Vancouver’s Ninjaspy, a trio of blood brothers that have created a metal fusion of hard, heavy, hook-laden music that runs the gamut of reggae, surf, metal and more will be performing their explosive and powerfully unhinged live show across Canada in support of their next full length ‘Spüken’ due out April 14, 2017. Their album is once again produced by GGGarth Richardson (Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mudvayne, Gallows) and Ben Kaplan (Biffy Clyro, Atreyu, Haste the Day) to follow Ninjaspy’s 2013 EP / graphic novel ‘No Kata’ and their 2007 debut ‘Pi Nature’. The album release tour will be the band’s sixth tour across the country and also marks six years since 2011 that they have trekked from West to East, the last time being in support of their debut album.
Years in the making since spring 2014 when Ninjaspy launched the “Jump Ya Bones” and crowd funding Campaign, the band was able to raise $15,000 to fund the new full length. They began recording in November 2014, taking their culmination of nearly a decade of songs and narrowing them down to an epic 10 track experience to demonstrate all their downbeats to breakdowns to their weaving of reggae, hardcore, metal and much more.
“These 10 songs span a decade, so there are a lot of different feels happening from song to song that represent what we got into over the years. It’s like we spent 10 years swallowing everything life threw at us, then we threw it all back up again, and are now able to listen to the blended, half-digested version of it.” says vocalist / guitarist Joel Parent.
‘Spüken’ was recorded and mixed sporadically over the next two years in Vancouver, BC and in the spring of 2016 between recording sessions, the band teased fans with a filmed and recorded live acoustic performance of their track ‘Azaria’, a song that is included with full metal instrumentation on the new genre-bending album. It showed the true diversity of the band and their ability to take manic and intense music and make it tender and raw.
SPÜKEN ALBUM RELEASE CANADA TOUR DATES
April 21 – Nanaimo, BC @ Studio 420
April 22 – Victoria, BC @ TBA
April 29 – Kamloops, BC @ Dirty Jersey
April 30 – Vernon, BC @ The Green (All Ages)
May 11 – Calgary, AB @ Dickens
May 12 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
May 13 – Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid
May 14 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Black PIrate Pub
May 18 – St. Catherines, ON @ Warehouse
May 19 – Guelph, ON @ DSTRCT
May 20 – Orillia, ON @ The Geneva
May 21 – Montreal, QC @ Piranha Bar
May 24 – Sudbury, ON @ Asylum
May 26 – Saskatoon, SK @ Vangellis
May 27 – Edmonton, AB @ The Forge
May 28 – Kelowna, BC @ Fernandos
June 24 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
July 14/15 – Armstrong, BC @ Armstrong Metal Fest w/ Revocation, Aggression, Golers and more