Australia’s heavy fusion rockers Twelve Foot Ninja are riding the virtual wave of two #1 singles on Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal and a Top 20 single on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock indicator chart with their previous single Start The Fire.
They’ve put their fans on notice that their new album ‘VENGEANCE’ is out October 15th along with a high fantasy novel ‘The Wyvern And The Wolf’ that has been several years in the making, and in the past few months they’ve released a graphic novel, a game, two batshit crazy videos and announced their first live shows since a string of sell out shows all the way back in 2019.
Now the band releases their third single Over and Out with guest vocals by the enigmatic Tatiana Shmayluk, frontwoman of Ukranian metal band Jinjer.
Lead singer Kin Etik explains, “the song is an ode to the complicated relationship we have with our own mortality and how death can seem like the arms of a lover beckoning us to an early demise. The French first coined the phrase l’appel du vide which is the feeling of wondering what it would be like to jump in front of a truck or to jump off a cliff. It translates into English as the ‘call of the void’. The phenomenon is actually a positive affirmation that by not answering the call you unequivocally choose life.”
About the choice of Tatiana Shmayluk to feature on the track Kin says, “we wanted someone who could represent the lyric ‘the devil in my blood’ – both the darkness and the light. Tatiana embodies what we needed for this track perfectly so asking her to feature on it was a no brainer. Her band Jinjer and Twelve Foot Ninja have played together a number of times and we instantly connected the first time we met in the Ukraine capital Kyiv. We’ve since come to respect Tatiana as a musician and as a human so we’re stoked she’s agreed to jump on this track.”
Tatiana says, “when the TFN guys asked me to feature on one of their new tracks, I immediately said yes without even hearing it! The song and video were a lot of fun and very different from anything I’ve done with JINJER … it’s a great pleasure to be an honorary member of the Twelve Foot Ninja clan now!”
Twelve Foot Ninja were the 2014 winners of Best New Talent at America’s Golden Gods Awards and 2016 ARIA nominees for Best Hard Rock Album. Their last album Outlier was #1 on Australia’s Independent Records Album Chart, #6 on the all genre ARIA chart, #3 US Billboard Heatseeker and #15 US Billboard Alternative album.
Twelve Foot Ninja’s new single Over & Out featuring Tatiana Shmayluk of Jinjer is out Thursday September 9. Purchase/Stream at: https://tfn.lnk.to/OverAndOut. Their new album ‘Vengeance’ will be released on Friday October 15th and can be pre-ordered now. Tickets are on sale now for their Re-Scheduled Australian tour dates.
TWELVE FOOT NINJA – AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
THUR 06 JAN – Adelaide – The Gov
SAT 08 JAN – Melbourne – The Croxton
Brisbane – TBC
Ticket Details at twelvefootninja.com
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