Arizona-based metal veterans FLOTSAM AND JETSAM will embark on a European headlining tour in April. The dates are as follows:
April 01 - De Kelder - Amesfoort, Holland
April 02 - Dynamo - Eindhoven, Holland
April 03 - Romein - Leeuwarden, Holland
April 04 - Turbinenhalle - Oberhausen, Germany
April 05 - Le Grillen - Colmar, France
April 06 - Sottotetto Club - Bologna, Italy
April 07 - Salamandra 1 - Barcelona, Spain
April 08 - Sala Live - Madrid, Spain
April 10 - De Velnix - Tongeren, Belgium
April 11 - Live Club - Istanbul, Turkey
April 12 - Sin City - Athens, Greece
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM and SACRED REICH will perform at a memorial show in honor of their late soundman Nino Notaro (who also worked with SEPULTURA for over 10 years) on February 20 at Club Stratus in Phoenix, Arizona.
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM has set "The Cold" as the title of its new album, due later this year via Driven Music Group, the label created by former KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch. According to guitarist Mark Simpson, the CD — which is currently scheduled to be mixed in March — will feature "10 songs — ALL brutal, ALL killer, NO filler!!" Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Black Cloud", "Secret Life", "Hypocrite", "Falling Short" and "Take". The cover artwork will once again be created by Travis Smith (OPETH, NEVERMORE), "which we are extremely excited about because of his amazing skill and vision," says Simpson. "The cover will also feature the debut of an up-and-coming new talent."
Metal Mind Productions released FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's new DVD, entitled "Once in a Deathtime", in Europe on June 16, 2008. The disc contains footage of the band's March 8, 2008 performance at Metalmania Festival in Katowice, Poland, including live renditions of such classic songs as "Doomsday for the Deceiver", "No Place for Disgrace", and "I Live You Die". The DVD also features an interview with Craig Neilsen (drums) and Ed Carlson (guitar), biography, discography, photo gallery, desktop images and weblinks. A limited-edition version of the DVD includes an audio CD containing songs recorded at the Metalmania Festival.