Five Finger Death Punch
Groove-metal guitars and the basso vocals of Ivan "Ghost" Moody mark the music of this LA-based 5-piece modern radio metal band. Formed by Hungarian guitarist Zoltan Bathory and ex-W.A.S.P. guitarist Darrell Roberts, Five Finger Death Punch (aka FFDP, or even 5FDP) launched in 2005, signed to Firm Music, a well-heeled management company/label and released The Way of the Fist in 2007. Alternating between throaty yell/screams and near spoken word singing amid decidedly crushing riffs, the band offers a brand of metal that is both accessible to the Warped Tour kids and tough enough to allow singer Ghost Moody to appear shirtless in most photo opportunities.