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Maori Metal

Date: June 29, 2019
Roughly 3% of people living in New Zealand can speak its native language, and it’s in danger of disappearing. Alien Weaponry, a local heavy metal band, wants to stop that from happening.

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.
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