New Zealand’s Shepherds Reign unveils official music video for “Ala Mai”

Author Hernan Osuna - 29.5.2024

Polynesian metal masters Shepherds Reign return with a fittingly epic coda to their 2023 album “Ala Mai”. The soaring title track, which translates to “Awaken” in Samoan, gets new visuals directed by Bahador Borhani and created with support from NZ On Air – a majestically cinematic, star-studded “journey to awaken the world to the spirit of Polynesia and inspire peace and resilience“. Watch the clip below.

The band states: “Ala Mai is our call to the forefathers for strength and guidance. It’s a reminder that we are part of something bigger, a Polynesian legacy that spans across oceans and nations. We face many difficulties today, but with the help of our ancestors, we believe we can bring peace and share our stories with the world.”

Hailing from South Auckland, New Zealand, Polynesian by birth and blood; Filiva’a James (vocals/keytar), Gideon Voon (guitar), Oliver Leupolu (guitar/production), Shaymen Rameka (drums) and Joseph Oti-George (bass) are the real thing, a band who put their hearts and lives into their songs.

“Ala Mai” was released on August 25th, 2023 via Golden Robot Records.