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Ex-Northlane Vocalist Adrian Fitipaldes Opens Up About Departure

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Rock Sound 18 September 2014 at 12.26

Adrian has revealed his reasons for leaving the Aussie mob earlier this week.

The now-former frontman of Northlane Adrian Fitipaldes, has detailed his decision to pursue other interests in an informative Facebook post.

Read some excerpts now:

"...for the majority of my career in Northlane I had been experiencing severe vocal issues. My voice had fully blown out more times than I could count and overtime has reduced my vocal endurance to the point where any screaming at all takes a toll on my voice. With the busy touring schedule Northlane has it became increasingly difficult to manage the situation and started becoming a real source of stress physically and mentally for myself. Sadly it got to a point where I wasn't able to enjoy the dream we had worked so hard to realise."

He continues:

"I am and will continue to keep active creatively, I will be releasing more of my poetry, photography and possibly my own music in the near future as well. Though above all my own happiness and well being is my main focus at the moment.

Northlane will continue as a band without me and I have no doubt they will continue to achieve even greater feats of creativity and songwriting. I wish my brothers all the best in their future endeavors. This isn't the end but rather a new beginning for everyone."

He concludes by thanking family, friends and fans of the band:

"I'm eternally thankful for all of you. Your love and support was and has always been a continuing source of inspiration.
This isn't goodbye, rather I'll see you all later. Follow your heart, chase your dreams and do what's
[sic] makes you happy, life is too short to live any other way.
Peace and love for all.

- Adrian Fitipaldes"

The full statement is available here.

Fancy being his replacement? The remaining members have opened up for vocal submissions, details below.

"We are looking for someone to be part of Northlane, who has the talent and work ethic to front our band. We are able to work with a vocalist from anywhere in the world [...] we want someone who understands and appreciates the opportunities being in this band presents."

Interested? Check out the information here.

Seeing them live? The shows are still happening!

"All of our booked dates will happen as planned (either with a fill-in vocalist, or someone new), and we are still working on a new album to be released next year", reveal the band.

Northlane will tour the UK in support of Parkway Drive, with Heaven Shall Burn and Carnifex also on the bill. Dates below:

12 - LONDON Roundhouse
13 - NEWCASTLE Academy
14 - GLASGOW Barrowland
15 - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
16 - BRISTOL Academy
17 - MANCHESTER Academy

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