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.