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Northlane Announce Departure Of Founding Bassist Alex Milovic

Written by Tom Williams on September 7, 2018

UPDATE: Northlane Announce New Member Brendon Padjasek, Following Departure Of Founding Bassist

ORIGINAL STORY: Sydney metalcore outfit Northlane have announced the departure of their founding bassist Alex Milovic.

In a statement, the band prefaced Milovic’s departure by noting, “Over time priorities can alter, and sometimes people need to make a change for their own personal growth.

“That moment for change has come for our bass player, Alex, who is leaving Northlane,” the band said.

“Alex was a long standing member of Northlane now at his own personal crossroads, and we are parting ways amicably. We support his decision and wish him well.”

In a statement of his own, Milovic said he had “mixed emotions” about stepping away from the band.

“There have been a number of contributing factors over the past year that have led me to make this decision and although it wasn’t an easy decision to make, I feel this is the best thing for me,” he said.

After thanking his “friends, families and fans”, Milovic thanked his Northlane bandmates.

“I don’t think any of us thought that when we started this band it would go on to become what it is today,” he said.

“I’m extremely proud of what I have achieved with Northlane. I’m sad to be moving on but also excited for the next chapter in my life.”

Read Milovic’s full statement, below.

Northlane said they will still play all their upcoming tour dates, including their appearance at Good Things Festival in December, which they said will feature “one of our oldest and closest friends in music” in Milovic’s place.

The band released their latest single ‘Vultures’ in July, after dropping their latest album Mesmer in 2017.

Northlane Statement

Throughout the years we have experienced the highest highs and some debilitating lows as a group. Over time priorities can alter, and sometimes people need to make a change for their own personal growth. That moment for change has come for our bass player, Alex, who is leaving Northlane. Alex was a long standing member of Northlane now at his own personal crossroads, and we are parting ways amicably. We support his decision and wish him well.

We will still be performing all upcoming tour dates on the Never Say Die! Tour and Good Things Festival with a new lineup, which will include one of our oldest and closest friends in music, to be announced shortly.

Alex Milovic Statement

It is with mixed emotions that I announce I will be stepping down from my role in Northlane. There have been a number of contributing factors over the past year that have led me to make this decision and although it wasn’t an easy decision to make, I feel this is the best thing for me.

Music has always and will always be a huge part in my life and has helped shape the person I am today. I’d like to thank all of our friends, families and fans that have supported myself and Northlane over the years, it has been one hell of a roller coaster ride that could not have been possible without your love and support.

Lastly, I’d like to wish the guys in Northlane good luck and say a huge thank you for all the amazing memories we have created, spanning close to a decade. I don’t think any of us thought that when we started this band it would go on to become what it is today. I’m extremely proud of what I have achieved with Northlane. I’m sad to be moving on but also excited for the next chapter in my life.

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