Every year, Jackson® continues to expand its ever-growing collection of Artist Signature models with some of the most influential and well-respected artists in the world, showcasing the brand’s versatility across iconic shapes and styles while paying tribute to heavy metal’s most celebrated players. This month Jackson has honoured Australian guitarist Josh Smith from chart topping, award-winning metal band Northlane with his own signature guitar.
Jackson are proud to announce the Pro Series Signature Josh Smith Soloist TM SL7 ET, Ebony Fingerboard ($4999.00 AUD) Founding member metalcore act Northlane, co-songwriter and rhythm guitarist Josh Smith is central to the band’s expansive and pummeling sound and Jackson is proud to present the all- new Pro Series Signature Josh Smith Soloist TM SL7 ET in his honor. The 7-string collaboration begins with a 27” scale length. The Soloist TM alder body,sleekly sculpted for ergonomic comfort, is paired with a graphite-reinforced through-body caramelized maple neck for enhanced stability. Designed to deliver effortless playability, the 12”-16” compound radius ebony fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets has a more pronounced curvature across its width near the nut for comfortable chording. A gradual flattening lends to a very slight curvature toward the upper frets for blazing fast solos and comfortable bends. Under the hood is a HS pickup configuration featuring Smith’s signature Bare Knuckle Impulse pickup set. The Impulse humbucker in the bridge is a full, tight pickup that embraces down-tuned guitars but can also handle medium-gain applications for full, muscular, rock mids as well as overdriven tones without getting lost in the mix. Available in Aquamarine.
NORTHLANE ANNOUNCE REGIONAL AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Australian heavy trailblazers Northlane are taking their #1 album, Obsidian, on tour through regional Australia in November and December. Kicking off in Wagga Wagga and winding up in Hobart, the run also includes a stop in Western Sydney – their first hometown show in a decade!
The regional tour is set to cap off a stellar 2022 for Northlane. Earlier this year, the band released their acclaimed new album, Obsidian, which topped the ARIA Chart and has been streamed over 22 million times and climbing on Spotify. Self-recorded, self-produced (with the help of their longtime collaborator Chris Blancato) and self-released, album number six is a stunning feat that has truly transformed the heavy music landscape across the globe.
A bleak and anxiety riddled album reflecting the state of the world it was written in, Obsidian stands at the apex of the Northlane sound with their signature heavy groove sitting in perfect harmony with techno, drum & bass, intriguing synths, perplexing time signatures and widescreen choruses. This fusion of metal and electronic music lent itself to some of the most mind-blowingly spectacular shows Australian venues have seen in recent times.
Supporting Northlane when they hit the regions will be Melbourne’s very own Windwaker – another top-tier live act who have already cultivated one hell of an exhilarating show that can’t be missed.
Just like Northlane’s last Australian tour, tickets are expected to sell out so snap ’em up quickly to avoid disappointment. Grab tickets at northlaneband.com
WATCH: NORTHLANE – “CLARITY” LIVE AT THE FORUM 2022
NORTHLANE REGIONAL AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2022
With Special Guests Windwaker + Locals
BUY TICKETS AT NORTHLANEBAND.COM
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Thursday November 17
Tilly’s, Wagga Wagga NSW Buy Tix
Friday November 18
The Basement, Canberra ACT Buy Tix
Saturday November 19
Uni Bar, Wollongong, NSW Buy Tix
Sunday November 20
Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle NSW Buy Tix
Thursday November 24
Manly Leagues, NSW Buy Tix
Friday November 25
Panthers, Penrith, NSW Buy Tix
Saturday November 26
Racehorse Hotel, Ipswich, QLD Buy Tix
Sunday November 27
Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast QLD Buy Tix
Wednesday November 30
Kings Beach Tavern, Caloundra QLD Buy Tix
Thursday December 1
Harvey Road Tavern, Gladstone QLD Buy Tix
Friday December 2
Seabreeze, Mackay QLD Buy Tix
Saturday December 3
The Warehouse, Townsville QLD
Sunday December 4
Tanks Art Centre, Cairns QLD
Thursday December 15
Wool Exchange, Geelong VIC
Friday December 16
Pier Bandroom, Frankston VIC
Saturday December 17
Uni Bar, Hobart TAS
NORTHLANE – OBSIDIAN
Out Now via Believe STREAM THE ALBUM HERE