Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Five Finger Death Punch's Jeremy Spencer recalls opening for Pantera when he was 17 years old


Five Finger Death Punch drummer Jeremy Spencer was recently interviewed by KLAQ, you can read some excerpts below.

Jeremy 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. Jeremy said: "I was so excited to open for Pantera, 'cause they were new. 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 Dimebag 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."