‘Heroic Dose’, a song from Newsted’s forthcoming debut album, ‘Heavy Metal Music’, is available now for free download. Visit the band’s official website www.newstedheavymetal.com/heroicdose to download this track today.
Newsted – the band put together by Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and six-time Grammy winner, Jason Newsted – will have ‘Heavy Metal Music’ (produced by Jason himself) released on August 5th via 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 measured assault of ‘Above All’, this 11-song album will 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 & occasional guitar) flanked by guitarist Jessie Farnsworth & drummer Jesus Mendez Jr.
Newsted is currently in the throes of an extensive European summer festival tour which saw the band visit the UK for a performance at the legendary Download Festival 2013, as well as a sold-out London show at the historic 100 Club.
A string of UK dates is being planned for later this year.
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!”
Official Website: http://newstedheavymetal.com/
YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/jasonnewstedofficial