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Alien Weaponry Launch Second Album 'Tangaroa'

Alien Weaponry Launch Second Album 'Tangaroa'

Chris Cudby / Photo Credit: Piotr Kwasnik / Friday 17th September, 2021 10:56AM

Concluding Te Wiki o te Reo Māori / Māori Language Week with a cacophony of bone-crushing guitar riffs and pummelling percussion, Aotearoa metal titans Alien Weaponry have unleashed their second studio album. Including recent singles 'Buried Underground' and the blistering title track, brothers Lewis and Henry de Jong (Ngāti Pikiao & Ngāti Raukawa) and recent addition Tūranga Morgan-Edmonds serve up twelve new anthems sung in both te reo and English on Tangaroa (god of the sea) — tackling such weighty topics as drug abuse, self-loathing, climate change and illegal fishing practices. Based in Northland's Waipu but with a dedicated global fanbase, the trio shared their excitement about the increased visibility of te reo in our musical landscape since launching their pioneering 2018 debut ...

“When we released Tū, it was definitely unusual to have songs in te reo Māori, and we were really nervous about how it would be received... This time, with so many mainstream artists translating their music into te reo Māori, it almost seems like English songs are in the minority.” — Henry de Jong

'Tangaroa' is out now on major streaming services via Napalm Records.


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