Fivespeed was an American rock band, formed in Peoria, Arizona in 1997, and later based in Phoenix, Arizona. While in the beginning, Fivespeed's style was greatly influenced by the punk and hard-core movements,Garcia, Gilbert. [ Speed Kills, The Phoenix New Times, Jan. 17, 2002] retrieved 01-09-12 its later efforts could be described as a mixture of nu metal and mainstream rock.