Northlane, ERRA, Currents, Crystal Lake
The Shelter – Detroit, MI – 8.25.19
Photographer: Chris Luna
Australian based progressive metal-core band Northlane brought their Alien world tour with ERRA to the Shelter, and sold it out weeks in advance. The show was highly anticipated, being the bands first time back in the states in a long time.
The 5 piece consists of of Marcus Bridge (vocals), Jon Deiley (lead guitar/programming), Josh Smith (rhythm guitar), Brendon Padjasek (bass) and Nic Pettersen (drums). Together, the band recently released Alien, their fifth studio album.
The band brought an immense energy to the stage paired with the production made for an electric night. Opening the set with “Talking Heads” from the latest album. The crowd was hyped, packing themselves at the front of the stage, one of the perks of having a metal show at the Shelter.
The set was a mix of all their discography and ended with night fan favorite, “Quantum Flux,” causing a flood of crowd surfers to come to the stage.
Northlane didn’t have a cold crowd to play to, thanks to direct support ERRA. The band kicked off their set with “Irreversible” off of the album Drift. The crowd bounced as vocalist JT Cavey interacted with the audience.
ERRA also included their most recent single, “Eye of God” in their set, causing fans to go wild.
Support for the night included two bands known very well in the progressive metal-core scene. Currents and Japanese based band Crystal Lake. Both bands brought high energy and reception, making them a perfect fit for the tour package perfect.