According to a new video message from drummer Kelly David Smith of Long-running Arizona metallers FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, the band has “about eight songs [for the next album] done in pre-production.” The group is hoping to complete all tracks by the middle of the summer for a tentative late 2012/early 2013 release.
Funding for the next FLOTSAM AND JETSAM album is being aided by the PledgeMusic.com project, which encourages fans to contribute funds to the recording of albums and the artists themselves to donate to charity as a part of their fundraising.
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM last summer parted ways with drummer Craig Nielsen and was rejoined by Kelly David Smith.
The band’s current lineup is the same as the one that recorded the “Cuatro” (1992), “Drift” (1995) and “High” (1997) albums:
Eric “A.K.” Knutson – Vocals
Ed Carlson – Guitar
Michael Gilbert – Guitar
Jason Ward – Bass
Kelly David Smith – Drums
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM‘s latest album, “The Cold”, was released in Europe in February 2011 via Nuclear Blast. The CD’s cover artwork was created by Travis Smith, who has previously worked with OPETH, NEVERMORE, AMORPHIS and KING DIAMOND, among others.
“The Cold” was released in North America on September 14, 2010.