Northlane

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Northlane
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Background information
OriginSydney, NSW
GenresMetalcore, progressive metal
Years active2009 - present
LabelsUNFD
Associated actsStructures, The Storm Picturesque
Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/northlane
MembersMarcus Bridge, Jon Deiley, Josh Smith, Nic Pettersen
Past membersBrendon Padjasek, Alex Milovic, Adrian Fitipaldes, Brendan Derby, Mitchell Collier, Simon Anderson

Band Members

  • Current Line-Up
    • Marcus Bridge (vocals)
    • Jon Deiley (guitar, bass)
    • Nic Pettersen (drums)
    • Josh Smith (guitar)
  • Former members
    • Brandon Padjasek (bass) 2018 - 2021
    • Alex Milovic (bass) 2009, 2011 - 2018
    • Adrian Fitipaldes (vocals) 2009 - 2014
    • Simon Anderson (bass) 2010 - 2011
    • Mitchell Collier (drums) 2010
    • Brandan Derby (drums) 2009

Band Information

Formed in Sydney in early 2009, Northlane has developed an extremely open-minded, almost progressive style of metalcore that sets them apart from most of their contemporaries. Their later work, following the recruitment of Marcus Bridge, integrates electronic aspects further into their style.

Drummer Brandon Derby and bassist Alex Milovic departed before the first EP. Milovic was replaced by Simon Anderson and guitarist Jon Deiley recorded the drums for Hollow Existence with Mitch Collier joining the band's live line-up immediately afterward, but he was soon replaced by Nic Pettersen. Milovic auditioned for Thy Art is Murder and joined The Storm Picturesque but he rejoined in early 2011. Northlane then recorded Discoveries in Sydney, releasing it after a national tour late in 2011. Tours with August Burns Red, House Vs. Hurricane and Parkway Drive followed in 2012. In late 2012 Northlane did an extensive Canadian tour with Counterparts and Stray From the Path, then recorded their second album. The band toured with Parkway Drive and I Killed the Prom Queen in December 2012 before headlining their own shows with In Hearts Wake in January 2013 ahead of appearances on the Soundwave Festival. The band's second album was released on March 23 2013, and peaked at #3 on the ARIA album chart, with single 'Quantum Flux' reaching #14. Mid year the band then hit the road with Karnivool. On July 31, 2013 they were named on the line-up of the 2014 Big Day Out and also played at several shows on Parkway Drive's 10th anniversary tour. Late in the year Northlane announced the re-release of their 2009 debut EP; Singularity was nominated for the Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album at the 2013 ARIA Awards but lost out to Karnivool's Asymmetry.

In November 2013 Northlane toured the US with Veil of Maya and Structures. During 2014, Northlane appeared at the Big Day Out then returned to the US for the American Dream Tour with Bring Me the Horizon, Of Mice & Men and Issues. That was followed by a European/UK tour Architects. In Australia they headlined their own touring festival, Free Your Mind, with Thy Art is Murder, Make Them Suffer, Veil of Maya and Volumes. In September, Adrian Fitipaldes suddenly announced he was leaving the band, citing vocal problems. Marcus Bridge replaced him in early 2015 and Northlane went straight to work on their third album, Node, which topped the Australian chart when it was released on July 24, 2015. At the ARIA Awards for that year, Node won the Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal category.

On April 19, 2016, Northlane released Equinox, an EP recorded collaboratively with In Hearts Wake and the tour in June featured both bands plus Hands Like Houses and Ocean Grove. After appearing at the Unify Gathering in January 2017, Northlane toured nationally in March and then began a cryptic internet blitz to promote their next album, Mesmer, which was released on March 24 and debuted at #3. They then did a world tour which saw them appear at Download in England and other European festivals, in Canada and in South America for the first time.

The live album Analog Future was released on March 16 2018. In September that year Milovic departed Northlane for the second time and was replaced by Brendon Padjasek from the Canadian band Structures. Northlane finished 2018 with performances at the Good Things festival and began recording their next album in January 2019. Alien was released on August 2, 2019. The Sydney show from the subsequent tour was released as 2020's Live at the Roundhouse album. A remix EP, 5D, containing songs from Alien and one from Node, came out in February 2021.

Padjasek departed Northlane in March 2021, the announcement coming the same day as the release of their single Clockwork, the theme song for the video game Rainbow Six Siege. Unable to tour, Northlane released more reworked Alien songs, this time acoustic versions, for the EP 2D. Early 2022 appearances at the national Full Tilt festival were cancelled or postponed, with the band headlining the Brisbane Full Tilt the day after the release of Obsidian on April 22. The album debuted on the ARIA Albums chart at #1.

Discography

Albums:

2011 Discoveries UNFD
2013 Singularity UNFD
2015 Node UNFD
2017 Mesmer UNFD
2018 Analog Future UNFD
2019 Alien UNFD
2020 Live at the Roundhouse UNFD
2022 Obsidian UNFD

Singles:

2012 World Eater UNFD
2013 Quantum Flux UNFD
2014 Rot UNFD
2015 Obelisk UNFD
2015 Impulse UNFD
2016 Weightless UNFD
2017 Intuition UNFD
2017 Mesmer UNFD
2018 Citizen UNFD
2018 Vultures UNFD
2019 Bloodline UNFD
2019 Talking Heads UNFD
2019 Eclipse UNFD
2019 Get Free UNFD
2020 Enemy of the Night UNFD
2021 Clockwork UNFD
2021 Echo Chamber UNFD
2022 Plenty UNFD
2022 Abomination UNFD

EP:

2009 Hollow Existence self release
2013 Hollow Existence UNFD
2016 Equinox (with In Hearts Wake) UNFD
2021 5G UNFD
2021 2D UNFD