Take Sublime, mix it with some System of a Down and put it in a jar of Pearl Jam; then you get Vancouver-based Ninjaspy. This trio of metal brothers is on the brink of releasing its new EP “No Kata” and will be hitting the road on August 19th.
September 21st, Ninjaspy is stopping by the Nocturne Club, 550 Queen Street West, Toronto.
In a press release, Asher Media Relations, Ninjaspy’s music publicist, writes “Vancouver’s Ninjaspy, an eclectic trio of brothers that blend influences of metal, ska, grunge, hardcore, reggae, funk, surf and jazz are proud to announce dates for their upcoming “NO KATA TOUR”, which will see them venture across the Canadian provinces, kicking off the tour in Victoria, BC on August 19th and going east to return west on October 7th for a tour wrap up show in Vancouver, BC.
The band will be releasing their new “NO KATA” EP/ graphic novel in the coming fall, a follow up to their highly praised 2007 album “Pi Nature”, produced by Garth Richardson (Rage Against the Machine, RHCP, Mudvayne) and Ben Kaplan (Atreyu, Haste the Day, Shakira) that has sold over 2500 copies both independently and internationally.
“The NO KATA EP is a real game changer for us. Stylistically it stretches the boundaries of our genre mashing moniker, incorporating some of the most outlandish sounds we’ve ever thought up or accidentally stumbled upon in a creative process. It harmoniously weds all the elements of our musical adventures with a picturesque storybook that illustrates all the connections between music, dancing, martial arts and meditation that are the fundamental basis for Ninjaspy. “Ninjaspy no kata” in Japanese tranlates as “movements of Ninjaspy”. This release is the Tao Teh Ching of throwing the skank down.” commented Ninjaspy vocalist/ guitarist Joel Parent.
For more info on Ninjaspy please visit: http://www.ninjaspy.net
Free Download – “Evolution Of The Skid” – http://ninjaspy.bandcamp.com/track/evolution-of-the-skid”