Pearl Drums has welcomed another new drummer to the prestigious Pearl Drums artist roster — Jeremy Spencer of Las Vegas-based hard rock sensation FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH.
Jeremy and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH are currently touring in support of their two-record set, “The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell”. The “Volume 2” disc came out on November 19, 2013, with “Volume 1” coming out in July 2013.
Jeremy grew up in Boonville, Indiana — situated just north of the Ohio River and neighboring Kentucky — and got his first set of drums — a $79 kit from Sears — around age six from his grandmother.
Spencer told Drum! magazine in a 2011 interview that he spent years woodshedding before he was able to replicate the dual-kick licks on his favorite records. “One summer it just clicked,” he said with a snap of his fingers. “Then I started playing to a click track and it kicked in to where I could play the shredding double bass stuff in time — with groove and feel. It made me a better drummer and that’s pretty much where I am now. I’m constantly playing to a click during our shows — it keeps everything solid every night, no matter how much my adrenaline is going.”
“The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 2” sold 77,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 2 on The Billboard 200 chart.
The first half of “The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell” debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard album chart, selling 113,000 copies in its first week of release.