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Alien Weaponry Premiere New Song “Ahi Ka”


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Alien Weaponry have premiered their new song “Ahi Ka” below. The song is the first new material from the band to see a release since their 2018 album “Tu” and will also be featured on tomorrow’s (May 03rd) new ‘Metal Swim 2‘ compilation from Adult Swim. The band’s first-ever North American headlining tour will commence this month with dates available here.

Guitarist Lewis de Jong told Billboard of this new track:

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“‘Ahi Ka‘ was inspired by the Auckland city council’s decision to burn down what is considered to be the unsightly indigenous Maori village of Okahu Bay in advance of Queen Elizabeth II’s 1953 visit. The eviction sparked a 40-year battle for the native Ngati Whatua to reclaim their land, including protests and battles with the police. Amid worldwide criticism, a small portion of the original land was ultimately returned with an apology and some compensation.

We decided to write about it because it’s one of these untold stories in New Zealand history that really had a great impact on a lot of Maori.”

Drummer Henry de Jong added:

“For us, it’s something we felt needed to be brought to light more than it was. Me and Lewis are big fans of Adult Swim and all the shows. We thought this would be good for their compilation. If you really look into it, it’s also a commentary on what’s happening in the world, too. That’s happening to people all over the world still. I can’t understand it.”

 

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