Ninjaspy Live In Nanaimo
Friday, April 21st, 2017
Friday April 21st Ninjaspy return to Nanaimo and begin a Canada wide tour in support of their new album Spuken. Local band Battlesworn start the night off.
Hard, heavy, hook-laden music that runs the gamut of reggae, surf, metal and more make up Ninjaspy's rule-breaking formula for notoriety. All this combined with an explosive and powerfully unhinged live show that got the band off the ground in a hurry. They released their debut ‘Pi Nature’ in 2017 and their 2013 EP ‘No Kata’ with a graphic novel and return in 2017 with their new album ‘Spüken’ produced by GGGarth Richardson (Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mudvayne, Gallows) and Ben Kaplan (Biffy Clyro, Atreyu, Haste the Day). The album is due out April 14, 2017.
More About the band and their album ‘Spüken’:
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 ‘Spüken’ 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.
Tickets available at The Nanaimo Cannabis Club
Tickets in advance $10
Tickets at the door $15
No minors 19+ event.
The band’s first full single / music video ‘Speak’ can be watched below and can be downloaded from their online store, iTunes, CD Baby and Bandcamp.