Free lunchtime gig
The baby-faced assasins of Alien Weaponry are about to descend on Palmerston North. TheWaipu, Northland thrash and hardcore metal band, founded in 2010 by brothers Lewis (guitar) and Henry de Jong (drums) with Ethan Trembath (bass), has been a regional finalist in the Smokefree Rockquest every year since 2012.
In 2013, Henry won the overall musicianship award for his drumming and he and his younger bro picked up the SFRQ songwriting award.
The single Cages received plenty of airplay on the Rock-FM’s Axe Attack during 2014.
Still in their early teens, the trio were the support act for 2014’s national Devilskin tour, and opened for Shihad at the Powerhouse this year for their 20th anniversary Killjoy show.
These three enfants terribles are back in town to kick off Massey’s Arts on Wednesday for the new semester on July 15, 12.30 – 1.30pm with a free concert in the Black Sheep Theatre. They follow up on Thursday at the Royal on Rangitikei St with bands Ceder and Dredset in a gig that kicks off at 8pm.