Northlane call out predators & abusers in the scene with new track “Carbonized”

Author Jad - 25.3.2022

Northlane have premiered the track “Carbonized” as the final advance single from their forthcoming sixth full-length album “Obsidian“. The track’s debut is accompanied by the below music video directed by Third Eye Visuals. Clarifying the track’s meaning, the group’s vocalist Marcus Bridge revealed it was in part focused on accountability in the heavy music scene, with a not so thinly veiled reference to As I Lay Dying‘s Tim Lambesis and more. Bridge offered:

We need to start holding predators and abusers accountable for the awful things they have done. Time and time again, the phrase ‘separate the artist from the art’ is used to discount and deflect the damage these people (often men in a position of power) have inflicted on those around them. Whether it’s manipulating minors or putting a hit out on your wife, it shocks me that fans will forget all about it because their latest track is really heavy. Stand with the victims, not the artists continuing their careers as if nothing ever happened. This song is a reminder.Northlane vocalist Mark Bridge