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Five Finger Death Punch Parts Ways with Drummer Jeremy Spencer

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Five Finger Death Punch have been touring with Charlie Engen (Scale the Summit) while drummer Jeremy Spencer recovers from back surgery, but it was initially believed that Spencer would, eventually, return to the fold.

Alas, ’tis not to be. In a new statement, Spencer has announced that he’s leaving FFDP for good:

“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.”

The band hasn’t announced whether Engen will be their new drummer full-time or they’re planning to bring in another replacement. As long as they don’t put out the call for a new member via a flyer at Musicians Institute, they should be fine.

[via The PRP]

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