Five Finger Death Punch
frontman Ivan Moody
has been talking to Metal Hammer
about his experience with alcohol addiction.
As the singer notes, drink problems are something that run in the family:
"It goes way back in my family. My grandfathers were massive alcoholics; one took his own life and the other died from alcohol poisoning. In my family it was never looked down upon. I never quit, but I've weaned myself off the excess of drinking. I got tired of waking up and not knowing how I got to my room, or where my shoes were, or why I had a black eye and my bandmates wouldn't talk to me."
Moody also states that it was Korn
frontman Jonathan Davis
who managed to convince him to go sober:
"It started interfering with my every day life. The guy who talked me out of drinking so much was Jonathan Davis from Korn He pulled me up on his bus one night and basically told me that I had the opportunity to be something bigger and that there were millions of people listening to me, so now was the moment to get it together. He told me that he loved what I did with music and on stage, and that was really an honour, but he told me to quit the sauce."
The band's fourth studio album, "The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1
," was released in July. The sequel is due to be released on November 19th.