Charlie Engen is a musical artist and lead drummer for the heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch.
Doc welcomes Five Finger Death Punch drummer, Charlie Engen, to the show and they talk about how Charlie built a big following on Instagram, going back to college to get a Master's in music and why he regretted it, almost losing hope in the industry, how his prog band, Ideology, came together, his time playing and touring with Scale The Summit, the challenges of playing very technical, progressive music, how the Five Finger Death Punch gig came about, and how he's adjusted to the newfound notoriety.This episode features the songs "My Last Goodbye" by Alyxx and "Making Monsters" by Five Finger Death Punch.Follow Charlie on Instagram and Twitter @CharlieEngenFollow Doc on Instagram and Twitter @DocCoylePlease support this episode's sponsor Alyxx at officialalyxx.comBuy the Exclusive Ex-Man T-shirt here -…irt-402964.htmlListen to more great podcasts like this at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
We’re sitting down and speaking with non-other than Charlie Engen. Charlie reflects back on his childhood, growing up with his love for drumming and how that led him to go to school to pursue a Master degree in percussion performance. Charlie also discusses his joining the band Scale The Summit, and his progressive metal band, Ideology. We're talking, drums, social media, recording, NAMM and more!
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St. Paul, Minnesota, United States of America
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2 hours, 56 minutes
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