Aussie fusion metallists Twelve Foot Ninja are about to hit the road on a North American trek that includes a mix of both festival and headline dates. The bubbling under band is touring in support of their new album 'Silent Machine,' which dropped last fall.

The band traffics in an experimental metal style, which has attracted the attention of and support from some of the biggest and most respected acts in metal, ranging from Mike Portnoy and Fear Factory's Dino Cazares to Misha Mansoor of Periphery, the latter of which said they were one of the best live bands he has ever seen in his life, commenting, "Holy f--k, they are tight!"

With those endorsements from those A-listers and those heavyweights in their corner, you can't help but be interested in what Twelve Foot Ninja are doling out on the sonic level.

Twelve Foot Ninja have been thrilled with the returns for their 'Silent Machine' album, but like most artists, the album didn't come about without undergoing some trepidation first. Shane Russell told us late last year, "I remember listening to the demos and having moments going, 'Wow I think this is actually pretty good' and then other times I’m like, 'I’ve heard it too much, I can’t tell.' As soon as we released it, it’s been amazing. It was all worth it, wasn’t it? It’s gotten us here."

Be sure to check out Twelve Foot Ninja on tour this spring. See their dates below.

Twelve Foot Nina Spring 2014 Tour

4/26 – Fort Meyers, Fla. -- Fort Rock Festival
4/27 – Jacksonville, Fla. -- Welcome To Rockville
4/29 – Joliet, Ill. -- Mojoes
4/30 – Minneapolis, Minn. -- Studio B at Skyway Theatre
5/01 – Milwaukee, Wis. -- The Rave Bar
5/02 – St. Louis, Mo. -- The Firebird
5/04 – Concord, N.C. -- Carolina Rebellion Festival
5/05 – Fredericksburg, Va. -- Hard Times
5/06 – Philadelphia, Pa. -- North Star Bar
5/07 – Worcester, Mass. -- The Palladium (Upstairs)
5/08 – Montreal, QC -- Cabaret Underworld
5/09 – Quebec City, QC -- L’agitee
5/10 – Toronto, ON -- Lee’s Palace (CMW)
5/12 – New York, N.Y. -- The Studio at Webster Hall
5/14 – Lancaster, Pa. -- Chameleon Club
5/15 – Poughkeepsie, N.Y. -- The Loft
5/17 – Nashville, Tenn. -- Rock On The Row Fest
5/18 – Columbus, Ohio -- Rock On The Range
5/20 – Birmingham, Ala. -- Iron Horse (w/ 10 Years)
5/21 – Monroe, La. -- Live Oaks Bar & Ballroom (w/ 10 Years)
5/22 – Beaumont, Texas -- The Gig (w/ 10 Years)
5/23 – Baton Rouge, La. -- The Varsity (w/ 10 Years)
5/24 – San Antonio, Texas -- River City Rockfest
5/25 – Pryor, Okla. -- Rocklahoma

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