Newsted's 'Heavy Metal Music' Is Available for Streaming

Jason Newsted's band posted the newest album for listening online a week prior to it's release.

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"Heavy Metal Music", the debut album from Newsted the new band featuring former Metallica, Vovoid and Flotsam and Jetsam bassist Jason Newsted and Staind guitarist Mike Mushok can be streamed in its entirety in the YouTube clip below.

As Blabbermouth reports, the CD will be released on August 6 in North America via Chophouse Records/Collective Sounds and August 5 in Europe through Spinefarm Records. Jason told Billboard the 11-song album will be very similar to the band's debut EP, "Metal," which sold around 6,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 62 on The Billboard 200 chart. "The EP was always intended to be the primer, a sampler of what was to come on the LP," he said. "It's all metal all the time. It's not all fast, but it is all heavy."

Regarding how the material for Newsted's debut album came together, Jason told Loudwire: "It started out as my seeds for the first eleven songs that I made on my GarageBand thing. I wrote all the tracks guitars, bass, drums, everything and gave them to Jessie [Farnsworth, guitar] and Jesus [Mendez Jr., drums] and had them go learn it, put their artistry on it and so it was collaborative in that way for the first batch. Like the four songs on the EP came from that initial eleven, so that's how those songs went.

"Each day as we get deeper into the songs, the collaboration gets deeper as well. I have come a long way from my tunnel vision of 'Only my ideas are good enough' bullshit, and I'm a lot more open to everyone's ideas and the artistry of each person to make it what it is. And three heads is better than one and that kind of thing. So it has become more collaborative as we go. I've written ten more since that time in October last year and a few of them have made their way onto this LP now.

"Once again, they were all my seeds, but now that we have Mike Mushok in the band and I give the music to all three of those guys, now I have three great artists bringing back their responses and their counterpoint playing to my ideas, so it's becoming more and more collaborative every day and on this LP there will be shared writing credits on at least half of the songs with the writing credits now."

"Heavy Metal Music" track listing:

01. Heroic Dose 02. Soldierhead 03. ...As The Crow Flies 04. Ampossible 05. Long Time Dead 06. Above All 07. King Of The Underdogs 08. Nocturnus 09. Twisted Tail Of The Comet 10. Kindevillusion 11. Futureality

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    "...featuring former Metallica, Vovoid and Flotsam and Jetsam bassist Jason Newsted..." I believe it's 'Voivod', not 'Vovoid'.
    I appreciate what Newsted is doing, moving on with his life and his career as a musician and all, but... this just went in and out of my ears. Pretty generic.
    Yeah, I listened to most of every track, still nothing really caught my attention. Vocals are good but I didn't hear a great riff, plus the songs get quite repetitive after a while.
    Sounds nothing like Megadeth. Sound alot like Motorhead with alot of the tone from the 90s Metallica sound. I think it's cool. Vocals need a little more pulling out on the eq side
    What I've heard so far sounds a bit like Megadeth-like riffs (especially the intros) with a Metallica-like sound. I like. Not a fan of the album name, but the music sounds good and that's all that matters.
    yh, when i saw the album name, i was like wtf, creative much? but none of that matters, the music is great!
    'yh, when i saw the album name, i was like wtf, creative much?' Hahahahah righto mate
    I am probably in the minority but this is pretty generic. I don't understand what all the hoopla is about.
    It was pretty boring, but then, all of a sudden, it got really good! Mad props to Newsted.
    Sounded like a collection of modern Megadeth's faster tracks, honestly. I enjoyed the EP but couldn't make it through this.
    Cara Gato
    This album rocks. It's a no BS heavy metal album and that is what I think the name implies.
    this is so original 'metal' 'heavy metal music' 'newsted' i just hope that the music is more original than the titles