NewsOctober 28, 2014 12:07 PM ET12,296 views

Northlane: new vocalist revealed

As you likely know by now, Australian metalcore outfit Northlane recently launched a search to replace departed frontman Adrian Fitipaldes. Two weeks ago the band revealed that they had found their man, with whom they would imminently record a new single. Yesterday, the band explained why they wouldn't be revealing the identity of their new vocalist until said new single was released:
"We won't announce who he is until Rot is released on November 21. The reason for this is simple, we don't want him to be judged prior to you all hearing him on a Northlane track. Northlane is first and foremost always about the music we create. So it makes sense that the best way to introduce a new member of our band is via the music we created with that member."
Unfortunately, as is often the case, it seems that the band's plans have been scuttled by the Internet. Among the many who auditioned for the band was one Marcus Bridge, lead singer of Sydney alternative band Sound of Seasons. You can check out his take on the Northlane song "Singularity" here: His audition apparently put him near the top of the band's list, but confirmation seems to have come Northlane themselves, as guitarist Josh Smith posted a photo of the studio in which they were recording this week. Perceptive Northlane fans compared Smith's photo to one posted by Bridge (see below), and it seems pretty clear that they are pictures of the same room (i.e. Bridge is recording with the band). Northlane and Marcus Bridge

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anonymous 10/28/2014 9:11:37 AM

wow such instadetectives omg

anonymous 10/28/2014 9:47:50 AM

who gives a shit the band is nothing special. will be irrelevant in a year.

anonymous 10/28/2014 9:50:15 AM

Chad ruhligs ripstick is stoked

anonymous 10/28/2014 9:52:54 AM

The dude taking a nap is their guitarist, Jon. lol

anonymous 10/28/2014 10:29:16 AM

^^ your mom is the guitarist, in my sex band, and she's taking a nap after I finger blasted her

anonymous 10/28/2014 10:34:55 AM

The dude taking a nap is their guitarist, Jon. lol People are saying the blue guitar is the same, and in the same room.

anonymous 10/28/2014 10:52:37 AM

He sounds like spensor sotello from Periphery when he sings.

anonymous 10/28/2014 11:59:50 AM

Were those clouds in that video real!?!?!

anonymous 10/28/2014 12:00:32 PM


anonymous 10/28/2014 12:37:28 PM

wtf happened to Reach For The Schuyler

anonymous 10/28/2014 1:10:55 PM

At least they didnt take a picture of his hand tattoos

anonymous 10/28/2014 1:47:46 PM

G'day! Hows ya choocks? Wouldnt you blokes know it, its me... Marcus Bridge here to confirm that I am the new sinnga of Northlane. Ya Rekon!?Looks like that bloody ripper of a blue guitar done gave it all away.... WHAT A BLUDGER! Aussie Aussie Aussie!

anonymous 10/28/2014 3:53:02 PM

He best not fck up the old songs by replacing shit with singing. New songs better not be 70-30 singing.

anonymous 10/28/2014 6:01:14 PM

Who and who?

anonymous 10/28/2014 7:02:42 PM

I told you all I was going to be the new singer

anonymous 10/28/2014 8:40:10 PM

dudes really can't keep their lives off the internet for just a few weeks damn smh

anonymous 10/29/2014 12:40:33 AM

What, no Travis Richter

anonymous 10/29/2014 8:58:33 AM

NorthLAME. No fcks given.

anonymous 10/29/2014 9:39:10 AM

This was clearly intentional. I mean, look at Marcus's photo. It's not even a photo of anything at all.

anonymous 10/29/2014 9:56:20 AM

his screams are horrible.

anonymous 10/29/2014 10:08:26 AM

George Michael traveled back in time, and got even fruiter than before. brown lipstick

anonymous 10/29/2014 10:25:19 AM


anonymous 10/30/2014 4:37:25 AM

Last week, I was on the side of the road changing a flat tire and a nice woman asked if I needed any help. I bashed her head in with a tire iron and fcked her dead body right there in plain sight. She was still warm!!!

anonymous 10/30/2014 11:09:59 PM

Dude sounds like the guy form Being As An Ocean

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