Alien Weaponry release new video single, “Hatupatu”

New Zealand metallers Alien Weaponry have release their new video single titled “Hatupatu,” which you can check out below. The track appears on the band’s just-released full-length offering dubbed ‘Tangaroa’ (out on Napalm Records).

A presser says, “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 adds, “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.


‘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

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 tour dates with Gojira & Knocked Loose:
October 8 – Boise, ID @ Revolution Center [TIX]
October 9 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock (festival)
October 11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union
October 13 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
October 14 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
October 15 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
October 17 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre *SOLD OUT*
October 19 – Tampa, FL @ Jannus Live
October 20 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live [TIX]
October 22 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works *SOLD OUT* [re-sale]
October 23 – Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium *SOLD OUT* [re-sale]
October 25 – Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
October 27 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre [TIX]
October 28 – Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory
October 29 – Cleveland, OH @ The Agora *SOLD OUT*
October 30 – Albany, NY @ Albany Capital Center [TIX]
November 1 – Richmond, VA @ The National
November 2 – Knoxville, TN @ Civic Auditorium
November 3 – Chattanooga, TN @ The Signal *SOLD OUT* [re-sale]
November 5 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee [TIX]
November 6 – St. Louis, MO @ The Factory at The District [TIX]
November 7 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ The Clyde Theatre
November 14 – Daytona Beach, FL @ Welcome To Rockville (festival) [TIX]

Artist photo by Piotr Kwasnik

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