Blood In The water is the fourteenth studio album by Flotsam and Jetsam, released on June 4th, 2021 via AFM Records. It is the band’s first album to feature bassist William Bodily, replacing Michael Spencer.
“Blood in the Water” pulls no punches, as the lead-off title track sets the tone for mood-swinging mayhem and drummer Ken Mary sets the frantic pace. It’s clear from the start that these guys aren’t messing around as the song comes screaming out of the speakers with a frenzied rhythm section and guitars blazing on ten. The album continues to dominate from there, with “Burn The Sky,” the first single from the album, searing it’s way into your brain. The emotionally intense “Cry For The Dead,” a mesmerizing epic and one of the greatest triumphs in the band’s history. The chorus “I can’t live without the ones I love/need” rings particularly striking given the current lockdown measures the entire world has been facing.
No filler, all killer, “Blood in the Water” is 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.
And the FLOTSAM lineup has never been stronger. A.K. 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 (4:17)
- Burn the Sky (4:26)
- Brace for Impact (4:33)
- A Place to Die (3:22)
- Walls (4:41)
- Cry for the Dead (4:36)
- Wicked Hour (4:56)
- Too Many Lives (4:49)
- Dragon (4:27)
- Re-aggression (4:10)
- Undone (3:19)
- Seven Seconds ‘Til The End Of The World (4:53)
WILLIAM BODILY – BASS | MICHAEL GILBERT – GUITARS | ERIC A.K. – VOCALS | STEVE CONLEY – GUITARS | KEN MARY – DRUMS