It looks like Twelve Foot Ninja will be releasing a new album next year. The band confirmed the news in the below Instagram post:
Twelve Foot Ninja have parted ways with bassist Damon McKinnon. You can find a farewell video and statements from McKinnon and the band below:
“Hey Guys & Gals, Damon here! I just wanted to let you all know that, it’s with a heavy heart, I will be leaving Twelve Foot Ninja. It’s been quite the journey over the past decade building this band up from the ground to where it is today.
I still remember our first gigs, I had hair!…. and muscles! and I still remember the half smile half shocked look on our manager Dave’s face as we came off stage… as if to say ‘that was ahhh a promising start dudes…….what the hell have I gotten myself into’. He must have a few screws loose because he is still around to this day. Good onya Dave 😉
Those of you who have ever attended a show know how much I bloody enjoyed playing for you guys and being on stage. It was usually obvious by the stupid grin I would sport on my face! I truly hope those experiences we shared made you as happy as they made me 🙂
A big shoutout/thanks to all the industry peeps behind the scenes that supported the band/me, you know who you are and a special thanks to our crew Dylsy, Luke and Tys (the A team) you’re true professionals and made the journey all that more enjoyable. Also a big thanks to my wife Erica for helping me follow this dream.
I wish Kin, Ro, Stevic and Russ all the best, they are without doubt the most talented group of musicians I know and they deserve to reach the highest of heights.
– Big love! D”
Twelve Foot Ninja’s statement:
“After 10+ years of dedication, and hundreds of shows, we will miss Damon ‘Scrimdog’ McKinnon. Damon has been ninja’s bassist and tour bus in-mate since our foray into the live circuit in 2008. You can’t share as many life experiences together as we have without feeling the pang of departure. A shot of jamo to him for his mate-ship, his ‘pun-gun-on-stun’ dad jokes and we wish him all the best.
– Kin, Ro, Russ, Stevic“
More bands have been added to the 2019 UK Download Festival. The event will take place on June 14-16 at Donington Park in Derby, UK and the newly announced acts include: Stone Temple Pilots, Halestorm, Clutch, Beartooth, Fever 333, Palaye Royale, Black Peaks, Coldrain, Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics, Skid Row, Deadland Ritual, Brothers Osbourne, Last In Line, Behemoth, At The Gates, Conjurer, Batushka, Ne Obliviscaris, Trash Boat, Three Days Grace, Godsmack, Bad Wolves, Animals As Leaders, Heart Of A Coward, Intervals, Toska, GroundCulture, Cane Hill, Municipal Waste, Alcest, Sumo Cyco, Love Bites, Crystal Lake, Redhook, Twelve Foot Ninja, Like A Storm, SKYND, Those Damn Crows, Icon For Hire, Lost In Stereo, Parting Gift, and Vega. Previously announced acts include: Def Leppard (performing “Hysteria” in full & more), Slipknot, Tool, Slayer (final UK show), Smashing Pumpkins, Dream Theater, Lamb Of God, Eagles Of Death Metal, Anthrax, Alien Weaponry, Bad Flower, Black Futures, Blackberry Smoke, I Prevail, The Interrupters, Jinjer, Man With A Mission, nothing, nowhere., Our Last Night, Riding The Low, Royal Republic, State Champs, Underside, Whitechapel, Yours Truly, Zebrahead, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators, Whitesnake, Rob Zombie, Trivium, Amon Amarth, Carcass, Delain, Die Antwoord, Me First And The Gimmie Gimmies, Opeth, Power Trip, Reel Big Fish, Skindred, Starset, Tesla, The Amity Affliction, and Underoath.
Twelve Foot Ninja have announced an Australian tour with Voyager. You can see the dates for that run below. In other news, the band are also working on a new album.
03/02 Perth, AUS – Rosemount Hotel
03/08 Canberra, AUS – ANU
03/09 Sydney, Parramatta Park (‘Download Festival‘)
03/11 Flemington, AUS – Flemington Racecourse (‘Download Festival‘)
03/15 Gold Coast, AUS – Miami Tavern
03/16 Brisbane, AUS – The Valley Drive In
03/23 Adelaide, AUS – The Gov
More bands have been added to the 2019 Australian Download Festival. The event will take place in Sydney (March 9 at the Parramatta Park) and Melbourne (March 11 at the Flemington Racecourse) and the newly announced acts include: Sum 41, Pennywise, Thy Art Is Murder, Polaris, Twelve Foot Ninja, Slaves, and Voyager. Previously announced artists include: Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Judas Priest, Alice In Chains, Ghost, Rise Against, The Amity Affliction, Anthrax, Halestorm, Behemoth, Me First And The Gimmie Gimmes, I Prevail, Converge, Frenzal Rhomb, Luca Brasi, Code Orange, Andy Black, The Fever 333, War On Women, High Tension, Outright, Ruins, and Alien Weaponry.
Twelve Foot Ninja guitarists Steve “Stevic” MacKay and Rohan Hayes have guested on YouTuber Leo Moracchioli’s cover of The Beatles‘ “Here Comes The Sun.” You can check that out below:
Twelve Foot Ninja have premiered a new video for their song “Sick.” This song is from the band’s latest album “Outlier,” which is available now.