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 Tour
April 26 – Fort Myers, Fla., Fort Rock Festival
April 27 – Jacksonville, Fla., Welcome To Rockville
April 29 – Joliet, Ill., Mojoes
April 30 – Minneapolis, Studio B at Skyway Theatre
May 1 – Milwaukee, The Rave
May 2 – St. Louis, The Firebird
May 4 – Concord, N.C., Carolina Rebellion Festival
May 5 – Fredericksburg, Va., Hard Times
May 6 – Philadelphia, North Star Bar
May 7 – Worcester, Mass., The Palladium
May 8 – Montreal, Cabaret Underworld
May 9 – Quebec City, L’agitee
May 10 – Toronto, Lee’s Palace
May 12 – New York, The Studio at Webster Hall
May 14 – Lancaster, Pa., Chameleon Club
May 15 – Poughkeepsie, N.Y., The Loft
May 17 – Nashville, Rock On The Row Fest
May 18 – Columbus, Ohio, Rock On The Range
May 20 – Birmingham, Ala., Iron Horse (with 10 Years)
May 21 – Monroe, La., Live Oaks Bar & Ballroom (with 10 Years)
May 22 – Beaumont, Texas, The Gig (with 10 Years)
May 23 – Baton Rouge, La., The Varsity (with 10 Years)
May 24 – San Antonio, River City Rockfest
May 25 – Pryor, Okla., Rocklahoma