8 Foot Sativa Profile

John Pain
16 Dec 2019

Blasting out of West Auckland in the late 90s, 8 Foot Sativa blended thrash and death with some old-school heavy metal attitude, and became the most successful and widely known New Zealand metal band to that point, both locally and overseas.

In the 1980s, heavy metal mutated out of its Iron Maiden/Judas Priest phase and thrash metal took over. New sub-genres grew out of thrash, and with the arrival of death metal the genre evolved into a darkly complex and dystopian modern music.

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8 Foot Sativa - Hate Made me
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Nik Davies of 8 Foot Sativa, live at the New City Hotel.
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8 Foot Sativa - Breed The Pain
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8 Foot Sativa - The Shadow Masters
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8 Foot Sativa - Destined To Be Dead (from the album Season For Assault)
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8 Foot Sativa
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8 Foot Sativa - Season For Assault
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8 Foot Sativa - Season For Assault
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8 Foot Sativa: Jak and Nik outside the Powerstation, Auckland.
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8 Foot Sativa
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8 Foot Sativa - Fuelset
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8 Foot Sativa.
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8 Foot Sativa - Destined To Be Dead
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8 Foot Sativa gig poster.
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8 Foot Sativa - Poison Of Ages.
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Head Like A Hole and 8 Foot Sativa tour poster.
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Nik Davies (left) and vocalist Jack Hammer (Justin Niessen) of 8 Foot Sativa, New City Hotel.
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8 Foot Sativa vocalist Jack Hammer, at the New City Hotel.
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Members:

Justin Niessen - vocals

Corey Friedlander - drums

Nik Davies - guitar

Paul Jason Lawrence - bass

Peter Young - drums

Sam Sheppard - drums

Matt Sheppard - vocals

Brent Fox - bass

Ben Read - vocals

Gary Smith - guitar

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Intergalactic Records