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The Monolith proud to sponsor Euroblast-affiliated Twelve Foot Ninja/Skyharbor/Ever Forthright tour

Twelve Foot Ninja Skyharbor Ever Forthright Shuriken Tour poster Euroblast The Monolith

In only our second-ever tour sponsorship package (anyone remember our covert Giant Of The Mountain one last year?), The Monolith is proud to present The European Shuriken Tour, which will funnily enough feature Twelve Foot Ninja, with support from Skyharbor and Ever Forthright.

Now, we’ll get the bad news out of the way first: Skyharbor and Ever Forthright won’t be playing the London date. Perhaps their ninja skills aren’t strong enough to get from Hamburg to London over night, or perhaps they’re just trying to keep their travels to Germany – they both will have come pretty far (not that TFN won’t have) so that would be understandable – but we’ll let you know who does end up being the support then.

Nevertheless, German fans are in for a treat. Skyharbor went down a treat at UK Tech-Metal Fest a couple of weeks ago, and it seems that with their forthcoming Russian dates with TesseracT and Monuments, they’re really taking this “we’re a proper band, not a project” thing seriously – especially with news of their second album well on the way.

Ever Forthright should be pretty damn good too. Their frontman Chris Barretto, formerly of djent superstars Periphery, has just joined Monuments, but they’ve given no sign of slowing down their current new album cycle, and in fact today began touring with The Faceless bassist Evan Brewer and Last Chance To Reason – as well as a planned tour with Auras (the memetically titled Do You Even Riff? Tour).

Euroblast is doing fairly well for Australian bands this year; there are at least two, with Melbourne-based and Skyharbor’s Basick Records label-mates Circles due to join them from down under, who are also gearing up for a new record.

It seems Twelve Foot Ninja have at least been outstripping their citymates in the touring stakes, having notched up a pretty serious number of dates across their homeland in the past year and a half – much of which has been filmed and compiled for this pretty cool video for the track “Shuriken“. It’s nothing new, but the presentation is excellent, don’t you think?

All three will of course be heading to this year’s epic Euroblast festival in Cologne to cap off the run, where they’ll share the stage with other far-flung acts such as Japan’s Cyclamen, North Americans The Omega Experiment, Threat Signal, Pomegranate Tiger and The Agonist. It’s a seriously sick lineup besides these distant travellers, and we’ll be doing a full preview in the coming months, so keep an eye out for that!