FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH frontman Ivan Moody injured his proper eye after by accident getting it uncovered to a laser beam throughout the band’s efficiency Thursday (Could 19) on the Welcome To Rockville competition in Daytona Seaside, Florida.
Late Thursday evening, Moody took to his Instagram to share a video explaining what occurred. He stated partially (as transcribed by Phoosi): “Through the set I bought overheated, and I walked again and I handed out… I used to be grabbing in the direction of Charlie‘s [Engen, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH drummer] equipment. And the warmth — it was exhausting. Charlie nearly handed out too. And I reached for a cymbal and I felt myself going underneath. And so I ran again. And I used to be okay. My [guys] helped me out. And as I am coming again onstage, one of many lasers kicked backwards, ‘trigger I tripped principally over it, and it shot me within the eye. And this stuff are like… they principally have the ability of a minor supernova; they’re actually dangerous. If you happen to put your cellphone as much as considered one of ’em, it will truly black out your display.
“So, anyway, I’ve gotta return [home] to [Las] Vegas and I’ve gotta see an actual eye physician,” he continued. “And hopefully it is okay. I am unable to see out of it proper now. It is, like, have you ever ever stared on the solar or a lightbulb and also you get that inexperienced mild — it blackens it out. Think about that instances, like, a thousand. They thought my retina was separated; that is how dangerous it was.
“So once I go to Europe right here in a few weeks, you all could be seeing me with a fucking patch on my eye,” he stated, referencing the truth that FIVE FINGER is scheduled to launch its European tour on June 12 at Austria’s Nova Rock competition. “Go forward. Make enjoyable. Do not care. However it’s what it’s. I had a blast. Like I stated, I am actually sorry. I felt like I bought exhausted [during the Welcome To Rockville set] — the burden of the humidity. 85 % humidity in 90-degree climate, it takes a toll. And I noticed lots of you falling down. And once I went to the E.R., there have been lots of you on the market.”
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s ninth studio album, “AfterLife”, will likely be launched on August 19. The follow-up to 2020’s “F8” was as soon as once more recorded on the Hideout Recording Studio, the Las Vegas, Nevada facility owned and operated by Kevin Churko, the Canadian file producer/engineer and songwriter who has labored on all of FIVE FINGER‘s albums starting with the band’s sophomore launch, 2009’s “Battle Is The Reply”.
“AfterLife” will likely be FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s first album with its newest addition, famend British virtuoso Andy James, who changed Jason Hook in 2020. James was beforehand featured on “Damaged World”, a tune that was included on the second installment of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s greatest-hits assortment, “A Decade Of Destruction – Quantity 2”, which got here out within the fall of 2020.
Final month, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH introduced a 2022 U.S. headlining tour offered by Dwell Nation. Kicking off in Portland, Oregon on August 19, the trek will span over 30 dates, closing out on October 15 in Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah. The band will likely be joined on tour by rock icons MEGADETH, with extra help from THE HU and FIRE FROM THE GODS.