One of Australia’s hottest, most innovative, and experimental new bands Twelve Foot Ninja have announced they will re-release their 12-track debut album Silent Machine in the U.S.on Volkanik Music July 22. Ahead of the release of their debut single “Coming For You,” Twelve Foot Ninja recently took home the prestigious “Best New Talent” award at the sixth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards. Cementing a cult-like following on the back of their innovative brand of alternative rock, the band recently wrapped their first North American headlining tour performing throughout the U.S. and Canada, winning over thousands of fans at festivals including Welcome to Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Rock on the Range, and Rocklahoma.
In conjunction with the album release (with 2 acoustic bonus tracks for the US), the band has bundled a special edition of Silent Machine with a 72-page full-color companion comic book containing 12 issues inspired by the 12 songs featured on the Silent Machine. The band collaborated with acclaimed comic artist Keith Draws to produce the comics, which are based on the original Twelve Foot Ninja fable co-written by guitarist Steve ‘Stevic’ Mackay. The story follows a sole ninja’s mission to restore balance in a world headed toward a self-inflicted apocalypse. The special edition CD/comic book bundle can now be purchased exclusively at their online store.
The debut single from Silent Machine, “Coming For You,” is currently impacting at radio now and quickly closing in on 1,000,000 YouTube views. Check the video out now online at: http://youtu.be/-ST85Sui43Q. Widely praised by audiences and critics alike for their ability to combine juxtaposing genres seamlessly, “Coming For You” is the perfect embodiment of this.
Twelve Foot Ninja are often classified as heavy fusion or progressive hard rock but whatever genre you call them, they are known for their seamless genre hopping, soaring melodies over heavy rock, and witty music videos – they take an authentic approach to each style and tie it all together to deliver an inimitable sonic flavor. Stamped with a five-star review by Blunt Magazine, Silent Machine has been described as “reggae, Fate of Nations-era Robert Plant rock, space-rock, djent, Queensrychean hard rock and more, yet they somehow manage to tie it all together without sounding too ADHD…if you loved Faith No More’s King for a Day, you’ll feel right at home in this Silent Machine.”
Though formed in 2008 in Melbourne, it’s been said that Twelve Foot Ninja come from the place where your missing socks go… perhaps their tongue-in-cheek videos gives us an insight into where that place is! Never a band to take itself too seriously (except when it comes to their music), the band draw inspiration everywhere from classic kung-fu flicks to Buena Vista Social Club, Earth Wind & Fire to Korean drumming sensation Kwon Soon Keun, transmitting a mind-altering narrative while also showcasing Twelve Foot Ninja’s explosive live performance. Do yourself a favor and don’t blink, because you might miss something!
Twelve Foot Ninja is Nik “Kin” Etik on vocals, Steve “Stevic” MacKay on guitar, Damon McKinnon on bass, Shane “Russ” Russell on drums, and Rohan Hayes on guitar.
For more information, visit the band online at www.TwelveFootNinja.com
Twelve Foot Ninja Silent Machine tracklisting:
1) Coming For You
3) Mother Sky
8) Silent Machine
10) Myth of Progress
11) Ain’t That A Bitch
Bonus Tracks (US release only):
13) Manufacture of Consent (acoustic instrumental)
14) Apocolypstik (acoustic)
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