Arizona metal vets Flotsam and Jetsam, who’ve been tipped for this year’s Summer Slaughter festival, have new members.
The band’s parted ways with guitarist Edward Carlson and bassist Jason Ward and replaced them with Steve Conley and Michael Spencer, respectively.
Says a statement from the band:
“After completion of the 2013 tour with Testament in the U.S., Edward Carlson was no longer able to tour due to physical issues that would require back and neck surgery to possibly correct. We will miss our comrade and wish him well on his next adventure. Steve Conley has been officially recruited to fill the spot. Having played with David Ellefson (Megadeth) in F5, we are confident in his ability to hold the spot with integrity.
“Jason Ward’s departure happened after the tracking of Ugly Noise. Jason had spent nearly 16 years in Flotsam and decided to stay at home with his new family and career. He was, and is, one of the strongest personalities in the Flotsam catalog of players. We have all had a turn on the sidelines.”
Spencer took over soon after the band’s tour with Testament.
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