Holly Mathieson Conductor
Alien Weaponry Band
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra joins Aotearoa New Zealand metal band Alien Weaponry for a very special concert in Christchurch Town Hall. With creative coordinator Jeremy Mayall, your NZSO brings together some of New Zealand’s top composers combining symphonic might with Alien Weaponry’s raw power and energy.
Hailed by Revolver Magazine in the USA as “one of the most exciting young metal bands in the world right now”, Alien Weaponry are bringing their unique te reo metal to their legions of fans across the globe with many of their songs sung in te reo Māori.
The three-piece from Waipu deliver emotionally and politically charged stories of conflict and grief with a warriorlike attitude. Drummer Henry de Jong says, “Our musical style and messages have a lot of similarities with haka, which is often brutal, angry and about stories of great courage or loss.”
Their debut album Tū, released in 2018, has been acclaimed worldwide and the band have toured extensively across Europe and North America supporting Slayer, Anthrax, Ministry and Black Label Society as well as opening for Prophets of Rage in Auckland, New Zealand. They have sold out headline shows in New Zealand, Australia, Europe, the USA and Canada; and played main stage sets to record crowds at some of the biggest and most prestigious festivals around the world.