Alien Weaponry Announce Documentary ‘Alien Weaponry: Kua Tupu Te Ara’

New Zealand metal band Alien Weaponry have announced their new documentary Alien Weaponry: Kua Tupu Te Ara, which is set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 6th.

Directed by Kent Belcher, the film is an “intimate deep dive beneath the surface” of the band’s “past, present and fast-approaching future,” focusing on the founding brothers Lewis de Jong (guitar, vocals) and Henry de Jong (drums). Belcher spent six years with the band and the deJong family. This will mark his directorial debut. The film features special appearances by Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe, Gojira’s Joe and Mario Duplantier, and Testament’s Chuck Billy.

“We are so excited to finally share this documentary we have been working on for years with you,” the band said in a press statement. “The film captures our journey of navigating the world of music, showing the highlights, the hardships, and everything in between.”

Belcher adds “What makes our film is the family aspect. The ups and downs, the strains of being on the road with your family and then pulling through because you’ve all got a common goal. They’re an amazing, powerful group of people and they’ve taught me a hell of a lot. I’m so privileged to be part of this. I can’t put it into words how lucky I am to have met these people, be able to film these people and then being able to learn stuff about myself. It has honestly been the best experience of my life.”

The film will premiere on 8:45 p.m. ET on June 6th at the Village East Cinema as part of the Tribeca Film Festival. Purchase tickets here.

Alien Weaponry will embark on the European/UK tour this summer. They’ll also perform at Louder Than Life and Aftershock. See all their dates here.

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Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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