By JOHN DALY
Five Finger Death Punch has announced that, after 14 years, drummer Jeremy Spencer will leave the band. Spencer has undergone two back surgeries and sat out the fall leg of the co-headlining tour with Breaking Benjamin.
He will need a “significant amount of time” to recover, according to a statement and the band fully supports his decision.
“This decision has been weighing on me for months; and now the time has finally come,” Spencer said. “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,” Spencer said.
Five Finger Death Punch is among the most-played artists on U.S. Rock Radio for 2018 in year-end radio reports. Last week, the group just released the new video for the blues rock song “Blue On Black.”