Heavy Metal Music (album)

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

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]

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]

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