Alien Weaponry releasing new album, ‘Tangaroa’

Thrash/groove metallers Alien Weaponry have announced the release of their sophomore full-length album, ‘Tangaroa,’ on September 17, 2021 through Napalm Records (pre-order).

A press release states, “Since releasing their acclaimed debut Tū (2018), the New Zealanders’ 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. As with their 2018 single “Kai Tangata” – which has amassed more than 10 million views on YouTube and claimed the number-one spot on SiriusXM Liquid Metal’s “Devil’s Dozen” for 13 consecutive weeks – much of Tangaroa is immersed in the historical stories and cultural heritage of the Māori people.

To commemorate the news, Alien Weaponry have unleashed the impending album’s title-track in official music video form — check out the clip below. “The track details the pressing theme of climate change and illegal fishing practices,” adds the presser. “Through raising this awareness, Alien Weaponry hope to support the important work and efforts of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.”

Speaking on the track, lead vocalist and guitarist Lewis de Jong comments, “We decided to write this song about how the ocean is being suffocated by humans and their waste. The ocean is an important part of my life, and it’s important to protect it.”


‘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 tour dates with headliners Gojira & special guests Knocked Loose:
October 9 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock (festival) [TIX]
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
October 19 – Tampa, FL @ Jannus Live
October 20 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live [TIX]
October 22 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works [TIX]
October 23 – Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium [TIX]
October 25 – Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall [TIX]
October 27 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre [TIX]
October 28 – Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory
October 29 – Cleveland, OH @ The Agora

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”

Artist photo Piotr Kwasnik

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