Alien Weaponry (NZ)
After some epic shows in July, Alien Weaponry will return to Australia in 2019 to for DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL Melbourne & Sydney, as well as headline shows in Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane & Perth!
The young thrash metal band are “one of the most exciting young metal bands in the world right now” according to Revolver Magazine in the USA. And they’re not the only ones who thinks so.
Since they released their debut album ‘Tū’ on 1 June 2018, fans, bloggers, the music industry and the media worldwide have raved about Alien Weaponry’s unique blend of thrash metal and their native language, Te Reo Māori.
In the first three weeks after its release, ‘Tū’ had over a million streams on Spotify, and has been listed among the top albums of 2018 by musical institutions including Revolver, Loudwire, Metal Hammer and many others. Three months after the album was released, Napalm Records had to produce more CDs after selling out of the first run.
In their home country, New Zealand, the three teenagers from the tiny town of Waipu in Northland won the prestigious APRA Maioha award for their song ‘Raupatu’, and recently won ‘Best Rock Artist’ at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.
Early musical influences included Metallica, Anthrax, Rage Against the Machine and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers; with current favourites including Lamb of God, System of a Down, Gojira and Trivium.