Interview with Alex Milovic from Northlane & World Tour Dates

K: You know I have to start by asking about it-The “beef” with Volumes was hilarious – how’d that whole thing come about? You guys totally won that, by the way.

A: I don’t think there was a winner or a loser. We were watching a roast with Justin Bieber and thought that it might be a good idea to do that with Volumes as some fun just before we announced our co-headliner. Needless to say it had the internet in shambles!

K: It seems like some fans on both sides really took it seriously. Are there any that stood out as extra funny or WAY over the top?

A:Honestly, they all were pretty out there. I had a good laugh at a few of them but I can’t really pick a comment or quote off the top of my head. Maybe CJ from Thy Art is Murder had the best comment, Something about it reminded him of two special kids trying to say their ABC’s.

K: So is Northlane > Volumes?

A:We love Volumes – there is no greater or lesser band. Both are equals.

K: The new album, Node, is fantastic and performing really well. How does the writing and recording process work for you guys?

A:Our Guitarist Jon will come up with an idea/section for a song then build it from there, once he is finished writing said song we all go away learn our parts and add our own little flavours to it. This is typically the way Northlane has been from day one.

K: Marcus seems to be working out and fitting in really well- what does he bring that’s different from what Adrian brought?

A: As you might hear in node, Marcus’s strong suit is his clean vocals, as well as being an amazing screamer. Although Adrian was a great screamer he didn’t quite have the singing skill set that we have achieved by having Marcus in our band.

K: Are there any differences between touring America vs Australia vs Europe?

A: Of course, Australia is home for us so it always is a special time touring at home. Europe and America are quite similar yet very different at the same time. We find that in some places of the States and Europe people have really gotten what we are about and in other places they’re slowly still trying to get on board. Either way, any place in the world we get to travel and tour is amazing all in their own respective rights.

K: You guys, In Hearts Wake, I Killed The Prom Queen, Parkway Drive, Amity Affliction, Capture the Crown, King Parrot- Why’s Australia such a hotbed of metalcore right now?

A: This is a question that I feel is brought up quite a bit. I think it is because we are so far from the rest of the world, bands from Australia really have to do something special and different to be noticed in such a huge music scene and the bands you have said have all done that in one way or another.

K: Metal seems to do so much better on the charts in Australia that in the US- is it that there’s less crappy pop music, or do Australians just appreciate metal more?

A: There are some amazing pop artists in Australia but I just think that we are such a smaller country compared to the US, meaning that even the smaller part metal fans have a bigger voice than in the US, if that makes sense!

K: What bands are you guys listening to?
A: The Story So Far
Basecamp
Karnivool
Chon

K: Aside from your current road brethren who would be on the road with you on your dream tour?
A: Any tour that would have Karnivool, Underoath, Deftones or Tool would be amazing.

K: What does 2016 hold for Northlane? More touring? A new album? Joining the Festival circuit?

A: More touring as always, hopefully joining the festival circuit, we haven’t even thought about new music so definitely no new albums haha

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Sep 18 Discovery  Darwin City, Australia Tickets
Oct 01 Conne Island Leipzig, Germany Tickets
Oct 02 Substage Karlsruhe, Germany
Oct 03 Trix Antwerp, Belgium Tickets
Oct 04 The Fleece Bristol, United Kingdom Tickets
Oct 05 Asylum Bar and Venue Birmingham, United Kingdom Tickets
Oct 06 The Classic Grand Glasgow, United Kingdom Tickets
Oct 07 Manchester Club Academy Manchester, United Kingdom Tickets
Oct 08 O2 Academy Islington London, United Kingdom Tickets
Oct 09 TALKING HEADS Southampton, United Kingdom Tickets
Oct 10 Le Backstage by The Mill Paris, France Tickets
Oct 11 Saint des Seins Toulouse, France Tickets
Oct 12 Sala Caracol Madrid, Spain Tickets
Oct 13 Razzmatazz Barcelona, Spain Tickets
Oct 14 MJC O TOTEM Rillieux La Pape, France Tickets
Oct 15 Kiff Aarau, Switzerland Tickets
Oct 16 Honky Tonky Milano, Italy Tickets
Oct 17 Backstage Munich, Germany Tickets
Oct 18 Arena Wien Vienna, Austria Tickets
Oct 19 Durer Kurt Budapest, Hungary Tickets
Oct 20 Hydrozagadka Warsaw, Poland Tickets
Oct 21 Magnet Berlin, Germany Tickets
Oct 22 LOGO Hamburg, Germany Tickets
Oct 23 Klubben Stockholm, Sweden Tickets
Oct 24 Sub Scene Oslo, Norway Tickets
Oct 26 Nosturi Helsinki, Finland Tickets
Oct 28 Pumpehuset København K, Denmark
Oct 29 De Helling Utrecht, Netherlands
Oct 30 UNDERGROUND Cologne, Germany Tickets
Nov 04 Metropolis Fremantle, Australia Tickets
Nov 05 HQ Adelaide, Australia Tickets
Nov 06 170 Russell Melbourne, Australia Sold Out
Nov 07 170 Russell Melbourne, Australia Tickets
Nov 12 Roundhouse Sydney, Australia Tickets
Nov 14 Triffid Brisbane, Australia Sold Out
Nov 15 Triffid Brisbane, Australia Tickets
Nov 19 El Corazon Seattle, WA VIP Tickets
Nov 20 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR VIP Tickets
Nov 22 The Loading Dock Salt Lake City, UT VIP Tickets
Nov 23 Marquis Theater Denver, CO VIP Tickets
Nov 24 The Bottleneck Lawrence, KS VIP Tickets
Nov 25 Fubar St Louis, MI VIP Tickets
Nov 27 The Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL VIP Tickets
Nov 28 The Shelter Detroit, MI VIP Tickets
Nov 29 Agora Ballroom Cleveland, OH VIP Tickets
Nov 30 Waiting Room Buffalo, NY VIP Tickets
Dec 01 Brighton Music Hall Brighton, MA VIP Tickets
Dec 03 The Gramercy Theatre New York, NY VIP Tickets
Dec 04 GameChangerWorld Jersey City, NJ VIP Tickets
Dec 05 Ziggys by the Sea Wilmington, NC VIP Tickets
Dec 06 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA VIP Tickets
Dec 08 Underbelly Jacksonville, FL VIP Tickets
Dec 09 The Orpheum Tampa, FL VIP Tickets
Dec 10 Zydeco Birmingham, AL VIP Tickets
Dec 11 Tomcats Fort Worth, TX VIP Tickets
Dec 12 Dirty Dog Bar Austin, TX VIP Tickets
Dec 14 Basement at Club 101 El Paso, TX VIP
Dec 15 Nile Theater Mesa, AZ VIP Tickets
Dec 16 Whisky A Go GO West Hollywood, CA VIP Tickets
Dec 17 Soma San Diego, CA VIP Tickets
Dec 18 Chain Reaction Anaheim, CA VIP Tickets
Dec 19 The Boardwalk Orangevale, CA VIP Tickets

Northlane

Members:

Jon – Guitar Josh – Guitar Alex – Bass Nic – Drums Marcus – Vocals

http://northlanemerch.com

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Interview by Kevin Bergin. Arranged by Boston Pete

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