Five Finger Death Punch frontman Ivan Moody is stepping away from the metal game.
During the band’s show in Denver on Friday, Moody told the crowd that he’ll be “retiring from heavy metal” after the next Death Punch album so that he can spend more time with his family.
“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,” Moody said while sitting next to his children. “Through that time, as many of you parents know, hard workers, I have missed a lot of time with my kiddos.”
Moody then shared that he’d “made…a deal” with his kids earlier that day, and he’s “gonna stick to it.”
“After this year, I am going to make one more Five Finger Death Punch, and then I am retiring from heavy metal,” Moody declared.
Fan-shot footage of Moody’s comments was posted to YouTube by user Follow Me to the Rockshow.
The Denver show was the penultimate stop on Five Finger Death Punch’s tour in support of their new album AfterLife, which dropped in August. The outing also included Megadeth, The Hu and Fire from the Gods on the bill.
Five Finger Death Punch will return to the road in November for a U.S. tour with country star Brantley Gilbert.
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