Northlane Announce New Album ‘Alien’, Drop New Single ‘Bloodline’ & National Tour Dates

Sydney metalcore titans Northlane have today announced the imminent arrival of their fifth studio album, Alien.

The album, due to his shelves on August 2nd, is set to be the band’s most personal statement to date. “I was raised in hell but I made it out,” Northlane frontman Marcus Bridge says in a statement. “Raised in a place I shouldn’t have been, and no child should have been. But I’ve been able to break free.”

“I wanted to tell the stories of my upbringing and the ups and downs that come along with that,” he adds.

The band bring forth that commitment to the personal in new single ‘Bloodline’, one of the first songs they wrote for the record. “[Bloodline] talks about that idea of growing up in a broken home despite all odds and what might be expected of someone who grows up like that,” says Bridge. “You are able to be what people think of you and break out of that spiral, that terrible world. For me, that’s a mix of telling the story simple, but then it also tells some parts of my story in really fine detail.”

“For example, the second verse goes into a lot of moments that I actually remember growing up and these landmarks – all these things I remember seeing. This song is a perfect way to sum up the album and also be the first toe in the water to be able to tell this story.”

For the song’s powerful and stark video, Northlane teamed up with director and long-time collaborator Jason Eshraghian. The video tells the story of an abusive relationship between a father and his son.

“This video is one of my favourite videos that I have ever done,” says Bridge. “It goes into some fine detail once again about that environment of growing up around parents who use drugs, violent parents and all that stuff that a lot of people do deal with that maybe don’t feel comfortable talking about. This video is going to make you feel pretty uncomfortable, but I think it’s a story that isn’t really told often enough.”

Fans intrigued to see this new material live won’t have to wait too long, with the band also announcing today the will embark on a national ‘Alien’ headline tour this October. Dates below, but first give ‘Bloodline’ a spin here below.

Northlane ‘Alien’ Australian Tour

With Guests: Counterparts, Silent Planet & Void Of Vision

Tickets on sale 10am AEST Friday, May 3rd

Friday, 11th October

UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney

Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 12th October

Triffid, Brisbane

Tickets: Official Website

Friday, 18th October

170 Russell, Melbourne

Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 19th October

Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide

Tickets: Official Website

Sunday, 20th October

Capitol, Perth

Tickets: Official Website

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