Jamey Jasta of HATEBREED and KINGDOM OF SORROW will release a solo album, simply titled "Jasta", on July 26 via eOne Music. The CD will be made available in Europe one day earlier through Century Media Records.
A record many years in the making, this is a very different project for Jasta.
A three-minute video clip in which Jasta explains his decision to release the CD can be viewed below.
Jamey said, "It's a bunch of tracks that I recorded throughout 2008, 2009, 2010.
"A lot of people have said, 'Why are you doing a new project? You already have enough projects.' But these are all songs that I recorded over the last three years. And they didn't really fit with HATEBREED or KINGDOM OF SORROW. And plus those recipes are so successful that I wouldn't wanna change it or switch it up. So basically I'm just doing this record for fun. It's got a lot of different material on there, a lot of different influences of mine throughout the years.
"When I've written these songs, if they didn't get used, I basically kept them and reworked them and made them better and made them catchier and made them heavier or made them more melodic — I just tried to incorporate a lot of different influences that I wouldn't incorporate in a my other projects. I'm singing differently on some songs, I'm writing a lot of different style of riffs, and just collaborating with other people and doing a lot of guest appearances."
"Jasta" will feature guest appearances by a number of artists, including Tim Lambesis (AS I LAY DYING), pro skater Mike Vallely, Philip Labonte (ALL THAT REMAINS), Randy Blythe and Mark Morton (LAMB OF GOD), and guitar legend Zakk Wylde.
Jamey will present and perform at this year's Revolver Golden Gods Awards this week at the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles.
Jamey will be on tour with KINGDOM OF SORROW this summer on the 2011 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.