Metal giants head north for inugural concert
Northland metal fans are in for a treat with two of the country's top metal bands playing in Kaitaia and Whangarei.
Northland's Alien Weaponry will be joining forces with Wellington's Black Metal band Bulletbelt for the first ever heavy metal show in the North.
Bulletbelt will play at the Old Stone Butter Factory in Whangarei on May 5, where it is rumoured Alien Weaponry may be making a surprise guest appearance along with Whangarei locals Eolithic Relapse.
On May 6, the two will join forces to play Waipapakauri Hotel, north of Kaitaia. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
Alien Weaponry are the Waipu teenagers who last year won the national finals of both the Smokefree Rockquest and Pacifica Beats competitions with their unique brand of thrash metal and Te Reo Maori.
They have released two singles since the win – 'Urutaa' and 'Raupatu' – and their music has been embraced by iwi radio stations and metal fans throughout New Zealand and beyond.
The band sings only original material, about half of which is in Te Reo Maori, and were recently named one of the top 10 metal acts in New Zealand by UK based Metal Hammer magazine.
Bulletbelt, who are infamous for writing and performing the title track to the cult zombie movie 'Deathgasm', and have just released their second album, 'Rise of the Banshee'.