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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Drummer KEN MARY To Sit Out European Tour Due to ‘Unforeseen Circumstances’

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM drummer Ken Mary will sit out the band’s European tour “because of unexpected circumstances.” He will probably be quickly changed by Marco Prij from the Dutch thrash steel act DISTILLATOR.

Earlier at present (Thursday, June 9),FLOTSAM AND JETSAM launched the next assertion by way of social media: “As a consequence of unexpected circumstances, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM will probably be unable to carry out at [Germany’s] Metallic Frenzy Competition on June 10. Our drummer, Ken Mary, was pulled off of our flight to Europe for having a passport that expires in 72 days. Though it’s a legitimate passport, to enter the EU requires 90 days to be left on the passport earlier than touring there. It is a technicality that none of us had been conscious of. For the remaining dates, we are going to full the tour with our very long time buddy and memorable drummer Marco Prij from the band DISTILLATOR.

“Though FLOTSAM AND JETSAM takes each precaution to stick to all journey rules, this was sadly unknown to us.

“We apologize for this missed alternative with our followers, and deeply remorse not with the ability to carry out for you at Metallic Frenzy. We thanks a lot in your understanding and help.”

Final summer season, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM‘s live performance in San Francisco was canceled as a result of “unvaccinated” standing of among the bandmembers. The Arizona steel veterans’ live performance on August 25, 2021 on the DNA Lounge was scrapped by the venue after the San Francisco mayor introduced that the town can be requiring each proof of full vaccination and masks in bars, eating places, and all indoor settings.

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM is selling its newest album, “Blood In The Water”, which got here out in June 2021. The LP was as soon as once more combined and mastered by Jacob Hansen (U.D.O., VOLBEAT, AMARANTHE, POWERWOLF).

Fashioned 38 years in the past, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, launched its landmark debut, “Doomsday For The Deceiver”, the one album to ever obtain a 6K ranking from the influential British journal Kerrang! Bassist Jason Newsted left to affix METALLICA after their bassist Cliff Burton was killed in a tour-bus crash in Sweden in September 1986.

In a current interview with Arizona Central, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM singer Eric “A.Ok.” Knutson stated: “We’re very hungry for it. We really feel prefer it’s our flip to get to that subsequent degree like TESTAMENT or DEATH ANGEL or any of these different bands which were round so long as we now have. All of them made it to that subsequent degree. They usually deserve it. They labored their butts off for it. However we by no means fairly bought to that time.”

“We have discovered that it’s important to put the work in. These guys put the work in. [MEGADETH leader] Dave Mustaine, he isn’t the nicest man on this planet. However he’s a tough employee. And he put within the work day by day of his life to get the place he’s.”

Knutson went on to say that METALLICA put the work in, too. “However in addition they bought tremendous fortunate and had been in the fitting place on the proper time doing the proper of songs,” he stated.

Posted by Flotsam and Jetsam on Thursday, June 9, 2022

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