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NORTHLANE’s Latest Record Dropped On The 2nd Of August entitled “ALIEN” and it is a banger! Packed with the Metalcore from Most High, NORTHLANE has captured some incredible elements of emotion glued to the notes and measures written in the songs off this record.
For a band that has traditionally focused on wider issues in the outside world, Alien is easily the most personal statement of their career. “I was raised in hell but I made it out,” says Northlane vocalist Marcus Bridge. “Raised in a place I shouldn’t have been, and no child should have been. But I’ve been able to break free.”BREAKING FREE
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The song “talks about the insecurities and anxiety that come with growing up in a violent home with drug addicted parents,” said singer Marcus Bridge. “That trauma had made it difficult to express my thoughts and ideas in the past, both emotionally and creatively.” Bridge adds, “We started working on this song pretty early in the process and I think writing it actually started to erase a lot of that insecurity, helping me open up a lot more for the rest of Alien. I think it’s important to know that there are a lot of people who feel the same way. I hope with this song and the issues talked about on rest of the album, that people will start to feel comfortable opening up about their past, turning it from a weakness to a strength in the process.”
For a band marking their tenth anniversary in 2019, Alien is a bold leap forward; the work of a group fighting their way out of their corner by moving forward rather than looking back. Their previous three albums may have debuted in the Top 5 in — with Node landing at Number One before going on to win an ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock or Heavy Metal Album, an accolade also awarded to Mesmer. But Northlane are in no mood to play it safe.