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New Album, Tangaroa, out Today via Napalm Records | Order HERE!

On European Tour early 2022 with Gojira & Employed To Serve

New Zealand global metal frontrunners ALIEN WEAPONRY just dropped their highly-anticipated sophomore album, Tangaroa, today via Napalm Records! Tangaroa is a massive next step for the band – encompassing all of the elements that make ALIEN WEAPONRY heavy metal’s most authentic rising stars.

Following their two hard-hitting recent singles “Tangaroa” and “Buried Underground”ALIEN WEAPONRY have revealed a third new standout single, “Hatupatu”. Performed entirely in the indigenous language of te reo Māori, the story behind this track is not only legendary in the band’s culture – it’s about one of the de Jong brothers’ ancestors! Journey alongside Hatupatu in the new music video as he escapes the dangerous clutches of the fabled witch of the forest, the evil bird-woman Kurangaituku.

Drummer Henry de Jong says:       
“The story of ‘Hatupatu’ is one Lewis and I grew up with  our father was the first person to tell us as children. Having a family connection with it only made creating a song more intriguing for us. Traditionally, Māori legends were passed down through families by re-telling them, not by having them written down in books. It only makes sense for us to be re-telling this story as our tūpuna (ancestors) did for generations. We cannot wait to share with the rest of the world.”

Watch the brand new official music video for “Hatupatu” HERE!
ALIEN WEAPONRY are poised to dominate with Tangaroa. The album coalesces the band’s growing maturation with an undisturbed songwriting process, resulting in their most inspired, honest and informed material yet. Tangaroa is immersed in important historical accounts and cultural heritage of the Māori people – in addition to lyrics written in te reo Māori, many tracks feature traditional instruments, called taonga puoro, providing the tracks their own warrior-like attitude. Rhythmic, dynamic album opener “Titokowaru” begins with determined rowing chants and depicts the tale of a famous war chief that challenged the colonial government in New Zealand and led a rebel army, backed by quick riffage and driving drums. Following standout “Hatupatu”, inspired by the harrowing, legendary tale of a de Jong ancestor facing off with a witch, is carried by frenzied guitars, spirited chanting and tribal-like percussion. While ALIEN WEAPONRY sourced inspiration from their culture and environmental surroundings while writing most of Tangaroa, the band also looked inward – drawing vision for other portions of the album from within. The album dives into some of their most effecting personal experiences, with English-language songs like the pensive “Unforgiving”.
Order Tangaroa NOW!
[Album Art: Barny Bewick @ Indium Design – from original concept drawings by Lewis de Jong]
Tangaroa track listing:
1. Titokowaru
2. Hatupatu
3. Ahi Kā
4. Tangaroa
5. Unforgiving
6. Blinded
7. Kai Whatu
8. Crooked Monsters
9. Buried Underground
10. Dad
11. Īhenga
12. Down The Rabbit HoleTangaroa will be available in North America in the following formats:
– 4 page CD Digipack
– 4 page CD Digipack + Patch
– 2LP Gatefold Black
– 2LP Gatefold Turquoise
– 2LP Gatefold Marble Light Blue/Cream (Napalm Mailorder only – limited to 500)
– 2LP Gatefold Marble Orange/Transparent Black (Napalm Mailorder only – limited to 500)
– Wooden Box Edition: CD Digipack, pendant, patch, cover flag, canvas tote bag (Napalm Mailorder only – limited to 500)
– Die-Hard Edition: 2LP Gatefold Marble Crystal Clear/Curacao, hand numbered with guitar pic set and back patch (Napalm Mailorder only – limited to 400)
– Digital Album
[Die-Hard Edition: 2LP Gatefold Marble Crystal Clear/Curacao, hand numbered with guitar pic set and back patch (Napalm Mailorder only – limited to 400)]
This just in – to cap off their upcoming worldwide tour supporting Gojira, ALIEN WEAPONRY have added a collection of US-headline dates to their official routing! Tickets for all ALIEN WEAPONRY headline dates, as well as all Gojira headliners, are available now. See below for all tour dates, and for individual show information, visit www.alienweaponry.com.

ALIEN WEAPONRY European Tour Dates with Gojira & Employed To Served:
17.01.22 FI – Helsinki
19.01.22 NO – Oslo
20.01.22 SE – Stockholm
22.01.22 DK – Frederiksberg
24.01.22 DE – Berlin
25.01.22 CZ – Karlin
27.01.22 PL – Wroclaw
28.01.22 PL – Krakow
29.01.22 HU – Budapest
31.01.22 HR – Zagreb
02.02.22 AT – Vienna
04.02.22 DE – Munich
05.02.22 CH – Zurich
06.02.22 IT – Milan
08.02.22 FR – Lyon
09.02.22 FR – Floirac
19.02.22 NL – Tilburg
20.02.22 NL – Tilburg
22.02.22 DE – Wiesbaden
24.02.22 DE – Oberhausen
26.02.22 FR – Paris
28.02.22 BE – Brussels
01.03.22 LU – Esch-sur-alzette
04.03.22 UK – London
05.03.22 UK – Nottingham
06.03.22 UK – Newcastle Upon Tyne
08.03.22 UK – Glasgow
10.03.22 UK – Belfast
11.03.22 IE – Dublin
14.03.22 UK – Cardiff

Festival Shows:
02.06.22 PL – Gdansk / Mystic Festival
10.06.22 AT – Nickelsdorf / Nova Rock Festival
26.06.22 FR – Clisson / Hellfest
29.06.22 ES – Vivero / Resurrection Fest

Since releasing their acclaimed debut Tū (2018), ALIEN WEAPONRY‘s kinetic presence and sound – combining elements of thrash and groove metal with lyrics in the native indigenous language, te reo Māori — has attracted throngs of fans and media supporters across the globe. In addition to amassing millions of cross-platform streams and YouTube views, the band has seen bounds of success at SiriusXM Liquid Metal, was recently hailed the “future of metal” by Metal Hammer, and was voted by Revolver Magazine fans as “one of the bands most likely to break out in 2021”. Furthermore, ALIEN WEAPONRY just added an upcoming tour with metal behemoths Gojira to their hefty performance resume – a list that already included support of some of the biggest names in metal like SlayerBlack Label Society and more.

ALIEN WEAPONRY on Tangaroa is:                      
Henry Te Reiwhati de Jong – Drums, Backing vocals
Lewis Raharuhi de Jong – Guitars, Lead vocals
Ethan Trembath – Bass guitars, backing vocals & lead vocals on “Dad”        
Tūranga Porowini Morgan-Edmonds – Backing vocals & guitar on “Unforgiving”      

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