Northlane Debut Heavy Single ‘Bloodline’

By Sara Norton

May 16, 2019

Australian metallers Northlane are gearing up for the release of fifth album Alien with the debut of its lead single — the brutal “Bloodline.”

“‘Bloodline’ goes into some fine detail about that environment of growing up around parents who use drugs, violent parents and all that stuff that a lot of people deal with that maybe don’t feel comfortable talking about,” said vocalist Marcus Bridge in a release. “This video is going to make you feel pretty uncomfortable, but I think it’s a story that isn’t really told often enough.”

The video depicts a home where a family is ravaged by substance abuse and violence before cutting to Northlane performing the track in a disheveled room in the house. Guitarist Josh Smith executes plenty of thrashing chords on his custom Jackson SL7 HS over Bridge’s harrowing vocals.

Alien will be released Aug. 2 on UNFD records. Until then, give this haunting single a listen below and catch Northlane on tour here.