Alien Weaponry Unites Fans Worldwide in New Music Video for “Buried Underground”

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New Zealand’s metal stars ALIEN WEAPONRY recently announced the highly-anticipated upcoming release of their essential sophomore album, “Tangaroa,” out September 17, 2021, via Napalm Records

Today, the band invites fans to come together in a worldwide “stomp” showdown! Recently, the band united international fans in lockdown by asking them to submit a video of themselves performing a signature “stomp” and star in the official “Buried Underground” music video. Today sees the release of both the track and official video – so now you can join the fun at home or wherever you are!

Show ALIEN WEAPONRY your stomp! Make sure to hashtag #AWburiedunderground and tag the band for a chance to have your stomp shared with the world via the band’s social media!

ALIEN WEAPONRY is 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.”

Accented by personal touches like its entrancing album art originally conceptualized from drawings by Lewis de Jong, “Tangaroa” is a massive next step for a band on the rise, encompassing all of the elements that make ALIEN WEAPONRY heavy metal’s most authentic rising stars.

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.

Pre-Order “Tangaroa” NOW

Tangaroa” tracklisting:
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 Hole
 
Tangaroa” will be available 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

ALIEN WEAPONRY will join GOJIRA on their FORTITUDE EU tour with fellow special guests EMPLOYED TO SERVE. See below for all tour dates, and for individual show information, visit www.alienweaponry.com.

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”
 
ALIEN WEAPONRY online:
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