Flotsam and Jetsam, Untimely Demise, The League of one, Sorceress - Postponed
May 25, 2020
The Exchange Presents:
Flotsam & Jetsam
The League of One
May 25, 2020
The Exchange - 2431 8th ave
All Ages - Licensed
Doors at 7:30
Advance tickets available at Vintage Vinyl, Madame Yes, and online at theexchangelive.ca
Flotsam and Jetsam, an American thrash metal and progressive metal band that formed in Phoenix, Arizona in 1981. The band currently consists of vocalist Eric "A.K" Knutson, guitarists Michael Gilbert and Steve Conley, bassist Michael Spencer, and drummer Ken Mary. Flotsam and Jetsam went through several lineup changes over the years, and Knutson has been the only constant member of the band. They are also notable for featuring bassist Jason Newsted, who left the band shortly after the release of their debut album to join Metallica as Cliff Burton's replacement.
"You can listen to pretty much any song on 'The End Of Chaos' and go, 'You know what? This would have fit on [1995's] 'Drift' or this would have fit on [1988's] 'No Place [For Disgrace]' or this one would have done well with one of the other records. There are little bits and hints of every era of FLOTSAM. Knutson also commented on the fact that "The End Of Chaos" has turned out to be one of the heaviest albums of FLOTSAM's career. "I like to do the ballads and stuff, because I get to show off my voice a little bit," he said. "We had a couple of ballads in the 43 songs I had to choose from, and they just didn't come anywhere near the stuff that ended up on the record. It was a no-brainer to just keep it fast and heavy, and every song I wrote the next lyrics to ended up being faster and heavier than the one before. It just kind of fell into place that way."