Drummer Jeremy Spencer of Las Vegas metallers FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH was interviewed on the July 5-7 edition of Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.
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Full Metal Jackie: There's a [FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH] song ["Lift Me Up"] currently doing very, very well in the U.S. at rock radio that you guys had a chance to do with Rob-effing-Halford, which is pretty amazing.
Jeremy: I'll tell you what, I've been a fan of JUDAS PRIEST my whole life. We all have. When we finished that song, we were thinking, man, it kind of has that '80s kind of — not in a bad way — but a sing-along, huge chorus. Maybe in the vein of PRIEST, we were thinking. So we said, "How cool would it be to get Rob Halford?" So we asked our management to reach out to Rob, he heard the song and totally dug it. Came down, flew to Vegas recorded the song in a couple of hours. We go to go out to dinner with him. Exceptional guy, exceptional talent. Super cool. Very intelligent. Then we were like, "Hey man, what are the chances of you getting together and singing this with us at the [Revolver] Golden Gods?" And he agreed to do it. It was a dream come true.
Full Metal Jackie: "Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Vol. 1" comes out in stores July 30 and it's a big deal that you guys are putting out two albums. Give us a rundown on how that came about and why you guys decided to do that.
Jeremy: Well, we had started to take out a portable recording studio with us out on tour in the event that we wanted to lie down and document some ideas if we were feeling inspired or creative. And you're bored some days. We're like, "Hey, let's set up the studio and document some stuff." So, we came off the road with a handful of ideas and we were really focused and excited to get in the studio. Things just started flowing real well and we got up to about 14, 15 songs and we kept going. It was still flowing. We got to song 24 or 25, and we were thinking we may have to put out two records. We don't want to take songs off. We're really proud of it. We think it fits well together as a body of work, it was well rounded. We're really excited for people to hear it.