Twelve Foot Ninja are masters of the sneak attack, unleashing their new single ‘INVINCIBLE’ today. Over the past few years, they have been stealthily building their now massive clan of followers. They would hide in the underground, unseen but strangely present, then run daring skirmishes to upset the heavy music establishment to nab major international festival slots, strategically valuable supports, and win highly coveted awards, before slinking back to wherever it is they hide.
These cunning moves have set up Twelve Foot Ninja for a big year!
Their next mission is to drop a brand new album – ‘Outlier’ which is slated to fall on Friday 26th August, followed by headline Australian shows in August before they disappear to the US for a slew of major festivals in September and October and then returning to Australian shores in November with Disturbed for their Arena tour.
Otherwise known for their genre hopping virtuosity and tongue in cheek humour, Twelve Foot Ninja’s ‘Invincible’ shows a more serious side to their lyrics and a more direct approach musically. It has decimating riffs, artery-slashing bass drops with clear, memorable hooks. This is the second slice from their upcoming second LP and sure to level up their XP with a pin-point accurate kill-shot, delivered with a wry smile.
Earlier this year, an early indication of the album’s vibe was revealed in the form of track ‘One Hand Killing’, which was accompanied by a hilarious film clip that has racked up over half a million views.
Since then, they have been very busy. Busier than a cat.
A cat burying shit on concrete.
They’ve been busy with Forrester Savell (Karnivool, Dead Letter Circus) recording, re-recording, producing and mixing; mastering, putting the album on pre-order (without any other details being available – THOUSANDS of albums have already been pre-sold), announcing the Disturbed tour and locking down the Australian dates and the US Festival tour.
This September and October, Twelve Foot Ninja will traverse the US landscape for some of the biggest Rock and Metal Festivals on the planet, with only two other Australian bands also gracing some of the lineups – Parkway Drive and The Amity Affliction. The Festivals also feature headliners such as Slayer, Deftones and more.
They then return in November to tour Australia in Arenas – a space that has always been beckoning for Twelve Foot Ninja to occupy, their signature massive sound crying out to be given the big stage. They will be accompanying ARIA #1 chart toppers, Disturbed, who hand-picked Twelve Foot Ninja to support them as the ONLY other band on the bill.
What you might not know about Twelve Foot Ninja is that their 2012 debut record SILENT MACHINE saw them clock up over 5,000,000 YouTube views, win America’s prestigious 2014 Golden Gods Award for ‘Best New Talent’, break the world record for crowdfunding a video clip, tour with some of the biggest bands in the world, and get billed on major US and European festivals.
Twelve Foot Ninja’s second studio album ‘Outlier’ will drop on August 26th 2016.