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‘Alien’, the 5th album from Sydney metallers Northlane tells the story of vocalist Marcus Bridge’s journey out of hell. For a band that have traditionally focused on wider issues in the outside world, it is easily the most personal statement of their career.

For a band marking their 10th anniversary in 2019, ‘Alien’ is a bold leap forward; the work of a group fighting their way out of their corner by moving forward rather than looking back. Their previous three albums may have debuted in the Top 5 in Australia –with ‘Node’ landing at Number One before going on to win an ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock or Heavy Metal Album, an accolade also awarded to ‘Mesmer’– but Northlane are in no mood to play it safe.