Alien Weaponry Announces Debut Album, “Tu”

Three teenagers, known as ALIEN WEAPONRY, from a tiny town in New Zealand have managed to capture imaginations with their unique thrash metal sound and commanding live performances. This in itself is surprising, but perhaps the most unexpected element of all in their success is that many of the band’s songs are delivered in a language that is unknown to international audiences – New Zealand’s native language, Te Reo Maori.

Now, ALIEN WEAPONRY are ready to release their furious debut album “Tu” on the world. Short for “Tumatauenga,” the Maori god of war, Tu also means to stand strong and proud, and to stand for something. The notion is reflected in the album artwork, which includes the tradtional moko kanohi (facial tattoos) of the Maori warrior.

Napalm Records released the single and video for the song “Holding My Breath” – the first single so far to be sung entirely in English. The song was written by Lewis (Vocals/Guitar). In it, he talks about the anxiety of being judged and socially ostracized by peers to the point of being unable to function.

“It’s about something that actually happened to me. I felt so bad that I literally stayed in my room and couldn’t bring myself to leave the house or talk to anyone,” he says. “I wrote the song at that time, and it was one of the things that helped me work through it, so I hope it will resonate with other people going through similar things.”

One of the people it has already resonated with is actress Rose van Wylich, featured in the video; who experienced similar feelings of isolation as a teenager.

“Holding My Breath” is the first single put out by Napalm Records in advance of ALIEN WEAPONRY’s debut album “Tu” being released on June 1st. A month later, the band will head to Europe for a 3-month tour which includes the world’s biggest metal festival, Wacken Open Air.
You can preorder “Tu” here.

Here is the track listing for “Tu”:

1. Whaikorero
2. Ru Ana Te Whenua
3. Holding My Breath
4. Raupatu
5. Kai Tangata
6. Rage – It Takes Over Again
7. The Things That You Know (Bonus Track)
8. Whispers
9. PC Bro
10. Urutaa
11. Nobody Here
12. Te Ara
13. Hypocrite (Bonus Track)

Here are the latest Alien Weaponry tour dates:

03.02.18 – NZ – Hamilton / Rugby Sevens World Cup
06.02.18 – NZ – Wellington / Waitangi Day Festival
17.02.18 – NZ – Wellington / Pao Pao Pao
03.03.18 – NZ – Auckland / Auckland City Limits Festival
20.03.18 – NZ – Auckland / Prophets of Rage support
22. – 28.07.18 – SVN – Tomlin / Metal Days Festival
02. – 04.08.18 – DEU – Wacken / Wacken Festival
01.09.18 – DEU – Hamburg / Welt-Turbojugend Tage

More dates coming soon.

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Alien Weaponry Announces Debut Album, “Tu”

Three teenagers, known as ALIEN WEAPONRY, from a tiny town in New Zealand have managed to capture imaginations with their unique thrash metal sound and commanding live performances. This in itself is surprising, but perhaps the most unexpected element of all in their success is that many of the band’s songs are delivered in a language that is unknown to international audiences – New Zealand’s native language, Te Reo Maori.

Now, ALIEN WEAPONRY are ready to release their furious debut album “Tu” on the world. Short for “Tumatauenga,” the Maori god of war, Tu also means to stand strong and proud, and to stand for something. The notion is reflected in the album artwork, which includes the tradtional moko kanohi (facial tattoos) of the Maori warrior.

Napalm Records released the single and video for the song “Holding My Breath” – the first single so far to be sung entirely in English. The song was written by Lewis (Vocals/Guitar). In it, he talks about the anxiety of being judged and socially ostracized by peers to the point of being unable to function.

“It’s about something that actually happened to me. I felt so bad that I literally stayed in my room and couldn’t bring myself to leave the house or talk to anyone,” he says. “I wrote the song at that time, and it was one of the things that helped me work through it, so I hope it will resonate with other people going through similar things.”

One of the people it has already resonated with is actress Rose van Wylich, featured in the video; who experienced similar feelings of isolation as a teenager.

“Holding My Breath” is the first single put out by Napalm Records in advance of ALIEN WEAPONRY’s debut album “Tu” being released on June 1st. A month later, the band will head to Europe for a 3-month tour which includes the world’s biggest metal festival, Wacken Open Air.
You can preorder “Tu” here.

Here is the track listing for “Tu”:

1. Whaikorero
2. Ru Ana Te Whenua
3. Holding My Breath
4. Raupatu
5. Kai Tangata
6. Rage – It Takes Over Again
7. The Things That You Know (Bonus Track)
8. Whispers
9. PC Bro
10. Urutaa
11. Nobody Here
12. Te Ara
13. Hypocrite (Bonus Track)

Here are the latest Alien Weaponry tour dates:

03.02.18 – NZ – Hamilton / Rugby Sevens World Cup
06.02.18 – NZ – Wellington / Waitangi Day Festival
17.02.18 – NZ – Wellington / Pao Pao Pao
03.03.18 – NZ – Auckland / Auckland City Limits Festival
20.03.18 – NZ – Auckland / Prophets of Rage support
22. – 28.07.18 – SVN – Tomlin / Metal Days Festival
02. – 04.08.18 – DEU – Wacken / Wacken Festival
01.09.18 – DEU – Hamburg / Welt-Turbojugend Tage

More dates coming soon.

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POWER TRIP Confirms Tour Dates With Madball, Napalm Death, The Black Dahlia Murder, Pig Destroyer. Abnormality, And More

POWER TRIP continues their seemingly nonstop live crusade with a barrage of upcoming announcements, including new tour dates with Madball, Napalm Death, The Black Dahlia Murder, Pig Destroyer, Abnormality, and others, surrounding their performances at Off Limits Festival and Southwest Terror Fest. For September, in two weeks, POWER TRIP will take part in Off Limits […]

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Power Trip Kicking Off North American Tour Dates

The Texas savages from Power Trip will return to the road on another massive live excursion tomorrow, joining The Life & Death tour 2016.

This caravan sees Power Trip alongside Harm’s Way as direct support for Terror, with additional acts Angel Du$t, Fury, and Red Death also taking part in the widespread North American trek. The tour begins today, July 6th in Chicago, with twenty-two shows to follow, the final set to take place in Anaheim on July 30th.

Following The Life & Death tour, Power Tripo is also slated to play at This Is Hardcore in Philadelphia on Saturday, August 6th. Power Trip will soon announce more info on an upcoming second album for Southern Lord. “Nightmare Logic: has been recorded, and the final details will be put in place for announcement in the coming months.

7/06/82016 The Double Door – Chicago, IL*
7/07/2016 The New Vintage – Louisville, KY*
7/08/2016 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH*
7/09/2016 The Tangent Gallery – Detroit, MI*
7/10/2016 Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON*
7/11/2016 Les Foufounes Electiques – Montreal, QC*
7/12/2016 Upstate Concert Hall – Albany, NY*
7/13/2016 The Waterfront Tavern – Holyoke, MA*
7/14/2016 Revolution Music Hall – Amityville, NY
7/15/2016 Shaka’s Live – Virginia Beach, VA*
7/16/2016 Greene Street Live – Greensboro, NC*
7/17/2016 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA*
7/19/2016 1904 – Jacksonville, FL*
7/20/2016 Local 662 – St. Petersburg, FL*
7/21/2016 Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA*
7/22/2016 Walters – Houston, TX*
7/23/2016 Club Dada – Dallas, TX*
7/24/2016 The Korova – San Antonio, TX*
7/26/2016 The Nile – Mesa, AZ*
7/27/2016 The Industry – Chula Vista, CA*
7/28/2016 Union – Los Angeles, CA*
7/29/2016 Gilman Street – Berkeley, CA*
7/30/2016 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA*
8/06/2016 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA @ This Is Hardcore
9/17/2016 Off Limits Festival – Mexico City, MX
10/20-23/2016 191 Toole – Tucson, AZ @ Southwest Terror Fest
* w/ Terror, Harms Way, Angel Dust, Fury, Red Death

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