Second-wave band Flotsam and Jetsam give you some of the best thrash metal
If a band has managed to stick around since the 1980s, there must be something to their sound that the fans are lapping right up. This Phoenix-founded thrash metal band certainly has something special to offer, and with tickets for Flotsam and Jetsam from StubHub, you get to see one of the best established bands in the genre.
Consistently great sound through changing line-ups
If you have been a fan of the band for a long time, you will agree their sound has evolved and developed over the decades but never decreased in quality. Although the band’s line-up has changed regularly during the many years of its existence, there is always dedication to the sound and a unique spin on thrash metal. Way back in the early 1980s, the band started off with a bunch of young people jamming together, and after going through a few band names and different members, the band settled on Flotsam and Jetsam, inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s works. Their first live gigs followed soon after when the band started playing in clubs alongside bands like Alcatrazz and Icon, for example. In 1985, their first demo tapes were released and the band's popularity grew. It grew so much, in fact, that the major metal band Metallica noticed them and recruited their then-bassist Jason Newsted to replace Cliff Burton. But that didn’t mean the end of Flotsam and Jetsam. Seizing on the opportunity, they benefited from a deal with Metallica’s then-label and got themselves an opening gig for Megadeth. Although they had been on the ascent before, this gig opened many doors and to this day, they remain an integral part of the thrash metal scene. Convince yourself of their well-established talent and buy or sell your tickets for Flotsam and Jetsam on StubHub. Yes, you read that right, selling tickets is also possible on StubHub, so if you’ve got any tickets to spare, you are in the right place.
A second wave band that overcame time
The band, naturally, has had to compete with many talented thrash metal bands like Kreator and Sodom, but not many bands can count themselves among the pioneers of the second wave thrash metal movement of the 1980s and late '90s. Their many albums stand testimony for these prolific musicians and their life's work. Check them out now with tickets for Flotsam and Jetsam to be whisked into the dark world of thrash metal by guides who know the lurking corners better than most.
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