Northlane Release New Album “Obsidian” Today + Share “Abomination”

Australia’s heavy trailblazers NORTHLANE have released their sixth album, Obsidian, today, April 22, 2022 via Believe. Get it here

Today, the band has shared the visualizer for “Abomination.” Watch and listen here.

The apex of classic and future Northlane, “Abomination” detonates with Marcus Bridge growling over a bed of heavy drum and bass. As Bridge grapples with the facade of happiness, grinding guitars, wild synths, and pulverizing electronics synchronize, making you feel like your head is spinning out of control. 

“This song is about my inability to keep pretending everything is okay in my life,” Bridge shares. “I want to be able to spread a positive message with the lyrics I write but as personal and external problems continue to pile up, I feel numb and unable to pretend that I’m happy. I feel like an abomination of what I should be, what I want to be.”

Northlane’s new offering, Obsidian, is their most expansive and dynamic album yet. Self-recorded and self-produced, the sound Northlane have been working towards over the span of their career has been fully realised on Obsidian. Sonically spanning the gamut of their entire discography, Northlane’s trademark heavy comfortably coexists with techno, drum and bass, intriguing synths, perplexing time signatures, and widescreen choruses. It’s this fearless evolution that keeps Northlane light years ahead of everyone else in heavy music.

Echo Chamber

 Watch the band’s studio diaries here.

In other Northlane news, the band will return to North America for a tour this summer. The band will embark on a headline North American trek that kicks off on July 13 in San Francisco and runs through August 25 in Los Angeles. Silent Planet and Avoid will also appear, with an additional act to be announced at a later date. All dates are below. Get tickets here. This run marks the first time that Northlane have toured the U.S. and Canada since 2019.


7/13 — San Francisco, CA — Great American Music Hall
7/15 — Portland, OR — Hawthorne Theater
7/16 — Seattle, WA — El Corazon
7/17 — Vancouver, BC — Rickshaw Theatre
7/19 — Calgary, AB — Dickens
7/20 — Edmonton, AB — Starlite Room
7/22 — Winnipeg, MB — Park Theater
7/23 — Minneapolis, MN — Varsity Theater
7/24 — Chicago, IL — House of Blues
7/26 — Detroit, MI — St. Andrews Hall
7/27 — Toronto, ON — Danforth Music Hall
7/28 — Montreal, QC — Corona Theatre
7/29 — Quebec City, QC — Imperial De Quebec
7/30 — Boston, MA — Paradise
7/31 — New York, NY — Irving Plaza
8/2 — Cleveland, OH — House of Blues
8/3 — Grand Rapids, MI — Elevation
8/4 — Columbus, OH — Athenaeum Theatre
8/5 — Pittsburgh, PA — Mr. Smalls
8/6 — Philadelphia, PA — TLA
8/7 — Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Soundstage
8/9 — Charlotte, NC — The Underground
8/10 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade (Heaven)
8/12 — Ft. Lauderdale, FL — Revolution
8/13 — Tampa, FL — The Orpheum
8/14 — Destin, FL — Club LA
8/16 — Houston, TX — White Oak Music Hall
8/17 — San Antonio, TX — Vibes Center
8/18 — Dallas, TX — Amplified Live
8/19 — Lawrence, KS — Bottleneck
8/20 — Denver, CO — Summit Music Hall
8/21 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Depot
8/23 — Mesa, AZ — Nile Theater
8/24 — San Diego, CA — House of Blues
8/25 — Los Angeles, CA — The Regent

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