Aug. 5 — Alien Weaponry debuted the video for its latest single this week.
The band premiered the video for its new single, ‘Buried Underground’ Thursday. The song is the second single from the band’s forthcoming album, Tangaroa, which is scheduled for release Sept. 17 through Napalm Records. The band premiered the video for the album’s lead single/title track June 16.
The video for ‘Buried Underground’ blends footage of Alien Weaponry on stage with its fans and footage of the band’s fans in and around their homes and towns “marching” to the song. All this takes place as the band’s heavy, new single plays over it all.
The song’s musical arrangement will appeal to the band’s established audiences just as much as to metal fans. The steady, plodding, crunch of the guitars, bass, and drums pairs with the vocals to make the whole a work that is one part hardcore and one part thrash. It is a unique composition that is impressive in its own right.
No information about the song’s lyrical theme was provided in the press release announcing the video’s premiere. Without lyrics to reference, much of the lyrics are difficult to decipher.
In other news, Alien Weaponry also announced a new tour in support of its new album. The tour is scheduled to launch Oct. 9 in Sacramento, CA and to run through Oct. 29 in Cleveland, OH. The nearly month-long tour features performances in cities, such as Asheville, NC; Oklahoma City, OK and Cleveland, OH.
The band’s tour schedule is noted below.
October 9 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock (festival)
October 11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union
October 13 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
October 14 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
October 15 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
October 17 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
October 19 – Tampa, FL @ Jannus Live
October 20 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
October 22 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
October 23 – Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
October 25 – Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
October 27 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
October 28 – Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory
October 29 – Cleveland, OH @ The Agora
The release of Tangaroa will come more than two years after the release of the band’s debut album, Tu, which was also released through Napalm Records.
Front man Lewis De Jong offered brief explanation about the album during a recent interview that the band held.
“The album is drawn from some new experiences we’ve had as well as some ancient Māori tales,” he said. “I think we have stepped things up from the last album.”
De Jong’s brother Henry expanded on those comments, noting that the songs featured in the band’s new album “are about some of our first tūpuna (ancestors) who were here in Āotearoa (New Zealand).”
Added De Jong, one of those figures is “Hatupatu, who is very famous in Māori history, as well as Īhenga, who named a number of places in Āotearoa during his travels.”
The album will be available on a variety of platforms noted below.
Tangaroa will be available in North America in the following formats:
-4 page CD Digipack
-4 page CD Digipack + Patch
-2LP Gatefold Black
-2LP Gatefold Turquoise
-2LP Gatefold Marble Light Blue/Cream (Napalm Mailorder only – limited to 500)
-2LP Gatefold Marble Orange/Transparent Black (Napalm Mailorder only – limited to 500)
-Wooden Box Edition: CD Digipack, pendant, patch, cover flag, canvas tote bag (Napalm Mailorder only – limited to 500)
-Die-Hard Edition: 2LP Gatefold Marble Crystal Clear/Curacao, hand numbered with guitar pic set and back patch (Napalm Mailorder only – limited to 400)
The record’s track listing is also noted below.
3. Ahi Kā
7. Kai Whatu
8. Crooked Monsters
9. Buried Underground
12. Down The Rabbit Hole
More information on Alien Weaponry’s new album, single, video, and tour is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and tour dates at: