Grabbing a Sunday Sophie stage spot are hotly tipped trio, ALIEN WEAPONRY. Hailing all the way from Waipu, New Zealand, they blend hardcore and thrash influences with their Maori heritage to create a sound uniquely their own.
Teenage brothers Henry and Lewis de Jong joined by Ethan Trembath on bass, the trio recently signed to Napalm Records and are readying their debut album, ‘Tū’ for release in June. Check out the ‘Holding My Breath’ video for their first single to be sung entirely in English rather than their native Maori language - youtu.be/vDTdyGItPQ8
Progressive black metal collective A Forest Of Stars also join the Sophie bill on Saturday.
The band, who describe themselves as ‘appointing a fusion of black metal, romanticism, the occult, psychedelia, folk and the improprieties of madness into one unsightly whole’ (awesome!) are hard at work on a new album due later this year. In the meantime, check out their fabulous video for ‘Gatherer Of The Pure’ - youtu.be/7ZrKbecv8qc.