The 35-date run marks the band’s first trek of the U.S. and Canada since 2019.
Australian metallers Northlane recently dropped another preview from their upcoming sixth full length studio release Obsidian due out later next month.
Following the effective launch of singles “Echo Chamber” and “Plenty” the most recent offering in “Carbonized” delivered a confrontational message of accountability taking aim at abusers, predators and manipulators for thier offenses.
The band’s frontman Marcus Bridge spoke clearly about the intention of the track, “We need to start holding predators and abusers accountable for the awful things they have done,” Bridge says.
“Time and time again, the phrase ‘separate the artist from the art’ is used to discount and deflect the damage these people — often men in a position of power — have inflicted on those around them. Whether it’s manipulating minors or putting a hit out on your wife, it shocks me that fans will forget all about it because their latest track is really heavy. Stand with the victims, not the artists continuing their careers as if nothing ever happened. This song is a reminder.”
The emphatic fourth single previews Northlane’s highly-anticipated follow-up to their lauded 2019 showing, Alien. On Obsidian, Northlane takes matters in to their own hands with an entirely self-recorded, self-produced effort along with collaborator Chris Blancato that asserts the band has found their creative stride. Stylistically, Northlane’s heft ropes in elements of electronic low-end, synth accents, and soaring choruses to craft a skilled meld of songwriting that positions the band at the forefront of the genre.
Adding to the rollout of the band’s latest recorded effort is the announcement of the band’s first North American tour since 2019. Northlane will trek across the United States and Canada for a 35-date run with standouts Silent Planet, dynamic rock outfit AVOID and one more special guest that will be announced soon.
The arrival of Obsidian on April 22nd also doubles down on the band’s continued championing of independence, operating and thriving as a fully self-sustained unit. In addition to the launch of their own album on their own imprint, Northlane established their WORLDEATERS Patreon. The response from the fans proved undeniable with the top tier of fan-based community selling out within 24 hours of posting.
Obsidian is set for release on April 22, 2022 via Believe. Pre-order the album – HERE. Tickets for Northlane’s North American tour go on sale on Friday, April 15th at 10am local time. Get tickets HERE.