Members: Left: Tim Parent (Bass) / Center: Joel Parent (Guitar/Vocals) / Right: Adam Parent Drums)
Ninjaspy, a trio of blood brothers, have been experimenting with metal fusion since 2006. Hard, heavy, hook laden music that runs the gamut of reggae, surf, metal and more make up the band’s rule-breaking formula for notoriety. All this combined with an explosive and powerfully unhinged live show got Ninjaspy off the ground in a hurry. Not long after it’s inception, the band teamed up with prolific producers GGGarth (Rage Against the Machine, Mudvayne, Gallows) and Ben Kaplan (Atreyu, Biffy Clyro, Shakira) to make their debut album πature (Pi Nature) which was released in the Fall of 2007.
From downbeat to breakdown, reggae, hardcore and much more were forcibly wed. Years of hard touring followed as Ninjaspy found their stride and honed their craft, bringing their genre-bending sound to as many ears as possible. This journey took the band across the continent to appear on festivals such as The Vans Warped Tour and Taste Of Chaos Festivals, and they have since shared the stage with many notable bands: Comeback Kid, Periphery, Bring Me The Horizon, Protest the Hero, Coheed & Cambria and Cancer Bats, to name a few. Vocalist/Guitarist Joel Parent, while on an unrelated visit to Japan studying martial arts in 2009, unexpectedly crossed paths with Hayato Taguchi of Zestone Records, based in Nagoya. The band signed with the label and released πature in Japan in 2010. A tour of the main island followed alongside Zestone label mates Lost and California’s Death By Stereo. Inspired by Japanese martial arts and culture, the band went on to conceive and release Ninjaspy No Kata in 2013, a seamless 10-minute composition that infuses reggae, hardcore and drum & bass with lyrics that tell a story; a monologue in graphic novel form, meant to be read in real time with the music. Ninjaspy No Kata was released as an EP and graphic novel, and also as an animated video.
In Spring 2014, Ninjaspy launched the “Jump Ya Bones” Tour and Crowdfunding Campaign and raised $15,000 to fund a new full-length album. In November 2014, recording began for Spüken, the culmination of nearly a decade of songs narrowed down to a only a handful of survivors. It was recorded and mixed sporadically over the next two years in Vancouver Canada, once again with GGGarth and Ben Kaplan. In Fall 2015, between recording sessions, the band filmed and recorded a live acoustic performance of a song that was to be included with full metal instrumentation on the new album. “Azaria : Acoustic (Live)” was released in Spring 2016 as a single and live video. It showed the true diversity of the band and their ability to take manic and intense music and make it tender and raw. By then tracking was all but complete for Spüken, and the band hit the road hard in support of the first single, “Speak” which was released August 26th, 2016 through Business Class Records (Nimbus Media) and Universal Music Canada. The official music video for “Speak” premiered in cities across Western Canada in November and was released online December 1st, 2016. The long awaited full length album Spüken was released worldwide in Spring 2017, and the band followed up the release with a Canadian headlining tour in early Summer. Eager and ecstatic fans across the continent turned up in droves to hear the new songs. After a Summer and Fall full of festivals and touring, Ninjaspy are poised for 2018 with plans for international tours to take Spüken to new ears around the globe. The band is currently seeking management, labels, agents and publicists in all territories worldwide.
“I AM SO SCARED OF THIS…BUT THAT’S GOOD.”
– BOB EZRIN (PRODUCER: PINK FLOYD, DEFTONES, PETER GABRIEL, KISS)
“PAY ATTENTION RECORDING INDUSTRY,
NINJASPY IS ON THE RISE AND THE PEOPLE’S SALVATION IS AT HAND.”
– ABSOLUTE UNDERGROUND MAGAZINE
"A QICK DEATH TOUR"
☣Ninjaspy | NYLITHIA | Blackwater Burial☣
💀 6.04 - Nelson, BC @ The Royal
💀 6.06 - Kelowna, BC @ Munnins Post
💀 6.07 - Calgary, AB @ Decimate Metalfest (Distortion - Live Music Venue)
💀 6.08 - Red Deer, AB @ The Krossing (AA)*
💀 6.09 - Prince George @ The Legion
💀 6.10 - Kamloops, BC @ Central
Management: Joel Parent –email@example.com
Booking: Tim Parent –firstname.lastname@example.org
Publicity: Jon Asher –email@example.com