After taking some time out off the road whilst recovering from a second bout of back surgery, Five Finger Death Punch drummer Jeremy Spencer has announced he has decided to step down from the band.
Spencer broke the news of his choice to part ways from the group during an interview on Pulse Of Radio, an excerpt of which you can read below.
“This decision has been weighing on me for months, and now the time has finally come. I started to play when I was six years old, and I feel fortunate that my body has provided me with several decades of doing what I love most: drumming.
However, the rigorous physical wear and tear has got me to the point where I feel I can no longer deliver a performance that brings me satisfaction and joy. I feel the band deserves to get someone with the fire and energy, capable of delivering the performance that the fans deserve.
Like you, I will be cheering them on to continue making great music as they tour the world and bring exciting shows to all our cherished fans.”
At the time of writing, and based off what Spencer has stated in the above announcement, it is uncertain whether or not he’ll be returning to performing drums in another band in the foreseeable future.
A replacement drummer for Five Finger Death Punch has also not been confirmed, though they are currently touring with Charlie Engen of Scale The Summit behind the kit.
More details will be confirmed as they develop.
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