A 30-second audio sample of the song “Above All” from NEWSTED — the new band led by former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist Jason Newsted — can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track comes off NEWSTED‘s full-length debut, “Heavy Metal Music”, which will be released on August 6 in North America viaChophouse Records/Collective Sounds and August 5 in Europe throughSpinefarm Records. Jason told Billboard.com 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.”
“Heavy Metal Music” track listing:
01. Heroic Dose
03. …As The Crow Flies
05. Long Time Dead
06. Above All
07. King Of The Underdogs
09. Twisted Tail Of The Comet
NEWSTED is taking part in this year’s edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine. Also appearing on the bill are headliners MEGADETH, along with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DEVICE, HELLYEAH and DEATH DIVISION.
NEWSTED kicked off its first-ever U.S. tour on April 19 at Red House in Walnut Creek, California. The 14-date trek concluded on May 23 in Asbury Park, New Jersey and has led into a number of European festival appearances for the band, which is rounded out by STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok, drummer Jesus Mendez Jr. and guitarist Jessie Farnsworth.
* Jason Newsted (METALLICA, VOIVOD, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM) – Bass, Lead Vocals
* Jesus Mendez Jr. (THE NAPOLEON BLOWNAPARTS) – Drums
* Jessie Farnsworth – Guitar, Backing Voice
* Mike Mushok (STAIND) – Guitar