Thursday, September 24, 2015

Five Finger Death Punch's Zoltan Bathory about singer Ivan Moody: "He creates his own hell"


Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory was interviewed by TV Rock Live on June 17 in Paris, you can read some excerpts below.

About the inspiration for the lyrical themes covered on Five Finger Death Punch's new album, "Got Your Six", Zoltan said: "Ivan Moody is the lyricist. Everybody has bits and pieces we all contribute and give him ideas. And because the songs are usually musically done, when we give him a song to write melodies and lyrics to, sometimes he asks, 'What were you thinking when you wrote this?' But that's his therapy. Ivan writes his soul out in his lyrics; that's his… you know, therapy, I guess… He's Jekyll and Hyde. He's that guy. One day he's your best friend, another day he's Hurricane Ivan, Category 5. He's a hand grenade with a loose pin. So he creates his own hell, so to speak. He has a very chaotic life, and I guess it's come from… Any kind of rule you try to impose on him… A schedule, just a simple schedule, he just has to break it. I don't remember the last time he actually didn't miss an airplane. In ten years, I just don't remember a single time that he could catch the airplane he was originally scheduled to make, because he has this… some kind of inner chaos that he just has to break the rules, whatever rules it is. So, in one way, I don't understand, because I'm a very methodical kind of guy. And that's why we have this weird relationship. I'm fascinated by this, that how even he survives, you know, and I think it's a necessity that a lead singer is absolutely crazy. But I don't understand."