Het is officieel, Jason Hook houdt het voor bekeken bij Five Finger Death Punch. De band heeft ondertussen een nieuwe vaste gitarist.
Jason Hook was jarenlang gitarist bij Five Finger Death Punch. Hij heeft echter alles volbracht wat hij met deze band wou doen, zo zegt hij zelf. Jason was er de laatste tournee al niet meer bij door een operatie aan zijn galblaas en werd toen vervangen door Andy James. Hij wordt nu vaste gitarist bij de band en was ook al te horen op enkele nummers op het recent uitgekomen compilatiealbum Decade of Destruction Volume 2.
Jason: "I have had the pleasure of meeting so many of you in person. Thank you for the endless stories of how our music has touched your heart in some way! But the best part of being on tour the last 12 years, by far, has been playing my guitar and seeing the joy on your faces every night. I will miss that more than anything. As far the reason I'm leaving... well, there really isn't just one. I've been in bands my entire life and I feel like I've done all the good that I can here. It's time to pass the baton and move on to new challenges".
Gitarist Zoltan Bathory: "Jason is an incredible guitar player so we had to find someone on the absolute top of their game. Someone like Andy James who was already a well-known virtuoso and had the chops to step into Jason's shoes. Andy completed our European Tour with us back in February so he was already tried by fire. We instantly clicked both musically and personally so he was the obvious choice. We even have the same birthday... Some things are just meant to be".
Zanger Ivan Moody: "I just congratulated Jason on his recent wedding, and I hope he finds peace and happiness. As for us, I'm really excited to keep working with Andy and I just can't wait for this Covid madness to be over so we can go back out on the road".