ALIEN WEAPONRY are from Waipu, New Zealand, formed in 2010 by brothers Henry and Lewis de Jong. All three members have Māori(the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand) ancestry and several of their songs are written in the Māori language.
This track will be featured on their upcoming album: “Tangaroa“(in Māori and Polynesian mythology, Tangaroa is the god of the ocean), which will be dropping on September 17th.
According to an interview with LouderSound.com, drummer Henry de Jong says of the new album:
“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 tūpuna (ancestors) who were here in Āotearoa (New Zealand). Hatupatu, who is very famous in Māori history, as well as Īhenga, who named a number of places in Āotearoa during his travels.”
Enjoy & share! –Frank_O