Heavy Metal Music (album)

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Heavy Metal Music
Newsted heavy metal music.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 6, 2013
RecordedMarch−April 2013
GenreHeavy metal, hard rock[1]
Length57:03
LabelChophouse
ProducerJason Newsted
Newsted chronology
Metal
(2013)
Heavy Metal Music
(2013)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic72/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
About.com4/5 stars[3]
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[4]
Consequence of Sound3.5/5 stars[5]
Exclaim!8/10[6]
The Guardian4/5 stars[7]
Loudwire4/5 stars[8]
Rock Sound5/10[1]
The Skinny4/5 stars[9]

Heavy Metal Music is the only studio album by American heavy metal band Newsted.[10] It was released on August 6, 2013,[10] and 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]

Background[edit]

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]

Track listing[edit]

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
Deluxe edition bonus tracks[17]
No.TitleLength
12."Spiderbiter"4:31
13."Godsnake"5:16
14."Skyscraper"6:35
Itunes exclusive deluxe edition bonus track[18]
No.TitleLength
15."The Differents"5:39
  • Both deluxe editions come with a 38-minute documentary on the making of the album.

Personnel[edit]

Newsted
  • Jason Newsted − lead vocals, bass
  • Jessie Farnsworth − rhythm & lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Mike Mushok − lead guitar
  • Jesus Mendez Jr. − drums, percussion

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b O'Connor, Sarah (July 27, 2013). "Newsted - Heavy Metal Music". Rock Sound. Freeway Press Inc.
  2. ^ "Newsted - Heavy Metal Music". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 27, 2013.
  3. ^ Lyons, Todd. "Newsted - Heavy Metal Music Review". About.com. Archived from the original on August 16, 2013. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  4. ^ Heaney, Gregory. "Heavy Metal Music - Newsted". Allmusic. Retrieved August 6, 2013.
  5. ^ Hadusek, John (August 6, 2013). "Album Review: Newsted - Heavy Metal Music". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  6. ^ Pratt, Greg (August 13, 2013). "Newstead - Heavy Metal Music". Exclaim!. Archived from the original on August 19, 2013. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
  7. ^ Lawson, Dom (August 1, 2013). "Newsted: Heavy Metal Music – review". The Guardian. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  8. ^ Bowar, Chad (August 6, 2013). "Newsted, 'Heavy Metal Music'". Loudwire. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
  9. ^ Kaill, Gary (July 24, 2013). "Newsted – Heavy Metal Music". The Skinny. Radge Media. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  10. ^ a b c d e Hartmann, Graham (June 4, 2013). "Newsted Unveil Debut Album Title + Track List, Unleash New Song 'Heroic Dose'". Loudwire. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  11. ^ "JASON NEWSTED Has No Immediate Plans To Revive NEWSTED Band, Says MIKE MUSHOK". 23 December 2014.
  12. ^ Hartmann, Graham (March 19, 2013). "Jason Newsted Welcomes Mike Mushok of Stained Into Band, Offers Album Update". Loudwire. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  13. ^ Childers, Chad (April 9, 2013). "Newsted Completes New Album Recording". Loudwire. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  14. ^ Blistein, Jon (July 18, 2013). "Newsted Channels Sixties Spies on 'Ampossible' - Song Premiere". Rolling Stone. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  15. ^ Bowar, Chad (July 25, 2013). "Newsted Unveil 'Above All'". Loudwire. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  16. ^ ASCAP. "NEWSTED JASON C". ASCAP Repertory. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  17. ^ "Record sleeve image". Jpc.de. Retrieved 2013-11-20.
  18. ^ "Heavy Metal Music (Deluxe Version) by Newsted". iTunes. Apple Inc. Retrieved 25 August 2013.