Alien Weaponry 'super, super excited' to feature on soundtrack of Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood

Two songs from acclaimed Māori metal band Alien Weaponry will feature on the soundtrack of upcoming video game Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood.

The game is set for release early next year and is based on the tabletop role-playing game of the same name.

Alien Weaponry's guitarist and lead vocalist Lewis de Jong told RNZ the band is stoked.

"I've grown up always playing video games so it's insane to think that my music is going to be in a pretty massive video game," said de Jong.

"It's a market we haven't tapped into yet, so I'm super, super excited to see what comes out of this."

One of the tracks set to feature in the game is 'Kai Tangata', which is also the music used in its trailer.

"'Kai Tangata' is about an ancient Māori practice. After battle, you would cook and eat your enemies to rid them of their mana," said de Jong.

"It's quite a brutal song subject. So for a game where you're killing things, I guess it's a good fit."

Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood will put players in the role of Cahal, an eco-terrorist werewolf who has been banished from his tribe and fights a large US corporation responsible for serious pollution. 

As Cahal, players will be able to shapeshift into wolf, human or werewolf form to perform various tasks and different types of combat.

The game will be released in February, 2021 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC.