Ivan L. Moody (born Ivan Lewis Greening), (born January 7, 1980) known by the pseudonym Ghost during his time with Motograter, is the lead vocalist for American heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch. He had performed for several bands before settling down with Five Finger Death Punch (often abbreviated to FFDP or 5FDP). As an actor, he also starred in the films Bled as Incubus, and The Devil's Carnival as the hobo clown. Ivan has recently been a part of a media hoax that he will be leaving Five Finger Death Punch to focus on a new band supposedly called Villain. Ivan was quick to call out the media on the hoax with a statement that he will never be leaving Five Finger Death Punch, after him and all of the members have done their hardest on the band for the past decade, but that he might focus on a side-project band in the future but as of right now, Five Finger Death Punch will be releasing their seventh studio album and going on tour all through 2017.
Spencer started playing drums at age six on a drum set his grandmother purchased at Sears. Spencer's musical influences include a lot of 1980s metal. Growing up in Boonville, Indiana, he was a member of several local bands, one of which (Cornucopia of Death) opened in Indianapolis for Pantera, when he was seventeen. After high school, he moved to Los Angeles, where he met BulletBoys guitarist, Mick Sweda. In L.A., he became friends with future 5FDP guitarist, Jason Hook. Spencer played in a number of bands, with the typical frustration of unreleased material and shelved projects—while working a variety of odd jobs—including recording tracks with heavy metal band W.A.S.P. In 2005, Spencer and former U.P.O. bassist, Zoltán Báthory, formed the heavy metal band, Five Finger Death Punch, with vocalist Ivan Moody, bassist Matt Snell (replaced by Chris Kael in 2011), and guitarist, Caleb Bingham, (replaced by Darrell Roberts in 2006, then by Jason Hook in 2009).
Zoltán Báthory joined the post-grunge band U.P.O. in 2004 replacing Ben Shirley (on Bass). He left the band in 2005, switched back to guitar, and went on to form the heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch. Five Finger Death Punch recorded their debut album in 2006 with engineers Steve Bruno and Mike Sarkisyan. It was mixed by Soulfly/Machine Head guitarist Logan Mader. Soon after finishing the album, 5FDP was signed by a major management company The Firm and The Way of the Fist was released on 31 July 2007. This self produced record sold over 600,000 copies in the US and spawned 3 top 10 singles. Their follow-up album, War Is the Answer was released on 22 September 2009 through Prospect Park Records. The record debuted No. 7 on the Billboard 200 and all 4 singles (off of the album) made it to the top 10 mainstream rock charts. War is the Answer stayed on Billboards Top 100 for over a record breaking 92 weeks and selling over 1,000,000 copies. Their 3rd record "American Capitalist" was even more successful. American Capitalist debuted #3 on the Billboard 200, had another 3 top 10 singles and it achieved gold status within a year of its release. In 2013 Five Finger Death Punch released a double studio album The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1 and The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 2 within a 3 months from each other. Both albums debuted No. 2 on the Billboard 200 charts. Volume 1 featured guest vocalists Rob Halford of Judas Priest , Maria Brink of In This Moment, tech n9ne, Jamey Jasta of hatebreed, and Max Cavalera of Sepultura, Soulfly. They have had 15 top 10 hit singles on U.S. Mainstream Rock Radio. Zoltán won the "Best Shredder" award at the 2010 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards The award was the 3rd Golden God trophy the band received (2009 Best New Artist) – (2010 Breakthrough Artist). In 2013 Five Finger Death Punch was nominated and won another Golden God Award (Song of the Year) with "Lift Me Up". This No. 1 mainstream rock hit featured Rob Halford of Judas Priest as a guest vocalist. Rob Halford and Rob Zombie joined the band's performance at the Golden Gods Award Ceremony.