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What's He Building In There? Announce Tour With Ninjaspy
September 25, 2009
Progressive metal force What's He Building In There? have announced the dates for their upcoming tour in Eastern Canada with Vancouver based Ninjaspy. Consisting of over twenty shows, the trek begins September 30th in Waterloo, Ontario and will be capped off with an insane Halloween show in Montreal, Quebec on October 31st.
When asked about the tour in a recent interview, the band responded, "We have some new material we're going to be playing at these shows - some of it has never been played live before. I think the new stuff will shock and surprise most people who hear it in a very satisfying way. We've spent the summer focusing on expanding our abilities as musicians, and as a band."

What's He Building In There? are currently touring in support of their self-titled debut album, which was released on Year of the Sun Records. The group's genre bending eclectic sound has drawn comparisons to Between The Buried and Me, Mike Patton, Tool, and Primus. Their debut was named one of the Top 10 albums of 2007 by TheEndlessFeed.com who said the record was, "essential for any tech metal enthusiast." The group's video for "Avian Taxi" can be viewed below. The band is currently writing new material for their sophomore album which is expected to surface in early 2010.

Since the beginning of 2007, Ninjaspy has been the buzz band in Vancouver and has performed alongside such notables as Thrice, Protest The Hero, Bring Me The Horizon, Cancer Bats, Grimskunk, Pierce The Veil, 3 Inches of Blood and more. Their explosive growth is due in large part to the band's intensely loyal fan base they built from the ground up through hard touring and on MySpace and YouTube. Ninjaspy's potent Hardcore/Ska/Funk sound, skilled musicianship, energetic live shows and sense of style has led to over 200,000+ plays of their music on their MySpace artist profile page.

Ninjaspy are touring in support of their debut release 'Pi Nature', which is currently receiving high praise and added spins daily on Rock radio including The Fox 99.3FM and College radio Nationwide. 'Pi Nature' was Produced and Mixed by GGGarth Richardson, best known for his masterful work on the debut album from Rage Against The Machine, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mudvayne and Gallows.

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Tour Dates w/ Ninjaspy:
9/30 - Waterloo, ON @ The Starlight Lounge
10/01 - Brantford, ON @ The Ford Plant
10/02 - St Catherines, ON @ The Mansion House
10/03 - Woodstock, ON @ The Woodshack
10/04 - Hamilton, ON @ Club Absinthe
10/05 - Ajax, ON @ Top Shelf Sports Bar
10/06 - Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee's
10/07 - Orillia, ON @ The Liquid Lounge
10/08 - Montreal, QC @ Bar St Laurant 2
10/09 - Ottawa, ON @ 854 Bronson St
10/12 - Fredericton, NB @ The Capital
10/14 - Sussex, NB @ Jubilee Hall
10/16 - Halifax, NS @ The Pavilion
10/17 - Bridgewater, NS @ The Kingsman Club
10/18 - Halifax, NS @ Gus Pub
10/20 - Glace Bay, NS @ TBA
10/22 - St John's, NL @ Distortion
10/23 - St John's, NL @ Distortion (early)
10/23 - St John's, NL @ CBTG's
10/24 - St John's, NL @ Distortion (early)
10/24 - St John's, NL @ CBTG's
10/25 - St John's, NL @ Levee
10/31 - Montreal, QC @ TBA

For more information on What's He Building In There?, visit www.myspace.com/whbit. And for more info on Ninjaspy, visit http://www.myspace.com/thetriadinblood.
 
 
 
 
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HOME TOWN: Montreal, Quebec Canada
MEMBERS:
Chris Schroeder - Lead Vocals/Keyboards
Mason Tikl - Guitar
Hal Jaques - Bass/Backing Vocals
Liam Epps - Drums/Backing Vocals

"What's He Building In There?" is the question at hand. In search of the answer, the weak may fall to the wayside, cursing the very name that ignited their quest: "What's He Building In There? is the shittiest name I've seen all year," -The Metal Observer. But those who tap strength from the sound of something utterly different, will discover an undeniable truth.

"Even if you had warned me I wouldn't have believed you," rants Spencer Lavigne of Tangible Sounds Magazine. "WHBIT? creates a sort of audio psychosis that totally envelopes and surrounds the listener like a straight jacket."

In this madness, familiar faces are evoked and their contrasting voices mix in what one might consider sonic combat juice. With Unbound Magazine describing WHBIT? as "if Mike Patton took over writing duties for Between the Buried and Me," and Domain Cleveland's portrayal that "if Dream Theatre and System of a Down joined together and played some death metal, the resulting chaos would probably sound a lot like What's He Building In There?" it is obvious that this band unifies a myriad of styles on their debut self-titled album.

Released in May 2007 on Year of the Sun Records, this 54 minute storybook album has made a splash in the experimental realm of metal, and the cryptic story itself has grabbed the attention of an audience prepared to listen carefully. "[This album] is a lyrical masterpiece," raves The Endless Feed. "The lyrics, read front to back, tell a captivating story. This is beyond a concept album. This is a newer and more interesting Bible."

After fist-fighting Jesus over the implications of the aforementioned quote, and releasing an avant-garde music video for the single "Avian Taxi", WHBIT? set out to spread the word. They have returned from their summer 2008 Canadian west coast tour, are about to embark on a fall Canadian east coast tour and are preparing to take their music and their tour van to uncharted areas in 2009.

This quintet, their angelic faces and immaculate bodies often obscured by jovial masks, costumes and/or patchy facial hair, never take themselves too seriously, but their music is another matter all together. Labeled as "one of the few bands outside of Between the Buried and Me that could break into the (relative) mainstream while not conforming to the *core stereotypes usually needed to succeed," by Decoy Music, it is clear that their original breed of music speaks for itself.