Alien Weaponry at The Underworld Camden
Sunday, June 16 2019, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Live Nation UK and The Underworld Camden proudly present:
Alien Weaponry plus support.
Doors - 6:00pm // Price - £14.00 Adv.
Tickets - http://po.st/v8NtWl
Alien Weaponry - www.facebook.com/AlienWeaponry
"Whispers" - https://youtu.be/3HychlNvGq4
Alien Weaponry are "one of the most exciting young metal bands in the world right now" according to Revolver Magazine in the USA. And they’re not the only ones who thinks so. Since well before they released their debut album Tū on 1 June 2018, fans, bloggers, the music industry and the media worldwide have raved about Alien Weaponry’s unique blend of thrash metal and their native language, Te Reo Māori.
The three-piece thrash metal band from Waipu, New Zealand, was formed in 2010 by brothers Lewis and Henry de Jong, who were 8 and 10 years old at the time. The band consists of Lewis de Jong (guitar and vocals), Henry de Jong (drums), and Ethan Trembath (bass guitar).
Most noted for their fusion of Te Reo Māori (the native language of New Zealand) with thrash metal, they deliver emotionally and politically charged stories of conflict and grief with a warrior-like attitude. Drummer Henry de Jong says, "Our musical style and messages have a lot of similarities with haka, which is often brutal, angry and about stories of great courage or loss."
The de Jong brothers are of Ngati Pikiāo and Ngati Raukawa (Māori tribal) descent; and began their schooling at a kura kaupapa Māori (full immersion Māori language school), where singing waiata (songs) and performing haka were a daily routine. Also ingrained in their early learning were stories of New Zealand history told to them by their father, who, alongside the story telling, played them music from Metallica, Rage Against the Machine, Anthrax, Ministry, Red Hot Chili Peppers; and it is this combination of music, language, history and socio-political commentary that underpins the band’s sound and ideas.
Price: General Admission: GBP 14.0
Artist: Alien Weaponry