Flotsam And Jetsam has announced that they have parted ways with guitarist Mark Simpson, following the revelation that the band would be using their former duo of Michael Gilbert and Ed Carlson on their upcoming Mexican shows. A message from Simpson reads as follows:
"I've decided to leave the band. No bad blood at all, of course. Those guys are my brothers, nothing will ever change that and I will continue to support them always. I'm ridiculously happy The Cold is doing so well in the press and with the fans but I'm just taking this moment to move on and try something new. It's as simple as that. Thanks to everyone that I've had a chance to work with and a huge thank you to all the passionate and loyal fans that I had the honor to meet over the years. Buy The Cold! Flots out."