Northlane reveal new vocalist, new single

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Northlane have revealed their new vocalist in fine style by unleashing their new single, Rot.

Marcus Bridge has joined the fold and made a solid introdution via the band’s first single with the new line-up. Rot (produced via Skype by long-time collaborator Will Putney) was written and recorded by Marcus, guitarists Jon Deiley and Josh Smith, bassist Alex Milovic and drummer Nic Pettersen after a public audition process that saw almost 2,000 hopefuls apply for the position. The 23-year-old singer from Sydney’s first tour will be a mammoth 21 huge shows in 21 days across Europe supporting Parkway Drive.

The band comments: “We are proud to welcome Marcus Bridge to the Northlane family as our new vocalist. 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.

While we had planned as far back as May to be releasing a single on November 21, it’s been an extremely difficult process to make happen. The fact that we got this done in time is a minor miracle. We’ve never had so much trouble and given so much time and attention to a track before.

Six weeks ago, Northlane didn’t have a vocalist and we didn’t know where to go with our writing, not knowing who would be singing on the new material. But we vowed to find the most unique talent we could, and someone that could help us expand on our sound. Northlane has always been about progression, and we saw our situation as an opportunity. This was never going to be easy, but we took a leap of faith and made the only decision that felt right. And we feel the results will show you just how good our music can be.

We can’t express enough just how proud we are of Marcus, and how stoked we are to be making music with him. ‘Rot’ is only our first time working together, but It felt right. In March we will have a chance to record an entire album with him, and we couldn’t be more excited for what will come of it. He’s progressed out of sight since he came into the fold, so we can’t wait to see and hear what he will be able to do given a few months.

Now Marcus will be heading on the road with us, playing 21 shows in rooms up to thousands of people across Europe and the UK with Parkway Drive, before coming home to play to 3500 people at UNIFY. He hasn’t really played to more than a few hundred before. Trial by fire is always the best show of someone’s strength. We’re really throwing him in the deep end but he’s got what it takes.

Thanks for sticking by us through the hardest challenge we’ve ever faced in our career. We wouldn’t have made it out the other side without your ongoing love and support, and we feel stronger and more inspired than we ever have.”

NORTHLANE
UPCOMING TOUR DATES

EUROPEAN TOUR
Sat 29 Nov – Stockholm, Sweden
Sun 30 Nov – Heden, Sweden
Mon 1 Dec – Copenhagen, Denmark
Tue 2 Dec – Berlin, Germany
Wed 3 Dec – Offenbach Am Main, Germany
Thu 4 Dec – Prague, Czech Republic
Fri 5 Dec – Munich, Germany
Sat 6 Dec – Budapest, Hungary
Sun 7 Dec – Wien, Austria
Mon 8 Dec – Bologna, Italy
Tue 9 Dec – Zurich, Switzerland
Wed 10 Dec – Deinze, Belgium
Thu 11 Dec – Tilburg, Netherlands
Fri 12 Dec – London, United Kingdom
Sat 13 Dec – Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Mon 15 Dec – Nottingham, United Kingdom
Tue 16 Dec – Bristol, United Kingdom
Wed 17 Dec – Manchester, United Kingdom
Thu 18 Dec – Paris, France
Sat 20 Dec – Leipzig, Germany
Sun 21 Dec – Hamburg, Germany

Sat 10 Jan – Unify Festival, Tarwin Lower VIC

NORTH AMERICA/CANADA TOUR
Thu 22 Jan – Baltimore, MD
Fri 23 Jan – New York, NY
Sat 24 Jan – Clifton Park, NY
Wed 28 Jan – Montreal, Canada
Thu 29 Jan – Ottawa, Canada
Fri 30 Jan – Toronto, Canada
Sat 31 Jan – London, Canada
Sun 1 Feb – Detroit, MI
Tue 3 Feb – Cleveland, OH
Wed 4 Feb – Cincinnati, OH
Thu 5 Feb – Milwaukee, WI
Fri 6 Feb – Minneapolis, MN
Sat 7 Feb – Lawrence, KS
Mon 9 Feb – Denver, CO
Tue 10 Feb – Murray, UT
Thu 12 Feb – Edmonton, Canada
Fri 13 Feb – Calgary, Canada
Sat 14 Feb – Spokane, WA
Sun 15 Feb – Boise, ID
Mon 16 Feb – Seattle, WA
Tue 17 Feb – Portland, OR
Thu 19 Feb – Sacramento, CA
Fri 20 Feb – Pomona, CA
Sat 21 Feb – San Diego, CA
Sun 22 Feb – Mesa, AZ
Mon 23 Feb – San Antonio, TX
Tue 24 Feb – San Antonio, TX
Wed 25 Feb – Dallas, TX
Thu 26 Feb – Houston, TX
Fri 27 Feb – New Orleans, LA
Sat 28 Feb – Oklahoma City, OK
Mon 2 Mar – Orlando, FL
Tue 3 Mar – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Wed 4 Mar – Atlanta, GA
Thu 5 Mar – Charlotte, NC
Fri 6 Mar – Norfolk, VA
Sat 7 Mar – Sayreville, NJ
Sun 8 Mar – Philadelphia, PA

 

Rot is out via UNFD on 27 November 2014.

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