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Iconic thrashers Flotsam and Jetsam have revealed a new track as well as more details alongside the cover artwork of their upcoming, new studio album “I Am The Weapon”. Slated for a September 13th, 2024-release via AFM Records, the pre-sale for the band’s 15th full-length has just started.

Following the previously-released, first single and title track, Flotsam and Jetsam are not only sharing a video clip for the brand new album appetizer “Primal” (now premiering below!), but also a repress of the band’s 2016-album, “Flotsam And Jetsam”, issued as a strictly limited, Gatefold Clear 2-Vinyl, is now available.

About their new single “Primal”, the band writes:

“We’re very excited to once again unleash Flotzilla onto the metal community! This time, he’ll take the form of our newest single, Primal. With “Primal” we tried to capture the ‘punch in the face’ energy that Flotsam and Jetsam is known for, and blend it with a melody that sticks in your head for days… we hope our fans will embrace it, as we are very pleased with how this song and the new record has turned out, and we look forward to seeing you all very soon!”

It’s been almost 40 years since Flotsam and Jetsam, formed in Phoenix, Arizona released their landmark debut, “Doomsday for the Deceiver”, the only album to ever receive a 6K rating from the influential British magazine Kerrang! Bassist Jason Newsted would jump ship to Metallica while the band released the unstoppable “No Place for Disgrace” in 1988. “Cuatro” (1992), “Drift” (1995), “High” (1997) and “My God” (2001) all still rank extremely high in heavy metal circles. But it was the first part of this unofficial trilogy in 2016’s self-titled “Flotsam and Jetsam” that a certain rejuvenation and reset was clearly felt.

Fast-forward five years to a planet that was forced to its knees. While spending most of the pandemic times in a holding pattern like the rest of the world, Flotsam and Jetsam made the best of a struggling situation and just let those creative juices and angst flow. What emerged was the much-acclaimed “Blood in the Water”, released in 2021 via AFM Records. Aside busy touring schedules, this September will see mighty Flotsam and Jetsam return with their thunderous, new studio album “I Am The Weapon”. 

1. A New Kind of Hero
2. Primal
3. I Am the Weapon
4. Burned My Bridges
5. The Head of the Snake
6. Beneath the Shadows
7. Gates of Hell
8. Cold Steel Lights
9. Kings of the Underworld
10. Running through the Fire
11. Black Wings
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