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Mike Swag Alien Weaponry is proof that thrash can be absorbed in utero. Roots is Sepultura's best album and these young metalheads are fire.

ga tā moko puhoro - (The tattooed bodies of warriors) / Anei nga tohu a Tūmatauenga - (These are the omens of war) Favorite track: Kai Tangata.
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ann-laen Saw this band on Brutal Assault 2019 and as soon as I came back and sorted through my "finds" from the festival, I got hooked! It's very hard to believe that these guys are only in their teens/20's - the music is amazing and I love the way they weave in their heritage to the music. Feels like Maori language was made for metal! Favorite track: Holding My Breath.
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1.
Whaikōrero 01:36
Whaikōrero - Lyrics I te tau kotahi mano, waru rau, ono tekau ma whā, kua tae mai nga hoariri ki Tauranga Moana. In 1864, hostile forces arrived at Tauranga harbour. He taua a Kuīni Wikitoria nga hoariri. These enemies were an army sent by Queen Victoria. I tino maha nga toa tauiwi. The foreign troops were many in number. Ko General Cameron te rangatira o tera atu taua; te taua o Ingarangi. General Cameron was the leader of the army; this army from England. Ko tana kaupapa, te pēhipēhi nga iwi Maori. His mission was to suppress the Maori tribes. Ka whakautu nga iwi mai te whakahuihui i runga i te taumata a Pukehinahina. The people responded by assembling on the hilltop at Pukehinahina. Ko Ngaiterangi, ko Ngāti Pūkenga, ko Ngāti Ranginui, ko Ngāti Pikiao hoki. There were warriors from Ngaiterangi, Ngāti Pūkenga, Ngāti Ranginui and Ngāti Pikiao. Kei waenganui o nga iwi, i tū ana tā māua tupuna, ko Te Aho Aho tōna ingoa. Amongst them stood our great great great grandfather, Te Aho Aho.
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Rū ANA TE WHENUA - Lyrics Whakarongo mai rā ... Whakarongo mai rā! Whakarongo mai rā ... Whakarongo mai rā! Whakarongo mai ki te tangi o nga pū i runga i te taumata a Pukehinahina. Rū ana te whenua Katakata te uira Homai te ahi Ki te waharoa Hī! Katakata te uira Homai te ahi Ki te waharoa O te taniwha Kua tae mai nga mate (x4) Kei te hē! Nga iwi ki raro I roto nga rua Kua tae mai nga mate (x4) Kei te hē! Aue ... nga roimata ē ... Aue ... kua mate nga tangata Aue ... e reringa roimata ē ... Aue ... e reringa toto ē ... I runga i te wai ū o Papa-tū-ā-nuku Rite kohu, ngaro nga iwi Oi i te mate! Haumi ē, hui ē, tāiki ē! Haumi ē, hui ē, tāiki ē! x4 For English translations watch the full music video on Youtube and turn on the cc button to enable captions - https://youtu.be/Lx_xGv70Yyo
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HOLDING MY BREATH - Lyrics Before you judge me take a good hard look at yourself You don’t know me but you’re draining me of mental health A lie based on popular opinion I want to die ’cos’ I can’t be forgiven Locked in a room Void of humanity I’m in a black hole Suffering endlessly Opening my eyes is worse than death That’s why I keep on holding my breath The world is caving in all around me I see myself as a vulgar monstrosity My mind collapsed into a technical mess I can’t deal with the guilt that I have to ingest Locked in a room Void of humanity I’m in a black hole Suffering endlessly Opening my eyes is worse than death That’s why I keep on holding my breath Opening my eyes worse than death … Why I keep on holding my breath x4 Worse than death … Holding my breath x2 Opening my eyes worse than death … Why I keep on holding my breath x4
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Raupatu 03:37 video
RAUPATU - Lyrics Nā te Tiriti - (Accorded by the Treaty) Te tino, tino rangatiratanga - (the full possession and chiefly authority) O o ratou whenua - (Over their lands) Tino, tino rangatiratanga - (Full possession and chiefly authority) O ratou kainga - (Over their communities) Tino rangatiratanga - (Full possession and chiefly authority) Me o ratou taonga katoa - (Over all things of value to them) Waikato Awa - (The Waikato river) He piko, he taniwha - (On every bend a mighty war chief) Kingi Tawhiao - (King Tawhiao) Me Wiremu Tamihana - (And Wiremu Tamihana) Ki Rangiriri e tū ana - (Made a stand at Rangiriri) Ko Te Whiti o Rongomai - (Te Whiti o Rongomai) Ki Parihaka e noho ana - (Held fast at Parihaka) Raupatu! - (Confiscated!) Nā te Tiriti - (Accorded by the Treaty) Te tino, tino rangatiratanga - (the full possession and chiefly authority) O o ratou whenua - (Over their lands) Tino, tino rangatiratanga - (Full possession and chiefly authority) O ratou kainga - (Over their communities) Tino rangatiratanga - (Full possession and chiefly authority) Me o ratou taonga katoa - (Over all things of value to them) Raupatu! ... Rangiriri - (Confiscated! ... Rangiriri) Raupatu! ... Pukehinahina - (Confiscated! ... Pukehinahina) Raupatu! ... Taurangaika - (Confiscated! ... Taurangaika) Raupatu! ... Parihaka - (Confiscated! ... Parihaka) You take and take But you cannot take from who we are You cannot take our mana - (dignity) You cannot take our māoritanga - (cultural identity) You cannot take our people You cannot take our whakapapa - (family heritage) You cannot take, you cannot take Raupatu!
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KAI TANGATA - Lyrics He taua, He taua! - (A war party, a war party!) Waewae tapu takahi te ara taua - (Footsteps pound the sacred warpath) Ka hopungia e maha nga upoko - (Many heads are sought) Ka hopungia e maha taurekareka - (Many slaves are sought) E mahi nga mahi a Tūmatauenga - (This is the work of Tūmatauenga) Anei rā - (Behold) Te uhi o Mataora - (The chisel of Mataora) Pai tuarā - (The strong back) Te kokongapere - (The base of the spine) Nga rape - (The buttock spirals) Te kitemaimairu - (The thigh) Tatua taua - (The war belt) Nga tā moko puhoro - (The tattooed bodies of warriors) Anei nga tohu a Tūmatauenga - (These are the omens of war) He pakanga nunui mo te whakautu - (A mighty battle to avenge us) Tae mai nga tūpuna mo te whakaāwhina - (Our ancestors gather to assist us) Kia mau nga Tohunga mo te whakakarakia - (Our priests prepare the incantations) E mahi nga mahi a Tūmatauenga - (This is the work of Tūmatauenga) Anei rā - (Behold) Te uhi o Mataora - (The chisel of Mataora) Pai tuarā - (The strong back) Te kokongapere - (The base of the spine) Nga rape - (The buttock spirals) Te kitemaimairu - (The thigh) Tatua taua - (The war belt) Nga tā moko puhoro - (The tattooed bodies of warriors) Anei nga tohu a Tūmatauenga - (These are the omens of war) A Tūmatauenga x4 - (Of Tūmatauenga) Mahi nga mahi a Tūmatauenga x4 - (This is the work of Tūmatauenga) Whakatangi o nga pū, whakapatu nga taiaha - (The cry of guns, the blows of the taiaha) Te kikokiko rekareka ō aku hoariri - (The sweet flesh of our enemies) Nga umu whakakīa tātau kōpū ki te utu - (The ovens fill our bellies with revenge) E mahi nga mahi a Tūmatauenga - (This is the work of Tūmatauenga) Anei rā - (Behold) Te uhi o Mataora - (The chisel of Mataora) Pai tuarā - (The strong back) Te kokongapere - (The base of the spine) Nga rape - (The buttock spirals) Te kitemaimairu - (The thigh) Tatua taua - (The war belt) Nga tā moko puhoro - (The tattooed bodies of warriors) Anei nga tohu a Tūmatauenga - (These are the omens of war) Waewae tapu takahi te ara taua - (Footsteps pound the sacred warpath) Waewae tapu takahi te ara taua - (Footsteps pound the sacred warpath) Waewae tapu takahi te ara taua - (Footsteps pound the sacred warpath) Waewae tapu takahi te ara taua - (Footsteps pound the sacred warpath)
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Rage (it takes over again) - Lyrics Thought that you would just keep it to yourself But you had to spread the rumours and piss me off I fill with hate and distrust You are the preacher of your own future Rage takes over again And I have to accept I can’t control it ... I can’t control it Rage takes over again I know he will be easy prey I challenge him You just couldn’t keep your mouth shut Now everyone knows You just couldn’t restrain yourself but to piss me off You just couldn’t keep good attention yours You just caused yourself pain Ignorance on both our parts Our egos need to grow We want to win the fight We want control Te ihi, Te wehi, Te wana x4 The drawing of breath (through flared nostrils), The adrenalin, The fearless trembling
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Whispers 04:16
Hikoi taku tai moana te take ō te wā The foreshore and seabed (protest) march the issue of the day Tāhae whenua anō te kāwanatanga Another theft of land by the government Te pūkana ō Tariana, te pū ō Tame Iti The defiance of Tariana (Turia), the shotgun of Tame Iti He tāonga mō nga iwi Māori nā te kupu ō te Tiriti These treasures (the foreshore and seabed) belong to Māori, according to the Treaty * * * * * The government’s words Are like whispers in our ears Telling us lies To hide away our fears * * * * * He tiriti nā Amerika, John Key te waha mōkai The agreement from America, John Key the puppet mouthpiece Ehara i te koha, TPPA he tūtae This is no gift, the TPPA is a turd He hui toropuku, he kōrero huna Secret meetings, hidden words Nga iwi Māori awere, te Tiriti takahia Māori interests excluded, the Treaty (of Waitangi) disregarded * * * * * The government’s words Are like whispers in our ears Telling us lies To hide away our fears * * * * * Hide away the truth, playing on our fears The government’s words are like whispers in our ears The people will find out the truth about our nation A greedy system that shuts down our voice with legislation
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PC Bro 03:44
PC BRO - Lyrics Flickering screens against glassy dead eyes Have now become the norm They live their lives through others’ eyes Willing more and more That you lose to the pressure The watching eyes of the masses Kill common sense The media rules you They are bored with your life You need to make it right To satisfy the fixated idiots that See your every move See your every move See your every move When will they see That your life is a lie When will they see Your life is a lie Your life is a lie Your life is a lie Your life is a lie Your life is a lie Yeah, your life is a lie Your life is a lie Your life is a lie Your life is a lie Yeah, your life is a lie Life is a lie Life is a lie Life is a lie Just one big fucking lie
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Urutaa 04:10 video
URUTAA - Lyrics The weight of normality The pressure of civilisation It never worked for me I gave up long ago Urutaa (Plague) x 7 Kua tae mai nga tauiwi (The arrival of strangers) Tae o rite te patupaiarehe (The colour of the spirit people) He taonga rereke (A mysterious object) Whangaroa e makutu ana (Curses Whangaroa) Urutaa (Plague) x 7 Assumptions of what they know They need to prove they're worthy Of popularity Theories are made but theories are flawed I gave in 'cause they gave up Urutaa (Plague) x 7
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Nobody Here 03:03
Nobody Here - Lyrics Everyone watching but there’s nobody here x4 Nau mai ki te rua ipurangi au Welcome to the abyss that is the internet Ehara i te wāhi whakaruruhau It’s not a place of safety He karu pōtētē Eyes deliberately closed Ka whakahīhī tonu koe Your vanity reigns Te ao mārama ngaro The real world lost O rite ki te pō Like the darkness Te rorohiko The computer He tāku kāinga pono Is my true home Sometimes I wonder if the world is real … real … real Everyone watching but there’s nobody here … nobody here We all just close our eyes and look inside … reality sinks away … reality sinks away Everyone watching but there’s nobody here x4 Nobody here x3
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Te Ara 04:40
Te Ara - Lyrics I nga wā ō mua, ka mate a Whakatūria In ancient times, Whakatūria was killed Ka timata te ara o Ngāti Ohomairangi ki te Ika a Māui And so began the voyage of Ngāti Ohomairangi to the Great Fish of Māui (the North Island of New Zealand) * * * * * A ha Te Arawa ē! Heark, people of Te Arawa waka! A ha Te Arawa ē! Heark, people of Te Arawa waka! Ko te whakaariki … ko te whakaariki! 'Tis the invading army Tukua mai ki a piri, tukua mai ki a tata Let it come near, let it come close Kia eke mai i runga ki te paepae poto a Houmaitawhiti! Let it reach the very threshold of Houmaitawhiti! Note: The haka at the end of this track is an ancient composition by Ngati Ohomairangi to celebrate their safe arrival in the waka (canoe) Te Arawa to the shores of Aotearoa (New Zealand).

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This trio of high school students shocks and surprises audiences on a number of levels: ALIEN WEAPONRY's songwriting is complex, developed and highly political. Their live performance energy is startling, with just two fifteen-year olds commanding the front of stage as effectively as four- and five-piece bands three times their age. Many of their lyrics are in New Zealand’s native language, Te Reo Māori.

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Alien Weaponry New Zealand

ALIEN WEAPONRY is a three piece metal band whose style has been
influenced by old school thrash and hardcore
Members are:
Lewis de Jong - Guitar/Vocals
Henry de Jong - Drums
Tūranga Morgan-Edmonds - Bass
AW was formed in 2010 by brothers Henry and Lewis de Jong, who
have been listening to bands like Metallica, Anthrax and Pantera since
birth.
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