Northlane announces dates for new album, 2022 national tour & drops new single

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Northlane announces dates for new album, 2022 national tour & drops new single

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Words by Eli Duxson

The Sydney metallers will release their sixth album on April 1 and hit the road in June.

Obsidian will be Northlane‘s first self-released record, being self-recorded and self-produced with longtime collaborator Chris Blancato.

What you need to know:

  • Their first self-released record will drop April 1, while a new single has been released, ‘Echo Chamber’.
  • A supporting national tour has been announced hitting Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane in June.
  • Presale begins tomorrow!

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Following their 2019 award-winning album Alien, Northlane’s new offering is set to be their “most expansive and dynamic album yet”.

“The sound Northlane have been working towards over the span of their career has been fully realised on Obsidian,” a press release said. 

“Sonically spanning the gamut of their entire discography, Northlane’s trademark [heaviness] comfortably coexists with techno, drum and bass, intriguing synths, perplexing time signatures and widescreen choruses”.

The band previewed the album with ‘Clockwork’ earlier this year, a fever dream which shared an insight into the mind of a musician forced to be creative after a devastating year and the toll it took, while also releasing a new single ‘Echo Chamber’.

‘Echo Chamber’ looks at the polarisation over social media and serves as a timely reminder to log off and tune out when necessary.

Frontman Marcus Bridge said “it’s hard to be on the internet without seeing people get continuously angry about something”.

“We’re addicted to having a hot take about nothing and it’s quite exhausting, at the same time I shouldn’t let it bother me that much but it’s like a ringing in my ears after a while, so I’m praying I go deaf,” he said.

The tour will start in Fremantle on June 16 and hit Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane with special guests Plini, Sleep Token and ALT.

Northlane – Obsidian 2022 National Tour Dates

Thursday June 16 – Fremantle, Metropolis WA

Friday June 17 – Adelaide, Bridgeway Hotel SA

Saturday June 18 – Melbourne, The Forum VIC

Thursday June 23 – Sydney, Max Watts NSW

Saturday June 25Brisbane, The Tivoli QLD

Ticket presale begins on Friday November 12 at 9am AEDT. sign up for access here. General sale begins Tuesday November 16 at 9am AEDT, buy tickets here.