Former MOTOGRATER vocalist Ivan (Ghost) has issued the following update on his current activities, including joining FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH:
“I get more e-mails than I can possibly reply to, so I decided to publicly answer all the questions about what I’m up to and where I stand with MOTOGRATER.
“First off, I’d like to thank all the fans for their continuous support. I also would like to thank KORN, SHADOWS FALL, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, SEVENDUST, CHIMAIRA, MARILYN MANSON, DISTURBED, KITTIE, MINISTRY, Ozzy, Sharon and the Ozzfest crew and everyone else I had the honor and privilege to tour with.
“I had an awesome time with MOTOGRATER and I have NOT separated from my MOTO brethren with any malice or bitterness! We are just as much family now, as we have always been. We have achieved more than I ever imagined. We stormed Ozzfest in 2003, were the featured band on ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’, NASCAR 2004, and voted ‘Best Band’ of 2004 by Hit Parader. What a ride! But times change and the pages of my musical life have changed as well.
“I am proud to announce that I’m fronting a new ULTRA MEGA METAL band FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH.
“When FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH came around, I couldn’t say no. It is EVERYTHING I ever loved about metal!! True, dominating, BADASS unforgiving METAL!! Everyone who heard it understood why I have to do this, and gave me their blessings and best wishes. I am putting my undivided attention, and full efforts into FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH. And believe me when I say, IT’S FUCKIN WORTH IT!!
“Thanx again for the continued support and I will see ya all very soon!”
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH recently revealed 3 tracks off of their debut album, The Way of the Fist, which is being mixed by Logan Mader.
Preview three tracks here.