Simple. Sweet. Badass! There's nothing too out of the ordinary for the first video from the band known as Newsted as 'Soldierhead' is a traditional performance clip, but it packs a powerful punch.

Jason Newsted and his new group offer up a rapid fire, hard-hitting performance of 'Soldierhead' that shows exactly what they're all about and serves as a bit of a proving ground before the band ever hits the concert stage. After watching the video, there should be increased anticipation for whenever Newsted takes the stage.

The bassist-frontman exclusively tells Loudwire, "I think ['Soldierhead'] probably came to me in like 10 minutes and I got the main riff down and then the lyrics just came to me and I said 'this is going to be the one' and I had it done by that night and it just showed up, because I keep chasing it, man."

As expected with that title, the track comes from a particular point of view. Newsted added, "'Soldierhead’ is for all of our military service personnel guys and girls ... You hear such crazy stories about all of that and I met so many thousands of soldiers in my life traveling around the world and they’ve always been so supportive of the metal, so that’s my tip of the hat to them. I’m glad that everybody loves the song for what it is, because it can represent something for all of us as they represent us."

'Soldierhead' is featured on Newsted's debut 'Metal' EP, which is available now via iTunes.

Watch Newsted's 'Soldierhead' Video