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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