On the 69th episode of Brutally Delicious, the world’s most metal cooking show, your favorite host Bruce Moore is joined remotely by the members of the Canadian Punk Act The Rough Boys.. Tune in, learn about the band and how to make a Rough Boys Beer Subs.
Their latest full length, Soldiers Of The Mark, offers up ten forceful tracks of atmospheric, horror infused punk-rock sure to satisfy their audience’s ghoulish desire for hard hitting gothic tunage.
The New Jacobin Club make the cast of the The Rocky Horror Picture Show look like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir! For certain, their live shows must be out of this world…Very good album, and one that deserves to be heard far beyond a horror rock niche audience
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R.I.Y.L. – Thrash/Death/Punk, Black Dahlia Murder, Revocation, Slayer, Metallica, Megadeth, Municipal Waste
Break Out the Champagne! Out Now NEW JACOBIN CLUB’s New Album ‘Soldiers of The Mark’
September 5 – Sept 27 Across Western Canada
(Clockwise starting from the top right)
The Horde – vocals/guitar , Mistress Nagini – backing vocals/keyboard, The Ruin – bass, The Luminous – cello, Rat King – drums, Poison Candi – Vocals/theremin/percussion
Photo credit: Kathryn Trembach
Saskatoon’s six piece punk rock cabaret The New Jacobin Club, a staple for nearly 20 years on the Canadian music scene as a must see bucket list band for their unbelievable gothic freak show performances, theatrical storylines, and multi-instrumentals (cello, theremien, keyboard, etc.) return with their latest creation ‘Soldiers of The Mark’ out today, September 2nd. Featuring ten hard hitting freak show tracks offered digitally on Amazon, HMV, iTunes, Bandcamp, plus exclusively available via the band’s web store http://www.newjacobinclub.com/webstore, the band is offering a 15 track deluxe edition of the album, vinyl and a hard cover companion book with a collection of the band’s lyrics, translations, concert posters, live photos, concept art plus contributions from Canadian artists Jess Thamnos, Kathyrn Trembach and Candiac Grosenick.
Horde (guitar/vocals) comments:
“This album is most collaborative thing we’ve ever done, and I think it’s the first time every member of this group has had their own musical voice shine through on a studio recording. Sharing lead vocals with Candi and working much more closely with Luminous on the string arrangements made the whole writing and recording process as exciting as if it was the first album we ever did.”
RatKing (drums) comments:
“As chaotic and unique as this band and its members are, when we play together we all somehow end up on the same page. I feel as though that really shows on this record.”
Soldiers of the Mark – 2014 – Track listing:
- The Mark (4:02)
- Parade of Innocents (4:41)
- Champagne Ivy(4:00)
- Angel MMXIV (2:48)
- A Grey Day to Die (3:53)
- Into the Fire (5:26)
- Garthim (3:58)
- My Smile (2:47)
- Seal of Metatron (3:50)
- Return to Eden (2:46)
Album Length: 38:15
‘Champagne Ivy’ (single) is now streaming on Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8blkV_xMdI
NJC will also embarking across Western Canada including their hometown of Saskatoon for a CD Release at Amigos with Lavagoat and Hell Hounds on September 12, 2014 in promotion of their release.
September 5, 2014 – Dickens Pub – Calgary, AB – Event Link
September 12, 2014 – Amigos Cantina – Saskatoon, SK – Event Link
*September 27, 2014 –Broadway Theatre – Saskatoon, SK – Event Link (*Special note about Sept 27, 2014 – New Jacobin Club will be the feature performer for the 2014 Saskatoon Zombie Walk and Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival.)
October 25, 2014 – German Club Main Stage – Regina, SK
For more information, please visit the following links:
Outcasts among wise men and fools alike, the New Jacobin Club is a fiendish group of musicians, poets, painters and performance artists who have been entertaining and provoking since the mid 1990’s. Combining seedy bohemian stage theatrics with bombastic art rock anthems has given the long lived ensemble a shocking and original edge that has attracted as much heated controversy as it has fiercely loyal fans.
Beginning as a power trio based in the Western Canadian city of Saskatoon, the New Jacobin Club signed to U.S. indie label Transparent Records in 1998 and released “A Lesson in Mortality”. In 2003 “Retake the Throne,” their second full length album, became a minor Canadian college radio hit, creeping on to the national top 100 chart by the year’s end. By 2009, the NJC had become infamous for their provocative live show featuring unsettling freakshow stunts and what would become signature pyro tricks such as “exploding” cymbals and lighting microphone stands on fire. They released the epic gothic rock-opera “This Treason” the following year accompanied with “Inside the Cannibal Circus,” a DVD complete with concept video, live concert and candid documentary style footage. The double disc set was met with even more college radio success and sparked strong opinions from critics in Canada and worldwide.
The group is led by founding father and roaring frontman Xerxes Praetorius Horde (“The Horde” to his allies), singing opposite Poison Candi (theremin, percussion, vocals) and backed by The Luminous (electric cello),The Ruin (bass), The Rat King (drums) and Mistress Nagini (backing vocals, synth) . On stage the band is often joined by a colorful cast of collaboraters including performance artists Firecrotch Jones, Raunchy Rabies, Rima the Birdgirl, and drummer/programmer Eclipse.
Described as “Fiery and imposing while still retaining a degree of intelligence and fore-thought” (Exclaim! Canada’s independent music authority), “Energizing and engaging” (PureGrain Audio, USA) and “a gloriously black exercise in dark psychedelia” (BCFM Sunday Rock Show Review, UK), the New Jacobin Club never tire of dancing on genre boundaries with nods to classic goth, 70’s rock, power metal, blues, somber folk and even a hint of danceable industrial funk. The NJC has shared the stage with KMFDM, Voltaire, the Groovie Ghoulies, Nashville Pussy, the Nekromantix and countless others. Their signature vocal hooks and riffs have propelled them onto local and national Canadian independant radio charts, several movie soundtracks and even their own cable televised acoustic special.
Now in 2014, the band returns with their next shocker ‘Soldiers of The Mark’ due out on September 2nd as a self-release sure to make your ears cringe with its ten tracks of insanity. Along with this release, NJC are offering fans a very special and limited edition “Soldiers of the Mark” hardcover coffee-table format lyric book. It will be a joint effort with Calgary, AB based RunRabbit Entertainment. RunRabbit is notable for their independent short films (“Lilith” premiered at the 2013 Calgary Horrorcon and featured music by the New Jacobin Club prominently in the soundtrack) as well as their dark and provocatively themed photography. The book will contain not only the complete lyrics to the album, but an introduction, brief commentary written by band members and entourage, and full album credits. Contributing visual artists include Jess Thamnos (responsible for the iconic and menacing album cover ), Kathryn Trembach (band photographer) and Candice Grosenick (graphic artist behind the band’s concert posters and merchandise).
First editions of the book will be available by pre-order only and will include a special digital album download featuring the regular 10 song album plus 8 more bonus tracks. The deluxe 18 track version of the album will only be available directly from newjacobinclub.com and with the limited edition book.
“Their newest album, Soldiers of the Mark, is chock full of complex arrangements that utilize all of these instruments along with a headbanging rhythm section of guitar, bass and drums that often lead in to a chorus of both male and female vocals singing in harmony. Just as your mother always told you, never judge a book by it’s cover. Before you realize it, you’ll be headbanging along as you progress through Soldiers of the Mark. ” – Damnation Mag
“The band hits hard and heavy, giving you a kick to the forehead and making you notice them and the great talent that is on display here. This is an album that brings different sounds and genres together to make a glorious racket.” – Altered Frequencies
“Fiery and imposing while still retaining a degree of intelligence and fore-thought.” – Exclaim!
“Energizing and engaging!” – Pure Grain Audio
“a gloriously black exercise in dark psychedelia” – The BCFM Sunday Rock Show Review (UK)
“Worthy of a listen, if only to fuel your desire to see their amazing live show, which may change the way you see music forever.” BC Musician
“…a patchwork of Frankenstein of diverse influences, dueling guitars, enormous synths, pounding drums and bass, and most important, what really sets it apart – incredible musicianship.” – Planet S Mag
“…staright out of the Glenn Danzig (Misfits era) tradition – though much more engaging than Danzig ever was… If you ever wondered what Gwar’s interpretation of The Rocky Horror Picture Show might be like, The New Jacobin Club has your answer.” – Harvest Moon Music
“Romps with a breath that is vibrant and refreshing…wonderfully flamboyant, theatrical and wicked.” – Ring Master Review
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R.I.Y.L: System of a Down, The Dillenger Escape Plan, Red Hot Chili Peppers,Gojira, The Devin Townsend Project, Rancid.
Get Your Voice On The New NINJASPY Record In 4 Easy Steps! Video of New Songs ‘Azaria’ and ‘Dead Duck Dock’; Indiegogo Campaign For Next Album Offering 13 Fan Perks!
L-R – Adam Parent – Drums | Joel Parent – Vocals/Guitar | Tim Parent – Bass (Photo Credit – Cat Ashbee)
Days left on NINJASPY‘s Indiegogo campaign to raise $10,000 to record, produce and market their follow up album to their 2007 cult debut ‘Pi Nature’ produced by GGGarth Richardson and Ben Kaplan.
The band has posted a new step by step video for fans to get their voice on the new record for the track ‘Jump Ya Bones’.
Check out the video below.
Live Video of Ninjaspy performing new songs ‘Azaria’ and ‘Dead Duck Dock’
Fans, new and old can donate at this Indiegogo link https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ninjaspy-new-album before the crowd campaign ends on May 16, 2014 (11:59pm PST) :
Crowd Funding Video – http://youtu.be/flTPDVr5wyA
Fans who donate to the campaign are offered the following perks:.
Indiegogo Link: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ninjaspy-new-album
Option 1: Digital Album: Receive the digital download of MP3’s, wicked awesome album art and liner notes.
Option 2: Digital Album / CD: Receive the digital download of MP3’s, wicked awesome album art and liner notes, and an autographed CD.
Option 3: Digital / CD / Shirt: Receive the digital download of MP3’s, wicked awesome album art and liner notes, autographed CD, and a styling new Ninjaspy shirt to replace the one with blood stains and holes in it.
Option 4: Digital / Vinyl: Receive the digital download of MP3’s, wicked awesome album art and liner notes, and an autographed copy of the band’s first limited edition vinyl release.
Option 5: Digital / CD / Shirt / Vinyl: The full swag spectrum. Receive the digital download of MP3’s, wicked awesome album art and liner notes, autographed CD, bad ass shirt, and an autographed copy of the band’s first limited edition vinyl release.
Option 6: Listening Party VIP: VIP admission to official album listening party. Stand side by side with the band and production team as they experience the recordings for the first time. Details TBA.
Option 7: Private Lesson: Sit down at the band’s rehearsal space with any member to learn about the approach, technique and inspiration behind how they make music. (Includes digital download)
Option 8: The Last Scarfhood: Once upon a time, the band made hand sewn “Ten Chi Jin” Scarfhoods. They only have 1 left and they will never be made again. (Includes digital download)
Option 9: Dinner With The band: Location: East Vancouver the band will treat you and a friend to an incredible evening of good food, drinks, music and conversation. Funny things WILL happen. (Includes digital download)
Option 10: Private Concert Option 1: Location: Anywhere in the Lower Mainland We will come to your living room or location of your choice and perform a selection of acoustic Ninjaspy tunes. (Includes digital download)
Option 11: Custom “Guitana”: Handmade by Ninjoelspy, the Guitana is a one stringed instrument crafted from a bokken, which is commonly used in kendo and other sword based martial arts practices. Picture yourself playing a wooden sword with a chopstick and a slide, with the knowledge that only you, Ninjoelspy, and Hatsumi Sensei, grandmaster of the 9 surviving schools of bujinkan, own this instrument. (Includes digital download)
Option 12: Private Concert Option 2: Location: East Vancouver: You and 10 friends can enjoy a private face melting courtesy of yours truly. Just show up, crush a few beers and enjoy the show.
Option 13: Private Jam/Recording Session: Location: East Vancouver: Got some songs but no band? Spend a day at our rehearsal space jamming and recording your ideas. (Includes digital download)
Following ‘Pi Nature’, Ninjaspy has toured across Canada on multiple occasions including touring Japan in 2010 (watch video here) winning over legions of fans along the way. In 2013, they unleashed their musical graphic novel ‘No Kata’ with the single ‘Skaingkh (The Skank)’ (animated version can be viewed below).
In additional news, the band recently wrapped up their ‘Jump Ya Bones Tour’, which saw them perform dates from British Columbia to Ontario in promotion of the indiegogo campiagn plus the band has been confirm for this year’s Loud As Hell Festival in Drumheller, AB running from August 29 – Sept 1 (Labour Day weekend). They will be joining Protest The Hero, Titans Eve, All Else Fails, Death Toll Rising and more on the line up. Full festival details can be found at the following link: www.loudashell.com
JUMP YA BONES TOUR | VLOG 1 – http://youtu.be/xBYa5mCOjTU
Skaingkh (The Skank) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHiiNgw12Fs
No Kata Graphic Novel – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51YiWk_HaB4
EP Stream and Digital Graphic Novel – No Kata (2013) – http://ninjaspy.bandcamp.com/album/no-kata
Album Stream – Nature (2007) – http://ninjaspy.bandcamp.com/album/ature
Music Video – Circle Pity (2011) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKMYEkf15WY
Music Video – Evolution of Skid (2009) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAGkl4j68K8
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“I am so scared of this…but that’s good.” – Bob Ezrin
“Think a 3 piece Mr. Bungle with Patton’s vocals taking a turn for the better, add some laser beams and dreads, turn it all up to eleven, stand the fuck back and enjoy.” – Ground Report , NYC
“Pay attention Canadian recording industry, Ninjaspy is on the rise and the people’s salvation is at hand.” -Absolute Underground Magazine
“Soaring vocal harmonies are there one minute and replaced with a throaty growl the next. “Pure Sketch” is a sure-fire modern rock radio hit, as the post-grunge frame work gets stirred up into a tasty seventies inspired soul/funk soup”. – Metal-Rules.com
“Bloody well are entertaining. All dreadlocks and fricking samurai swords, giant pants and flying limbs. Not a speck of the stage was left untouched by this band’s chaotic feet.” – Cord Magazine
“The album itself is a blend of Hardcore, Punk, Ska, Rock & Metal, a recipe for brilliance. I urge everyone to check out this band, you may just re-evaluate your existence” – Infinitybasement
Ninjaspy arose with the dawn of the year of six, embodied by the Triad in Blood: Vocalist/Guitarist Joel Parent, Drummer Adam Parent and Bassist Tim Parent. Rising above the mire of their faceless six year muse, they have focused their sights on the mission objectives now at hand: Swift, surgical amalgamation of a spectrum of styles and the subsequent eradication of narrow mindedness. Advocating total freedom of expression and infiltrating every earthen sinew in their chosen path in order to stay grounded and facilitate real connections with others; interactions that are crucial for a meaningful human existence. In correlation with a commitment to people before all else, support for Ninjaspy has grown with every show, every tour and every industry contact.
With the help of prolific producers, GGGarth Richardson and Ben Kaplan, they entered the next level of their career, releasing their debut cd πature (Pi Nature) in the fall of 2007. Ever reworking new ideas to their utmost potential, 2013 saw the release of the follow-up multi-media EP/Graphic Novella “NINJASPY NO KATA” with production by the same team of producers.
Equipped and, indeed, armed with their own musical weaponry, (a derivation of hardcore, ska, grunge, reggae, funk and more) Ninjaspy aim to engage people with radical ideas on a level plane. And above all else, to reiterate to people over and again, the importance of victory in the eternal conflict with the skank; the vicious and relentless evil that lives in every human being. The skank that is overcome each time Ninjaspy has the honour of sharing their crafts with people in a live environment, where dancing destroys the enemy. The enemy whose defeat is apparent as one witnesses the total freedom felt at every show by the people in the pit who rise up to throw the skank down.
2007 – πature (Pi Nature) – LP
2011 – Skaingkh (The Skank) – Digital Single
2013 – No Kata – EP
Shared Stage With:
Periphery, Twelve Foot Ninja, Protest the Hero, Coheed & Cambria, Thursday, Cancer Bats, Death By Stereo, 3 Inches of Blood, Today Is The Day, Set Your Goals, Four Year Strong, Brutal Truth, Divinity, Bring Me The Horizon, Neuraxis, Pierce The Veil, Powerman 5000, Grimskunk, The Dreadnoughts.
Warped Tour (Vancouver BC)
Taste of Chaos (Calgary AB)
Armstrong Open Air (Armstrong BC)
NXNE (Toronto ON)
New Music West (Vancouver BC)
The Big Easy (Nanaimo BC)
Los Cabos Drumsticks