On May 13,2015, Shadows Fall drummer Jason Bittner will go on his first tour with American thrash metallers Flotsam and Jetsam. Bittner joined F&J late 2014 when Kelly Smith left the band. Before the band departs to Europe for an extensive tour, the band will do a show in Club Red in Mesa, Arizona in the US. Good to know is that Jason Bittner has finished his recordings for their new album. While Jason is no a stranger to filling in for drummers, like he often did for Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante, he is an official member of F&J.
The tour will bring the band all over Europe, in clubs and on festivals like Fortarock in Holland and Headbangers Open Air in Germany. F&J will have the Belgian band Bliksem as support act for most of the European shows.
Flotsam and Jetsam was founded in 1981 under the name Paradox by drummer Kelly David-Smith and guitarists Pete Mello and Dave Goulder, who were later joined by bassist Jason Newsted (Metallica). Watch new F&J drummer Jason Bittner below in the studio tracking drums for the upcoming Flotsam and Jetsam record.