Former MOTOGRATER vocalist Ivan (Ghost) has issued the following update on his current activities:
"I get more e-mails than I can possibly reply to, so I decided to publicly answer all the questions about what I'm up to and where I stand with MOTOGRATER.
"First off, I'd like to thank all the fans for their continuous support. I also would like to thank KORN, SHADOWS FALL, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, SEVENDUST, CHIMAIRA, MARILYN MANSON, DISTURBED, KITTIE, MINISTRY, Ozzy, Sharon and the Ozzfest crew and everyone else I had the honor and privilege to tour with.
"I had an awesome time with MOTOGRATER and I have NOT separated from my MOTO brethren with any malice or bitterness! We are just as much family now, as we have always been. We have achieved more than I ever imagined. We stormed Ozzfest in 2003, were the featured band on 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre', NASCAR 2004, and voted 'Best Band' of 2004 by Hit Parader. What a ride! …But times change and the pages of my musical life have changed as well.
"I am proud to announce that I'm fronting a new ULTRA MEGA METAL band —
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH.
"When FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH came around, I couldn't say no. It is EVERYTHING I ever loved about metal!! True, dominating, BADASS unforgiving METAL!! Everyone who heard it understood why I have to do this, and gave me their blessings and best wishes. I am putting my undivided attention, and full efforts into FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH. And believe me when I say, IT'S FUCKIN WORTH IT!!
"Thanx again for the continued support and I will see ya all very soon!"
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH recently completed work on their debut album, "The Way of the Fist". Check out the songs "Ashes", "A Place to Die" and "The Bleeding" at www.myspace.com/ffdp.