Northlane

Live: Northlane, Rescue Rooms – 1/12/17

Opening up the US-Australian hybrid bill was Aussie nu-metallers Ocean Grove who released their debut album The Rhapsody Tapes back in February. Unfortunately, the boxy venue did their sound no favours as the sound bouncing off the walls muddied their thick tones to the point of being an indiscriminate sludge. Not a particularly good impression from the band, but hopefully they can come back to the UK for a better run in 2018.  [5/10]

Northlane

Invent Animate were next to hit the stage, playing songs from both of their albums. They had a lot of energy for their performance and seemed to be raring to go, but they just seemed a bit lacklustre throughout. The vocals were sounding good for the mostpart but like Ocean Grove the sound was sludgy. The highlight of their set sadly was a below-par guest appearance from ERRA clean vocalist/bassist Jesse Cash – a slot which unjustly gave the crowd a bad first impression of his performances of the night. Unfortunate, but one show isn’t everything – especially when it’s the last night of tour. [5/10]

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ERRA started to turn the show around. Kicking off with Luminesce from 2016 album Drift, the US metalcore mob proved they were a cut above the bands playing before them as they blasted the Nottingham crowd with their heavy riffs. What seemed like a set filled with breakdowns turned the crowd from being supportive to being active in the mosh and the atmosphere built immensely from the start of the set to the end, leaving the headliners with a crowd chomping at the bit for more downtuned barrage. [7/10]

Northlane

Closing up the night came headliners Northlane who haven’t touched UK shores for a headliner since before the surprise drop of their latest album in March. Taking to the stage with a crushing rendition of Colourwave, the five-piece made it clear from the off they were going to put on a good show; the guitars were tight with very little aide from backing tracks, drums mixed into the PA perfectly and vocals perfectly weighted. They didn’t hold back at all as they fired out material from all four albums with absolutely no trouble; Marcus not only performs his own songs to perfection but through his time fronting the band has made all of former vocalist Adrian’s parts seem his own to mix seamlessly in with new music. The set as a whole contained eight of the eleven tracks from Mesmer which is a thoroughly impressive and somewhat bold choice for Northlane, but the gamble seemed to pay off with fans from all eras causing havoc in the somewhat intimate venue. A highlight of the set came in the performance of fan favourite Quantum Flux which caused some kind of hysteria to wave across the crowd which stepped up the rest of the show to another level. Ending the night with Paragon seemed to sum up the feeling of the night in its cathartic, reflective nature while retaining just how heavy Northlane can be.

A stunning performance from a band on the top of their game – Marcus Bridge is one of the finest frontmen around right now and he proves it every single night. [9/10]

NORTHLANE ANNOUNCE HEADLINE TOUR FOR UK & EUROPE

Northlane have today announced The Mesmer World Tour: UK & Europe with support coming from Erra, Invent, Animate and Ocean Grove.

23 NOVEMBER HAMBURG Markthalle

24 NOVEMBER EINDHOVEN Dynamo

25 NOVEMBER LONDON Electric Ballroom

26 NOVEMBER MANCHESTER Academy 2

27 NOVEMBER GLASGOW Garage

28 NOVEMBER BIRMINGHAM o2 Academy 2

29 NOVEMBER LEEDS Stylus

30 NOVEMBER BRISTOL Marble Factory

1 DECEMBER NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms

3 DECEMBER COPENHAGEN Vega

4 DECEMBER GOTHENBURG Sticky Fingers

6 DECEMBER BERLIN Bi Nuu

7 DECEMBER LEIPZIG Conne Island

8 DECEMBER KOLN Essigfabrik

9 DECEMBER NURNBERG Z-Bau

10 DECEMBER WIEN Flex

12 DECEMBER MILAN Legend Club

13 DECEMBER MUNICH Backstage

14 DECEMBER ZURICH Dynamo

15 DECEMBER LYON Ninkasi Kao

16 DECEMBER PARIS Petit Bain

 

Confessions Of A Traitor Release New Single “Through Struggle, Hope Will Our Anchor Our Souls”

Confessions Of A Traitor released their new track Through Struggle, Hope Will Anchor Our Souls” which is taken from their upcoming EP Illuminate scheduled for release 19th September. The track also features JT Cavey from Erra. 

Confessions Of A Traitor are on tour throughout this week including:

03.08.16 The Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes
04.08.16 The Live Rooms, Chester
05.08.16 The Cricketers, Kingston

As well as an upcoming release show for EP ‘Illuminate’:
22nd September Fighting Cocks, Kingston