Newsted, a new band formed by former Metallica bassist, Jason Newsted, has released a teaser for “Soldierhead”, off Newsted’s four-song EP, Metal. The EP is set for release exclusively via iTunes on January 8th. The clip was filmed on December 15 in an abandoned factory in California. By purchasing all four songs, you will receive a copy of Jason’s handwritten lyrics.
In a recent interview with Sonic Excess, Newsted stated about the video shoot:
“It’s just a simple thing, and I just wanted to capture the band. There is no heavy concept, no literal thing about bullets chasing your head or any of those things. It’s old-school metal and most likely will be black and white. It was shot in an old factory. It was a gnarly, dusty, old factory and it had energy. That is what I will describe it as. I haven’t got to play to the camera like that for a long time, and I was really going for it. The soldier version is something everyone will have. An HD version will be available on iTunes, but I want everyone to have it for free across the world. I want it to be the tip of the spear for everybody to see and hear what exactly it’s all about.”