Alien Weaponry Premiere “Down The Rabbit Hole” Music Video

Alien Weaponry have premiered a new video for their song “Down The Rabbit Hole.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Tangaroa.” Lewis de Jong commented:

“This was an absolute blast to film! ‘Down The Rabbit Hole‘ represents the growth I’ve experienced throughout my life and putting to bed demons from the past. The video captures the meaning well – the broken objects representing said demons. It’s the rough times in life that make you who you are, as long as you rise above it.”

Gojira Announce Rescheduled Dates For European/UK Tour With Alien Weaponry & Employed To Serve

Gojira have announced the rescheduled dates for their European/UK tour with Alien Weaponry and Employed To Serve. You can find their updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

2022:

07/05 Brussels, BEL – Forest National
07/06 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinhalle 2
07/08 Zurich, SWI – Komplex
07/09 Munich, GER – Tonhalle
07/11 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
07/13 Tilburg, NET – 013
07/14 Tilburg, NET – 013
07/16 Copenhagen, DEN – KB Hallen
07/17 Oslo, NOR – Spektrum
07/19 Helsinki, FIN – Black Box at Ice Hall
07/21 Stockholm, SWE – The Annex
07/23 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
07/25 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin
07/26 Wroclaw, POL – A2
07/27 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra Music Club
07/29 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
07/30 Zagreb, CRO – Dom Sportova
07/31 Milan, ITA – Carroponte

2023:

02/11 Dublin, IRE – National Stadium
02/12 Belfast, IRE – Ulster Hall
02/14 Newcastle, UK – City Hall
02/15 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
02/17 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
02/19 Manchester, UK – O2 Victoria Warehouse
02/21 Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena
02/22 London, UK – Alexandra Palace
02/24 Bordeaux, FRA – Arkea Arena
02/25 Paris, FRA – Accor Arena
02/26 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal
02/28 Lyon, FRA – Halle Tony Garnier

Gojira commented:

“We cannot express how much we appreciate your continued patience and support while we worked through last month’s postponement.

Despite our best efforts to resume touring this month, the continued uncertainty in various territories has left us with no other choice but to reschedule the remaining dates of the tour as well.

In light of this unfortunate news we are pleased to share the rescheduled dates for the entire European Tour below.

All tickets for the original show dates are valid and for additional information please visit www.gojira-music.com

Watch Alien Weaponry, The Armed, & Thou’s Sets From Virtual “Adult Swim Festival”

Alien Weaponry, The Armed, and Thou were among the artists who performed at this year’s virtual Adult Swim Festival. You can watch their sets below:

Alien Weaponry Premiere “Hatupatu” Music Video

Alien Weaponry have premiered a new video for their new song “Hatupatu.” This track is from the band’s new album “Tangaroa,” which was released today (September 17). Drummer Henry de Jong commented:

“The story of ‘Hatupatu‘ is one Lewis and I grew up with – our father was the first person to tell us as children. Having a family connection with it only made creating a song more intriguing for us. Traditionally, Maori legends were passed down through families by re-telling them, not by having them written down in books. It only makes sense for us to be re-telling this story as our tupuna (ancestors) did for generations. We cannot wait to share with the rest of the world.”

Alien Weaponry Premiere “Buried Underground” Music Video

Alien Weaponry have premiered a new video for their new song “Buried Underground.” The video features fan-submitted “stomp” clips and it can be seen below. The track is from the band’s new album “Tangaroa,” which will be released on September 17.

Alien Weaponry Premiere “Tangaroa” Music Video

Alien Weaponry have premiered a new video for the title track of their new album “Tangaroa.” That effort will be released on September 17.

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.”

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.”

“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”

As previously reported, Alien Weaponry will also be touring with Gojira and Knocked Loose in October:

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

Alien Weaponry Announce May Shows With The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Alien Weaponry have announced two special concerts with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. The first show will take place at Claudelands Arena in Hamilton (Kirikiriroa), New Zealand on May 22, while the second show will take place at Town Hall in Christchurch (Otautahi), New Zealand on May 29. Tickets can be found HERE.

Lewis de Jong said the following:

“I’ve always loved the idea of incorporating orchestral music with contemporary music, and when I heard that the NZSO wanted to collaborate with us I was really excited. I think there is going to be a very interesting mix of people who come to the show, mixing the metalheads with the classical music fans. One thing for sure, the mosh pits will be insane.”

Turanga Morgan-Edmonds added:

“Being trained as a classical pianist when I was a child, I’ve always wanted to play in the true orchestra experience. And now to be able to be a part of something involving the talented team of the NZSO, I am super excited, and I’m so glad I get to join it with our passion for heavy metal too!”

Peter Biggs, chief executive of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, also commented:

“Classical and metal share much of the same DNA. Many of metal and hard rock’s biggest names, including Eddie Van Halen, loved and took inspiration from classical composers and performers. Metallica’s live album S&M with the San Francisco Symphony sold in the millions. While we’ve collaborated with some of Aotearoa New Zealand’s best-known bands and artists, for us to finally play with a metal band of Alien Weaponry’s calibre will be one of the highlights of 2021.”

Alien Weaponry Announce New Bassist

Alien Weaponry have officially welcomed Turanga Porowini Morgan-Edmonds to the band as their new bassist. He will be replacing Ethan Trembath in the group.

Trembath said the following:

“This is a decision that I’ve been considering for quite a long time. I have really struggled with touring and being away from home so much, and I know that it’s only going to get more intense as the band grows, so I’ve decided to focus my energies on getting work in a recording studio or the production side of things, as that’s what I’ve enjoyed most during my time with Alien Weaponry.

It’s been an awesome experience, and I know we’ll always remain good friends. And I really want to thank our fans all over the world for their amazing support, which has been truly humbling.”

Each member of the group also commented:

Lewis de Jong:

“Ethan is one of the OG crew and we are really going to miss his massive presence. But we get it, we have to respect his wish to spend more time with family and have a home life. The thing is, he lives just up the road so it’s not really goodbye. We fully expect to see a lot of Ethan on our visits back home to Waipu, New Zealand.”

Henry de Jong:

“Turanga was in my class in school and we had some mean times together playing music. We ran auditions with 10 different bass players and in the end it came back to our home boy from Bream Bay College, We are stoked to have him with us as we gear up for the next phase in our journey. Ethan has been a beast helping with the audition process and fully getting into choosing his replacement. We love him like a brother and he will always be part of the AW family.”

Turanga Porowini Morgan-Edmonds:

“I know Henry and Lewis from high school and Ethan is a good mate too. He has been so engaged and supportive during the handover and I feel privileged to be picking things up where he left off. Ethan is one of metal’s most energetic and charismatic bass players and I know he will be a hard act to follow.”

In other news, Alien Weaponry’s new album will soon be entering the mixing/mastering phase.

[via The PRP]

Alien Weaponry Cancel European/UK Tour

Alien Weaponry have cancelled their summer European/UK tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, the group also had to take a break from recording their new album as well.

Lewis de Jong said the following about cancelling the tour:

“We are gutted that we won’t be able to make it over this summer, but rest assured we will be back among our fans as soon as we can. Stay metal, stay safe.

Henry de Jong added:

“We are so bummed to be disappointing fans, but understand the importance of us all working together in this time of global crisis to do what’s best for our communities”

As for the album, the band were recording it at Roundhead Studios in Auckland, NZ, but had to stop due to lockdown restrictions. Despite this, Ethan Trembath says they will still be working on new material:

“We have been taking the time in isolation to work on new ideas and material, which may find their way onto the album. We’re making the most of being in our bubbles and getting stuff really pumping for when touring finally kicks off again, but in the meantime we’re focused on staying healthy, staying safe and staying home.”

[via scoop.co.nz]

Alien Weaponry Bassist Ethan Trembath To Miss North American Tour

Alien Weaponry bassist Ethan Trembath will missing the band’s upcoming North American tour so he can finish his last year of high school. During his absence, Bobby Oblak (Copia) will be filling in.

Trembath said the following:

“I don’t like to disappoint our fans, but finishing school is really important to me. It was a very hard decision, and I hope people will appreciate that.”

Oblak also commented:

“I recognized Alien Weaponry’s ‘kiwi’ accents in the artist camping ground at ‘Metaldays‘ last year, and from the first time we struck up a conversation, we all got on really well. I love their music and incredible energy on stage; and I’m stoked to be a part of it while Ethan is at school.”

Frontman Lewis de Jong added:

“We’re sad that Ethan can’t make this tour, but we understand and respect his wish to finish school. Bobby is an awesome bass player and performer, and he’s also a great guy, so we hope our fans will welcome him and show him the love you all gave us on our last North American tour.”

Trembath will reunite with the band in New Zealand this October to work on a new album and to play a number of shows in 2020.

Here’s the dates for the group’s North American tour:

With Black Label Society & The Black Dahlia Murder:

09/11 Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater
09/13 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House
09/14 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Concert House
09/15 Missoula, MT – The Wilma
09/16 Billings, MT – Pub Station
09/18 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
09/19 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
09/21 Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos
09/22 Houston, TX – House of Blues
09/23 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
09/25 Fayetteville, AR – Fayetteville Town Center
09/27 Turtle Lake, WI – St. Croix Casino
09/28 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theatre
09/30 Kitchener, ON – Elements
10/01 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
10/02 Pikeville, KY – Appalachian Wireless Arena
10/04 Boston, MA – House of Blues
10/05 Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater
10/08 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
10/10 Destin, FL – Club LA
10/11 Manchester, TN – Exit 111 Festival

Alien Weaponry:

10/13 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
10/16 Window Rock, AZ – Window Rock Sports Center
10/17 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
10/20 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
10/21 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
10/23 Portland, OR – Hawthorn Theatre
10/24 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
10/26 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey

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Hey guys, we have an announcement to make for North American fans … Thought we would share this with you before it turns into a silly rumour fest … Official press release below m/m/ #NorthAmericalTour #BobbyOblak #FillingInOnBass Alien Weaponry, the New Zealand ‘Te Reo Metal’ band taking the world by storm is excited to be returning to the USA in September, where they will join Black Label Society and Black Dahlia Murder for 21 dates, followed by another 9 headline shows as well as Exit 111 festival. The lineup this time around will be slightly different, as bass guitarist Ethan Trembath is returning to New Zealand at the end of the band’s current European tour to complete his final year at high school. The band has been on the road or recording almost constantly since July 2018; and Trembath (17) admits it has been a struggle to keep up with his schoolwork. “I don’t like to disappoint our fans, but finishing school is really important to me,” says Trembath. “It was a very hard decision, and I hope people will appreciate that.” Brothers Lewis (guitar and lead vocals) and Henry (drums) de Jong will be joined in North America by bass player Bobby Oblak, whom they met at Metaldays in 2018. Oblak recently toured with Alien Weaponry in New Zealand and Australia as a member of support band COPIA. He has toured extensively internationally over the past six years, with COPIA and other bands; and it was fortuitous that he was already in Europe, with a gap in his schedule during September and October that allowed him to join Alien Weaponry in North America. “I recognised Alien Weaponry’s ‘kiwi’ accents in the artist camping ground at Metaldays last year, and from the first time we struck up a conversation, we all got on really well,” says Oblak. “I love their music and incredible energy on stage; and I’m stoked to be a part of it while Ethan is at school.” “We’re sad that Ethan can’t make this tour, but we understand and respect his wish to finish school,” says Lewis de Jong. “Bobby is an awesome bass player and performer, and he’s also a great guy, so we hope our fans will welcome him and show him the love you all gave us on our last North American Tour"

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