One of Australia’s greatest metal exports, Northlane, are gearing up for the release of their 6th full-length album, “Obsidian”. For Northlane fans, April 22 can’t come quickly enough. Since the Sydney-based outfit blew listeners out of the water with “Alien” back in 2020, there has been a thirst for more. People didn’t know what they needed until that album hit them hard, and now, they need more.
“Obsidian” is a brand new chapter for the band, both musically and conceptually. Shutting the door on the heavy and deeply personal world that “Alien” explored, we’re now brought into a whole new universe. Expanding further into the electronic space, melding the band’s instruments with machines and analog synthesisers, there is a symbiosis that exists between metal and electronica, a beautiful humanoid-like experience that is going to take listeners in new directions, inviting them to be deeply engaged in the sounds and layers that are being offered in this futuristic soundscape. “Obsidian” is Northlane in the form of their career, creating some absolutely memorable tracks that will not leave listener’s heads for a long time.
Pre-order “Obsidian” here.
Northlane vocalist Marcus Bridge and Sonic Perspectives writer Josh Muncke have known each other all the way back to the time that they both couldn’t grow facial hair. It’s been a hot minute, but their paths have crossed again, allowing them to dive deep into the concepts that embody “Obsidian”.