Te Reo Māori thrash metal band Alien Weaponry performed at Danish metal festival Copenhell over the weekend, and were welcomed with a Haka on an epic scale.
Kane Harnett-Mutu has lived in Denmark for 17 years and has run the Māori Haka Movement in Copenhagen since 2007. He joined Alien Weaponry on-stage to teach the audience a Haka.
One YouTube commenter wrote, “Vikings & Haka… match made in heaven. Well done Denmark!”, whilst another wrote, “My biggest pleasant surprise. They absolutely tore Copenhell apart. It was so awesome!”
Alien Weaponry was formed in 2010 in Waipu by brothers Henry and Lewis de Long, along with Ethan Trembath. All three members have Māori ancestry and several of their songs are written in the Māori language.