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Newsted - featuring ex-Metallica, ex-Flotsam & Jetsam and ex-Voivod bassist Jason Newsted - posted a new music video for the track "King of the Underdogs." The song appears on the debut full length LP "Heavy Metal Music" which was issued via Chophouse Records back in the beginning of August. A video for the song "Soldierhead" was previously released and can be seen at this location.
Check out "King of the Underdogs" here:
The pit is the heart of the metal scene, and just about every metal head has a favorite pit story, which is why each week we check in with musicians from around the globe to get their best tale of moshing mayhem.
Today Detroit act Wilson shares this story of a stage dive gone wrong while the band was supporting Newsted at Highline Ballroom on May 21st, 2013:
Recently Wilson was honored with the privilege of being Jason Newsted’s direct support for his new endeavor aptly called Newsted. We went out on a string of dates from May 15th – 23rd together. Each night venues packed in tons of middle aged veterans of metal who had most likely just dropped off their suits to the dry cleaners on 5th Ave right before they traded their Hush Puppies for a pair of Converse to "kick out the jams" for their well-deserved evening of debauchery. I mean no disrespect here, the folks that were in attendance at these shows were ready to let the juices of the metal parking lot coarse through their veins once again, however, these folks were not there to “mosh it up” like they had in their teens, they wanted to bang their heads, crush some brews and party hard, (as hard as a 40 year old pissed off teen turned carpenter could) but not to harm each other. You could literally see the aggression build in each one of them as Newsted ripped through bangers every night, but never crossing that line…except in NYC.
The gods of metal were toiling with the crowd at the Highline Ballroom and as Newsted starting ripping the opening riffs to Whiplash (the only Metallica cover he played) the crowd went ape shit. Let me precursor this by adding this was the only show on the tour that did not have a barricade of sorts… and after that night it would be the last. About half way through the song (you know the part where “its fucking WHIPLASH”) a rapid fan had let his blood boil enough and just HAD to get on that stage with the legend for some honest to goodness stage divin’. And just as he thought his coast was clear and he spotted an open area to let the hands of the crowd carry him into sweet, sweet drunken revelry …BAM!! His body met the body of a Mr. Jason Newsted. In fact the collision between him and Newsted was so fast and jarring it sent Jason flying off the stage face first into the crowd. Well, the crowd and some floor.More...
Newsted, the band created by former Ex-Flotsam & Jetsam/Ex-Metallica/Ex-Voivod bassist Jason Newsted, announced that the full length debut LP (and follow up to the 2012 EP "Metal") will be entitled "Heavy Metal Music." The album is set to drop on August 6, 2013. Newsted will be part of the upcoming Gigantour with Megadeth, Black Label Society, Device, Hellyeah and Death Division, which begins at Mohegan Sun Arena on July 5th in Uncasville, CT.
The track listing for "Heavy Metal Music" is:
1. Heroic Dose
3. ...As the Crow Flies
5. Long Time Dead
6. Above All
7. King of the Underdogs
9. Twisted Tail of the Comet
Check out "Heroic Dose" here: More...
Former Metallica/Flotsam & Jetsam bassist Jason Newsted (Voivod/Who Cares) posted a clip for his upcoming music video for the song "Soldierhead." The song appears on the debut EP "Metal," which is available now via Chophouse Records and iTunes.
Check out "Soldierhead" here:
Former Metallica/Flotsam & Jetsam bassist Jason Newsted (Voivod/Who Cares) posted a clip for his upcoming music video for the song "Soldierhead." The song appears on the debut EP under the moniker Newsted entitled "Metal," which is due out on January 8, 2013 via Chophouse Records. You can pre-order the digital version of the EP through iTunes at this location. Sound samples can be heard at the Official Website.
Check out the preview clip of "Soldierhead" here: