Death Punch'd: Surviving Five Finger Death Punch's Metal Mayhem

Death Punch'd: Surviving Five Finger Death Punch's Metal Mayhem

by Jeremy Spencer


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From the cofounder of Five Finger Death Punch, a fascinating inside account of one of the most successful heavy-metal bands of the past decade, and a revealing personal journey through the wild highs and terrifying lows of the rock and roll lifestyle—a wry and rollicking tale of music, addiction, and recovery.

Hailed by the New York Times as one of the most unexpectedly consistently popular bands on the rock charts, Five Finger Death Punch has become the new heavyweight champ of the metal scene. In this high-energy memoir, Jeremy Spencer, the band’s cofounder and drummer, takes us onstage and behind the scenes, on tour and into the studio to tell the band’s story and his own.

Death Punch’d is a detailed in-depth account of the group’s origins and influences, as well as the infighting and tensions that, when channeled properly, result in the music fans love. It is also the hard-charging, laugh-out-loud tale of how a mischievous boy rose from small-town Indiana to rock royalty—and how he nearly destroyed it all for a good time.

Told in his unique, self-deprecating voice, filled with his twisted and humorous take on living the sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll dream turned nightmare, and including dozens of photos, Death Punch’d is a lively, no-holds-barred ride and an inspiring cautionary tale that offers lessons for us all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062308115
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/16/2015
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 196,346
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jeremy Spencer, the cofounder and drummer for the metal band Five Finger Death Punch, received the Revolver Golden Gods Award for Best Drummer and the Loudwire fan-voted Best Drummer Award.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1

Chapter 1 The Dream 2005 3

Chapter 2 In Exordium 1973?79 15

Chapter 3 The Way of the Fist 2005 31

Chapter 4 Influence the 'Bos 51

Chapter 5 First Tour 2007 65

Chapter 6 The Awakening 1986?87 79

Chapter 7 Sex, More Sex, and a Little Rock 'N' Roll 2007 101

Chapter 8 Rock 'N' Roll Rebel 1987?89 117

Chapter 9 Never Enough 2008?09 143

Chapter 10 Rehabba-Dabba-Doo 1989?91 165

Chapter 11 The Answer … War is Hell 2009 187

Chapter 12 Go West, Young Man 1991?92 207

Chapter 13 Into the Desert Then Back in the Studio 2010?11 227

Chapter 14 Decade of Broken Dreams 1994?2004 251

Chapter 15 The Beginning of the End 2010 275

Epilogue 285

Acknowledgements 289

Dedication 291

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Death Punch'd: Surviving Five Finger Death Punch's Metal Mayhem 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I must admit, I didn't know much about Jeremy or his band, and only knew one or two songs. (Embarrassing!) You could really feel his struggles, as well as triumphs. He writes with so much humor and detail that you feel like you know him, and truly want him to succeed... Bottom line, read it! You'll be glad you did.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From childhood to the present! Jeremy Spencer does a great job giving the reader a glimpse into his struggles and triumphs. His experience rings with truth to the reality of a struggling musician to rockstar temptations!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago