New Zealand's rising musical stars and teenage thrash metal band Alien Weaponry has signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records! With such an impressive career that started five years ago when the band members were just 10 and 12 years old and this unique combination of thrash metal and Māori cultural background, Napalm Records is excited to welcome Alien Weaponry to its eclectic artist roster. "Napalm Records is proud to announce the signing of the thrash metal band Alien Weaponry from New Zealand" says Sebastian Muench, A&R of Napalm Records. "Besides the fact that they are the youngest musicians we ever added to the Napalm band roster they are also one of the most exciting and unique bands in recent years. Their combination of old school thrash metal and Māori culture elements and language creates intense and energetic songs that should be highly attractive to all true genre fans especially those stopped listening to the Sepultura after the 'Roots' album. Kia Ora Alien Weaponry and welcome to the Napalm family!" The band comments: "Napalm is a great label for us to work with because their whakapapa (genealogy) includes a lot of thrash metal, which is where our roots are. So we fit within their whanau (family), but we're also doing something different, introducing our own language and style. For these reasons, we think we will both grow and benefit from this relationship.
"Being based in the tiny town of Waipu, New Zealand, we are pretty much as far away as you can get from the heavy metal center of the world (which to us is Wacken, Germany), so this is a massive step for us towards establishing our career internationally."
Napalm Records is proud to welcome Alient Weaponry to its roster, with more exciting news and album details about the the new record, set to be released for mid of 2018, will follow soon!
Check out the band live on these dates:
17.02.18 NZ - Wellington / Pao Pao Pao
03.03.18 NZ - Auckland / Auckland City Limits Festival
22. - 28.07.18 SLO - Tomlin / Metal Days Festival
02. - 04.08.18 DE - Wacken / Wacken Festival
01.09.18 DE - Hamburg / Welt-Turbojugend Tage