Three teenagers, known as ALIEN WEAPONRY, from a tiny town in the small South Pacific nation of New Zealand have managed to capture the imaginations of people all over the world with their unique thrash metal sound and commanding live performances. They placed #11 on Metal Nation’s Top 50 Albums list for 2018. for their album Tū. Last year saw the trio’s first ever North American tour which received rave reviews:
“If there is a band you need to check out in 2018 it has to be Alien Weaponry.” -Metal Nation
“Alien Weaponry Have Hit America Just in Time” – Kerrang
“A perfect showcase of thrash fused with a driving addicting groove that destroyed everything in its path.” -Metal Nexus
The band blew the minds of everyone in the venue early as they worked their way through a half hour of punishingly heavy material from their 2018 debut album Tū.” -Pure Grain Audio
This May, ALIEN WEAPONRY are set to return to North America on their first ever headline tour. The tour also features stops at a handful of festivals. The run kicks off May 3rd – 4th at Domination Festival in Mexico and runs through May 29th in Los Angeles, CA. A complete list of dates can be found below.
The guys are eager to return to North America:
“We had an awesome time touring with Ministry in 2018, and we are so excited to be coming back. We can’t wait to see more of America and put on some sick shows for you all.”
If you missed the band live in 2018, watch this exclusive footage of their entire set from New York City’s Irving Plaza below:
In 2018 , ALIEN WEAPONRY released their blistering debut album ‘Tu’ on the world via Napalm Records, short for ‘Tumatauenga,’ the Māori god of war, ‘Tu’ also means to stand strong and proud, and, most importantly, to stand for something. The notion is reflected in the album artwork, which includes the traditional moko kanohi (facial tattoos) of the Māori warrior.
The response for ‘Tu’ has been nothing short of astounding with outlets like Loudwire singing their praises, “Like Sepultura in Brazil before them, ALIEN WEAPONRY are working to immortalize New Zealand’s tribal culture through heavy metal.” Revolver Magazine calls the trio, “So badass and so important to heavy-music culture right now.”