Sad news to report from Five Finger Death Punch as drummer Jeremy Spencer announces he’s leaving the band.
In a statement via Blabbermouth, Spencer explained, “It’s with mixed emotion that I share with you the following news: I regret that I’ve decided to step down as the drummer of Five Finger Death Punch. This decision has been weighing on me for months. Now the time has finally come. I’ve been playing drums since I was six years old. After years of the physicality leading to surgeries, I feel it’s best to step down…”
“…I feel fortunate that my body has provided me with several decades of doing what I love: playing double-bass and shredding the drums. However, the rigorous physical wear and tear has worn down my body to the point where I feel I can no longer deliver a performance you great fans deserve and one that brings me satisfaction and joy…”
“I sincerely wish nothing but the very best for my brothers in Death Punch family. And I encourage our fans to continue supporting whoever replaces me. We decided early on to do everything possible to make you fans feel special. As a result, we’ve always had the most supportive and dedicated Knuckleheads. I know I speak for everyone when I saw we’re grateful beyond words. Personally, you have made these years the highlight of my life. Thank you for helping make this dream a reality. Please know I am eternally grateful. Thank you for everything.”
So far, a replacement has yet to be named.
We wish Spencer well in his future endeavors and thank him for his years in FFDP.
Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.