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Alien Weaponry - Winner of the 2022 New Zealand rock band award - support band for Gojira in Europe

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Last November 2022, the news coming from the New Zealand lands contemplated that the Kiwis, "Alien Weaponry" received one of the most emblematic awards of the New Zealand music industry. The fo

rmer "New Zealand Music Award" now known as the "Aotearoa Music Award" has awarded "Best Rock Artist" to Alien Weaponry. This is the second time the band has received this distinction, having won in 2018 with their album "TU".

ALIEN WEAPONRY on the award:

"We are so stoked to win the award for Te Kaipuoro Rakapioi Toa for the second time! We are super thankful to everyone who has helped get us to where we are, to the other artists nominated, and to our fans!"

Crowds all over the world have been flocking to discover more about Alien Weaponry, the sonority and powerful presence that combines trash and groove metal sung in their native language, te roa Maori, or simply Maori.

They ended 2022 opening for Guns N' Roses when they toured New Zealand last December, and couldn't have started 2023 any better than opening for Gojira on their world tour "Fortitude".

"Alien Weaponry" will join Gojira for the third leg of their Fortitude world tour in Europe in February 2023.

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"Alien Weaponry" are ready to dominate with their latest album Tangaroa. The album combines the band's growing maturity with an uninterrupted songwriting process, resulting in their most inspired, honest and informed material to date.

"Tangaroa" is steeped in important historical accounts and cultural heritage of the Māori people - in addition to lyrics written in te reo Māori, many tracks feature traditional instruments called taonga puoro, which give the tracks their own warrior-like attitude. Rhythmic and dynamic album opener 'Titokowaru' begins with determined rowing chants and tells the story of a famous war chief who challenged the colonial government in New Zealand and led a rebel army, backed by fast riffs and driving drums. The following standout 'Hatupatu', inspired by the harrowing, legendary tale of a de Jong ancestor's confrontation with a witch, is driven by frenetic guitars, spirited vocals and tribal percussion. While ALIEN WEAPONRY drew inspiration from their culture and environment while writing most of Tangaroa, the band also looked inward - drawing visions for other parts of the album from within. The album delves into some of their most powerful personal experiences, with English-language songs such as the reflective 'Unforgiving'.

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[Album Art: Barny Bewick @ Indium Design - from original concept drawings by Lewis de Jong] Nominated for Aotearoa Music Awards Te Toi Ataata Pukaemi Toa (Best Album Artwork)

Gojira Support Shows 2023:

11.02.23 IE – Dublin

12.02.23 UK – Belfast

14.02.23 UK – Newcastle Upon Tyne

15.02.23 UK – Glasgow

17.02.23 UK – Cardiff

19.02.23 UK – Manchester

21.02.23 UK – Nottingham

22.02.23 UK – London

24.02.23 FR – Floirac

25.02.23 FR – Paris

26.02.23 LU – Esch Sur Alzette

28.02.23 FR – Lyon

02.03.23 DE – Munich

03.03.23 PL – Gliwice

05.03.23 DE – Wiesbaden

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