25 Jul 2015

Alien Weaponry

From RNZ Music
Alien Weaponry's Lewis and Henry de Jong

Alien Weaponry's Lewis and Henry de Jong Photo: Courtesy of Alien Weaponry

This year’s Smokefree Pacifica Beats Competition is set to get a whole lot louder with teenage Northland metal trio Alien Weaponry debuting their song “Ruana Te Whenua” at first Whangarei heat. Alien Weaponry’s oldest member is still only 15 years old, but the band’s been shoulder tapped to open for successful NZ rock bands like Shihad and Devilskin. And they’ve recently released their debut EP, The Zego Sessions.

Craig Hayes caught up with Alien Weaponry while they were touring the North Island this past school holidays to talk about starting their band, their refusal to play cover songs, and the band’s strong desire to pay tribute to their cultural heritage.

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Music details

Artist: Alien Weaponry
Song: Hypocrite
Composer: Alien Weaponry
Album: The Zego Sessions
Label: Self-released

Artist: Alien Weaponry
Song: Cages
Composer: Alien Weaponry
Album: The Zego Sessions
Label: Self-released

Artist: Alien Weaponry
Song: Never as it Seems
Composer: Alien Weaponry
Album: The Zego Sessions
Label: Self-released

Artist: Alien Weaponry
Song: Ruana Te Whenua
Composer: Alien Weaponry
Album: The Zego Sessions
Label: Self-released