INTERVIEW: Marcus Bridge of Northlane Breaks Down Their New “Mirror’s Edge” EP


Ghost Cult Keefy welcomed back in Marcus Bridge of Australia’s Metalcore kings  Northlane. Their new EP Mirror’s Edge is out on April 12th, 2024 and is a star-studded affair. We caught up on the last few years of life for the band, why the EP is like a reverse “greatest hits” release, working with Will Putney, having collabs with Winston McCall of Parkway Drive and Ian Kenny of Karnivool, bringing back Brendon Padjasek for some guest growls, and the future of the band, and his favorite Marvel  Comics!
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CONCERT REVIEW: Sleep Token – Northlane Live at Albert Hall, Manchester 


 

Albert Hall is a grandiose venue epitomising Victorian-era design, with a high ceiling and ornate plasterwork, and some rather excellent acoustics. My last trip here to see Wardruna was absolutely magical. Walking in about half an hour before the first act Northlane and the venue was already almost entirely filled with dense fog, showcasing pink purple lights and little else, and a room overflowing with excited chatter. Tonight was to prove a night of contrasts the versatile venue was filled with warm tones and cold air

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INTERVIEW: Marcus Bridge of Northlane on “Obsidian” – Track By Track and More!


Ghost Cult caught up with frontman Marcus Bridge of Australian Metalcore leaders  Northlane to chat all about their new album Obsidian out now via Believe! Marcus was very candid discussing the challenges he and the band faced making “Obsidian,”  growth from their previous album Alien – the depth and quality of the new album,  his new lyrical focus, the relationship between band and fanbase, experimentation, the bands’ Patreon, and a track-by-track analysis of “Obsidian” with song meanings and much more intel from Marcus! Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Northlane – Obsidian


Northlane reinvented themselves threw years ago with their fifth album, Alien. Pulling on their previously established metalcore sound and adding heavy synths, they creating a dark rave, almost Matrix vibe. The quartet continue on this unique sound in their latest project Obsidian (Believe)

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Northlane Release New Single “Enemy Of The Night”, Deluxe Edition of “Alien” Coming Soon


Northlane has released a new single for their track ‘Enemy Of The Night’ from their album Alien, out now via the UNFD label. The band will release Alien Deluxe, a strictly limited edition 2xLP neon pink set, featuring the original version of the album plus Enemy Of The Night as well as the full record as instrumentals,  on July 31st! Check out the track and a visualizer below: Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Northlane – Alien


Australian artists, Northlane, has blasted beyond expectations with their sixth album, Alien (UNFD). The record would be the third for frontman Marcus Bridge, and the first in which he chose to open up about his troubled childhood. The best songwriting comes from the heart, and it definitely shows in the Alien’s quality.Continue reading


Listen To Void of Vision and Friends Cover “Psychosocial” by Slipknot


Metalcore upstarts Void of Vision had dropped a new single today! They shared a crushing cover of Slipknot’s hit “Psychosocial”. The track features steller guest-starring spots from Marcus Bridge (Northlane), Sean Harmanis (Make Them Suffer) and Ryan Siew (Polaris). The collaboration comes as part of a Metal Hammer compilation CD paired with the magazine’s special Slipknot edition last month. The likes of Cursed Earth (“People=Shit”), Hacktivist (“Duality”) and Employed To Serve (“Purity”) also lend their skills to the CD, resulting in an absolutely pummeling compilation of covers.Continue reading


Northlane – Mesmer


Mesmer (UNFD/Rise) has been coming. This lush, expertly crafted album should come as no surprise. We’ve not just had the warning signs that its protagonists, Australian progressive metalcore act Northlane were ready to bring it all together for a couple of albums now, it’s been portended in neon lights that they could. That they should. And while the band may have enjoyed relative success to date, they had yet to fully convince. That is, until now.Continue reading