"some music was meant to stay underground..."

Ex-Motograter Frontman Announces Five Finger Death Punch

Photo of Five Finger Death Punch

Band Photo: Five Finger Death Punch (?)

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 revealed 3 tracks off of their debut album, "The Way of the Fist" - That's Being mixed by Logan Mader (ex-Soulfly/Machine Head). You can check out the songs "Ashes", "A Place to Die" and "The Bleeding" at www.myspace.com/ffdp.

What's Next?

Please share this article if you found it interesting.

You can get related band news and info in the sidebar and on the respective band pages.


9 Comments on "Ex-Motograter Frontman Update On New Project"

Post your comments and discuss the article below! (no login required)

Anonymous Reader
1. Opeth Suck!!! writes:

I wish I was able to check out FFDP, Motograter was an awesome band and I wish they were still together! If anyone goes to there page to listen to it lemme know if it's good! ROCK!!!

# Jun 11, 2006 @ 7:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
2. El Cucuey writes:

Yeah dude it Jams. 3 songs on thier myspace site and all quality. I just wish I knew when the CD comes out. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

# Jun 11, 2006 @ 7:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
psythe's avatar

Writer, Reviewer

3. psythe writes:

yeah, 5FDP are pretty cool, Opeth. how come you couldnt check it out yourself? you should.

# Jun 11, 2006 @ 9:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
4. Opeth Suck!!! writes:

Oh I definitely would if I could psythe! I'm on dialup internet so it would play like 2 seconds and the have to load for like 10 minutes and then play like 2 more seconds. It really sucks ass!

# Jun 11, 2006 @ 11:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
psythe's avatar

Writer, Reviewer

5. psythe writes:

ohh god, that hurts, dude! f***in dialup, I feel for you. I remember the days of dialup [shudders] - not good! I suppose you dont d/l stuff much then, hey. that sucks, d/ling's half the reason I even use the net.

# Jun 12, 2006 @ 12:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
6. kale writes:

Not bad, not bad at all.

This band can exhist, I do not wish them death or serious injury that would cause them to stop playing instruments or force them to eat through a tube for the rest of their lives while I continued hoping that they suffered extremely at the hands of their ill fortune. I would buy this.

# Jun 12, 2006 @ 8:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
7. killingtime420 writes:

I have the same problem as Opeth Sucks! when it comes to being able to check out FFDP.

But I'm wondering - what about the band Ghost Machine? Ivan was / is the front man of that band too and they're releasing a new album shortly, I do believe.

# Jun 12, 2006 @ 12:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
8. Opeth Suck!!! writes:

Yeah I downloaded like half of an album of Ghost Machine and I gave up on the rest of the CD. It's 100% sh** in my opinion! I hated it and isn't even heavy, none of his awesome screams. I was totally dissapointed since I think he's a phenomenal singer. They're probably on myspace too I'm sure it's something like myspace.com/ghostmachine But I don't know, they suck! lol

# Jun 13, 2006 @ 2:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
9. Arch Animal writes:

F**k yeah! Opeth sorry 2 hear the dialup problem man. I liked Motograter but this is even better. It destroys. Ivan's vocaIs are better than ever, and the band is brutally good. I want this CD so bad.

# Jun 18, 2006 @ 12:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

To minimize comment spam/abuse, you cannot post comments on articles over a month old. Please check the sidebar to the right or the related band pages for recent related news articles.