Northlane

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Northlane
Origin Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Genres Metalcore, melodic hardcore, progressive metal, hardcore punk
Years active 2009–present
Labels UNFD, Distort
Members Adrian Fitipaldes
Jon Deiley
Josh Smith
Alex Milovic
Nic Pettersen
Past members Simon Anderson
Brandon Derby
Mitchell Collier

Northlane is an Australian metalcore band from Blacktown, New South Wales, formed in 2009. As of 2014, Northlane has released two full-length albums, Discoveries and Singularity, and an EP, Hollow Existence.

History[edit]

Early years and Discoveries (2009–2012)[edit]

Northlane was formed in 2010 in Western Sydney. Their debut EP was released in 2010 and was called "Hollow Existence". The EP was received well as the band toured relentlessly around Australia.

In late 2011, the band signed to the UNFD record label, who released their first studio album, Discoveries. The album was followed by the Discoveries tour around Australia, and tours supporting August Burns Red and House Vs Hurricane shortly afterwards. Parkway Drive took them on the Sick Summer tour in February 2012.

In September 2012, the band went to Canada on tour with Counterparts and Stray From The Path. At the end of the tour, they settled in New York City to record their new album with Will Putney.

In December 2012 the band toured with in arenas with Parkway Drive on their "Atlas" tour in Australia.

In May 2014, Northlane played at the Metro theatre in Sydney, Australia.

Singularity (2013–present)[edit]

In January 2013 the band completed a tour across regional Australia with In Hearts Wake and Endless Heights as supporting acts, in support of their new single "Worldeater". They also played in Adelaide at The Cavern to make up for their missed flight the previous month. In most shows the band leaked a new song titled "Masquerade". Northlane played at the 2013 Soundwave festival and Pushover 2013 alongside other Australian hardcore acts such as Thy Art Is Murder, Amity Affliction and In Hearts Wake.

A music video for the song "Quantum Flux" from Singularity was released on 22 February 2013. It achieved mainstream success, debuting at #14 on the ARIA Australian Artists Top 20 Singles Chart in the week of 4 March 2013. On 22 March 2013, Northlane released their second studio album, Singularity. It went to #1 in the Australian iTunes albums chart, and debuted at #3 on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart. "Singularity" received critical acclaim around the world. It was nominated for Triple J's "J Award Album Of The Year" as one of the 10 best albums of 2013, and was voted as the Best album of 2013 on both The Racket and Short Fast Loud. In the Blunt Magazine readers poll Northlane took home a multitude of awards in 2013 including "Band Of The Year", "Album of The Year" and "Best Vocalist".

The "Singularity" tour in Australia included Structures, Stray From The Path and Statues. In August they supported Karnivool around Australia.

Northlane made their United States touring debut in November 2013, touring nationally with Veil Of Maya and Structures. In January 2014 they played on the Big Day Out touring festival, before touring the USA with Bring Me The Horizon, Of Mice and Men and Issues on the American Dream tour. In March and April they supported Architects on a 39 date tour of Europe and the UK. Northlane announced that they would curate their own festival called FREE YOUR MIND, with the first tour taking place in May 2014 in Australia. Northlane headlined the festival with support from Thy Art Is Murder, Veil Of Maya, Volumes and Make Them Suffer. All dates on the tour sold out in advance. Northlane appeared on the cover of Blunt Magazine in the April edition prior to Free Your Mind. It was after this tour that Northlane became activists and heavily supported many charities including The Smith Family by donating used drums sticks and guitars[1]

Band members[edit]

Current members
  • Jon Deiley – guitar (2009–present)
  • Adrian Fitipaldes – lead vocals (2009–present)
  • Alex Milovic – bass guitar (2009–2010; 2011–present)
  • Josh Smith – guitar (2009–present)
  • Nic Pettersen – drums, percussion (2010–present)
Former members
  • Brendan Derby – drums, percussion (2009)[2]
  • Mitchell Collier – drums, percussion (2010)[2]
  • Simon Anderson – bass guitar (2010–2011)[3][nb 1]
Timeline

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
EPs
  • Hollow Existence (2010)
Singles
  • "Worldeater" (2012)
  • "Quantum Flux" (2013) - Debuted at #14 on the ARIA Top 20 Australian Artists Singles Chart

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Simon Anderson performs on the debut album although he was "fired" from the band by the time of its release.