Alien Weaponry – Premiere New Video For “Whispers”! 18/07/2018 5 NZ thrash metal trio ALIEN WEAPONRY unleash their brand-new music video for “Whispers” of the recently released debut album, Tū. While previous hits “Rū Ana Te Whenua” and “Kai Tangata” have related to historic battles and injustices faced by their ancestors, “Whispers” raises much more recent incidences of conflict – the Foreshore and Seabed Act passed in 2004; and the Trans Pacific Partnership, signed in 2016. “The government’s words are like whispers in our ears, telling us lies, to hide away our fears!” “These are just a couple of examples of the government not respecting the voices of the people, especially Māori,” says guitarist and lead singer, Lewis de Jong. “Even though historic wrongs have supposedly been righted with compensation, when the same thing keeps happening it’s hard to believe there has really been a change.” Watch “Whispers” right HERE! ALIEN WEAPONRY’s debut album, Tū can be ordered HERE. The spoken excerpt at the beginning of the song is part of a radio interview by well-known Radio New Zealand journalist Kim Hill with Don Brash, a former leader of two right wing political parties, and current spokesperson for a lobby group set up to advocate removal of so-called “special privileges” for Māori. “It’s kind of scary how many people share his views,” says drummer Henry de Jong. “They don’t seem to understand that the current policies are there to help redress the imbalance that was caused after over a hundred years of colonization. During that time, millions of acres of Māori land were stolen, they were excluded from voting and children were punished for speaking Māori in schools, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. That sort of thing can’t be fixed with compensation alone – it takes time and goodwill from both sides.” Tū is available in the following formats: 1 CD Digipack & 2 Bonus Tracks LP Gatefold & 7″ Single (2 Bonus Tracks) Digital Album Track listing: 01 Whaikorero 02 Rū Ana Te Whenua 03 Holding My Breath 04 Raupatu 05 Kai Tangata 06 Rage – It Takes Over Again 07 The Things That You Know (Bonus Track) 08 Whispers 09 PC Bro 10 Urutaa 11 Nobody Here 12 Te Ara 13 Hypocrite (Bonus Track) Line up: Vocals, Guitars: Lewis de Jong Drums: Henry de Jong Bass: Ethan Trembath Touring: 18.07.18 DE – Berlin / Cassiopeia 21.07.18 DE – Hamburg / Logo 22.07.18 DE – Osnabruck / Bastard 26.07.18 SV – Tolmin / Metal Days Festival 04.08.18 DE – Wacken / Wacken Open Air Festival 10.08.18 NL – Leeuwarden / Into the Grave (After Party) 12.08.18 UK – Walton-on-Trent / Bloodstock Open Air Festival 14.08.18 DE – Mannheim / 7er 17.08.18 DE – Dinkelsbühl / Summer Breeze Festival 27.08.18 DE – Munich / Backstage 01.09.18 DE – Hamburg / Welt-Turbojugend Tage 07.09.18 NL – Leiden / Gebr. de Nobel 08.09.18 BE – Chapelle / Le Cercle 13.09.18 ES – Barcelona / Monasterio 14.09.18 ES – Murcia / Garage Beat 15.09.18 ES – Seville / End of Summer Festival 16.09.18 ES – Madrid / Silikona 18.09.18 ES – Valladolid / Porta Caeli 19.09.18 ES – Bilbao / Bendigo For More Info Visit: www.alienweaponry.com www.facebook.com/alienweaponry www.napalmrecords.com www.facebook.com/napalmrecords UPCOMING RELEASES! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.