Former Metallica bass player Jason Newsted's new band Newsted are now offering fans a free download of a new song which comes from their forthcoming album.
The band has posted the new song "Heroic Dose" on their official website as a free download. The track comes from their forthcoming album, "Heavy Metal Music," which will be released on August 6th in North America and the 5th in the UK. Download the free song here.
Jason Newsted produced "Heavy Metal Music" and his new namesake band also features drummer Jesus Mendez Jr, guitarist Jessie Farnsworth, and Staind guitarist Mike Mushok.
The group is currently on a tour of Europe and will be hitting the road this summer in North American as part of Megadeth's Gigantour along with Black Label Society, Device, Hellyeah & Death Division.
The Gigantour will be kicking off on July 3rd and it appears that Jason will be jamming a Metallica classic with Megadeth's Dave Mustaine during the trek.
"There is a chance that Mustaine and I will bust out some old Metallica that he was a part of. It has been talked about," says Jason. "I'm willing to throw down Phantom Lord actually, whatever he calls out, I'm gonna throw down!"
Earlier this month Mustaine confirmed the plans when he tweeted fans asking them which classic Metallica song they would like to see the two former Metallica members jam together on the tour.
06/26 - Hegyalja Feztival - Tokaj, Hungary
06/27 - With Full Force Festival - Leipzig, Germany
06/29 - Rock The Beach - Helsinki, Finland
06/30 - Graspop Metal Meeting - Dessel, Belgium
07/03 - Gilford, NH - Meadowbrook
07/05 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
07/06 - Canandaigua, NY - Marvin Sands PAC
07/08 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/09 - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
07/10 - Youngstown, OH - Covelli Center
07/12 - Dallas, TX - [to be announced]
07/13 - Lubbock, TX - Lonestar Amphitheatre
07/14 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheatre
07/16 - Oklahoma City, OK - Zoo Amphitheatre
07/18 - Bloomington, IL - US Cellular Coliseum
07/19 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
07/20 - Cadott, WI - Chippewa Valley Music Festival
07/22 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Center
07/23 - Calgary, AB - Stampede Corral
07/26 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
07/27 - Dawson Creek, BC - EnCana Events Centre
07/29 - Abbotsford, BC - Abbotsford Entertainment Center
07/30 - Everett, WA - Comcast Arena
08/01 - West Valley City, UT - Maverik Center
08/02 - Denver, CO - 1st Bank Center
08/04 - Fargo, ND - Scheels Arena
08/06 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
08/07 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
08/09 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
08/10 - Montreal, QC - Heavy MTL
08/11 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Heavy Metal Music Album Track-Listing:
Soldierhead (Watch Video here)
As The Crow Flies
Long Time Dead
King Of The Underdogs
Twisted Tail Of The Comet