12-15/06/24 Hradec Králové
Park 360

In the recent history of heavy metal, there have been few emerging bands that have shaken up the scene in the way Alien Weaponry has over the past three years. Since releasing their acclaimed Napalm Records debut Tū in 2018, the New Zealand band’s kinetic presence and unique sound – combining thrash metal with lyrics in the native indigenous language, te reo Māori — has attracted throngs of fans and media supporters across the globe that have responded to the sheer ruthlessness, untempered passion, and unbelievable noise created by the three-piece.

Starting humbly in the island town of Waipu when brothers Henry (drums) and Lewis de Jong (guitars, vocals) were young children, the three-piece — rounded out by new bassist Tūranga Morgan-Edmonds — have recently been hailed as the “future of metal” by esteemed music bible Metal Hammer and voted by Revolver fans as “one of the bands most likely to break out in 2021.” With their anticipated sophomore release Tangaroa, Alien Weaponry is eager to live up to those titles. Their latest offering coalesces their growing maturation with more patience in the songwriting process (most of which was done during the pandemic lockdown), resulting in more complex and informed material.

When it comes to the future of Alien Weaponry, anything and everything is possible for this promising young act that’s just getting started. As Henry says, “We are just scraping the surface.”