Idioteq Album Premiere Metal-Reggae Fusion NINJASPY ‘Spüken’ + Canada Tour


L-R – Tim Parent – Bass, Joel Parent – Vocals, Guitar – Adam Parent – Drums

Photo Credit: Taya Fraser

Vancouver’s NINJASPY, a trio of blood brothers that have created a metal fusion of hard, heavy, hook-laden music that runs the gamut of reggae, surf and more will be releasing their next full length ‘Spüken’ due out April 14, 2017. The album is once again produced by GGGarth Richardson (Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mudvayne, Gallows) and Ben Kaplan (Biffy Clyro, Atreyu, Haste the Day) to follow their 2013 EP / graphic novel ‘No Kata’ and 2007 debut ‘Pi Nature’. The album was crowd funded and helped the band raise $15,000 to record the new full length, which features a culmination of nearly a decade of songs that have been narrowed down to an epic 10 track experience to demonstrate all their downbeats to breakdowns to their weaving of reggae, hardcore, metal and much more.

Before its official release, NINJASPY have teamed up with for exclusive full stream premiere of the album at the following link:

Vocalist / guitarist Joel Parent comments:”Spüken is the musical equivalent of a magician removing his own entrails. The guts just keep coming, like handkerchiefs from a sleeve, and its painful, colourful and cathartic all at once, in the same way that vomiting after hours of nausea is such a relief. The musical ideas that came together in this project span many years and come from many influences. Hearing them all together is a trip. There were a lot of hard times in the years while this record was being written and most, if not all of these songs are tied together by the search for something greater than oneself. Empowerment by going through ones pain, all this is woven into an album that is another spastic stylistic roller coaster not unlike our previous albums, but with smoother blending. From song to song there is a lot of variance, but within songs we have managed to take contrasting genres and combine them in more nuanced ways, with less hard cuts. This album is colourful, and the palette is dark.”

‘Spüken’ will be available as of April 14th on the band’s online storeiTunesCD Baby and Bandcamp.

Music Video – Speak –


1. Speak (4:43)

2. Shuriken Dance (4:02)

3. Brother Man (4:54)

4. Dead Duck Dock (4:45)

5. Become Nothing (3:18)

6. What! (3:08)

7. Jump Ya Bones! (3:55)

8. Grip The Cage (4:10)

9. Azaria (4:02)

10. Slave Vehemence (5:44)

Album Length: 42:44

In addition to releasing ‘Spüken’, NINJASPY will be taking their explosive and powerfully unhinged live show on the road for their sixth tour across Canada, which also marks their first cross country tour in six years since promoting their debut album in 2011.



April 21 – Nanaimo, BC – Studio 420

April 22 – Victoria, BC – V-Lounge (moved from Logan’s Pub)

April 28 – Maple Ridge, BC – The Wolf Bar

April 29 – Kamloops, BC – Dirty Jersey

April 30 – Vernon, BC – The Green (All Ages)

May 10 – Drumheller, AB – Neighbour’s Corner Pub

May 11 – Calgary, AB – Dickens

May 12 – Regina, SK – The Exchange

May 13 – Winnipeg, MB – Pyramid

May 14 – Thunder Bay, ON – Black Pirates Pub

May 16 – Ottawa, ON – House of Targ

May 17 – Ajax, ON – Rotilicious

May 18 – St. Catharines, ON – Warehouse

May 19 – Guelph, ON – DSTRCT

May 20 – Orillia, ON – The Geneva

May 21 – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar

May 22 – Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dees

May 24 – Sudbury, ON – The Asylum

May 26 – Saskatoon, SK – Vangelis

May 27 – Edmonton, AB – The Forge

May 28 – Kelowna, BC – Fernando’s

June 24 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre

July 15 – Armstrong, BC – Armstrong Metal Fest w/ Revocation, Aggression, Golers and more – info

For More Info:

“Pay attention Canadian recording industry, Ninjaspy is on the rise and the people’s salvation is at hand.” – Absolute Underground Magazine

“Ninjaspy has a unique sound mixing rock, hardcore and ska together.” – Pure Grain Audio  “They harmoniously blend metal, ska, grunge, hardcore, reggae, funk, surf and jazz for a unique mashup sound” – Monday Magazine (Vancouver)

“The group’s reggae-tinged hardcore is anything but generic, and the group’s unique swagger had fans creating a skank-mosh hybrid that quickly turned into a circle pit.” – Georgia Straight (Vancouver)”The Vancouver-based trio Ninjaspy have made a name for themselves over the past few years, and it’s easy to see why: they’re really good. ” – Metal Sucks

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