LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe joined Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED, KINGDOM OF SORROW) on stage last night (Thursday, September 8) at the Webster Theater in Hartford, Connecticut to perform the song “Enslaved, Dead Or Depraved” from Jasta‘s recently released solo album, simply entitled “Jasta”.
Fan-filmed footage of Blythe‘s appearance can be seen below.
Jasta‘s backing band for the show consisted of Kanky Lora (STRAIGHT LINE STITCH) on drums, Steve Gibb (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, CROWBAR) on bass and Charlie Bellmore (KINGDOM OF SORROW) on guitar.
“Jasta” sold around 4,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 133 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD landed at position No. 1 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
“Jasta” was released in North America on July 26 via eOne Music and in Europe one day earlier through Century Media Records.
During an interview with Metal Assault, Jamey stated about his solo album, “It’s just more of the thrash and rock element in it. I think there’s a lot more clean singing than I’m used to doing. It’s a lot of stuff that I recorded for other artists, but it ended up sounding cool so I just left it in there. My engineer was really liking the stuff that I was doing. I still have a lot of guest parts on there — Randy Blythe from LAMB OF GOD, Zakk Wylde, Phil Labonte [of ALL THAT REMAINS], Tim from AS I LAY DYING, Mark Morton from LAMB OF GOD — so it’s just like a fun project before we do the next HATEBREED album.”
“I did all of it by myself, except for the guest parts. I did it all throughout 2008, 2009 and 2010 so it was fun to go back, listen to those old tracks and go, ‘These are still good, let’s release them!’ I’m just very lucky that I’m in a position to be able to do this and I’m grateful that the eOne label is giving it such a great push.”
When asked if the release of his solo album will impact songwriting for the next HATEBREED CD, Jamey replied, “No, not at all. Actually that’s why I wanted to get it out now because the next HATEBREED album is going to be short, to the point and brutal, and there will be no melody. This is my one chance to kind of get it out of the system.”