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Five Finger Death Punch’s Zoltan Bathory On Ivan Moody’s Recovery From Addiction: “It’s A Battle”

Rob Sayce
Rob Sayce 6 October 2017 at 11.51

"I started to realize that it was a real misalignment, it’s a real illness."

Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory has spoken about frontman Ivan Moody's struggles with addiction, and his ongoing recovery.

Ivan spent some time in rehab earlier this year.

"He’s been battling his demons for a long, long time, actually since I’ve known him," said Zoltan.

"He’s always had an issue and sometimes he’s great, sometimes he’s not. It’s a battle. He doesn’t haven’t a substance issue, he’s always had a drinking issue. I started to realize that it was a real misalignment, it’s a real illness."

"It can’t simply be discarded like, 'Why can’t you get yourself straight?' It’s not that simple. So he’s battling this and he’s trying. He’s been in rehab a few times, he’s been in for a longer period of time now."

The band have released a new video for 'Ain't My Last Dance', and it looks like this:

 
"The last three shows were the best shows I’ve seen him do for years," Zoltan added.

"He looked happy and he looked healthier. Obviously, the whole band is around him and everybody’s supporting him and trying to be brothers and understanding and trying to keep him straight. So cross your fingers, I think this is the time when he can do it."

"Hopefully we can release a new album in 2018, somewhere in the first quarter."

FFDP tour the UK with In Flames and Of Mice & Men later this year. Those dates are:

DECEMBER

17 - BIRMINGHAM Arena
18 - GLASGOW Hydro
20 - LEEDS Arena
21 - LONDON Wembley Arena

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