Flotsam and Jetsam
From: Phoenix, AZ, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Philadelphia based Single Bullet Theory has announced a brand new four album deal with Eclipse records. Eclipse records will release the bands forthcoming album titled “ IV” (previously reported to be called “Divine Ways of Chaos”).
“IV” features 10 tracks featuring new members John Ruszin III (guitar), Jeff Kalber (bass) and Acacio Carvalho (drums). All drum tracks were recorded at Clay Creek Studio in Newark, Delaware with Engineer Nick Rotundo. The remainder of the record is being recorded at Ruszins studio in Wenonoh, NJ.
The record will be mixed by John Ruszin III, mastered by James Murphy (Testament, Death) and will feature artwork by renowned German artist Rainer Kalwitz. The record will also feature 6 additional bonus tracks from previous sessions including a guest performance from Matt Thompson (King Diamond) on a cover of Deaths "Spirit Crusher" as well as a revamped version of “The Hurt That Never Ends” (previously released on SBT’s 2004 record “Behind Eyes of Hatred.”) “IV will also feature an 8 minute instrumental track called “Auctioneer of Souls” and will feature guest guitarists from all over the globe. More...
After a very successful tour with Lizyy Borden last year, and performances at festivals such as "Keep it true" in Germany, Dutch metal cult band Martyr will be supporting Flotsam & Jetsam at their upcoming European tour.
Here are the latest Martyr tour dates: More...
DEVIOUS and DISABUSE have been confirmed for this year's Elsrock festival, set to take place August 29, 2009 in Rijssen, Netherlands.
The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
ACTION IN DC
FLOTSAM and JETSAM
MUCKY PUP (20th anniversary reunion show)
A DVD chronicling the 2008 edition of Poland's Metalmania festival will be released on March 10th. The DVD features over four hours of live performances from some of metal's most infamous names. The tracklisting is as follows:
INSIDE YOU - "Roam in Darkness"
"Before the Abyss"
PRIMORDIAL - "Heathen Tribes"
"God to the Godless"
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM - "The Master Sleeps"
"Escape from Within"
ARTILLERY - "Into the Universe"
MARDUK - "Baptism by Fire"
"Materialized in Stone"
"Limbs of Worship"
VADER - "Sothis"
"Reign Forever World"
SATYRICON - "Now, Diabolical"
OVERKILL - "Necroshine"
"Rotten to the Core"
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN - "Panasonic Youth"
"Sunshine the Werewolf"
MEGADETH - "Washington Is Next"
"Gears of War"
"A Tout Le Monde"
Guitarist Mark Simpson of legendary thrash metal band Flotsam and Jetsam has posted the following mesage online:
"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.
"Thanks to everyone who made it out to KIT XI and hope to see you next year!"
This year's HELLSTOCK is to take place at State Theatre in St. Petersburg, FL on Saturday August 9th.
The show features the first time ever appearance in Florida by the legendary HELSTAR, which features vocalist James Rivera of Flotsam and Jetsam/Seven Witches/Vicious Rumors fame. Also on the bill are Dark Balance Records' goth metal band Menna Brinno, Tampa metal act My Evil Side, and Queensryche tribute band Jet City. Another band is soon to be announced.
Tickets cost $13 in advance, $15 day of the show.
Ryko Distribution has announced an exclusive distribution agreement with Driven Music Group to distribute all physical and digital releases from Driven Music's artists in the U.S. and Canada.
Driven Music Group was created by Brian "Head" Welch, a founding member, songwriter and guitarist from the multi-platinum rock band KoRn, music industry veteran Mark Nawara and entertainment law attorney Greg Shanaberger. As a member of KoRn, Welch won two Grammy Awards and sold more than 30 million albums. Welch's upcoming solo debut album, "Save Me From Myself," is scheduled to be released by Driven in the Fall of 2008 and will be distributed by Ryko Distribution, along with other Driven releases by Flotsam and Jetsam, 40 Below Summer, Crossbreed, Godhead and Soil among others. Ryko Distribution is headquartered in New York City and is a Warner Music Group company. More...
Flotsam and Jetsam's "Once In A Deathtime" two-disc DVD/CD set that was recorded and filmed last year in Europe will be reaching North American soil on July 29th via Driven Music Group, Inc.
The package is currently scheduled for a European release on June 16 by Metal Mind Productions. More...
Upstate New York's TMT festival has been temporarily postponed. The organizors have issued the following update:
"Due to an unagreeable situation that has arisen with the venue, we are forced to postpone - TEMPORARILY this event. We are currently spending every waking moment searching for a replacement venue that will satisfy both our needs and please all of the bands and fans. The lack of basic cooperation on the part of the venue is what has prompted this decision. We tried in vain to make every effort necessary, but in the end - they failed us."
"There will be two lineup changes - Forbidden had a problem between management and booking, they decided to play another gig that weekend. Metal Mike contacted us when Sebastian Bach decided to go on tour, this tour conflicted with the concert date. We wish both bands good luck in their endeavors."
The following press release has been announced:
On June 16, 2008 Metal Mind Productions will release a new live DVD by FLOTSAM AND JETSAM. The material entitled "Once In A Deathtime" [view cover] features an extremely intense show the band gave at the Metalmania Festival 2008, offering metalheads everything FLOTSAM AND JETSAM came to be respected for: brutal non-conformist sound, a slaughter of powerful, furious and perfectly executed thrash riffs, as well as excellent song-writing. With a great selection of songs from their discography, also including such classic compositions as "Doomsday For The Deceiver", "No Place for Disgrace", or "I Live You Die", the band treated their fans to one hell of a ride at this genuine thrash metal feast!
Here is the complete track listing:
Metalmania Festival 2008
03. The Master Sleeps
04. Swatting At Flies
05. No Place For Disgrace
06. Doomsday For The Deceiver
07. Hard On You
08. Fork Boy
09. Never To Reveal
10. Escape From Within
11. I Live You Die
12. Smoked Out
CD (only on limited DVD+CD edition):
03. The Master Sleeps
04. Swatting At Flies
05. No Place For Disgrace
06. Doomsday For The Deceiver
07. Hard On You
08. Fork Boy
09. Never To Reveal
The cover artwork was designed by Graal known from his previous work for VITAL REMAINS, SINISTER, SOLITUDE AETURNUS, BULLDOZER etc. Graal was also responsible for the cover artwork for the ARTILLERY's box "Through The Years" and their forthcoming DVD "One Foot In The Grave, The Other One In The Trash".
The following press release has been issued by Metal Mind:
Metal Mind Productions is proud to announce the release of a new live DVD by FLOTSAM AND JETSAM. The material entitled "Once In A Deathtime" consists of the show recorded at the 2008 edition of the Metalmania Festival.
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM is a Thrash Metal band formed in Phoenix, Arizona in 1983. Their debut album "Doomsday For The Deceiver" is still considered by many as a milestone in the history of the genre. The record released in 1986 propelled original bass player Jason Newstead to international superstardom as a member of METALLICA. Not to be outdone, Flotsam then followed up with what some consider to be the most important thrash record of all time, "No Place For Disgrace". Then it was onward and upward to MCA records for three albums that allowed the band to grow musically while never losing the integrity their fans had come to expect. After their contract was up at MCA, the first and most welcome home for the band, Metal Blade Records, invited FLOTSAM AND JETSAM to rejoin their roster and help carry the banner of true Metal tradition proudly through the dark days of the rise of Nu Metal. The records "High", and "Unnatural Selection" settled the nerves of those fans that wondered what direction the band might go in this new landscape. "My God", produced by the illustrious Bill Metoyer, was hailed as the best, heaviest effort of the band in many years. "Dreams Of Death" from 2005 is their ninth and so far last album.
"Once In A Deathtime" DVD features an extremely intense show the band gave at the Metalmania Festival 2008, offering metalheads everything FLOTSAM AND JETSAM came to be respected for: brutal non-conformist sound, a slaughter of powerful, furious and perfectly executed thrash riffs, as well as excellent song-writing. With a great selection of songs from their discography, also including such classic compositions as "Doomsday For The Deceiver", "No Place For Disgrace", or "I Live You Die", the band treated their fans to one hell of a ride at this genuine Thrash Metal feast! The DVD also includes an interview with Craig Neilsen and Ed Carlson, biography, discography, photo gallery, desktop images, web links, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound.
The DVD will be available on June 16, 2008 (Europe only), also in a limited edition - including a CD with songs recorded at the Metalmania Festival!
Full details (tracklist, cover artwork) to follow soon!
Poland's Metal Mind Productions will re-release three albums from Arizona metallers FLOTSAM AND JETSAM — "When The Storm Comes Down" (1990), "Cuatro" (1992) and "Drift" (1995) — on March 17 in Europe (June 10 in the U.S. via MVD). Each remastered limited-edition digipack title (limited to 2,000 copies) will be made available on golden disc, digitally remastered using 24-bit technology.
"When The Storm Comes Down" bonus track:
01. Interview from the single "The Master Sleeps"
"Cuatro" bonus tracks:
01. Date With Hate
02. Wading Through The Darkness (radio edit)
03. Wading Through The Darkness (industrial mix)
04. Cradle Me Now (edit version)
05. Wading Through The Darkness (video)
"Drift" bonus tracks:
01. Destructive Signs (Radio Edit)
02. Fairies Wear Boots
03. Smoked Out (Radio Edit)
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's march 8 concert at the Metalmania festival in Katowice, Poland will be filmed for an upcoming DVD, due later in the year.
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's classic debut, "Doomsday for the Deceiver", was reissued as a "Special Edition" by Metal Blade Records on October 31, 2006. The original album was produced by Metal Blade CEO Brian Slagel and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM and is the group's sole release to feature Newsted before he joined METALLICA as the replacement for Cliff Burton.
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's latest album, "Dreams of Death", is available now on Crash Music, Inc. The CD was engineered by Tom Giatron and produced by FLOTSAM AND JETSAM and Tom Giatron at Genesis Studios in Phoenix. Travis Smith did the cover art.
Drummer Craig Nielsen of the veteran Arizona-based metallers FLOTSAM AND JETSAM has issued the following update:
"It's finally here! In less then one week the band starts its European tour! All the dates lead up to the killer Metalmania festival in Poland with MEGADETH, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, and so many other cool bands. We will be filming finally totally pro DVD from that show. There is going to be eight Sony, top-of-the-line cameras and an extremely professional crew. We will be going to some cities the band has never visited before, including Barcelona, Budapest, and, of course, the town in Poland, Katowice. When we get back it shouldn't be long before we begin recording the new record as we have nine songs written and so we are in the last stage of that process. We are very much looking forward to hanging out with all of our fans in Europe and having many warm beers. Unless, of course, Europe has worked out their refrigeration issues which would be ####ing killer, but there is no such thing as bad European beer, warm or cold."
As previously reported, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, ATTACKER and CHRIS CAFFERY will perform at the TMT Metal Fest 2008, set to take place July 18-20 in Endicott, New York. Also scheduled to appear are TANTALLON, MAGUS BEAST, ARES and ICARUS WITCH, with more to be announced.
Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers FORBIDDEN have been added to the TMT Metal Festival, set to take place July 18-20 at the Skyview Drag Strip in Tioga Center, upstate New York. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
FLOTSAM and JETSAM
DEATHRIDERS (feat. Neil Turbin)
"METAL" MIKE CHLASCIAK
FORBIDDEN has already announced several West Coast dates and European festival appearances. Russ Anderson (vocals), Craig Locicero (guitar), Matt Camacho (bass) and Glen Alvelais (guitar), along with special guest drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, TESTAMENT, DEATH, DARK ANGEL) will bring something that so many of their peers, old-school fans and especially the younger generation of fans that never got to see FORBIDDEN live have been asking for: a FORBIDDEN reunion!
The following bands have been confirmed for next year’s Metalmania festival, which will take place on March 8th, 2008 at Spodek Hall in Katowice, Poland:
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
POISON THE WELL
Netherlands based metallers NON-DIVINE have issued the following update:
"Non-Divine announces their European tour as a support of US metallers FLOTSAM AND JETSAM. The Dutch band IZEGRIM also joins the tour as a support."
Here are the tour dates:
1 - Hedon - Zwolle, The Netherlands
2 - Dynamo - Eindhoven, The Netherlands
4 - Roxy - Flensburg, Germany
5 - Nachtleben - Frankfurt, Germany
6 - Transilvania - Erstfeld, Switzerland
7 - Viper Room - Wien, Austria
8 - A 38 - Budapest, Hungary
Dutch metal band NON-DIVINE will support FLOTSAM AND JETSAM on their upcoming European tour. Also appearing on the bill will be the Dutch band IZEGRIM. The dates are as follows:
March 01 - Hedon, Zwolle (The Netherlands)
March 02 - Dynamo, Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
March 04 - Roxy, Flensburg (Germany)
March 05 - Nachtleben, Frankfurt (Germany)
March 06 - Transilvania, Erstfeld (Switzerland)
March 07 - Viper Room, Wien (Austria)
March 08 - A 38, Budapest (Hungary)
Keep It True festival organizers have issued the following:
"First of all we want to thank all fans for a fantastic KIT IX last Saturday. Also a huge thank you to all the bands that gave the fans a real metal blast. At KIT IX we already announced 9 out of 10 bands for KIT XI and here it is now officially:
Keep It True XI - Metal Shock: FLOTSAM & JETSAM (special old school show), GIRLSCHOOL, TOKYO BLADE, ARTILLERY, FORTE (original lineup), EVIL, BLASPHEME, FAITH FACTOR (feat. Ski - ex-DEADLY BLESSING), HELLHOUND."
One co-headliner is yet to be announced. The festival will take place November 15th, 2008 at Soundpark-Ost (ex-Rockpalast) in Wuerzburg, Germany.
Ticket sales will start on January 1st, 2008, to give everybody the same chance of getting a ticket.
Stay tuned for updates at www.keep-it-true.de
Thrash metal legends Flotsam and Jetsam have announced the following dates in Europe and California:
14 Dec 2007 20:00
The Jumping Turtle San Marcos
15 Dec 2007 20:00
Whisky a go go Hollywood, California
1 Mar 2008 20:00
2 Mar 2008 22:00
3 Mar 2008 22:00
4 Mar 2008 22:00
5 Mar 2008 22:00
6 Mar 2008 22:00
7 Mar 2008 20:00
Viper Room Vienna.Austria
8 Mar 2008 22:00
Metal Blade Records is gearing up to celebrate its 25th year as a record label next year and is planning to commemorate this monumental occasion by releasing special editions of some of their classic albums. These will include re-mastered recordings, digipak packaging with a bonus DVD that will contain material recorded at the time of the original release, and updated liner notes. The first of these releases will be Lizzy Borden’s Master of Disguise which will be out in early 2007. More information on upcoming 25 th Year Anniversary releases will be made throughout the next few months. Metal Blade will also be releasing a special edition of Flotsam and Jetsam’s Doomsday for the Deceiver (2 CD/DVD) to honor the bands 20th anniversary and will be out on October 31st, which also happens to be the same date as Jason Newsted’s last show with the band. Here are the details on that release: More...