make up for the train wreck you unfortunately had to witness) ..:: Five Finger … “

While the official statement on Moody‘s latest departure from tour suggested a unified front, posts and comments made last night by the band’s guitarist Jason Hook seemed to say otherwise.

In other news, fans have launched this petition to the band’s estranged record label Prospect Park in a bid to get the band’s already completed new album released. If you’re unfamiliar with the lawsuits the band are involved in with that label, you can catch up here.

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