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

Intergalactic Records

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