Having recently performed to massive crowds at Australia’s Soundwave Festival, Sydney’s Northlane are set to release their highly-anticipated new LP, Singularity, on March 22 via Aussie label, UNFD.
“Quantum Flux,” the first official track from Singularity will undoubtedly surprise fans. The new single gives incredible insight into the diversity and musical talent of the band, who have become one of the biggest metal/hardcore bands in Australia. It is a testament to Norhtlane’s ability to push boundaries wherever they can. “Quantum Flux” is a ballsy move, especially as a lead single, but will surely impress each fan and further build upon their already sizable audience.
Check out the video for “Quantum Flux” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIajmLP46b4.
To purchase “Quantum Flux” on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/quantum-flux-single/id604818653.
The Singularity album trailer can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCPe9snX7fg.
Footage from the band at Soundwave is up here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O02G1MTvqTY.
There was a lot of speculation about what Singularity actually was after UNFD dropped hints about it in late January. Their website hosted a countdown and a series of information leaks that captured the attention of fans and media alike around the world, with more than 300,000 hits on the website in a month. After many rumors and guesswork, some fans correctly assumed that it was a Northlane related project after the album trailer was launched and hidden leaks on the site started to appear. One avid fan even managed to crack the binary code used on an advertisement in Blunt Magazine to workout all the details of the forthcoming LP. Fans also cracked the tracklisting via a series of invisible cubes placed around the site earlier this week.
Releasing an album only four weeks after it is announced will still come as a pleasant surprise to fans, who have witnessed the Sydney five-piece explode since the release of their debut album Discoveries on November 11, 2011 [11/11/11]. Relatively unknown at the time of the release, Northlane have gone on to become one of the country’s biggest bands.
Produced by Will Putney of Machine Shop [New Jersey] in between a Canadian tour and their support of Parkway Drive late last year, the Northlane and UNFD camps managed to keep the recording top secret. The band caught everyone off guard when they released “Worldeater” last December, leading fans to believe that it was a stand-alone single, even though it was always intended for Singularity. Considering their incredibly busy touring schedule in 2012, no one expected an album to be released, let alone recorded, between the 200-odd shows that Northlane played or has scheduled since the release of Discoveries.
Northlane will tour Canada throughout May with Structures and Texas in July. See dates below.
To pre-order Singularity: http://store.weareunified.com/category/bands/singularity