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Ivan Moody Reveals Special Guest Artists on New Five Finger Death Albums + Discusses Side Project

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

This year is an exciting one for Five Finger Death Punch fans, the band has already unleashed their first single ‘Lift Me Up’ featuring Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford. Frontman Ivan Moody is spilling details on more guest vocalists set to appear on the band’s double-disc release, ‘The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell,’ with ‘Volume 1′ coming out July 30.

In an interview with Metal Shrine, frontman Ivan Moody reveals how he turned to mush when the legendary Rob Halford came in and recorded ‘Lift Me Up.’ “I was just in awe. It was f—-ing amazing. He comes to the studio and he´s recording the track and it´s completely surreal at this point.”

Moody goes on to say “He walked out and true story, I went to shake his hand and he gave me a hug and I was just trembling, man. I just didn´t know what to say or do and he just ended up being the most humble and down to earth, grounded human being I think I´ve ever met. Real honest, very well spoken and it´s an experience you live your whole life for.”

Moody also dished on other vocalists that appear on the albums. “We got Max Cavalera and I’m a huge fan of him and we’ve gotten to tour with Soulfly a few times and Sepultura is one of my all time favorite metal acts. We’ve got Jamey Jasta from Hatebreed and him and I go back years and I’ve always admired his style. We’ve got Maria Brink from In this Moment and just to put a twist on everything we´ve got Tech 9. I’m really looking forward to the world getting hold of this.”

As if two Five Finger Death Punch albums aren’t enough the singer also stated that he is working on material for a side project, as well. “I’m actually going to do a side project after this next album cycle. I’ve already got a few guys on the line, that I’m really proud to say I’m gonna work alongside with.”

Moody continues, “I talked to the guys (in the band) and after doing five records like this, it’s time to take a little bit of space from each other and that way, when we come back to do the next album, it’ll be fresh to us again. I’m definitely looking forward to do this side project.”

It’s a busy year for Moody and the gang and you can get your fix of Five Finger Death Punch this summer as they roll out on this year’s Mayhem Festival. For a full list of dates, go here.

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