Flotsam and Jetsam
Flotsam and Jetsam are one of the bands that have pushed Thrash Metal forward, but not coming from California probably reduced their market value. Still, Flotsam and Jetsam are legendary and cult without any doubt, although they did not emerge from the Bay Area scene. Founded in 1981 under the moniker Paradox, they immediately went to work, raising the flag of Metal and practically luring bass player Jason Newsted, who later joined Metallica. He recorded the first album "Doomsday For The Deceiver" with the band, which was co-produced and released by Metal Blade CEO Brian Slagel. It had a strong impact and forced Kerrang! from England to give a score of 6K for the first time in the magazine's history. Flotsam and Jetsam achieved something special from the get go. After some changes within the band, they went on to release "No Place For Disgrace", "When The Storm Comes Down" and "Cuatro" on major labels, impressively underlining their status. After "Drift", the album "High" harked back to Flotsam and Jetsam's old days, if only in terms of record labels. Again, Metal Blade showed a distinct taste for the group's first-class Metal. From 2001 to 2010, the band made itself rare, but the cult stayed alive. With "The Cold" (2010) and its successor "Ugly Noise", Flotsam and Jetsam returned to the glory of times past, delivering Thrash Metal on the highest possible level with absolutely remarkable songs. Flotsam and Jetsam are present in the EMP Shop because these guys have never lost its appeal. How should they, considering how strong their records are?