Flotsam And Jetsam
Flotsam And Jetsam
Sins Of Man, Harvest the People, Distant Warning, BurnsLikeHell
3970 Clearview Frontage Road
Colorado Springs, CO, 80911
This event is all ages
Flotsam And Jetsam
Flotsam and Jetsam are an American thrash metal band, formed in Phoenix, Arizona in 1981.
We made our live debuts in local clubs and in California and had the opportunity to play with bands such as Megadeth, Armored Saint, Alcatraz, Malice, Exciter, Mercyful Fate, Riot, Autograph. Mark left and the 17 year old Michael Gilbert joined the band in 1985. Flotsam and Jetsam released two demo tapes in 1985, Iron Tears and Metal Shock. We created our own video "Hammerhead" from the Metal Shock demo in Jason's living room. We also recorded live video from the infamous club Bootleggers. Those combined with the demos made a good impression on Record labels and after we contributed to the Speed Metal Hell II and Metal Massacre VII compilations, we got a deal with Metal Blade Records.
Then we recorded our first album in Los Angeles with producer Brian Slagel. The release of "Doomsday for the Deceiver" was on July 19, 1986. Many considered this album as a milestone in the history of thrash metal and we were the first band in KERRANG's history to achieve the 6K rating. Bassist Jason Newsted, who was also the band's main lyric writer, departed soon after to join Metallica, replacing their bassist Cliff Burton who died in an accident. Flotsam and Jetsam had asked another local bassist Phil Rind, "Sacred Reich", to fill in Jason's place for a short time. We then acquired Mike Spencer from Sacramento band "Sentinel Beast". The band signed with Elektra Records before touring Europe with Megadeth in 1987.
Sins Of Man
Sins Of Man's sound and visual side are all part of their plan to push boundaries in the local music scene. Finding inspiration from old school Metalcore/Melodic Death Metal and Japanese Visual Kei, Sins Of Man is in a new direction today's bands are not going.
Writing emotionally charged Metal songs that people can easily relate to, the band writes about betrayal, love, loss, death, everyday things that people face. Blending melodic guitars and singing to their heavy and unrelenting songs to create a unique sound, along with an intense live performance, Sins of Man is a fresh new band everyone should be looking out!
Harvest the People
Thrash metal band from Colorado Springs, CO
Distant Warning is an all original, five piece melodic rock band hailing from Colorado Springs. Ron (vox) and Duane (lead guitar) first formed the core of this band way back in 1987. Since then they have played hundreds of shows in over 70 venues across Colorado and the southwest region. They have 4 full length CDs and are currently working on their first DVD. Since each member of Distant Warning contributes to the writing, the band's unique sound is comprised of their various influences.
The wide range of influences include everything from 80's "hair metal", "speed metal", and the great "arena bands" sounds of that time period. Also mixed in are heavy influences of classical, jazz and "classic rock" of the 70's and 80's. We are also big fans of "progressive metal", "european metal" and "nu metal" styles which have left their marks on our collective psyches. Quips Duane, "There are some really talented young rock bands out there that did their homework and focused on their musicianship. Those are the bands we tend to gravitate toward." We even have some power ballads and some bluesy stuff as well.
Distant Warning has opened for national acts such as JACKYL, KISS ARMY, HEAD EAST, FRANK HANNON and EDGAR WINTER.
Vocal harmonies, guitar harmonies, blistering guitar leads, earthshaking bass, and thunderous drums! That's what makes Distant Warning one of the region's favorite melodic rock bands.