Flotsam and Jetsam is a band from Phoenix, Arizona with a legacy that goes back well over 30 years. Originally signed to Metal Blade records in the mid 80’s, Flotsam and Jetsam released their highly acclaimed debut “Doomsday for The Deceiver” in July of 1986. At this time the band consisted of Eric AK Knutson (Vox), guitarists Michael Gilbert and Edward Carlson, and founding members Kelly David Smith (Dr) and bassist Jason Newsted. Soon after the release of DFTD, Newsted left the group to join Metallica shortly after the passing of their bassist Cliff Burton. Shortly after, Flotsam hired bassist Michael Spencer (Sentinel Beast) and continued to tour and write for their next album, “No Place For Disgrace.”
Self- titled effort FLOTSAM AND JETSAM which is the culmination of a year of hard work which shows five very distinct personalities and influences come together for the common goal of creating another soon to be metal classic, as well as another pillar in the foundation of a band that has managed to stay alive and current amongst an ever-changing music scene.
Top 10 Metal Albums 2016
6 Flotsam and Jetsam (Jimmy)
7 Artillery-Penalty by Perception (Jimmy) Shakra- High Noon (Alan)
8 Sodom- Decision Day (Jimmy) Sunstorm Edge of Tomorrow (Alan)
9 Dexter Ward - Rendezvous with Destiny (Jimmy) Cry of Dawn (Alan )
10. Micheal Sweet -One Sided War (Jimmy and Alan)
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