Named after a song by fellow metalcore band Architects, Northlane took shape in 2009 in the members' native Australia. Formed in Greater Western Sydney suburb Blacktown, Northlane quickly developed material and made their recorded debut in 2010 with a six-track EP titled Hollow Existence. They played throughout the country in support of the release and established a reputation as a tireless live act. Once Northlane signed with the Melbourne-based, Warner-distributed We Are Unified label, they put together their first album, Discoveries, and released it in 2011. A modest commercial success, it reached number 85 on the ARIA chart. Despite steady touring, the band followed Discoveries in 2013 with Singularity, produced by Will Putney, whose most prominent credits at that point were on Four Year Strong's Enemy of the World (as an engineer) and the Amity Affliction's Chasing Ghosts (which he mixed and mastered). The set peaked at number three on the ARIA chart. In 2014, after additional tours and festival appearances, founding vocalist Adrian Fitipaldes left the band, which left guitarists John Deiley and Josh Smith as the remaining original members. Marcus Bridge was inserted as the new frontman, and the band released its first single with him, "Rot," by the end of the year. Node, Northlane's third album, was released in 2016. It topped the ARIA chart and subsequently won the ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album. ~ Andy Kellman
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