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Five Finger Death Punch guitarist thinks his band has “the worst f—ing name”

He's not wrong.

June 14, 2019
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Coming up with a good name for your band is awfully difficult, but Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory thinks they have the worst.

Bathory recently said in a studio session posted to the band’s YouTube channel that it’s “probably the worst fucking name.”

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The guitarist talks about how band names should make people react, whether positively or negatively.

“The name of the band has to have some kind of effect,” says Bathory. “It doesn’t have to be positive. It doesn’t have to be, like, ‘That’s the greatest name in the world,’ It can be, ‘Oh my god, that’s the dumbest fucking shit I ever heard!’ Equally good, because it got a reaction.”

He continues by relating the topic at hand to his own band’s name, which it turns out he thinks is awful.

“I mean, I don’t think you can beat Five Finger Death Punch. That’s probably the worst fucking name,” says Bathory. “In fact, we almost changed it, but then Ivan came in and said, ‘That’s the best name ever, they’re gonna fucking hate it! Keep it! That’s fucking ridiculous!'”

While it’s strange to want a really bad band name, we can’t disagree that their’s is one of the worst.

You can watch the entire clip in the player below.

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Former drummer Jeremy Spencer has been working toward a career in law enforcement since he stepped down from the band last year.

At the time, Spencer cited injuries and surgeries brought on by drumming as his reason for stepping down.

Since then, the band found a new drummer and Spencer has been sworn in as a police officer in Rockport, IN. He currently lives in Las Vegas but grew up in the small town.

“It’s an honor to be able to come back to this area when I can and serve the community as a reserve police officer and help out my brothers,” says Spencer.

Can you think of any band names worse than Five Finger Death Punch? Let us know in the comments below.

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Written by Joe Smith-Engelhardt