8 Foot Sativa - 2012 Tour w guests
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|Sat 3 Nov ’12, 8:00pm||
Where: Juice Bar at The Windsor Castle, 144 Parnell Road, Auckland
- General Admission: $25.00
Online tickets are no longer on sale
- Booking fees may apply
Event listed by: 8footsativaband
Exploding out of West Auckland in 1998, 8 Foot Sativa have gone from being a local band playing every week, to being the premier metal band in New Zealand.
They are the first metal band in NZ to crack out of the small scene and bring New Zealand Heavy Metal to mainstream Kiwi’s doorsteps, with the song “8 Foot Sativa” staying at number 1 for three months and eight months in the charts. They have also had success overseas, in Australia, USA and Europe. With their first album “Hate Made Me” achieving Gold Record status, their follow up with “Season for Assault” established 8 Foot Sativa as a household name. Since then they have released two more albums “Breed The Pain” and “Poison Of Ages”, both recorded in Sweden under the guidance of Pelle Seather (Carnal Forge and Corporation 187). Both albums sold out on release and showed 8 Foot Sativa’s ability to expand their sound and show their diversity.
8 Foot Sativa have played with the big names of metal including Pantera, Motorhead, Korn, Children of Bodom, Disturbed, Soulfly, Shihad and Corrosion of Conformity. They have had two main stage Big Day Out appearances, sharing the stage with Slipknot, Metallica and System of a Down. 8 Foot Sativa have already completed a successful world tour, and have plans to do it again. 8 Foot Sativa have had some line up changes, and after guitarist Gary Smith suffered a wrist injury they went on hiatus.
But now, they are back, with the original and definitive front man Justin “Jackhammer” Niessen and to the mix comes the ferocity of drummer Corey Friedlander and second guitarist Nik Davies.
The boys are about to release their Greatest Hit’s album with their best tracks of the first 4 albums, possibly including a sneak peak of a single from the heavily anticipated 6th album. This will be accompanied by a DVD that has all of the videos from the last ten years. As we speak they are also in the process of writing what will be album number 6, which sees them return to the classic 8 Foot sound with heavy riffs, groove and melody. The return of 8 Foot Sativa has been timed so their first show together will be opening for metal heavyweights “Fear Factory”, at New Zealand’s music mecca The Powerstation, in Auckland on 22nd September 2012. Following up this show with a National Tour, then it’s into the studio to record their new album.
8 Foot Sativa are back with breakneck anger, and are coming at you like an unstoppable cannonball.