Melbourne based rockers Twelve Foot Ninja have just released their latest album ‘Outlier’, along with a teaser video that gives snippets of the 10 tracks.
Twelve Foot Ninja has teased its sophomore LP for quite some time now, starting with last fall’s ‘One Hand Killing’ and the crowdfunding campaign it initiated. They recently surprised fans with sudden new single ‘Invincible’ and announced a new album to be released only a month later.
Ten tracks that blur the boundaries of metal with infusions of reggae, jazz, and Twelve Foot’s signature sense of humour comprise this hotly anticipated follow-up to 2012’s record-breaking ‘Silent Machine’.
Over the past few years, Twelve Foot Ninja has been stealthily building its now massive clan of followers. The band members 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 their hideout in Melbourne, Australia. They’re still getting away with these clever tricks: their upcoming US dates include beloved national rock festivals Rock Allegiance, High Elevation, Revolution Rock, Texas Mutiny, Houston Open Air, and Louder Than Life, and dates off the festival circuit include opening slots for Sevendust and Nothing More. Upon returning to Australia, the Ninjas will open along Disturbed’s tour there as well.
Twelve Foot Ninja kept well and busy writing, recording, re-recording, producing and mixing Outlier with Forrester Savell (Karnivool, Dead Letter Circus), crowdfunding the completion of the album (without any other details being available, thousands of albums were rapidly pre-sold), announcing the Disturbed tour, and locking down arrangements to return to the US. In 2012, the band’s 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 is out now and is available via the Twelve Foot Ninja web store, iTunes and Amazon.