Veteran Arizona metallers FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have entered the studio to begin recording their new album — the band's first to feature new drummer Jason Bittner (SHADOWS FALL, ANTHRAX).Video footage of the drum-tracking sessions can be seen below (courtesy of Sick Drummer Magazine). FLOTSAM AND JETSAM has announced the first wave of confirmed club and festival dates for their upcoming 2015 European tour that is scheduled to start in May and run through August. The trek will mark the band's return to Europe, coming off the heels of 2012's "Ugly Noise" album and last year's re-recording of the band's classic 1988 "No Place For Disgrace" LP. Initially set to start in April, the tour was pushed out a month to May in order to allow FLOTSAM AND JETSAM time to continue writing material for the band's new CD. FLOTSAM's current linup includes Steve Conley on guitar and Michael Spencer (who previously contributed to the writing of the band's classic 1988 release, "No Place For Disgrace") on bass. Spencer recently stated about the new FLOTSAM AND JETSAM material: "There's a great, old-school thrash vibe going on with the direction of the songs and what originally influenced the band, mixed with a little of what we like about today's sound, in metal." FLOTSAM AND JETSAM returned to Metal Blade Records for the release of "Ugly Noise".
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