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Vancouver’s Ninjaspy Announce ‘Jump Ya Bones Tour’ Featuring New Music From Upcoming Album; Crowd Funding Campaign For New Release
L-R – Adam Parent – Drums | Joel Parent – Vocals/Guitar | Tim Parent – Bass (Photo Credit – Cat Ashbee)
Vancouver, BC’s high flying, super entertaining, much adored cross breed of metal and ska, NINJASPY (a band of brothers literally), are proud to announce their ‘Jump Ya Bones Tour’ in support of their crowd funding efforts for their next full length album since releasing their cult followed debut ‘Pi Nature’ in 2007 produced by GGGarth Richardson and Ben Kaplan.
“It has been 7 years since we’ve put out a full length record. The long wait ends this spring 2014, as we prepare to go into the studio with brand new material this May. But before we do, we need your support to make this new album a reality, and you’ll have many opportunities to throw us a few bones during the IndieGogo Campaign beginning April 1st and at any of the Western Canadian tour dates where we will perform all of our new songs.” states the band.
Following ‘Pi Nature’, Ninjaspy has toured across Canada on multiple occasions plus 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).
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 – Pi 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
*INDIE GoGO CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES APRIL 1st – MAY 15th*
**MORE INFO ON DONATIONS + REWARDS TBA**
Ninjaspy will have lots of advanced goodies in store for those who donate to help pay for the Recording, Production and Marketing costs of this new record including the chance for the fans to have their voices heard on the album. The band also wants to hear from fans about what they would want in return for the crowd funding. Fans can email the band at firstname.lastname@example.org
“JUMP YA BONES” WESTERN CANADIAN TOUR
Tour Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/650396791663721/
4/4/2014 – Pitt Meadows, BC @ Pitt Meadows Church Hall (All Ages)
4/17/2014 – Siksika Nation, AB @ Siksika Pow Wow Arbor (All Ages)
4/19/2014 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Zoo (18+)
4/21/2014 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Black Pirates Pub (All Ages)
4/23/2014 – Brandon, MB @ North Hill Inn ( 19+)
4/24/2014 – Edmonton, AB @ The Studio (18+)
4/25/2014 – Calgary, AB @ TBA
4/26/2014 – Red Deer, AB @ The Vat Pub (18+)
4/27/2014 – Kamloops, BC The Dirty Jersey (19+)
For more info, please follow the band at these links:
“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.
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