That’s right, folks.
With Shadows Fall calling it quits, Jason Bittner needed some sort of gig to occupy his time and keep the bills paid.
So, he has joined Flotsam and Jetsam.
He replaces Kelly Smith, who recently left the band to focus on family matters. Smith helped the band find his replacement.
“In my opinion, Jason in one of only a couple of men on my short list for the job,” offers Kelly. “Jason’s an amazing all-around drummer, a true professional, good friend, and solid stand-up guy. I was humbled to hear, after first meeting Jason in 1988 in Boston, that I had inspired him as a drummer.”
“I have been a Flotsam and Jetsam fan for decades, following the band around the East Coast in the eighties and nineties. I’ve been lucky enough to be in the background of the Flotsam and Jetsam camp as a fan, supporter, and gear leader to my dear friend, Kelly David Smith.
“I am hard at work relearning all the classic Flotz material and can’t wait to record and tour with the band in 2015. This will become my focus after the completion of the 2015 U.S. Shadows Fall hiatus tour, which will happen spring/summer 2015.
“As they say… ‘Flotz ‘till death!’ See you in Europe, in April.”
The band will be hitting the studio this spring to record its next album.
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