Ivan Moody of 5FDP released a lengthy statement addressing reports that he is planning to leave the band to focus on a new supergroup project. During a radio interview last week HE said "To be completely honest with you, Death Punch and I have kind of come to a crossroads, and we're very proud of what we've done, I mean, years and years and years and years of work. But it's time for us to kind of take our way and go do something else."
He wrote, ""It's no secret that this has been a tough year for me and for my bandmates in Five Finger Death Punch. When you put everything you have into making music, both on and off the stage, it can be very frustrating when the music you work so hard to create is not allowed to see the light of day.
I know we share this frustration with our fans too, who have come to expect new music from us - fans who mean everything to us. It is true that Five Finger Death Punch has come to a crossroads - and that crossroads is we're all at a place where we will never again let someone or something hold us back from making music for our fans.