FLOTSAM AND JETSAM release a new track.

AFM Records is excited to present the new video single “Recover” from the mighty Thrash Metal veterans Flotsam and Jetsam from Phoenix.

“This album kills! It’s all five guys with the gas pedal pushed to the floor for the entire album!” states 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

Get thrilled and stoked as we are!

“The End of Chaos “, released by AFM Records on January 18th, 2019, is the fourteenth album in their more than 30-year of band history.

The album will be 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

01 Prisoner Of Time
02 Control
03 Recover
04 Prepare For Chaos
05 Slowly Insane
06 Architects Of Hate
07 Demolition Man
08 Unwelcome Surprise
09 Snake Eye
10 Survive
11 Good Or Bad
12 The End

Flotsam and Jetsam Announce North America Tour Of Chaos 2019

After a successful N.A. tour earlier this year in support of Sweden’s power metal giants, HammerFall, Flotsam and Jetsam will be returning to the road for a trek across North America continuing their Tour of Chaos 2019!

Flotsam and Jetsam states ‘We’re excited to hit North America for a headlining tour next Spring in support of our upcoming album release; ‘The End Of Chaos’. We’ll be following up our March 2019 European tour with Overkill and Destruction, with this 34 show run throughout May/June 2019.’ says the band, ‘Look for us to be playing music from the new album, as well as digging into our catalog to play Flotsam songs that haven’t been in the set for a while, if ever, in our headline set. We’re looking forward to bringing F&J’s metal to the masses, once again!’

Flotsam and Jetsam’s 13th studio album, “The End Of Chaos” is scheduled for November 2018 release via AFM Records!

Michael Spencer of Flotsam & Jetsam and Joe Fraulob of Trauma perform for charity in Sacramento, California

On June 29th, Michael Spencer of Flotsam And Jetsam and Joe Fraulob of Trauma perform the Steppenwolf classic “Born To Be Wild” and the Grand Funk Railroad hit “We’re An American Band” as part of the Rock For Reason benefit show in Sacramento, CA. Video is streaming below.

Eric “A.K.” Knutson and Michael Gilbert of Flotsam and Jetsam “Hookers and cocaine, no it all went to recording costs and our budgets for touring.”

In the video below, Eric “A.K.” Knutson & Michael Gilbert of Flotsam and Jetsam talk metal, favorite thrash songs, new Flotsam and Jetsam music, surviving the 80’s, what lead to Michael Gilbert joining the band and more with Zoran Theodorovic @ Holy Diver in Sacramento, California June 12th, 2018

On whether they able to spend record company advance money irresponsibly? Continue reading

Flotsam And Jetsam Announce New Drummer Ken Mary, New Album In The Works

Thrash legends Flotsam and Jetsam officially confirm Ken Mary as new drummer / Spring European tour kicks off this weekend; new album due later this year via AFM Records!

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As they prepare for a busy season of touring, the legendary FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have officially welcomed Ken Mary (Alice Cooper, Accept) as their permanent drummer. Mary, who began touring with the group last year after Jason Bittner was invited to join Overkill, will join the band on all of their upcoming tour dates, including a short run of European shows that kicks off this weekend at Germany’s Keep It True festival. He will also perform on the group’s in-progress new album, due to be released via AFM Records later this year.

“It’s always awesome to play with the mighty FLOTSAM AND JETSAM,” Mary says. “The music is super-challenging and at the same time a great deal of fun to play. With such great musicians in the band that are also great guys, it’s going to be a blast!”

“We’re excited to announce that Ken will be our new drummer,” adds the band. “Ken has already tracked all the drums for our upcoming album slated for release later this year, and we’re all looking forward to the fans experiencing a new chapter in the history of FLOTSAM AND JETSAM.”

A handful of performances on FLOTSAM AND JETSAM’s European tour will see the group perform their groundbreaking 1986 debut, “Doomsday For The Deceiver,” in its entirety. A new 180-gram vinyl edition of the album will be reissued by the group’s original record label, Metal Blade, this week.

“We’re looking forward to a couple of special performances of the ‘Doomsday’ album played in its entirety, with Keep It True being the first time ever the band has taken on that task,” the band says. “With Metal Blade releasing ‘Doomsday’ on vinyl, the timing couldn’t be better for this special set. It’s something we’re all looking forward to playing for our friends in Europe.”

Soon after the group returns to America, they’ll hit the road again alongside Swedish power metal veterans HammerFall, with several headlining shows along the way. Says the band, “This is going to be a banging tour, and we couldn’t ask for a more accommodating and cool group of talented musicians to hit the road with and bring our respective styles of metal to the masses. We have 10 headlining shows; before, during and after the HammerFall dates, so hopefully we’re coming close enough to your city to warrant a heavy metal road trip. Looking forward to seeing our U.S. and Canadian friends and fans on the road!”

A complete list of FLOTSAM AND JETSAM’s upcoming tour dates appears below. More information on the group’s new album will be revealed in the coming months.

European Dates
27 April Lauda-Königshofen, DE – Keep It True XXI
29 April Leeuwarden, NL – Stars On Thrash Vol 2
30 April Bari, IT – Demonde
01 May Pisa, IT – Borderline Dadga
02 May Pavia, IT – Dadga
03 May Rome, IT – Traffic
04 May Ulft, NL – DRU Fabriek
05 May Izegim, BL – Headbanger’s Balls Fest
22 Mar 2019 North Wales, UK – Hammerfest XI

North American dates
5/14 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
5/16 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
5/17 West Palm Beach, FL – Kelsey Theater *
5/18 Winter Park, FL – The Haven *
5/19 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade *
5/20 Raleigh, NC – Motorco *
5/22 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage *
5/23 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero *
5/24 New York, NY – Gramercy *
5/25 Worcester, MA – Palladium *
5/26 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall *
5/27 Quebec City, QC – Imperial *
5/28 Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques *
5/29 Toronto, ON – Opera House *
5/30 Amprior, ON – John St. Pub
5/31 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater *
6/1 Cleveland, OH – Agora *
6/2 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub and Billiards *
6/3 Detroit, MI – Harpos *
6/4 Joliet, IL – The Forge *
6/5 Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze *
6/7 Calgary, AB – Dickens *
6/8 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room *
6/9 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre *
6/10 Seattle, WA – El Corazon *
6/11 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater *
6/12 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
6/13 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel *
6/14 Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go *
6/15 Anaheim, CA – City National Grove *
6/16 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee *
6/18 Dallas, TX – Trees *
6/19 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box *
6/20 Houston, TX – Scout Bar *
6/21 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
6/22 Denver, CO – Herman’s Hideaway
6/23 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
6/24 Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid Joe’s
6/25 Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
6/26 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
* with HammerFall


Flotsam And Jetsam Perform Classics At Norcal Tattoo And Music Festival

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Flotsam and Jetsam perform their smash hit “No Place For Disgrace” @ NorCal Tattoo & Music Festival – Sacramento California also on the bill Death Angel, Death Division, Skinlab and others… April 9th, 2015

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Exodus Vocalist Joins Hatriot Onstage At Norcal Tattoo And Music Festival

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Hatriot featuring special guest vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza of Exodus perform their smash hit “Heroes Of Origin” @ Nor Cal Tattoo & Music Festival – Sacramento California also on the bill Death Angel, Death Division, Flotsam & Jetsam and others… April 9th, 2015

Hatriot is an American thrash metal band formed in 2010 by singer Steve “Zetro” Souza (currently the lead singer of Exodus) and guitarist Kosta Varvatakis. They were joined by Justin Sakagawa on guitar and Souza’s sons, drummer Nick Souza and bass guitarist Cody Souza (No Morals). They are under contract with Massacre Records.

They released a four-song demo in 2010 and their first full length album, Heroes Of Origin, in 2013. The band released their second album, Dawn of the New Centurion, in 2014. They have toured with and supported such acts as Testament, Sabaton, Accept, D.R.I., Saxon, and Death Angel

Flotsam and Jetsam sign with AFM Records / new album out in May!

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U.S. thrash metal legends Flotsam and Jetsam have inked a worldwide deal with AFM Records. The band’s new album, simply titled “Flotsam and Jetsam” will be released on May 20th.
We’re honored that Flotsam and Jetsam have decided to join our roster. Of course we’ve followed their career for many years and always valued the band’s qualities. This new, self-titled album is a blast! We’ve been convinced right from the very first demos sent. It was obvious to us why the album is titled as it is: „Flotsam and Jetsam“ holds the essence of what defines the band – this album is a statement, something to be proud of. And we are proud to start working with the band with such a special release.
The band states:
“Flotsam and Jetsam really appreciated the fact that AFM laid out a legitimate, business plan for us when they made their offer to sign us. We believe they are as committed to us as a band, as we are to providing them with quality metal to get behind and promote. Along with signing to a new label, all the forward movement for the band in the last two years has also allowed us to partner with new team members; like Chris Collier of CMC21 Productions, who just completed the mixing and mastering of the album and Andy Pilkington of Very Metal Art out of the UK, for the album cover and stage production art, who are both doing a phenomenal job for us. We’re looking forward to playing the music on this album live, which hasn’t been a luxury for the band on past releases, as well as debuting our new stage look”

Flotsam and Jetsam is:

Eric “AK” Knutson – vocals
Steve Conley – guitars
Michael Gilbert – guitars
Michael Spencer – bass
Jason Bittner – drums

Death Angel, Flotsam And Jetsam, Skinlab And All Hail The Yeti Confirmed For Norcal Tattoo And Music Fest 2016


The NorCal Tattoo And Music Festival will take place April 8th – 10th at the Cal Expo in Sacramento, CA. Death Angel (pictured), Flotsam And Jetsam, Skinlab and All hail The Yeti have been confirmed for the event. Go to this location for event details. Order tickets via Eventbrite

Bay Area thrash legends Death Angel will release their new album The Evil Divide on May 27th via Nuclear Blast Records.

Arizona metallers Flotsam & Jetsam will release their new, self-titled album in April.