Crash Music, Inc. have announced that they have signed thrash metal act FLOTSAM AND JETSAM to a two-album deal.

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM was formed in Phoenix, Arizona in 1984 by bassist Jason Newsted, who eventually left the band to join METALLICA. FLOTSAM debuted with tracks on the "Speed Metal Hell II" and "Metal Massacre IV" compilations, which led to a recording contract with Metal Blade Records. The band later released albums through MCA Records.

Crash Music's Mark Nawara comments, "We are very excited to be working with such a legendary band as FLOTSAM AND JETSAM. They will be getting back to their roots with this new album and it should prove to be one of the best FLOTSAM albums in sometime."

The band which consists of Eric A.K. (vocals), Craig Nielsen (drums), Jason Ward (bass), Mark Simpson (guitar) and Ed Carlson (guitar) will hit the studio later this month to begin the recording process. Crash Music hopes to release the new album this Fall or early 2005.

Crash Music is distributed in the U.S. by Caroline Distribution and has offices in France that handle the European territories through Crash Music Europe.


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