Since their debut album Tū entered the NZ album chart at no. 1 three weeks ago, Alien Weaponry’s (Niel de Jong) popularity has continued to climb worldwide, particularly in the USA.
Kai Tangata, the latest single from the album, has spent six weeks on the prestigious Devil’s Dozen list selected for the Liquid Metal show on New York based Sirius XM – the last three of them at no. 1.
Last week, Kai Tangata was included in the ‘BestMetal Songs of 2018’ published by Loudwire – a US-based webzine with over 1.3 million subscribers.
And yesterday, Revolver Magazine included Tū in its 25 BestAlbums of 2018 so far, alongside the likes of Judas Priest, Ghost and Nine Inch Nails.
Tracks from the album have also been added to over 7,000 Spotify playlists worldwide, including New Blood, New Metal Tracks, Kickass Metal and Thrash Metal Big 4 & Friends.
The thrash metal trio leaves New Zealand next week for a 3-month tour of Australia, Europe and the UK. With the Melbourne show already sold out and European gigs including the world’s biggest metal festival, Wacken Open Air, it seems that Matariki won’t be the only group of stars on the ascendancy in New Zealand this July.
Tū is available in New Zealand through JB Hi-Fi, Marbecks, Real Groovy, Mighty Ape, The Warehouse and other record outlets; and can be purchased through Napalm Records worldwide.
05.07.18 AUS – Melbourne / Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar
06.07.18 AUS – Sydney / Bald Faced Stag
07.07.18 AUS – Brisbane / Dead of Winter Festival
26.07.18 SV – Tolmin / Metal Days Festival
04.08.18 DE – Wacken / Wacken Open Air Festival
09.08.18 UK – Walton-on-Trent / Bloodstock Open Air Festival
17.08.18 DE – Dinkelsbühl / Summer Breeze Festival
01.09.18 DE – Hamburg / Welt-Turbojugend Tage
15.10.18 SP – Sevilla / End Of Summer Fest