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Alien Weaponry

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Alien Weaponry is a three-piece metal band whose style has been influenced by old school thrash and hardcore

AW was formed in 2010 by brothers Henry and Lewis de Jong, who have been listening to bands like Metallica, Anthrax and Pantera since birth; and started jamming and writing songs before they learnt the alphabet. Current influences include Lamb Of God, Tryvium, Subtract and System of a Down, but the band has developed its own distinctive thrash metal sound, destined to endure into future centuries.

Not content to rely on the shock value of their extreme youth, the group understands the value of professionalism, and works crowds to a frenzy with their tight, thrashy energy and wild stage performances. Their plans for world domination include playing at Wacken in Germany and touring the big international metal festivals. They refuse to play covers, and have enough material to begin recording their first album later this year.

ACHIEVEMENTS

- Supported Devilskin on their NZ tour, August 2014.

- Single Cages playing on the Axe Attack show on The Rock FM, 2014.

- Opened for Shihad 20th anniversary Killjoy live at the Powerstation, Auckland, 2015.

- Regional SmokeFree RockQuest Finalists 4 years running, 2012-2015.

- Winners, SFRQ lyric writers award (Henry and Lewis de Jong) and overall musicianship award (Henry de Jong, drummer), 2013.


Photo courtesy of Lisa Crandall

Band Members:
Lewis de Jong (guitar, vocals)
Henry de Jong (drums)
Turanga Porowini Morgan-Edmonds (bass)

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  • Year: 2018

    Type: Album

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Location

  • Waipu

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  • TÅ«
    #5 on Top 40 Albums


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