Maori Metal

Roughly 3% of people living in New Zealand can speak its native language. Alien Weaponry, a local metal band, wants to save it. The following film contains heavy metal. Viewer discretion is advised.

Welcome to Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud. In a particularly pastoral section of the North Island lives the De Jong family. The youngest of whom formed the band “Alien Weaponry” back when they were 8 and 10 years old. Their blend of metal, traditional Maori language, history, and a long-standing beef with the system just debuted as number one on the music charts in New Zealand.

Hail the new wave of destruction.