Alien Weaponry premiered the video for its latest single this week.
The band debuted the video for its new single, ‘Hatupatu‘ Friday. The single is the third from the band’s new album, Tangaroa. The album, which is available now through Napalm Records, ahas also produced the singles, ‘Tangaroa‘ and ‘Buried Underground.’
The video for ‘Hatupatu’ features the band — Lewis de Jong, Henry de Jong, and Ethan Trembath — performing its new single in a forest setting as a young Maori warrior faces off a beast. The story of that young warrior is tied directly to the song’s lyrical content.
Henry de Jong talked about that lyrical content in a prepared statement.
“The story of ‘Hatupatu’ is one Lewis and I grew up with – our father was the first person to tell us as children,” he said. “Having a family connection with it only made creating a song more intriguing for us. Traditionally, Māori legends were passed down through families by re-telling them, not by having them written down in books. It only makes sense for us to be re-telling this story as our tūpuna (ancestors) did for generations. We cannot wait to share with the rest of the world.”
The musical arrangement featured in ‘Hatupatu’ is a heavy, rich, guitar-driven composition. Its sound and stylistic approach is similar to that of much of the songs from the band’s debut album, Tu.
In other news, Alien Weaponry is scheduled to launch a new tour alongside Gojira and Knocked Loose beginning Oct. 8 in Boise, ID. The tour features performances in cities, such as Asheville, NC; Cleveland, OH and Tucson, AZ.
The tour’s schedule is noted below. Tickets are available here.
ALIEN WEAPONRY Tour Dates with Gojira & Knocked Loose:
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October 8 – Boise, ID @ Revolution Center
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 16 – Houston, TX @ Bronze Peacock @ House of Blues^
October 17 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre *SOLD OUT*
October 19 – Tampa, FL @ Jannus Live
October 20 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
October 22 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works *SOLD OUT*
October 23 – Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium *SOLD OUT*
October 25 – Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
October 26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus^
October 27 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
October 28 – Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory
October 29 – Cleveland, OH @ The Agora *SOLD OUT*
October 30 – Albany, NY @ Albany Capital Center
November 1 – Richmond, VA @ The National
November 2 – Knoxville, TN @ Civic Auditorium
November 3 – Chattanooga, TN @ The Signal *SOLD OUT*
November 5 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
November 6 – St. Louis, MO @ The Factory at The District
November 7 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ The Clyde Theatre
November 9 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line^
November 10 – Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge^
November 12 – Cincinnati, OH @ Madison Live^
November 13 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl^
November 14 – Daytona Beach, FL @ Welcome To Rockville (festival)
November 16 – Austin, TX @ 3 Ten @ ACL Live^
November 17 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill^
November 19 – Tucson, AZ @ Encore^
November 20 – Window Rock, AZ @ Navajo Nation^
November 21 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater^
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