New Zealand’s Alien Weaponry brought the traditional Maori Haka to Denmark’s COPENHELL festival over the weekend.
Hailing from Waipu on the Northern Island of New Zealand, the band have never shied away from sharing their cultural identity through performance. Not only do they kick off each set with the Haka, but the band also sing in their native Maori tongue Te Reo in the majority of their tracks.
New Zealand’s Alien Weaponry led a massive Danish crowd in a ceremonial Haka dance before an explosive set at Copenhagen’s COPENHELL festival.
Led by Danish local Kane Harnett-Mutu, the display boasted over 6000 attendees joining the Waipu based band in a celebration of their cultural heritage. Harnett-Mutu has been passing on the tradition of the Haka for over 20 years in Denmark and noted the unbelievable turnout of the event.
The tenth anniversary of the festival also played host to a wealth of world-class metal names in Slipknot, Amon Amarth, and Tool (just to name a few), and also holds the title of the longest running open-air festival in Denmark.
Alien Weaponry last brought their culturally charged performance to our shores earlier this year with a tour off the back off two massive Download Festival performances. Here’s hoping it’s not too long before they grace the shores of Australia once again.
Watch last weekend’s full spectacle below: