Alien Weaponry

noisey meets

Keeping Māori Culture Alive with Thrash Metal: Alien Weaponry — Noisey Meets

Making heavy metal inspired by ancient Māori battles has made teenage trio Alien Weaponry unlikely heroes in the fight to preserve New Zealand’s indigenous language.
Noisey Staff
9.13.18
Music

Alien Weaponry Are Helping To Usher In A New Era of NZ Protest Music

The teen metallers take aim at John Key and sample the infamous Don Brash interview in their new video.
Hussein Moses
7.17.18
Zealandia

There is a Beautiful Synergy Between Heavy Metal and Haka

How Alien Weaponry's track 'Raupatu' contains the rage and wairua [spirit] of the ancient Māori art form.
Geneva Alexander-Marsters
7.4.18
Zealandia

WATCH: Alien Weaponry's Thrash Metal Karakia to the World

Check out VICE NZ's documentary on the headbanging teen advocates for Te Reo Māori.
VICE Staff
7.4.18
NZ Music Month

Small Town Heroes: How Isolation Sets New Zealand Musicians Free

New York, London...Oamaru.
Matthew McAuley
5.15.18
Photos

We Sent Alien Weaponry to the NZ Music Awards With a Terrible Camera

The te reo metal heads got these great shots of the local music industry's night of nights.
Frances Morton
11.17.17
Music

The Silver Scrolls Are Less Stale Pale Male Than Ever, and It's Good

From Aldous Harding to Teeks & Lorde: browse exclusive interviews and reviews of this year’s Silver Scrolls Longlist.
VICE Staff
7.13.17
Waitangi Week

Meet the Teens Using Te Reo and Thrash Metal to Rage Against New Zealand’s Colonial Past

Alien Weaponry know more about history than you do.
Hussein Moses
2.2.17