Twelve Foot Ninja Bio:
Twelve Foot Ninja embody originality in everything they do. They have sold out shows across their home country Australia, have over 1 million Youtube views and attracted public praise from the likes of Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater/Avenged Sevenfold), Dino Cazares (Fear Factory) and Jose Mangin (Sirius XM).
Twelve Foot Ninja's debut album SILENT MACHINE debuted at #4 on Australia’s AIR Chart followed by a trail blazing national headline tour of Australia, rave reviews for both their debut album and live shows. Twelve Foot Ninja finally answered the calls of their Nth American fans with the announcement of US/Canada tour with Periphery in Oct/Nov 2013 and the official US release of ‘SILENT MACHINE’ in the US on 8th October 2013 via Volkanik which is distributed in the US by Super D.
Twelve Foot Ninja are often classified as heavy fusion or progressive metal but whatever genre you call them, they are known for their genre hopping and souring melodies over heavy rock. Their creativity extends to quality music videos that have garnered 1 million views in their short time on the scene. The genre-bending within the same song is what their rapidly growing fan base has come to appreciate – they expect the unexpected. Twelve Foot Ninja are carving their own path and a swarm of fervent fans are joining the ride. In 2013, they smashed a world record for the most amount crowd-funded for a music video which is expected to be premiered late 2013.
The Australian release of their debut album SILENT MACHINE saw glowing reviews from media and industry come pouring in – Metal Sucks called it their ‘Sleeper Album’ of the year (4.5/5), Periphery’s Jake Bowen labelled it his “album of the year by far”, Sirius XM’s Jose Mangin called Twelve Foot Ninja one of his new favourites, Alternative Press featured them as a ‘band you need to know’, while countless others elevated SILENT MACHINE to the pointy end of their ‘Album of the Year’ lists. Further kudos was directed at their absurd tongue-in-cheek videos for “Coming For You” (500,000 Youtube views) and “Mother Sky” (330,000 Youtube views), with the former ranking #16 in Australia’s prestigious Rage Top 50 for the best videos in 2012.