FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's JEREMY SPENCER Recalls Opening For PANTERA When He Was 17 Years Old
September 1, 2015
In a brand new interview with KLAQ's Lisa Sanchez, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH drummer Jeremy Spencer recalled how, when he was seventeen years old and growing up in Boonville, Indiana, his band at the time, CORNUCOPIA OF DEATH, opened in Indianapolis for PANTERA.
"I was so excited to open for PANTERA, 'cause they were new," Jeremy said (hear audio below). "But they were [already] one of my favorite bands; they were, like, the new thing in my life, and I was turning everyone onto PANTERA that I could: 'You've gotta hear this band, man. It's incredible!' But we were doing a soundcheck, and we were playing a song that was really fast — a really fast double-bass part — and at the end of it, we hear this guy going, 'Faster! Play it faster!' And it was [PANTERA guitarist] Dimebag [Darrell Abbott] on the side of the stage just kind of messing with us. So we gave him one of our band t-shirts, and he was, like, 'I'll totally wear it, man.' And I looked in the Metal Maniacs magazine a couple of months later, and he was wearing our shirt in the magazine. So I thought that was really cool. I was, like, 17 years old."
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's sixth album, "Got Your Six", will be released worldwide on September 4 via Prospect Park Records in North America and Eleven Seven Music internationally.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will head out on a co-headlining fall tour with PAPA ROACH. The trek kicks off on September 4 in Lexington, Kentucky, winding down on October 9 in Glen Falls, New York. Also along will be IN THIS MOMENT and FROM ASHES TO NEW.
The two headliners actively involved their fans in the routing of the tour by giving them the opportunity to request the tour come to their city via a "demand campaign." Some 1.5 million people responded and made their choices known.