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Alien Weaponry Announce New Album, Release First Single

  • Axl Rosenberg

Alien Weaponry stake their claim to being Gojira Gojunior with their new single, “Tangaroa.”

Not only does the title track from their just-announced forthcoming album share some superficial sonic qualities with the music of the mighty Frenchmen, but the accompanying music video “details the pressing theme of climate change and illegal fishing practices,” and was created “to support the important work and efforts of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.” All they need to do now is announce a Sea Shepherd benefit EP that never comes out.

Lead vocalist and guitarist Lewis de Jong says about the track:

“We decided to write this song about how the ocean is being suffocated by humans and their waste. The ocean is an important part of my life, and it’s important to protect it.”

Drummer Henry de Jong adds:

“‘Tangaroa’ is a heavy and angry message about how we are destroying the ocean with pollution and overfishing. The video ties in with this message, with us drowning in plastic conveying the struggle of ocean life.”

You can check out “Tangaroa” the song and video below. Tangaroa the album will be released on September 17 via Napalm Records. Pre-order it here.

Incidentally, Alien Weaponry commence a tour with Gojira (and Knocked Loose) in October. Here are dates:

October 9 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock* [tickets]
October 11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union [tickets]
October 13 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland [tickets]
October 14 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion [tickets]
October 15 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom [tickets]
October 17 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre [tickets]
October 19 – Tampa, FL @ Jannus Live [tickets]
October 20 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live [tickets]
October 22 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works [tickets]
October 23 – Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium [tickets]
October 25 – Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall [tickets]
October 27 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre [tickets]
October 28 – Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory [tickets]
October 29 ­– Cleveland, OH @ The Agora [tickets]
^Gojira Only

Alien Weaponry Announce New Album, Release First Single
[Album Art: Barny Bewick @ Indium Design – from original concept drawings by Lewis de Jong]
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