Alien Weaponry To Release “Ahi Ka” 7″ In July

Alien Weaponry have announced that they will be releasing a new 7″ titled “Ahi Ka” on July 12. The effort will come with the recently released title track on the a-side and another new song titled “Blinded” on the b-side. The record will be limited to 400 copies and pre-orders can be found HERE.

The band said the following about the tracks:

“Ahi Ka“:

“In 1952, in preparation for a Royal visit by Her Majesty the Queen, the Auckland City Council, in a misguided attempt to beautify the city, evicted the local Ngati Whatua people from their village at Okahu Bay and burned it to the ground.”

“Blinded“:

“Relationships are difficult to understand at the best of times but when you are 16 and on tour all over the world these things are bound to get confusing and hard to reconcile. Blinded is about a very personal trip down this rabbit hole.”

Tour Dates:

05/24 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
05/26 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
05/28 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
05/29 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
06/07 Berlin, GER – Musik & Frieden
06/08 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
06/10 Cardiff, UK – Fuel Rock Club
06/11 Bristol, UK – The Exchange
06/12 Dublin, IRE – Vodoo Lounge
06/13 Glasgow, UK – Audio Glasgow
06/15 Donington, UK – Castle Donington (‘Download Festival‘)
06/16 London, UK – The Underground
06/17 Belval, LUX – Rockhal
06/19 Koln, GER – Luxor
06/20 Hamburg, GER – Uebel & Gefahrlich
06/21 Kobenhavn, DEN – Copenhell Festival
06/23 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest Open Air
06/25 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage
06/26 Hannover, GER – Capitol
06/28 Helsinki, FIN – Tuska Festival
07/03 Paris, FRA – Les Etoiles
07/04 Toulouse, FRA – Rue Louis Bonin
07/06 Galicia, SPA – Resurrection Fest
07/07 Lisbon, POR – RCA Club
07/09 Sevilla, SPA – Sala Even
07/10 Madried, SPA – Nasca Music Live
07/12 Barcelona, SPA – Sala Boveda
07/15 Milan, ITA – Circolo Magnolia
07/16 Padova, ITA – Parco Della Musica
07/20 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo Metalfest
07/22 Tolmin, SLO – MetalDays
07/24 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
07/27 Warsaw, POL – Klub Stodola
08/02 Stuttgart, GER – Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
08/06 Munchen, GER – Backstage Werk
08/07 Dresden, GER – Alter Schlachthof
08/08 Josefov, CZE – Brutal Assault
08/10 Leeuwarden, NET – Into The Grave Festival
08/11 Kortrikj, BEL – Alcatraz
08/16 Graz, AUT – Metal On The Hill Festival

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Alien Weaponry Premiere New Song “Ahi Ka”

Alien Weaponry have premiered a new song titled “Ahi Ka.” This track will appear on Adult Swim’s new “Metal Swim 2” compilation, which will be released tomorrow (May 3).

Guitarist Lewis de Jong told Billboard the following:

“‘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.”

Alien Weaponry Announce North American Tour

Alien Weaponry have announced a North American headlining tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

05/03-04 Mexico City, MEX – Domination Festival
05/06 Dallas, TX – Cambridge Room at House of Blues
05/07 Houston, TX – Bronze Peacock – House of Blues
05/08 Austin, TX – 3TEN ACL Live
05/11 Rockingham, NC – Epicenter
05/12 Washington, DC – DC9
05/13 Boston, MA – Middle East
05/15 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
05/16 Montreal, QC – L’Esco
05/17 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
05/19 Chicago, IL – Chicago Open Air
05/22 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry
05/24-26 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
05/26 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
05/28 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
05/29 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy

Alien Weaponry Perform Live At Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards

Alien Weaponry performed their track “Kai Tangata” live during this year’s Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards at the Spark Arena in Auckland, NZ. You can see footage of that below. It’s also worth noting that the band won the “Best Rock Group” award as well.

[via The PRP]

Alien Weaponry Added To Ministry’s Fall Tour With Carpenter Brut

Igorrr have dropped off Ministry’s fall tour with Carpenter Brut. With them gone, Alien Weaponry have been recruited to take their place. This will be the teenage “Maori thrash” band’s first North American tour.

Tour Dates:

11/21 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
11/23 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
11/24 Denver, CO – Fillmore
11/27 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
11/29 Joliet, IL – The Forge
11/30 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
12/01 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theater
12/02 Toronto, ON – Rebel
12/04 Rochester, NY – Anthology
12/05 Washington, DC – Fillmore
12/06 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
12/07 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
12/08 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
12/10 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
12/11 Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theater
12/12 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
12/13 Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston
12/14 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
12/16 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
12/18 San Diego, CA – House of Blues San Diego
12/20 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda
12/21 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda