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|New Zealand's premier metal band 8 Foot Sativa have risen from the Wild West of Auckland becoming a household name and creating metal history in New Zealand. The huge success of their three previous albums, national tours, break-through chart positions and exposure in the mainstream media have never before been seen in this country by a heavy metal band. 8 Foot Sativa have also shared the stage with many high-profile bands including Metallica, Pantera, Soulfly, Korn, Slipknot, System Of A Down, Children Of Bodom, Disturbed, Amon Amarth, Motörhead and Corrosion Of Conformity.
As all 8 Foot Sativa fans are aware, the band have endured many line-up changes and obstacles over the years and yet always come out on top. With the current line-up they're leaner and hungrier than ever. Industry and band politics will always take a back seat to what is central to the 8 Foot credo; making kick-ass music.
In 2002 the band's debut album 'Hate Made Me' achieved Gold status in New Zealand, putting 8 Foot Sativa at the top of the food chain straight out of the gate. 2003's 'Season for Assault' garnered five star reviews, entered the album charts at number 6, and made it to number 1 on the independent charts, a first for a metal band in New Zealand. In 2005 8 Foot released their third album, 'Breed the Pain', recorded in Sweden with Studio Underground's Pelle Saether (Carnal Forge, Fleshcrawl). The band so enjoyed the dynamic with the veteran producer/engineer that he was brought on board for album number four 'Poison of Ages.'
Poison of Ages is a modern thrash album that maintains the well-known 8 Foot sound. It is a guitar driven album, filled with hooks and typically memorable riffs with an eclectic sense of melody, breakneck percussion and impassioned, tortured vocals. Poison of Ages addresses the myriad flaws of mankind that will lead to our downfall.
Released on the band's own label, Poison of Ages is a declaration of intent. They will remain a stalwart of NZ Metal as long as there is breath to express their energy and anger.
Currently the band is working on album number 5, with the first single and video due to drop January 2009. The new album will see 8 Foot Sativa heading in a slightly different direction, with more focus on groove and catchy songwriting, and will see the band further express their rage at the many social and political ills of this world. The album is slated for release mid-next year with plans for an extensive tour of New Zealand and Australia.
...And in events since the above was taken from http://www.myspace.com/8footsativa, founding guitarist Gary Smith has aggravated a hand injury, with the other members going on to form The Mark Of Man and release the album of the same name, on Deadboy Records, in the middle of 2010.