Northlane Return with 'Alien' Album, Plot North American Tour

Watch a video for first single "Bloodline" now

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Apr 29, 2019

Just over two years removed from releasing their Mesmer album, Northlane have shared the details behind their fifth full-length effort.

The Australian outfit will deliver a new album titled Alien through UNFD on August 2. Eleven tracks in length, Alien was produced entirely by the band and was recorded in their native Sydney.

Northlane have also shared first single "Bloodline," which arrives alongside a video directed by recurring collaborator Jason Eshraghian. The clip, which can be found below, chronicles an abusive relationship between a father and son.

Of the video, vocalist Marcus Bridge said, "It goes into some fine detail once again about that environment of growing up around parents who use drugs, violent parents and all that stuff that a lot of people do deal with that maybe don't feel comfortable talking about. This video is going to make you feel pretty uncomfortable, but I think it's a story that isn't really told often enough." 

Alongside news of the album, Northlane have mapped out a North American tour that will bring them to the continent this August and September.

Three Canadian stops have been included in their itinerary, with dates set for Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Joining them on the trek are Erra, Currents and Crystal Lake.

Find the complete tour itinerary after Alien's tracklist below. The album is available for pre-order here.


1. Details Matter
2. Bloodline
3. 4D
4. Talking Heads
5. Freefall
6. Jinn
7. Eclipse
8. Rift
9. Paradigm
10. Vultures
11. Sleepless

Tour dates:

08/14 San Francisco, CA — Slim's 
08/16 Seattle, WA — El Corazon 
08/17 Vancouver, BC — Biltmore Cabaret 
08/18 Portland, OR — Bossanova Ballroom
08/20 Salt Lake City, UT — The Complex 
08/21 Denver, CO — Marquis Theater 
08/23 Minneapolis, MN — Amsterdam 
08/24 Chicago, IL — Bottom Lounge 
08/25 Detroit, MI — The Shelter 
08/27 Cleveland, OH — Beachland Ballroom 
08/28 Pittsburgh, PA — Rex Theater 
08/29 Toronto, ON — Mod Club 
08/30 Montreal, QC — Fairmount 
08/31 Boston, MA — Brighton Music Hall 
09/01 New York, NY — Gramercy Theater 
09/03 Philadelphia, PA — The Foundry 
09/04 Baltimore, MD — Soundstage 
09/05 Greensboro, NC — Blind Tiger 
09/06 Atlanta, GA — Masquerade 
09/07 Tampa, FL — Orpheum 
09/09 Houston, TX — White Oak Music Hall 
09/10 Dallas, TX — Gas Monkey 
09/11 San Antonio, TX — Paper Tiger 
09/13 Mesa, AZ — Nile Theater 
09/14 Anaheim, CA — Chain Reaction 
09/15 Los Angeles, CA — Teragram Ballroom


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