Jeremy Spencer Quits Five Finger Death Punch

December 18, 2018

Jeremy Spencer, drummer for Five Finger Death Punch, has announced his departure from the band.

According to a statement released by Spencer, his reasons for leaving 5FDP are mainly due to issues resulting from his ongoing back problems. 

“This decision has been weighing on me for months; and now the time has finally come,” says Spencer. “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.”

Spencer previously announced that he will have to sit out of 5FDP's co-headlinging tour with Breaking Benjamin due to back surgery. Charlie Engen of Scale the Summit has taken over the drumming role for now.