Story by Scotty J
Photos by Ambler Irby
Despite the attention and celebrity that may come along with being a world wide recognized musician, we all must acknowledge our mortality. For Five Finger Death Punch drummer, Jeremy Spencer, that's sadly come sooner than later. His band's latest album "And Justice for None" may be one of the greatest to date. However, the trials and tribulations of life have intervened. Per his outlet from the Prime Media Group:
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have announced today (12/18) that after 14 years drummer Jeremy Spencer will be leaving the band. After sitting out the Fall leg of the group’s recent co-headlining tour with Breaking Benjamin, Jeremy underwent a second back surgery and will need a significant amount of time to recover; the band fully supports his decision.
“This decision has been weighing on me for months; and now the time has finally come,” explains Jeremy Spencer. “I started to play when I was 6 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.”
With that said, Jeremy certainly goes out on a high note! With "And Justice for None", he may have just been involved with one of 5FDP's most epic albums to date! Here is an in depth analysis as Rock Titan Music Television sees it!
Trouble - "I don’t look for trouble. Trouble looks for me." Feeling victimized in some way? At the same time unmistakeable Ivan and an awesome track. Sounds phenomenal. Stay sober Ivan.
Fake - Ivan channels his inner Rob zombie and taking out his anger on someone big-time!
Top of The World - Ivan changes pace directly celebrating his success. He can’t stay angry long with acknowledging how good life can be.
Sham Pain - Great official music video! Possibly one of my favorite songs. Awesome play on words with the double meaning. Such a life can seem like one big sham and with it comes pain. But, in how many other ways can one experience celebrity? Break out the champagne!
Five Finger Death Punch - Sham Pain (Official Video)
Blue on Black - Tremendous cover! One rule I’ve always had is that it better be as good if not better than the original. 5FDP does this in spades. Awesome version of one of Kenny Wayne Shepherds best!