Australia’s heavy music vanguards Northlane have shared their expansive new single, Dante, out now via Believe. Dante is the first piece of new music since the release of their #1 album ‘Obsidian’ (2022) and signals a new era for the four-piece.
Dante is an instant Northlane classic years in the making. Dubbed by the band as ‘4D on steroids’, Dante was originally written by guitarist / songwriter Jon Deiley as a pure dance track not intended for Northlane. The band spent a year developing the song to fit their signature sound, resulting in an emotionally heavy track carried by a compulsive beat that opens up to a panoramic chorus.
The striking lyrics carry a lot of weight, as frontman Marcus Bridge explains: “Dante is a song about losing someone close to us. As we try to process our grief, we are constantly asking ourselves questions, memories clouded with reminders of our loved one’s pain, wondering if there’s anything we could have done.”
Dante was recorded with their old friend and revered heavy producer, Will Putney right before Northlane set off on the massive Monsters of Rock US tour with Parkway Drive in August this year. It’s been close to a decade since they last worked with Putney on their breakthrough ‘Singularity’ (2013) and #1 album ‘Node’ (2015), and during that recording session Northlane collaborated with some of the most influential artists in their history.
Northlane will debut Dante live on home soil in February on their first and only headline tour of the country in 2024. Featuring an absolutely jam-packed lineup of guests, including Erra (USA), Landmvrks (France) and Banks Arcade, a second Melbourne show has already been added to meet demand.
‘DANTE’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2024
w/ Erra, Landmvrks + Banks Arcade
TICKETS ON SALE NOW VIA NORTHLANEBAND.COM
Friday 9 February – The Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane
Saturday 10 February – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Sunday 11 February – The Forum, Melbourne *SOLD OUT*
Friday 16 February – Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide
Saturday 17 February – Metro City, Perth
With thanks to Deathproof PR