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Norma Jean Drop New Video “Call For Blood”, Announce 9th Studio Album

Posted by Corinne Westbrook in News on June 16, 2022

The band’s Solid State release Death Rattle Sing For Me arrives on August 12th.

Metalcore pioneers Norma Jean have announced their 9th studio album, Death Rattle Sing For Me, due out August 12th via Solid State Records. To celebrate the announcement, the band has released the video for the first single, “Call For The Blood.” Death Rattle Sing For Me can be pre-ordered HERE

“Accept that everything is a draft,” says Cory Brandan about the song. “It helps to get it done. We banded together to make this record and to me, this song is the rallying cry. Composed by my brother, Matthew, this song was written around a single idea, altered heavily in post, and then mimicked by us. The studio and post-production elements acted as an instrument. The experimentation and the process behind this track was a major point of inspiration for many other things we ended up doing throughout Death Rattle Sing For Me. I feel like Matthew wrote this song with my voice in mind and I wanted to do something very unique over it. Dangerous rock ‘n’ roll! Blast it!”

Co-producer Matthew Putman, mentioned above, echoes the sentiment, saying, “‘CFTB’ was one of the first songs where I felt like we were establishing a personality for the album. Even though it was constructed in the studio from manipulated ideas we captured during a ‘riff vomiting’ session with Grayson, it still has a very raw, live energy. The samples were all chosen in a very deliberate way for how they colored the story behind the song (rebellious unity). There is nothing random about ‘CFTB’; every sound has meaning. This is one of my all-time favorite vocal performances from Cory, where he proves once again why he’s one of the best of his generation.”

Norma Jean promise an “intense level of intimacy” on the upcoming album. For more information on Norma Jean, like their official page on Facebook.

Track List:

  1. “1994”
  2. “Call For The Blood”
  3. “Spearmint Revolt”
  4. “Memorial Hoard”
  5. “Aria Obscura”
  6. “Any%”
  7. “Parallella”
  8. “W W A V V E”
  9. “A Killing Word”
  10. “Penny Margs”
  11. “el-roi”
  12. “Sleep Explosion”
  13. “Heartache”

In support of the album, Norma Jean will also embark on a string of dates throughout the southern US.

Tour Dates:
8/16 — San Francisco, CA — August Hall
8/17 — Reno, NV — Virginia St. Brewhouse
8/18 — Anaheim, CA — Chain Reaction
8/19 — Los Angeles, CA — Regent Theater
8/20 — San Diego, CA — House of Blues
8/21 — Phoenix, AZ — Marquee Theater
9/8 — Danville, VA — Blue Ridge Rock Fest*
9/14 — Tulsa, OK — Vanguard
9/15 — Dallas, TX — Trees
9/16 — San Antonio, TX— Vibes Event Center
9/17 — Houston, TX — Scout Bar
9/18 — Austin, TX — Come and Take It Live
9/23 — Birmingham, AL — Furnace Fest*
*Festival Dates

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