NORTHLANE Interview: Australian tour, Dante, New Music and Opening for Parkway Drive

Photo Credit: Kane Hibberd

Australian heavy trailblazers Northlane will be back on home soil this February for their first and only headline tour of the country in 2024. The band will do a full lap around the continent with a packed lineup of guests, featuring Erra (USA), Landmvrks (France) and Banks Arcade.

The Everblack Podcast caught up with Marcus Bridge from Northlane to talk about their latest single ‘Dante’, upcoming Australian tour, new music on the way and the recent massive US Monsters Of Oz tour with Parkway Drive, The Amity Affliction and Make Them Suffer.

Watch/listen to the interview here: 

It’s been a blockbuster two years for Northlane. Emerging from the pandemic with their ARIA #1 award-winning album, Obsidian (2022), which has been streamed over 30 million times and climbing, the band set their sights on the stage where they’ve dominated ever since. Thanks to their signature fusion of metal and electronic music, their 2022 album tour saw Northlane perform some of the most mind-blowingly spectacular shows Australian venues have seen in recent years. Since then, they’ve wowed crowds at Knotfest AU, toured Europe with Architects and Sleep Token and are currently in America supporting Parkway Drive on the mammoth Monsters of Oz tour.

The band also released a taste of whats to come with the single “Dante”, recorded with their old friend and revered heavy producer, Will Putney right before Northlane set off on the massive Monsters of Rock US tour with Parkway Drive in August this year. It’s been close to a decade since they last worked with Putney on their breakthrough Singularity (2013) and #1 album Node (2015), and during that recording session Northlane collaborated with some of the most influential artists in their history.

Dante” is an instant Northlane classic years in the making. Dubbed by the band as ‘4D on steroids’, “Dante” was originally written by guitarist / songwriter Jon Deiley as a pure dance track not intended for Northlane. The band spent a year developing the song to fit their signature sound, resulting in an emotionally heavy track carried by a compulsive beat that opens up to a panoramic chorus.

The striking lyrics carry a lot of weight, as frontman Marcus Bridge explains: “Dante is a song about losing someone close to us. As we try to process our grief, we are constantly asking ourselves questions, memories clouded with reminders of our loved one’s pain, wondering if there’s anything we could have done.”


Supporting Northlane on their Australian tour will be a smorgasbord of heavy from around the world, starting with US progressive metalcore band Erra. Northlane have taken Erra out on tour with them a bunch of times over the years and are keen to bring them back our way. And we’re in for a treat if their new single, “Pale Iris“, is anything to go by. Up next we’ve got French metalcore crew Landmvrks coming over for their first ever Australian shows! Trust us, this will be an unmissable debut. Rounding out the lineup are Melbourne-via-New Zealand heavy hitters Banks Arcade who have been touring non-stop since the release of their debut album, Future Lovers, and will be primed for these big stages.

As we said earlier, this is Northlane’s only headline tour scheduled for 2024. Grab your tickets early to avoid missing out via


With Special Guests Erra, Landmvrks and Banks Arcade


Friday 9 February
Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane

Saturday 10 February
Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Sunday 11 February – SOLD OUT
The Forum, Melbourne

Thursday 15 February
The Forum, Melbourne

Friday 16 February
Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide

Saturday 17 February
Metro City, Perth