After their latest addition to the 2019 Download Festival Australia, the New Zealand steel trio Alien Weaponry are set to return to Australia in addition to their house nation for a run of headline exhibits together with their first time to Perth.
Three youngsters, often known as Alien Weaponry, from a tiny city within the small South Pacific nation of New Zealand have managed to seize the imaginations of individuals everywhere in the world with their distinctive thrash steel sound and commanding stay performances.
Alien Weaponry “are one of the vital thrilling younger steel bands on the earth proper now” based on Revolver Magazine within the USA. And they’re not the one ones who suppose so. Since they launched their third single ‘Rū Ana te Whenua’ in mid-2017, followers, bloggers, the music business and the media worldwide have raved about Alien Weaponry’s distinctive mix of thrash steel and their native language, Te Reo Māori.
In September 2017, they signed with German administration firm Das Maschine; and in February 2018 they introduced a three-album cope with Austrian-based Napalm Records, which is able to see their music promoted and bought internationally.
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They have featured in publications as numerous as UK-based Metal Hammer and i-D magazines to National Public Radio (NPR) and The Atlantic within the USA. The video for Rū Ana Te Whenua has had over 1,000,000 views on Facebook and almost 150,000 on YouTube; it spent 2 weeks at no. 1 on Spotify’s NZ Viral chart, and hit no. 2 on the iTunes world steel chart (simply behind Iron Maiden’s ‘Run to the Hills’)
In their house nation, New Zealand, the three youngsters from the tiny city of Waipu in Northland just lately gained the celebrated APRA Maioha award for his or her tune ‘Raupatu’ – a no punches pulled commentary on the 1863 act of parliament that allowed the colonial authorities to confiscate huge areas of land from the indigenous Māori folks. A few months later, they took their locations amongst NZ’s musical elite as nominees on the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.
BRISBANE – Thur Mar 7
SYDNEY – Sat Mar 9 (Download pageant)
MELBOURNE – Mon Mar 11 (Download Festival)
CANBERRA – Wed Mar 13
ADELAIDE – Thur Mar 14
PERTH – Sat Mar 16
TAURANGA – Thur Mar 21
HAMILTON – Frid Mar 22
AUCKLAND – Sat Mar 23
DUNEDIN – Thur Mar 28
CHRISTCHURCH – Fri Mar 29
WELLINGTON – Sat Mar 30
Tickets go on sale November 22 HERE