Arizona thrash and speed metal icons FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have revealed a short run of tour dates for North America during August of this year. Dubbed the “Brace For Impact Summer Tour 2021” the trek begins on August 17th at Albuquerque, New Mexico and wraps on August 28th in Mesa, Arizona. Find the full itinerary below.

The band recently released their unanimously lauded studio album “Blood In The Water”. The no filler, all killer record was once again mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (U.D.O., Volbeat, Amaranthe, Powerwolf) and sees FLOTSAM AND JETSAM exploding with creativity, moving forward but nodding to their past.

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have come a long way from the kids that stepped onto the world stage with their first album in 1986, but the one thing that has never been in question since that day is their dedication to their fans, their incredible talent, and relentless pursuit to produce their best music ever.

“Following up ‘The End of Chaos’ was no easy task.” Guitarist Michael Gilbert adds. “We weren’t really sure what we had left in the tank, as we put so much work, sweat, and blood into that album. As it turns out, we had plenty left to say. With everything that’s happened in the world, the friends we lost this last year, and not being able to perform or tour… you hear all of that in our music. It’s angry, it’s aggressive, and our emotions pour out all over this album.”

The FLOTSAM lineup has never been stronger. AK keeps bringing the magic every album and tour, and oddly seems to be getting better and better as time goes on. He’s backed by the incredibly talented, exceptionally brilliant guitar duo of co-founder Michael Gilbert and Steve Conley, the powerful, precise and lightning fast engine of drummer Ken Mary, (whose Hall of Fame resume includes over five million albums sold with artists such as Alice Cooper, House Of Lords, and Accept), and the “fresh blood” and extraordinary technical skills and prowess of bassist Bill Bodily.

“Blood In The Water” Album Artwork

“Blood In The Water” Album Tracklist:

 1. Blood In The Water
 2. Burn The Sky
 3. Brace For Impact
 4. A Place To Die
 5. The Walls
 6. Cry For The Dead
 7. The Wicked Hour
 8. Too Many Lives
 9. Grey Dragon
10. Reaggression
11. Undone
12. Seven Seconds ‘Til The End Of The World

“Blood In The Water”  is out via AFM Records and available as highly collectable Vinyl and CD editions as well as Digital formats. Order your album copy at THIS LOCATION if you haven’t done so yet.

Thrash and Speed Metal icons FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have seen many of their peers that started at the same time, including Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Venom have their day in the sun. Considered in metal circles as “legendary”, the mighty FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, over their long career, has seemed somewhat plagued by label snafu’s, changes in trends, or other unfortunate events. On album number fourteen, and without a doubt making the best music of their career, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM finally smells blood in the water this time around. Slated for a release on June 4, 2021 through AFM Records, “Blood In The Water” literally shreds the listener’s ears and pummels FLOTSAM AND JETSAM’s message into the hearts of the most diehard metal fans, the album must be heard to be believed. Featuring twelve brutal and powerful tracks that will rip your head off, the outstanding guitar work of Michael Gilbert and these killer vocals by Eric AK – one of the most gifted metal singers in music history – FLOTSAM AND JETSAM‘s “Blood In The Water” will see the band deliver one of their heaviest records to date!

With the unveiling of the previously-released single “Burn The Sky”FLOTSAM AND JETSAM gave a first and impressive sneak peak of their forthcoming album. Now, the thrash heavy weights have unleashed the thunderous album opener and title track with a brand new video! “Blood In The Water” let’s you know right off that these guys aren’t messing around as the song comes screaming out of the speakers with a frenzied rhythm section, these passionate vocals by AK and guitars blazing on ten! Watch the new FLOTSAM AND JETSAM video for “Blood In The Water” below.

It’s been 35 years since FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, formed in Phoenix, Arizona released their landmark debut, “Doomsday For The Deceiver”, the only album to ever receive a 6K rating from the influential British magazine Kerrang! Bassist Jason Newsted would jump ship to Metallica while the band released the unstoppable “No Place for Disgrace” in 1988. “Cuatro” (1992), “Drift” (1995), “High” (1997), and “My God” (2001) all still rank extremely high in heavy metal circles. But it was the first part of this unofficial trilogy in 2016’s self-titled FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, followed by the the crushing 2019- successor, “The End Of Chaos”, that a certain rejuvenation and reset was clearly felt. Fast-forward five years to a planet that was forced to its knees: While spending most of the past year in a holding pattern like the rest of the world, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM made the best of a struggling situation and just let those creative juices and angst flow. What emerged was twelve brand new blistering tracks under the moniker “Blood In The Water” .

 “We really had a hell of a time figuring out which songs to actually include in this album, because we don’t feel we had any fillers,” describes Steve Conley about the new songs clocking in at nearly 55 minutes of thrashing glory.

Says singer Eric “AK” Knutson, “We’ve seen our fan base increasing, and we’ve seen the response to the last two albums getting louder and louder. We have some of the most committed and crazy fans in the world. We charted higher on our last album than at any point in our career. Maybe our career path will run similar to Motorhead’s, who although was always considered iconic, didn’t really break through in a big way until later in their career. We feel our time is now…” says AK. “We’re like that dog that’s been kicked…we’re ready to break the door down and take what’s ours.”

And the FLOTSAM lineup has never been stronger. AK keeps bringing the magic every album and tour, and oddly seems to be getting better and better as time goes on. He’s backed by the incredibly talented, exceptionally brilliant guitar duo of co-founder Michael Gilbert and Steve Conley, the powerful, precise and lightning fast engine of drummer Ken Mary, (whose Hall of Fame resume includes over five million albums sold with artists such as Alice Cooper, House Of Lords, and Accept), and the “fresh blood” and extraordinary technical skills and prowess of bassist Bill Bodily.

“Blood In The Water” Album Artwork

No filler, all killer, “Blood In The Water”  was once again mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (U.D.O., Volbeat, Amaranthe, Powerwolf) and sees FLOTSAM AND JETSAM exploding with creativity, moving forward but nodding to their past.

The band has come a long way from the kids that stepped onto the world stage with their first album in 1986, but the one thing that has never been in question since that day is their dedication to their fans, their incredible talent, and relentless pursuit to produce their best music ever.

“Following up ‘The End of Chaos’ was no easy task.” Guitarist Michael Gilbert adds. “We weren’t really sure what we had left in the tank, as we put so much work, sweat, and blood into that album. As it turns out, we had plenty left to say. With everything that’s happened in the world, the friends we lost this last year, and not being able to perform or tour… you hear all of that in our music. It’s angry, it’s aggressive, and our emotions pour out all over this album.”

“Blood In The Water” Album Tracklist:

 1. Blood In The Water
 2. Burn The Sky
 3. Brace For Impact
 4. A Place To Die
 5. The Walls
 6. Cry For The Dead
 7. The Wicked Hour
 8. Too Many Lives
 9. Grey Dragon
10. Reaggression
11. Undone
12. Seven Seconds ‘Til The End Of The World

“Blood In The Water”  will be out on June 4 through AFM Records and available as highly collectable Vinyl and CD editions as well as Digital formats. Pre- order your album copy at THIS LOCATION!

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Legendary thrash metallers FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have unveiled the first single of their upcoming studio album “Blood in the Water” via the official music video for the pummeling track “Burn the Sky” which can be watched below.

“While we were in the process of selecting which songs we would use for the album’s videos, ‘Burn the Sky’ was the only one that was on everyone’s lists consistently” – commented front-man Eric A.K. during a full-band video interview aired this past Friday via Bravewords and Sonic Perspectives“This track has some guitar work by Mike and Steve that are second to none.”

“We really had a hell of a time figuring out which songs actually include in this album, because we don’t feel we have any fillers” – added guitarist Michael Gilbert. When asked about why the band’s sound have evolved throughout the last albums to a much heavier output, he said:  “I don’t want anyone feeling we are getting fuck**g old. As long as we continue doing this, we are gonna bring it. Our sound changed through the years influenced by many factors, but what you are listening to now is who we are and will continue to be”

“The recording of this album was very much a natural process, we really worked together as a team to make sure that everything that needed to be on the record, was indeed on it. I haven’t listened to it for a while and I went back and listened recently, and it really gives the impression that we are really angry” commented drummer Ken Mary.

“Blood In The Water” Album Artwork

“Blood In The Water,” which is set to be released on June 4th via AFM Records, was once again mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (U.D.O.VolbeatAmaranthePowerwolf), who also worked on the band’s previous record “The End of Chaos,” released on January 18th, 2019.

“Blood In The Water,” is complete musical mayhem with a crushing, rolling, and aggressive attack that will knock you down. The new music delivers the finest fast and hard metal for new and old-school thrashers alike. The album artwork and track-listing can be seen below, and pre-orders for physical/digital version of the album ar underway at this location

“Blood In The Water” will be available in several configurations:

  • Boxset (Limited to 666 units) containing the Digipak-CD, a exclusive “Blood In The Water” T-Shirt, a “Brace For Impact” poster, a sticker and a certificate of Authenticity
  • Ltd. Gatefold Milky/Red/Black Splatter LP (Limited to 100 unites and exclusive to the AFM Webshop)
  • Ltd. Gatefold Clear Red LP (500 units only)
  • Ltd. Gatefold Clear Orange LP (500 units only)
  • Ltd. Gatefold Black Red LP (400 units only)
  • Digipack CD

“Blood In The Water” track-listing:

  1. Blood in the Water (4:17)
  2. Burn the Sky (4:26)
  3. Brace for Impact (4:33)
  4. A Place to Die (3:22)
  5. Walls (4:41)
  6. Cry for the Dead (4:36)
  7. Wicked Hour (4:56)
  8. Too Many Lives (4:49)
  9. Dragon (4:27)
  10. Re-aggression (4:10)
  11. Undone (3:19)
  12. Seven Seconds ‘Til The End Of The World (4:53)

The Godfathers of speed metal and thrash, Arizona’s FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, have announced the arrival of their 14th studio album “Blood In The Water,” which will be released on June 4th via AFM Records. The album was once again mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (U.D.O., Volbeat, Amaranthe, Powerwolf), who also handled the band’s previous record “The End of Chaos,” released on January 18th, 2019.

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM‘s new album, “Blood In The Water,” is complete musical mayhem with a crushing, rolling, and aggressive attack that will knock you down. The new music delivers the finest fast and hard metal for new and old-school thrashers alike. The album artwork and track-listing can be seen below, , and pre-orders are already underway at this location

“Blood In The Water” will be available in several configurations:

  • Boxset (Limited to 666 units) containing the Digipak-CD, a exclusive “Blood In The Water” T-Shirt, a “Brace For Impact” poster, a sticker and a certificate of Authenticity
  • Ltd. Gatefold Milky/Red/Black Splatter LP (Limited to 100 unites and exclusive to the AFM Webshop)
  • Ltd. Gatefold Clear Red LP (500 units only)
  • Ltd. Gatefold Clear Orange LP (500 units only)
  • Ltd. Gatefold Black Red LP (400 units only)
  • Digipack CD

“Blood In The Water” track-listing:

  1. Blood in the Water (4:17)
  2. Burn the Sky (4:26)
  3. Brace for Impact (4:33)
  4. A Place to Die (3:22)
  5. Walls (4:41)
  6. Cry for the Dead (4:36)
  7. Wicked Hour (4:56)
  8. Too Many Lives (4:49)
  9. Dragon (4:27)
  10. Re-aggression (4:10)
  11. Undone (3:19)
  12. Seven Seconds ‘Til The End Of The World (4:53)

    “Blood In The Water” Album Artwork

Photo by Joel Barrios for Norrsken Photography and Design

Arizona thrash metal long-runners FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have announced Bill Bodily (CONTRARIAN, ex-INHUMATUS, ex-TOXIK) as the band’s new bass player. Before joining FLOTSAM AND JETSAM on a permanent basis, Bodily filled in for former bassist Michael Spencer during many shows of the band’s “Tour of Chaos” in 2019.

Commented Bodily, “Joining FLOTSAM AND JETSAM is an honor as well as a huge step up in my musical journey. I’ve been friends with the guys for many years, and I’m a lifelong FLOTSAM fan. I look forward to the many adventures ahead and getting more acquainted with the legendary Flotzilla fans!”

The band added, “First and foremost, we would like to thank Michael Spencer for his time in FLOTSAM AND JETSAM. He joined us back in 2014, and we have accomplished so much together. We sincerely wish him the best in his future endeavors! A new chapter for FLOTSAM AND JETSAM beckons; Bill Bodily embodies a new focus and hunger within FLOTSAM AND JETSAM and we’re extremely excited to have him as part of the Flotzilla family. He’s not only a brilliant musician who has established himself in the thrash and death metal scene, but also a great human being, which made the decision to have him join the band a very natural one. Bill brings an amazing work ethic and a fervent desire to continue to learn, grow and develop his musical voice. He knows music talent alone isn’t enough, and that hard work, perseverance and a sense of humor goes a long way to sustaining a successful musical career. We welcome him with open arms!”

Photo by Joel Barrios for Norrsken Photography and Design

“We’ve been working very hard on the follow‐up for “The End of Chaos,” and we are happy to report that the final mixes are almost completed. The new material is very heavy, and we’ve taken the sound and approach that we’ve had for the last two studio albums and amped up the aggressiveness without toning down any other elements. Everyone has done a superb job in the studio – even more so considering the unprecedented circumstances we are living in at this time. We are very excited about the music, and we hope and believe the new album will live up to everyone’s expectations”

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM’s last studio album, “The End of Chaos,” was released in January 2019, and most certainly did not signal a “grand finale” like the title may have suggested. Like a prize-fighter that refuses to kneel down, the mighty Flotzilla roars, and treads onward with black eyes and a bloody nose. With our new corner and cut man, Continental Worldwide, as our touring agent, we will see you out on the road as soon as times allow. Be prepared for what’s coming your way in 2021!

Veteran Arizona thrashers Flotsam and Jetsam have officially announced the new dates for their “Demolition of North America,” trek which had to be cancelled due to the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 pandemic. The new set of dates will begin at Club Red, Tempe, Arizona on April 30th and will conclude on June 6th at Brick by Brick, San Diego, California. A trailer for the tour can be seen below.

Flotsam and Jetsam’s guitarist Michael Gilbert says: “Flotzilla fans, we are absolutely thrilled to announce this re-scheduled dates for 2021, and we are very much looking forward to seeing you all! The ongoing situation has been devastating in many senses, but we truly hope you are all doing as well as possible during these though times. We can’t effing wait to headbang together again and let loose some of that energy we have been containing for months. Stay home, stay safe, and we’ll catch you again in 2021”

Flotsam and Jetsam latest studio album “The End of Chaos” was released in January 2019 via AFM Records and was met with critical claim. The band has reportedly started working on material for the follow-up record.

“2021 Demolition of North America” Tour Dates:

April 30 @ Club Red ,Tempe, AZ
May 01 @ Encore, Tucson, AZ
May 03 @ Liquid Joe’s, SLC, UT
May 04 @ Herman’s Hideaway, Denver, CO
May 06 @ Scout Bar, Houston, TX
May 07 @ Come and Take It Live, Austin, TX
May 08 @ Trees, Dallas, TX
May 10 @ Crowbar, Ybor City, FL
May 11 @ The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
May 12 @ Canal Club, Richmond, VA
May 13 @ Kingsland, Brooklyn, NY
May 14 @ Blackthorn 51, Elmhurst, NY
May 15 @ The Chance, Poughkeepsie, NY
May 16 @ Upstate Concert Hall, Albany, NY
May 17 @ Dingbats, Clifton, NJ
May 18 @ The Vault, New Bedford, MA
May 19 @ Mohawk Place, Buffalo, NY
May 20 @ The Crafthouse, Pitt, PA
May 21 @ Diesel, Chesterfield, MI
May 22 @ Crucible, Madison, WI
May 23 @ The Forge, Joliet, IL
May 25 @ Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines, IA
May 26 @ The Cabooze, Minneapolis, MN
May 27 @ Park Theatre, Winnipeg, MB
May 28 @ The Exchange, Regina, SK
May 29 @ Dickens, Calgary, AB
May 30 @ The Starlite Room, Edmonton, AB
May 31 @ Rickshaw Theater, Vancouver, BC
June 01 @ El Corazon, Seattle, WA
June 02 @ Hawthorne Theatre, Portland, OR
June 03 @ Holy Diver, Sacramento, CA
June 04 @ Whiskey a Go Go, West Hollywood, CA
June 05 @ Malones, Santa Ana, CA
June 06 @ Brick by Brick, San Diego, CA

“Flotzilla fans!

We are very excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website and online store, now located at www.flotstildeath.com. After several months of hard work and dedication, we are delighted to bring it up for you starting today.

First and foremost we want to say thanks for you confidence and support to the band throughout the years. We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for dedicated fans like you. We have envisioned this page as the one-stop place for all things Flotsam and Jetsam, where you will be able to gather upcoming exclusive content, the latest news, and more. We wanted to make the new website faster, easier to navigate, and more user-friendly.

Among the new features the site contains a dedicated discography page, with lyrics for all our studio releases, and tons of details of each album. And there’s also an newly designed online store, where you can purchase our tees and CDs, and we will be adding more products gradually. Please take 5 minutes of your time and check it out, and help us to spread the news among the metal community.

We have the best fans a band can hope for and we look forward to build an even closer relationship with all the crazy and loyal Flotzilla followers out there. This new site is the brainchild of one of our fans, Joel Barrios. He designed and created everything from scratch, and if you are in need of some killer website design,  we wholeheartedly recommend you to check his skills at www.norrsken.photography.

Now, while you start browsing this page and discovering around, is time for us to go back and resume working on new music of what will become the next Flotsam and Jetsam album. Be safe and healthy at home, and more importantly stay heavy!

See you all soon in a venue near you

The band”

“We have an unfortunate announcement to make, though we suspect most of you won’t be surprised. Due to extreme circumstances outside of our control and related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the touring activities for 2020 Demolition of North America trek are postponed. Only four European dates are yet to be postponed as they are scheduled for later in the year. With all the bans being imposed on gatherings and all the health concerns involved, there was simply no way around to keep the April and May dates.

We are working hard behind the scenes to reschedule the dates as soon as it is safe for everyone. There’s nothing we enjoy more than playing for our fans, and we were looking forward to playing both Europe and North American this year, but health is the most valuable thing in life and we need to ensure that the well-being of everyone is not at stake at any of our shows.

All of your favorite bands, now more than ever, need your support. The best and fastest way you can do this is by picking up a shirt from one of their online stores (ours is now up and running at this location). These sorts of funds are the ones that pass through to a band the fastest and will help to keep them going through this down season, a roof over their family, and food in their children’s mouths.

We understand this infectious plague is spreading rapidly and negatively affecting more of us each and every day. We encourage all of you to look after yourselves properly, maintain hygienic practices and social distances, and pay attention to all governing and medical advisories.

In the meantime, we are going to continue to work on new music!

All our love,

The band”

Our very own Michael Gilbert has uploaded GoPro footage of the band on the road during Killfest 2019, also featuring Overkill, Destruction and Chronosphere.

Mike states: “Everyone who knows me knows I have a GoPro in my pocket at all times. I try to capture everything I can on the Flotsam tours and no one is safe from ending up some sort of footage. LOL! These are some fun times on Flotsam And Jetsam’s European tour with Overkill, Destruction and Chronosphere. Fun times with some old friends and new friends….\m/“

Our new album, The End Of Chaos, has entered the German Media Control chart at #19. The album also cracks the Top 100 on the US Billboard chart, landing at #81. And in Switzerland, The End Of Chaos places at #57 on the Official Top 100.

This is our fourteenth album in our more than 30-year history. “This album kills! It’s all five guys with the gas pedal pushed to the floor for the entire album!” states our amazing drummer Ken Mary.

“It was cool to have a new element of influence on this album with having Ken’s drum parts to partner with and play in and around his playing that also do with the guitars and vocals. Glad to have had Jacob Hansen bringing this album to the overall sound and energy it has, Jacob really highlights AK’s vocal melodies, as well as Steve and Michael’s songwriting, while the power of the rhythm section drives the songs.”Michael Spencer

The album is available as Digipak, clear orange, gatefold vinyl (ltd. to 450 units), black gatefold vinyl (ltd. To 450 units), ltd. picture vinyl (ltd. to 500 units), gold black splatter gatefold vinyl and limited boxset’s with T-shirts which is available here.