Flotsam And Jetsam

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Flotsam and Jetsam are an American thrash metal band, formed in Phoenix, Arizona in 1981.
We made our live debuts in local clubs and in California and had the opportunity to play with bands such as Megadeth, Armored Saint, Alcatraz, Malice, Exciter, Mercyful Fate, Riot, Autograph. Mark left and the 17 year old Michael Gilbert joined the band in 1985. Flotsam and Jetsam released two demo tapes in 1985, Iron Tears and Metal Shock. We created our own video "Hammerhead" from the Metal Shock demo in Jason's living room. We also recorded live video from the infamous club Bootleggers. Those combined with the demos made a good impression on Record labels and after we contributed to the Speed Metal Hell II and Metal Massacre VII compilations, we got a deal with Metal Blade Records.
Then we recorded our first album in Los Angeles with producer Brian Slagel. The release of "Doomsday for the Deceiver" was on July 19, 1986. Many considered this album as a milestone in the history of thrash metal and we were the first band in KERRANG's history to achieve the 6K rating. Bassist Jason Newsted, who was also the band's main lyric writer, departed soon after to join Metallica, replacing their bassist Cliff Burton who died in an accident. Flotsam and Jetsam had asked another local bassist Phil Rind, "Sacred Reich", to fill in Jason's place for a short time. We then acquired Mike Spencer from Sacramento band "Sentinel Beast". The band signed with Elektra Records before touring Europe with Megadeth in 1987.
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Flotsam And Jetsam Discography Tracks

Albums

Flotsam And Jetsam - Doomsday For The Deceiver album art Flotsam And Jetsam Doomsday For The Deceiver (Album, Comp) Roadracer Records US 1986 Sell This Version
Flotsam And Jetsam - No Place For Disgrace album art Flotsam And Jetsam No Place For Disgrace (Album) Roadrunner Records US 1988 Sell This Version
Flotsam And Jetsam - When The Storm Comes Down album art Flotsam And Jetsam When The Storm Comes Down (Album) MCA Records Turkey 1990 Sell This Version
Flotsam And Jetsam - Cuatro album art Flotsam And Jetsam Cuatro (Album) MCA Records Europe 1992 Sell This Version
92-04 Flotsam And Jetsam - High Voltage - In Concert album art Soundgarden / Flotsam And Jetsam Soundgarden / Flotsam And Jetsam - High Voltage - In Concert(2xReel, 2tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Transcription) Westwood One 92-04 US 1992 Sell This Version
MCA9P-2489 Flotsam And Jetsam - Selections From Cuatro album art Flotsam And Jetsam Selections From Cuatro(Cass, Promo, Smplr) MCA Records MCA9P-2489 US 1992 Sell This Version
Flotsam And Jetsam - Drift album art Flotsam And Jetsam Drift (Album) MCA Records US 1995 Sell This Version
Flotsam And Jetsam - High album art Flotsam And Jetsam High (Album) Metal Blade Records Germany 1997 Sell This Version
Flotsam And Jetsam - Unnatural Selection album art Flotsam And Jetsam Unnatural Selection (Album) Metal Blade Records Czech Republic 1998 Sell This Version
Flotsam And Jetsam - My God album art Flotsam And Jetsam My God (Album) Metal Blade Records Germany 2001 Sell This Version
251077 Flotsam And Jetsam - Live In Phoenix album art Flotsam And Jetsam Live In Phoenix(CD, Album) Mausoleum Records 251077 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
Flotsam And Jetsam - Dreams Of Death album art Flotsam And Jetsam Dreams Of Death (Album) Metal Mind Productions US 2005 Sell This Version
Flotsam And Jetsam - Once In A Deathtime album art Flotsam & Jetsam* Once In A Deathtime Driven Music Group Poland 2008 Sell This Version
Flotsam And Jetsam - The Cold album art Flotsam And Jetsam The Cold (Album) Driven Music Group US 2010 Sell This Version
Flotsam And Jetsam - Ugly Noise album art Flotsam And Jetsam Ugly Noise (Album) Not On Label US 2012 Sell This Version
Flotsam And Jetsam - No Place For Disgrace 2014 album art Flotsam And Jetsam No Place For Disgrace 2014 (Album) Not On Label Argentina 2014 Sell This Version
Flotsam And Jetsam - Flotsam And Jetsam album art Flotsam And Jetsam Flotsam And Jetsam (Album) AFM Records Japan 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Flotsam And Jetsam - Flotzilla album art Flotsam And Jetsam Flotzilla (Single) Roadrunner Records, Roadracer Records Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
Flotsam And Jetsam - Saturday Night's All Right For Fighting album art Flotsam And Jetsam Saturday Night's All Right For Fighting (Single) Roadrunner Records Europe 1988 Sell This Version
CD45-18515 Flotsam And Jetsam - The Master Sleeps album art Flotsam And Jetsam The Master Sleeps(CD, Single, Promo) MCA Records CD45-18515 US 1990 Sell This Version
CD45-18290 Flotsam And Jetsam - Suffer The Masses album art Flotsam And Jetsam Suffer The Masses(CD, Single, Promo) MCA Records CD45-18290 US 1990 Sell This Version
Flotsam And Jetsam - Wading Through The Darkness album art Flotsam And Jetsam Wading Through The Darkness (Single) MCA Records US 1992 Sell This Version
MCA5P-2383 Flotsam And Jetsam - Never To Reveal album art Flotsam And Jetsam Never To Reveal(CD, Single, Promo) MCA Records MCA5P-2383 US 1992 Sell This Version
Flotsam And Jetsam - Swatting At Flies album art Flotsam And Jetsam Swatting At Flies (Single) MCA Records US 1993 Sell This Version
MCA5P-2831 Flotsam And Jetsam - Cradle Me Now album art Flotsam And Jetsam Cradle Me Now(CD, Single, Promo) MCA Records MCA5P-2831 US 1993 Sell This Version

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enfantterrible

enfantterrible

March 1, 2018
edited 7 months ago
People often said that this band hit it before Metallica. I think it was just a matter of luck that Metallica got more attention, because it is fact that this bands first two albums are in the category of thrash metal classics and they were disputing ranks with "ride the lightning" and "master of puppets", been "Doomsday for the deceiver" and "no place for disgrace" their acknowledged rivals.
In fact there are many similiraties with those two albums, technical ones, rhythmic sections, and strong riffs that makes both albums recognizable pairs. Not a surprise since Jason Newsted jumped into their wagon afterwards.

For me this bands is more cutting bone than Metallica, more influenced by Maiden, which gave it a particular edge, yeah Metallica consolidated a sound, F&J forged it, look at the epic lyrical arrangements but with the punch and the acceleration from thrash, technical and clean, forceful and intense. Also notice the falsetto voice and the rank acquired, Maiden

First and foremost, this album is a compendium of super catchy combinations of lyrical and rhythmical riffs from start to finish. No moment for peace, the energy and passion from F&J is delivered a plenty, full power, and most certainly the well deserved decimononical cannon for thrash metal.

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