Another departure confirmed today. Flotsam & Jetsam have announced that drummer Kelly Smith will be stepping out from behind the drums to focus on caring for his family. The veteran thrashers wish nothing but the best for Smith. You can expect details on the upcoming album and the new drummer soon enough.
The line-up changes continue this week now with American thrash metal band Flotsam & Jetsam. Guitarist Edward Carlson and bassist Jason Ward bid farewell and the band welcomes guitarist Steve Conley and bassist Michael Spencer as replacements.
Thrash metal veterans Flotsam & Jetsam will release No Place For Disgrace 2014, a re-recording of the band's second album No Place For Disgrace, on February 14th in Europe and digitally on February 18th in North America via Metal Blade Records. The physical CD will be available in North America on March 4th. Recently, the band made available online all of the re-recorded songs at their ReverbNation page. Check out "The Jones (2014)", "P.A.A.B. (2014)", "Misguided Fortune (2014)", and "I Live You Die (2014)", among many others now.
Flotsam & Jetsam have re-recorded their album No Place For Disgrace and this enhanced version will be released on February 14th in Europe, February 17th in UK, and digitally on February 18th in North America through Metal Blade Records. The physical CD will be available in North America on March 4th. You can listen to the song "P.A.A.B" below now.
Jeff Keller Management LLC, the management company for Flotsam & Jetsam and Hirax, has announced that "due to circumstances beyond the band's and management's control", the Metal Apocalypse European tour that was scheduled to feature both bands in October/November will now be cancelled. Well, that explains a lot.
Thrash metallers Flotsam & Jetsam have announced that they will play a special concert at the Keep It True XVII festival, set to take place on April 25-26, 2014 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. The band's set will consists of songs only from their first two classics Doomsday For The Deceiver (1986) and No Place For Disgrace (1988).
Flotsam & Jetsam, one of the most prominent acts from the thrash metal scene, has returned to Metal Blade Records to release their new album, Ugly Noise, on April 16th. The lead single/title track is available for streaming now on the video below.
Flotsam & Jetsam guitarist Mark Simpson has decided to leave the band in friendship.
Simpson released the following statement: "I've decided to leave the band. No bad blood at all, of course. Those guys are my brothers, nothing will ever change that and I will continue to support them always. I'm ridiculously happy The Cold is doing so well in the press and with the fans but I'm just taking this moment to move on and try something new. It's as simple as that.
Thanks to everyone that I've had a chance to work with and a huge thank you to all the passionate and loyal fans that I had the honor to meet over the years. Buy The Cold! Flots out."
US Thrashers Flotsam & Jetsam have finally revealed the remaining details for their upcoming new album The Cold. The band's first album in five years will be released through Driven Music Group (the label of Korn's Brian "Head" Welch) and will hit the stores on September 14th. Mark your calendars!
Stated guitarist Mark Simpson back in November 2008: "10 songs - ALL Brutal, ALL Killer, NO Filler!"
Flotsam & Jetsam was recently rejoined by former guitarist Michael Gilbert after Edward Carlson decided he no longer wanted to tour or record.
The Cold cover art] tracklist:
03. The Cold
04. Black Cloud
05. Blackened Eyes Staring
06. Better Off Dead
Vocalist Eric AK of the legendary Flotsam & Jetsam has joined The Human Condition.
The Human Condition performed a surprise five song set at the Nino Notaro Memorial Concert on Feb, 20th at Club Stratus in Phoenix, Arizona. It had been a well kept secret that guitarist Wiley Arnett (Sacred Reich) and Eric (Flotsam & Jetsam) had joined forces.
Flotsam & Jetsam were scheduled to share a stage with Sacred Reich for the first time in nearly 18 years, about 1,500 of Arizona's core metal family members all came together to celebrate the life of Nino Notaro. For the unenlightened, Nino was an amazingly talented sound engineer that worked with both bands over the years. The event raised money for Nino's daughter "Sophie'" to start an education fund. THC felt it would be cool to debut the new line up at this special event.
Arizona-based metallers Flotsam & Jetsam will embark on a European headlining tour in April.
Announced dates are as follows:
April 01 - Amesfoort, Holland - De Kelder
April 02 - Eindhoven, Holland - Dynamo
April 03 - Leeuwarden, Holland - Romein
April 04 - Oberhausen, Germany - Turbinenhalle
April 05 - Colmar, France - Le Grillen
April 06 - Bologna, Italy - Sottotetto Club
April 07 - Barcelona, Spain - Salamandra 1
April 08 - Madrid, Spain - Sala Live
April 10 - Tongeren, Belgium - De Velnix
April 11 - Istanbul, Turkey - Live Club
April 12 - Athens, Greece - Sin City
US metallers Flotsam & Jetsam have scheduled the following European tour dates:
Aug. 21 - Treibsand - Lübeck, Germany
Aug. 22 - Rock Mania - Dettelbach, Germany
Aug. 23 - Rock Temple - Kerkrade, The Netherlands
Aug. 24 - Die Halle - Frankfurt, Germany
Aug. 25 - Exit Chmelnice - Praha, Czech Republic
Aug. 26 - Heya Club - Szczecin, Poland
Aug. 27 - Wacken Rocks South - Rieden/Kreuth, Germany
Aug. 28 - Turock - Essen, Germany
Aug. 29 - Wacken Rocks Seaside - Aurich, Germany
Aug. 29 - Elsrock - Rijssen, The Netherlands
Flotsam & Jetsam guitarist Mark Simpson has issued the following update on the band's website:
"The Title of the new record is "The Cold". Travis Smith is once again going to do the cover, which we are extremely excited about because of his amazing skill and vision. The cover will also feature the debut of an up and coming new talent.
Some song titles are: "Black Cloud", "Secret Life", "Hypocrite", "Falling Short", "Take" and "I'll beat the fuck out of you". OK, that last one is not a title but it's close. 10 songs - ALL Brutal, ALL Killer, NO Filler!! We are currently finishing up guitars and starting on vocals. Still hopeful for a release in the first quarter of next year and to do as many shows as possible in support.