Jimmy Kay from Canada’s The Metal Voice along with Queenryche’s singer Todd LaTorre interviewed guitarist Michael Gilbert and singer A.K. Knutson about their new album ‘Blood in the Water’ which will be released June 4 2021 via AFM Records.
Michael Gilbert spoke about the release of the new album in the context of trying to outdo the bands last effort (The End of Chaos) he said,” We weren’t sure what the outcome was going to be when we started writing for it. Are we going to be able to top the Chaos record? That was kind of a stress we were having. When it all started coming together and you listen to AK on this, with huge choruses and I think I am really proud of it and I think the rest of the guys in the band are too. If it is not better than Chaos it is just as good.”
Singer A.K. continued, ” This album was a lot of fun to do but at the same time we were taking apart every two seconds of every song. Is this going to be right? Is this good enough? It was just on and on about making sure every last bit of it was cool. After a while we were just like it’s fine, it is what it is, if people like it they like it, if they don’t, they don’t.”
Todd LaTorre also chimed in about potentially touring together as a opening solo act for the band on a few dates, LaTorre said,” I can play my own (solo) shows and I would love to jump on some shows with Flotsam as an opener, just to get in front of that kind of audience that is heavier and more thrashy.”