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 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

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.

Jimmy Kay from Canada’s The Metal Voice spoke to Flotsam And Jetsam singer Eric “A.K.” Knutson, and guitarists Michael Gilbert and Steve Conley, at this years NAMM show. The band spoke about the lyrical themes behind some of the songs on their new album, The End Of Chaos, as well as the possibility on releasing a live album in the future. Watch their chat below.