NEWSTED TO RELEASE ALBUM ‘HEAVY METAL MUSIC’ ON AUGUST 5TH 2013 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS
+ TASTER TRACK, ‘HEROIC DOSE’, REVEALED…
From his official website www.newstedheavymetal.com, Jason Newsted has announced an August 5th release date for Newsted’s forthcoming studio album, HEAVY METAL MUSIC – to be released on Spinefarm Records in the UK.
Building on the teaser EP Metal (which debuted at #1 on the US iTunes metal chart), Newsted’s debut full-length assault, HEAVY METAL MUSIC, is likewise short on pretense and long on crushing riffs. From the throwback Sabbathian strut of ‘Ampossible’, through the breakneck gallop of ‘Long Time Dead’ and onto the full-speed-ahead charge of ‘Above All’, this 11-song album is sure to cement the band’s place as one of metal’s strongest outfits.
Staind guitarist Mike Mushok now joins an already impressive fold, with Jason (bass & lead vocals) flanked by guitarist Jessie Farnsworth & drummer Jesus Mendez Jr.
Listen to an exclusive stream of the brand new track, ‘Heroic Dose’ at www.newstedheavymetal.com
Newsted are currently in Europe playing major festivals, but this debut run also takes in a one-off headline show at the 100 Club, London on June 12th (sorry folks, it’s already sold out); after this, the band make an appearance at the Download Festival on June 16th.
Newsted will return to the US in early July for Megadeth’s formidable Gigantour, which also features Black Label Society, Device, Hellyeah & Death Division.
“There is a chance that Mustaine and I will bust out some old Metallica that he was a part of. It has been talked about,” says Jason. “I’m willing to throw down Phantom Lord – actually, whatever he calls out, I’m gonna throw down!”
HEAVY METAL MUSIC album track-listing:
SOLDIERHEAD (video track)
…AS THE CROW FLIES
LONG TIME DEAD
KING OF THE UNDERDOGS
TWISTED TAIL OF THE COMET
Watch the official video for Newsted’s ‘Soldierhead’ below.