Exploding out of West Auckland in 1998, 8 Foot Sativa have gone from being a local band playing every week, to becoming the premier metal band in New Zealand.
They are the first metal band in NZ to crack out of the small scene and bring New Zealand Heavy Metal to mainstream kiwis doorsteps, with the song "8 Foot Sativa" staying at number 1 for three months and eight months in the charts. They have also had success overseas, in Australia, USA and Europe. With their first album "Hate Made Me" achieving Gold Record status, the follow up with "Season for Assault", which established 8 Foot Sativa as a household name. Since then they have released 2 more albums "Breed The Pain" and "Poison Of Ages", both recorded in Sweden under the guidance of Pelle Seather (Carnal Forge and Corporation 187). Both albums sold out on release and showed 8 Foot Sativa’s ability to expand their sound and show their diversity.
8 Foot Sativa first debuted in the Official New Zealand Top 40 Albums on 4 August 2002 with the album Hate Made Me. There are four entries by 8 Foot Sativa in the charts.
Chart placings by 8 Foot Sativa: