Northlane is an Australian metalcore band, formed in 2009 in Western Sydney. The group was created by Jon Deiley, who played the lead guitar, and named after the "North Lane" track by the British metalcore band, Architects.
At the band's inception, other members of Northlane were Brendan Derby, playing drums and percussion, Adrian Fitipaldes, the lead vocalist, Alex Milovic who played the bass guitar, and Josh Smith who handled the rhythm guitar.
In 2013, Fitipaldes defined their formation as a one brought about by common interest. Deiley and Milovic handled song writing and started recruiting members once they had the songs down.
Since its inception, the Northlane band has released six studio albums. They include Discoveries (2011), Singularity (2013), Node (2015), Mesmer (2017), Alien (2019), and Obsidian(2022). The Australian band has also released some EPs, like Hollow Existence (2010) and Equinox with In Hearts Wake (2016).
After their initial debut in 2009, the band Northlane consisted of Jon Deiley, Brendan Derby, Adrian Fitipaldes, Alex Milovic, and Josh Smith.
These five members made up the band, and together they recorded their first studio album. However, as time went on, some of these founding members left the group, and new band members were welcomed.
As such, Australian metalcore band Northlane has had both old and new members since its inception. Did Northlane get a new singer? Yes, they did. Information on this and more is discussed below.
Jonathan Deiley, known on stage as Jon Deiley, is one of the founding members of the Northlane who has remained consistent in the band to date.
He is the main songwriter for the ARIA award-winning band. Over time, e has handled other instruments in the band, including drums and percussion. Jon Deiley can best be described as the backbone of Northlane.
Josh Smith is another founding member of the Northlane band that has remained active to date. Known as the guitarist of the Australian metalcore band Northlane, Smith is also a manager and a keen cyclist.
Drummer Nic Pettersen came into Northlane in 2010 and has since remained an active member of the band. He is known to play the drums and percussion in the band and has contributed to the band's success in several ways.
On October 14, 2014, Northlane announced the arrival of their new vocalist, Marcus Bridge. Although he is the latest band member, Marcus came just in time for the band's third studio album, Node, which won the ARIA Music Awards of 2015 for the Best Hard Rock or Heavy Metal Album category.
Marcus is a vital part of Northlane, and is still with the Australian band to date.
Since the band released their debut album, Discoveries, in 2011, Northlane has solidified itself as one of the best acts in the progressive metalcore subgenre and the metalcore genre as a whole.
This Australian metalcore band has won several awards and received recognition. Their second studio album, Singularity, was ranked No. 1 on the Australian iTunes albums chart.
Singularity also received critical acclaim worldwide and was nominated for Triple J's J Award Album of the Year, making it recognised as one of the 20 best albums of 2013. Subsequently, the album was voted the Best of 2013 on The Racket and Short.Fast.Loud.
In Blunt Magazine readers' poll, Northlane was voted the 2013 Band of the Year, Album of the Year, and Best Vocalist awards. In 2014, the band was featured on the cover of the April edition of Blunt Magazine before the Free Your Mind festival.
Northlane's recognition continued into the following year. In 2015, the Australian band headlined as the winners of the ARIA Music Awards for Best Hard Rock or Heavy Metal Album category for their third studio album, Node.
Subsequently, the group won the best band award again at the 2017 ARIA Music Awards for their fourth studio album, Mesmer. The same thing happened in 2019. For the third time, Northlane won the Best Hard Rock or Heavy Metal Album category for their fifth studio album, Alien.
In 2020, Northlane's album Alien won the AIR Award for the Best Independent Heavy Album or EP Category. We are enthusiastic that several other awards will be won in the coming years.