FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH frontman Ivan Moody frankly admits that his family was about as poor as possible when he was growing up. But he told The Pulse Of Radio that didn’t stop someone — either his parents or a mystery person — from making sure that Moody and his siblings had a memorable Christmas one year. “I knew that my mom and dad didn’t have the money to go out and get me and my brother and sister anything,” he said. “That night, I woke up about three o’clock in the morning to go to the bathroom. I was like 12 or 13 and at that point, you really don’t believe in Santa anymore. But I swear to you, when I walked down to that living room, there were three bicycles and like three or four boxes around each one of them, and my mom refuses to admit that she put ’em there. So I actually don’t know if it was, quote, Santa, or if it was a neighbor, or somebody like that, but somebody definitely hooked me and my siblings up.”
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH released its third album, “American Capitalist”, earlier this fall.
“American Capitalist” debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 album chart, selling 91,000 copies in its first week of release. Both the chart and sales numbers were career highs for the group.
The band’s previous two albums, 2007’s “The Way Of The Fist” and 2009’s “War Is The Answer”, are both certified gold for sales of more than 500,000 copies.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH just finished the “Share The Welt” tour, with ALL THAT REMAINS, HATEBREED and REV THEORY, last Sunday (December 18) in Chicago. The group has yet to announce its 2012 plans.