Hear Northlane’s New Song ‘Rot’ With New Vocalist Marcus Bridge

Sydney metalcore favourites Northlane have finally revealed the identity of the vocalist who they recruited to take the place of Adrian Fitipaldes, as Sydney-based rocker Marcus Bridge.

The band’s guitarist Josh Smith spoke to triple j this evening to confirm that Bridge had been chosen out of the thousands of audition videos they received. “We really couldn’t be happier than the choice we’ve made,” he said.

Smith said they were taken by Bridge’s ability to match his voice and lyrics to the band’s instrumentation, as can be seen on his audition video where he was asked to lay his own lyrics over Northlane’s track Singularity, which you can watch below.

The band have also released their new track, Rot, the first piece of material featuring their new vocalist. The band stated that they “picked the person that we thought fit best and had the most versatile voice”, which, as Music Feeds reported earlier today, certainly rings true on Rot.

Bridge’s vocals are a little more polished that Fitipaldes’ rough and tumble clean singing voice, which allows him to set up his own distinct style. He also unleashes an impressive throat shredding growl on the track. see for yourselves in the video below.

Bridge was selected after a series of public auditions held by the band after Fitipaldes’ departure in September. “So it’s official, It’s been an intense couple of months but I am now apart of Northlane!” wrote Bridge on Twitter following the announcement. “Extremely excited and so stoked to finally be able to share this with everyone!”

“We are proud to welcome Marcus Bridge to the Northlane family as our new vocalist,” said the band in a statement on Facebook. “Marcus gave an outstanding audition video and as we spent time with him we found that he was truly the best person for the job.”

“However, we will let the music speak for itself,” they added before sharing the video for their new single, Rot, which they said was finished just last week. Watch the video for the new single as well as Marcus’ audition video below.

Watch: Northlane – Rot

Watch: Marcus Bridge Singularity interpretation – Grateful

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