Heavy Metal Music (album)

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Heavy Metal Music
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 6, 2013
RecordedMarch−April 2013
Genre Heavy metal
Length57:03
Label Chophouse Records
Producer Jason Newsted
Newsted chronology
Metal
(2013)
Heavy Metal Music
(2013)
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Metacritic 72/100 [1]
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Exclaim! 8/10 [5]
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Rock Sound 5/10 [8]
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Heavy Metal Music is the only studio album from heavy metal band Newsted. [10] The album was released on August 6, 2013. [10] It is the first Newsted release to feature guitarist Mike Mushok who joined the band following their debut release EP, Metal (2013). [10] The album is the band's only full-length release, since bassist Jason Newsted "shut down" the project in early 2014. [11]

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Contents

Background

The band finished pre-production of the album in March 2013, [12] and finished recording sessions in April. [13] The album title, track listing and artwork were unveiled on June 4, 2013, along with the album's first track, "Heroic Dose". [10] The album features two songs, "Soldierhead" and "King of the Underdogs", from their debut EP, Metal . [10] On July 18, 2013, Newsted premiered a second track, "Ampossible". [14] On July 25, 2013, Newsted released an official lyric video for the song "Above All". [15]

<i>Metal</i> (EP) 2013 EP by Newsted

Metal is the debut EP by heavy metal band Newsted. The band was formed by American bassist Jason Newsted in 2012. The EP was released on January 8, 2013, under Newsted's own record label Chophouse Records. The EP was recorded at the Creation Lab studio in Turlock, California.

Track listing

All songs written by Jason Newsted [16]

No.TitleLength
1."Heroic Dose"5:24
2."Soldierhead"4:16
3."...As the Crow Flies"5:58
4."Ampossible"4:00
5."Long Time Dead"4:32
6."Above All"4:35
7."King of the Underdogs"5:57
8."Nocturnus"6:13
9."Twisted Tail of the Comet"5:14
10."Kindevillusion"5:20
11."Futureality"5:25
Total length:57:03

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Newsted
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