Back in January, we wrote about the first single and video from Newsted, former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted‘s new band, from their EP Metal.
Now, the band’s full debut album, titled Heavy Metal Music, will be released on August, 6, 2013. But in the meantime, Newsted himself is streaming the entire 11-song album online for free and you can listen to it in full here below!
In an interview Geeks of Doom did with Jason Newsted back in January on the eve of the EP’s release, we asked him about plans for a full album. Here’s what he told us…
Last week, we posted a preview of the music video for “Soldierhead,” the first single from Newsted, former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted‘s new band.
Now, the full video, directed by Leon Melas, was released today, via Noisecreep, and you can watch it here below!
The band’s debut EP, Metal, is out now on iTunes; pre-order for the CD version is open now at the Newsted web store and will be released on January 22, 2013. The store has pre-orders for the Metal CD signed by Jason Newsted, along with shirts and other accessories.
With a metal “Geeks of Doom”, ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted is ready to talk. After 15 years with the world’s biggest metal band – and spells with Voivod, Ozzy Osbourne, Echobrain, and Flotsam and Jetsam – the extremely talented Newsted is clearly a member of rock royalty.
Back with a new band that he fronts, Newsted, and a new four-song EP entitled simply Metal, out on iTunes today, he is hungry to get back out there and play the music he loves and we need to hear.
“Kicking the ass” of a holiday bug, I caught up with Newsted on the eve of the release of Metal to discuss his new EP, getting back out on tour, and why James Hetfield is “untouchable.”
Geeks of Doom: Tomorrow is the day. Do you always feel the same way on the eve of an EP or an album release, or does this feel different, does this feel special?
Jason Newsted: It’s always exciting. I mean like the nervous excitement and that kind of thing. Putting yourself out there like that always kind of gives the nervous excitement. But it is different this time, it has been a long time since I had this feeling [laughs] and it’s magnified a bit because it’s my name, I wrote all the songs, all the parts myself, and created pretty much all [the music] and then put it together with my boys [guitarist Jessie Farsnworth and drummer Jesus Mendez Jr.]. So it is the first time I’ve done that. I mean, I wrote stuff in Flotsam [Flotsam & Jetsam] back in the day on bass and then we kind of made compositions out of it, but I constructed all these songs on guitar and I composed all the pieces.
Jason Newsted, former bassist for Metallica, has formed a new band called Newsted, which is readying to release their new EP Metal online on Tuesday, January 8, 2013.
On the 4-song EP, Newsted handles both bass and vocal duties, with Jesus Mendez Jr. on drums and Jessie Farnsworth on guitar and backing vocals.
Check out a clip from the band’s upcoming video for “Soldierhead,” one of the tracks off the EP. Metal will be released exclusively through iTunes and is available for pre-order right now. If you buy all four songs, you’ll also receive a digital copy of the lyrics handwritten by Jason Newsted.