Australian metalcore crew Northlane‘s fifth and latest studio album, 2019’s Alien, stands as the quintet’s most personal yet, delving without fear into frontman Marcus Bridge’s violent upbringing, living with drug-addicted parents. It’s also their most successful LP to date, having won critical raves and racked up over 30 million streams.
Buoyed by that success, Northlane announced today (May 20th) a limited-edition deluxe version of Alien. Due out July 31st, the reissue will come in the form of a strictly limited 2xLP neon pink set featuring the original album, plus a new song, “Enemy of the Night,” as well as the full record as instrumentals. Alien Deluxe is available for pre-order worldwide now at this location or here. Ahead of the big drop, Northlane have premiered said new song — blast “Enemy of the Night” below and read on for Bridge’s comments on the previously unreleased cut.
“‘Enemy of the Night’ was the last song to be completed and is personally my favorite song from the Alien sessions,” the singer explained. “It has a similar storytelling style to [the song] ‘Freefall,’ as it recounts memories and experiences from my childhood of my father falling deeper into addiction and the desperate things people will do to satisfy those needs. Despite his best efforts, he was never able to beat his demons. This song is the missing piece to the Alien puzzle and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”
For more on Northlane, check out the group’s recently released short film Negative Energy, which chronicles the band’s struggles and accomplishments before and after the Alien‘s release. Watch below.