Northlane will release their new album Node on July 24 via UNFD. The album is one of the most ambitious heavy records in recent years and will be their first with lead vocalist Marcus Bridge, who joined the fold in November. The monolithic lead single ‘Obelisk’ is now available to stream, buy or watch online.
Node takes its cues as much from the band’s collective worldview as it does myriad artists from multiple generations. Rather than the existential examinations of their previous albums Discoveries and Singularity, the album takes a much more direct approach. It’s an album fuelled by passion and anger – passion for the world and all its wonders, and anger at what’s being done to it. Everything from the title and the lyrics to the way the band came together to produce their best record yet stands as a hymn to the simple power of human connection.
Node will be the Sydney-based act’s first album since the critically and commercially successful Singularity, which debuted at #3 on the ARIA Charts and received universal acclaim upon its release in March 2013. Singularity launched the band worldwide and saw them tour extensively in Europe, North America and Australia/New Zealand. In mid-2014, then-vocalist Adrian Fitipaldes departed for health reasons, leaving a question mark hanging over their future. But from this unrest came something wholly new – after answering an open audition call alongside over 2,000 other hopefuls from around the world, Sydney’s Marcus Bridge emerged as the new frontman. The band wrote, recorded and released the stunning single ‘Rot’ in a few days. Bridge then underwent a baptism of fire, embarking on a world tour with the band before settling to record the album with long-time collaborator and producer Will Putney.
All change is growth. And Northlane’s monumental new album Node stands proudly as proof, because frontman Marcus Bridge, guitarists Jonathon Deiley and Josh Smith, bassist Alex Milovic and drummer Nic Pettersen have made the album Northlane always had in them, the songs they always strove for.
‘Obelisk’ is the lead single from the album, released ahead of their summer European festival tour, including performances at Download, Graspop and more. The video was shot in Western Australia earlier this year and examines the concepts of time and space.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
Thu 11 Jun – Greenfield Festival, Switzerland
Fri 12 Jun – Download Festival, UK
Sun 14 Jun – Nova Rock, Austria
Tue 16 Jun – Stuttgart, Germany
Thu 18 Jun – Dessau, Germany
Fri 19 Jun – Dessel, Belgium
Sat 20 Jun – Southside Festival, Germany
Sat 1 Aug – Mexico City, Mexico
Wed 5 Aug – Vancouver, Canada
Fri 7 Aug – Calgary, Canada
Sat 8 Aug – Edmonton, Canada
Sun 9 Aug – Regina, Canada
Tue 11 Aug – Winnipeg, Canada
Wed 12 Aug – Minneapolis, MN
Thu 13 Aug – Chicago, IL
Fri 14 Aug – Detroit, MI
Sat 15 Aug – Columbus, OH
Mon 17 Aug – Erie, PA
Tue 18 Aug – Philadelphia, PA
Thu 20 Aug – New York, NY
Fri 21 Aug – Boston, MA
Sat 22 Aug – Montral, Canada
Sun 23 Aug – Quebec City, Canada
Mon 24 Aug – Ottawa, Canada
Tue 25 Aug – Hamilton, Canada
Wed 26 Aug – St Catharines, ON
Thu 27 Aug – Toronto, Canada
Fri 28 Aug – London, Canada