Alien WeaponryPiotr Kwasnik

Alien Weaponry To Release New Album “Tangaroa” In September, Debut Music Video For Title Track


Alien Weaponry‘s new album “Tangaroa” will meet a September 17th release on Napalm Records. The title track has been released as the first single from it and a music video for it is available below. Vocalist/guitarist Lewis de Jong commented:

“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.”

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Drummer Henry de Jong added:

“‘Tangaroa‘ is a heavy and angry message about how we are destroying the ocean with pollution and overfishing. The video ties in with this message, with us drowning in plastic conveying the struggle of ocean life.”

Speaking in regards to the album itself, Henry stated:

“The album is tied together with the message of ‘Tangaroa’ – the whole album is more a snapshot of the band’s brains during the writing process. We have also written songs that are about some of our first tupuna (ancestors) who were here in Aotearoa (New Zealand). Hatupatu, who is very famous in Maori history, as well as Ihenga, who named a number of places in Aotearoa during his travels.”

Tangaroa” track listing:

01 – “Titokowaru
02 – “Hatupatu
03 – “Ahi KaT
04 – “Tangaroa
05 – “Unforgiving
06 – “Blinded
07 – “Kai Whatu
08 – “Crooked Monsters
09 – “Buried Underground
10 – “Dad
11 – “Ihenga
12 – “Down The Rabbit Hole

Pre-orders are available here.

As previously announced, Alien Weaponry will be opening for fellow environmentally-minded metal act Gojira‘s fall U.S. tour with Knocked Loose. Here’s the dates:

10/09 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival (no Knocked Loose)
10/11 Salt Lake City, UT – The Union
10/13 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
10/14 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
10/15 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
10/17 New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre
10/19 Tampa, FL – Jannus Live
10/20 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
10/22 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
10/23 Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
10/25 Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
10/27 Portland, ME – State Theatre
10/28 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
10/29 Cleveland, OH – The Agora

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