In de zomer vorig jaar kwam Northlane's album Alien uit. Dat vijfde album is intussen hun meest succesvolle, alsook hun meest persoonlijke album. Maar daar stoppen de jongens niet. Gisteren kondigden ze een limited edition deluxe versie van Alien aan, die een neon roze kleur zal krijgen. Hierop zullen de originele liedjes te vinden zijn, alsook hun nieuw liedje Enemy Of The Night, plus het volledige album instrumenteel gespeeld. Je kan deze nieuwe versie alvast hier bestellen!
"'Enemy Of The Night' was the last song to be completed and is personally my favourite song from the'Alien'sessions. It has a similar, storytelling style to Freefall as it recounts memories and experiences from my childhood of my father falling deeper into addiction and the desperate things people will do to satisfy those needs. Despite his best efforts, he was never able to beat his demons. This song is the missing piece to the 'Alien' puzzle and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it" aldus zanger Marcus Bridge.
Alien, the 5th album from Sydney metallers Northlane tells the story of vocalist Marcus Bridge’s journey out of hell. For a band that has traditionally focused on wider issues in the outside world, it is easily the most personal album of their career. While some listeners might assume that the title Alien is a continuation of the space & futuristic themes that have characterized previous Northlane albums. It is instead a reflection of the alienation vocalist Bridge felt as a child & the frustration of the band as they hit the lowest point of their careers.
Northlane, bowed but not broken, continued to write songs about the deep & personal issues. Spending more than a year being “very meticulous with our melodies & ideas” says Bridge. They began to take control of their careers, with guitarist Josh Smith assuming management duties.
The band then found comfort in returning to familiar haunts to record Alien, such as Chris Blancato’s studio in Sydney, where their first EP, 2010’s Hollow Existence was recorded. Bridge did his vocals at Sydney’s Electric Sun Studios, where the quintet made their 2011 debut album, Discoveries.