Five Finger Death Punch released the official video for “The Tragic Truth” to celebrate Ivan Moody‘s 42nd birthday. Originally released in 2011, “The Tragic Truth” appeared as a bonus track of bands’s third album, “American Capitalist”, and was also included on the second greatest-hits collection, “A Decade Of Destruction – Volume 2”, which came out on digital and CD formats in October 2020.
Five Finger Death Punch said: “We wrote ‘The Tragic Truth’ in 2011 for the ‘American Capitalist’ album, but it simply wasn’t finished by the manufacturing deadline. Since the song was very important to us, we didn’t want to wait and hold it until the following album, so it was added as a bonus track to the digital edition. Consequently, it never really got the attention we intended for it and a lot of our fans are not even aware of its existence.
“It’s been a conversation for years to somehow circle back to this song, and we felt right now, on Ivan’s birthday, and two months from his fourth sober anniversary it is probably as good of an occasion as it can be to release this music video; as it is a visual journal of our story… The battle with addiction… the pain… the chaos … life and even death. A celebration of a victory, Ivan’s rebirth into a new life. It is also a message for those who are battling addiction right now: you are more than your addiction, and you are never alone. Seek help, fight back, it’s never too late… Ivan came back from the dead, literally. He was so far gone, if he can do it — you can do it. Let this be a testament to that.
“So, with that said, Happy birthday, Ivan! Congratulations on your new lease on life.
“And thank YOU to all the fans who stood by us all these years, supported us, supported him, and have been the catalyst of his recovery.”