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Norma Jean

Formed: 2001
From: Atlanta, GA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Norma Jean News

Below is our complete Norma Jean news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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SXSW 2015 Day Two: South By South Death

Metalsucks.net's South By South Death showcase featured guitar shredders. Tech death bands Archspire and Allegaeon were in full force, but before they hammered out their first blast beats, a different kind of shredder took the stage. Myrone is a one-man guitar virtuoso hailing out of Los Angeles, California. The sole member of Myrone was similar to Buckethead in that he wore a mask. Many of the long notes he held was reminiscent of Joe Satriani. He later admitted to me that Satriani is a major influence. He played his guitar over top of ‘80s style keyboard samples, which were part of a soundtrack to a video game.


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SXSW 2015 Metal Showcases Revealed

Metal bands at SXSW and metal showcases have been released to the public. The Dirty Dog Bar is a major player at this year's festivities. Both Metalsucks.net's South By South Death and Metal Injection's showcases will take place in this venue. Saturday offers three big shows and a chance to see some bands such as The Skull and Goatsnake twice. More...

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Fallujah Playing South By South Death

MetalSucks has announced the fifth annual South By South Death event, a SXSW showcase taking place in Austin, TX.

This year MetalSucks is teaming up with WSOU to present the showcase. Says WSOU program director Rohit Ravi: “WSOU is extremely excited to be returning to Austin for SXSW. As one of the premiere metal stations in the USA we could not be happier to partner with MetalSucks to present the heaviest show in Austin!”

The lineup includes Archspire, Elder, Allegaeon, Byzantine, and Fallujah comprise the meat n’ potatoes of the bill, while Norma Jean comes back for a second South by South Death appearance to headline, and #softshred pioneer Myrone will get the party started.

The action takes place on Wednesday, March 18th at The Dirty Dog in Austin, TX starting at 7pm. SXSW badge holders and wristbands will be let in for free, and there will be a limited number of tickets available to the general public at the door the day of the show only, so make sure you get there early. More...

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Ken Mode Announces U.S. Shows

Winnipeg's Ken Mode has announced a new U.S. tour supporting Norma Jean, Vanna, and Exotic Animal Petting Zoo. The trek starts on Nov. 19th in Anaheim and a full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

Ken Mode recently won the Western Canadian Music Alliance Award for Metal/Hard Music Recording of the Year. The WCMA's were part of the 2013 edition of the "BreakOut West" music festival in Calgary. The band accepted the WCMA while away on the final leg of a European tour. Catch the band live:

w/Full of Hell
10/17 Windsor, ON (CA) @ Coach & Horses
10/18 London, ON (CA) @ Call the Office
10/19 Toronto, ON (CA) @ Sneaky Dee’s
10/20 Hamilton, ON (CA) @ This Ain’t Hollywood
10/22 Kingston, ON (CA) @ Mansion
10/23 Montreal, QC (CA) @ Katacombes
10/24 Quebec City, QC (CA) @ L’Agitee
10/25 Fredericton, NB (CA) @ Capital Complex
10/26 Halifax, NS (CA) @ Halifax Pop Explosion @ the Pavillion and @ Michael’s Bar & Grill
10/27 Moncton, NB (CA) @ Tide and Boar
10/29 Ottawa, ON (CA) @ Cafe Dekcuf
10/31 Thunder Bay, ON (CA) @ Crocks
11/2 Winnipeg, MB (CA) @ The Windsor Hotel
11/5 Regina, SK (CA) @ O’Hanlon’s Pub
11/7 Calgary, AB (CA) @ Palomino
11/8 Kelowna, BC (CA) @ The Level
11/9 Vancouver, BC (CA) @ Biltmore Cabaret
11/10 Whistler, BC (CA) @ Garfinkels
11/12 Victoria, BC (CA) @ Lucky Bar
11/14 Edmonton, AB (CA) @ Pawn Shop
11/15 Saskatoon, SK (CA) @ Amigo’s More...

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Norma Jean Streaming Full New Album

Norma Jean is currently out on the road for the Summer Slaughter tour, and the band's new album "Wrongdoers" is due out this coming August 6th, 2013.

Now the band has teamed up with Loudwire.com to stream the full album prior to release. Give it a listen below, or pre-order over at iTunes here. Catch the band live:

Aug 01 House of Blues Myrtle Beach, SC
Aug 02 The Fillmore Silver Spring, MD
Aug 03 Heritage Park Mcdonald, PA
Aug 04 The Trocadero Philadelphia, PA
Aug 07 Best Buy Theater New York, NY
Aug 08 The Sound Academy Toronto, Canada
Aug 09 Heavy MTL Montreal, Canada
Aug 10 Upstate Concert Hall Albany, NY
Aug 11 Majestic Theatre Detroit, MI
Aug 12 House of Blues Chicago, IL
Aug 13 The Rave Milwaukee, WI
Aug 14 Cabooze Minneapolis, MN
Aug 16 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
Aug 17 The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 19 Showbox SODO Seattle, WA
Aug 20 Roseland Ballroom Portland, OR More...

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Summer Slaughter Tour Dates Announced

The Summer Slaughter 2013 tour will feature The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation, and Aeon.

The initial dates for the tour have now been announced (with more to be released in the coming weeks). Details are as follows:

7/19-San Francisco, CA @ The Regency
7/20-Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
7/21-Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
7/24-Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
7/26-Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
7/27-Houston, TX @ House of Blues
7/29-Orlando, FL @ House of Blues (w/o Cattle Decapitation)
7/30-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
7/31-Knoxville, TN @ Old City Courtyard
8/01-Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
8/02-Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
8/03-Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (w/o Norma Jean)
8/04-Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
8/07-New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
8/08-Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy
8/09-Montreal, QC @ Heavy MTL
8/10-Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
8/11-Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
8/12-Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
8/13-Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
8/14-Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
8/16-Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre More...

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Summer Slaughter 2013 Lineup Revealed

The 7th annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by Indie Merch Store, ESP, and Guitar World, is now officially slated to run from July 19th through August 24th.

It features such heavyweights as The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation, Aeon, and two bands TBA. Stay tuned over the coming weeks for official tour dates to be announced.

One of the remaining open slots will be chosen by you, the fans, so be sure to click here to get in your vote now. The voting ends on March 31st.

Ash Avildsen, founder of Summer Slaughter, comments on this year's edition of the tour: “It's year seven and I think 2013's line-up is the most exciting and diverse yet. Slaughter has never been a one dimensional experience for fans. This year is a true testament to that as we have an amazing mix of extreme music's influential icons and leaders of the new school. Let the underground unite!"

Greg Puciato (Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist) states: “We can't wait to get back on the road! We're launching a US tour in the spring, hitting Europe for some festivals and club shows, and then hitting several more cities with Summer Slaughter all summer long. We are absolutely amped. After being holed up in the studio for such a long time giving birth to One of Us is the Killer, we are all pent up and ready to share material new and old with our supporters doing what we love to do the most. Can't wait to see and either kiss or rip off each and every one of your faces on the road with Summer Slaughter and year round, everywhere.”

Be sure to visit the tour's Facebook profile for all up-to-date news and ticketing information. More...

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Metalsucks Announces SXSW Showcase

For the third year in a row, MetalSucks will be at SXSW in Austin, TX presenting the annual South by South Death showcase. On the evening of Thursday, March 14th, the following bands will grace the stage of The Dirty Dog on E. 6th St., right downtown: Goatwhore, Norma Jean, Royal Thunder, Howl, KEN Mode and Gypsyhawk.

The event will be free to SXSW badge holders and will be open to the general public as well on a first-come, first-serve basis. Details are below, or more info can be found at Metalsucks.net here.

South by South Death 2013
The Dirty Dog
505 E. 6th St.
Doors: 7:30pm
Show: 8pm
Ages: 21+ More...

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Born Of Osiris Announces Shows With I The Breather

Born of Osiris, which recently covered the System of a Down track "Science," has now announced the band will be heading out on tour in October with The Word Alive, Norma Jean, and I, The Breather.

General tickets will be available this Monday, August 13th and more dates are reportedly coming soon. The currently announced shows are as follows:

10/1 Greensboro, NC @ Greene St.
10/2 Jacksonville, FL @ Mavericks
10/3 Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
10/9 Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
10/11 Wichita, KS @ The Scenery
10/14 Boise ID @ The Venue
10/16 Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
10/17 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
10/18 Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Café(Vegas Strip)
10/19 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
10/20 Yuma, AZ @ The Backyard(w/o Norma Jean) More...

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More Bands Announced For Summer Breeze Fest

The 2012 edition of the Summer Breeze festival will be taking place from August 16th - 18th, with full details available here. The organizers of the festival have now announced the following bands being added to the bill:

Within Temptation
Paradise Lost
Iced Earth
Lacuna Coil
Norma jean
Born from pain
Night in gales
While she sleeps

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Scream The Prayer 2011 Kicks Off in TN

Scream The Prayer is a touring metal and hardcore festival of sorts, already in its fourth year, that packs the stage with bands that specialize in redefining what counts as a Christian worship service. The bands associated with the tour this year are as follows: Norma Jean, Sleeping Giant, The Chariot, War of Ages, Close Your Eyes, Texas In July, I The Breather, The Great Commission, As Hell Retreats, and Sovereign Strength. From beginning to end, each band worked towards bringing the word of God to the masses in the form of relentless heavy metal.

Regardless of your stance on religion, you have to commend these bands for their drive. On July 1st, I was on hand to catch the first date of this 2011 tour. More...

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Full Norma Jean Concert Posted Online

A full concert from American progressive metalcore act Norma Jean has made its way online. The set, which comes courtesy of AlexIsLegend, can be viewed in the player below. The video was taken during the band's performance at The Coliseum in Providence, RI on May 18, 2011.

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Scream The Prayer Dates Announced

The line-up for the fourth annual Scream The Prayer tour features Norma Jean headlining alongside Sleeping Giant, The Chariot, War of Ages, Close Your Eyes, Texas In July, I The Breather, The Great Commission, Sovereign Strength, and As Hell Retreats. The trek kicks off on July 1st and runs through July 31st, and the currently announced dates are as follows:

7/1 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
7/2 Bushnell, IL @ Cornerstone Festival (Not all STP bands on festival)
7/3 Bushnell, IL @ Cornerstone Festival (Not all STP bands on festival)
7/5 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
7/6 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
7/7 Charlotte, NC @ Amos
7/8 Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
7/9 Jacksonville, FL @ Murray Hill Theatre
7/10 Pratville (Montgomery), AL @ The Blue Iguana
7/11 Little Rock, AR @ Riverfront Pavilion
7/14 Willmar, MN @ Sonshine Festival
7/15 Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
7/16 Willmar, MN @ Sonshine Festival
7/17 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
7/19 Dayton, OH @ The Attic
7/22 McAllen, TX @ Las Palmas Racepark w/ The All Stars Tour
7/23 San Antonio, TX @ The Backstage Live w/ The All Stars Tour
7/24 Dallas, TX @ The Palladium w/ The All Stars Tour
7/25 Tulsa, OK @ Cains Ballroom
7/26 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
7/27 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
7/28 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
7/30 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
7/31 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse

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Norma Jean Posts Behind-The-Scenes Footage

Progressive metalcore act Norma Jean has posted some new behind-the-scenes footage from its recent music video shoot online. The band are currently preparing a music video for the track "Bastardizer." The footage can be viewed in the player below.

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Norma Jean To Headline 2011 Scream The Prayer Tour

Atlanta progressive metalcore outfit Norma Jean has been revealed as the headline act on the forthcoming 2011 "Scream the Prayer" tour. The touring festival, which features a lineup made up entirely of christian bands, will run throughout the entire month of July. You can view the festival lineup in the list below.

Norma Jean
Sleeping Giant
The Chariot
War Of Ages
Close Your Eyes
Texas In July
I The Breather
The Great Commission
Sovereign Strength
As Hell Retreats

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Norma Jean Performs On The Daily Habit

Footage of Norma Jean's recent appearance on The Haily Habit has been posted online. The band performed its latest single, "Leaderless And Self Enlisted." You can view the clip in the player below.

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Norma Jean Announces New Tour Dates

Norma Jean has revealed the dates for its forthcoming "Explosions II" headline tour. Support on the trek will come from After The Burial, Motionless In White, For The Fallen Dreams and Stray From The Path. The dates, cities and venues are available in the list below.

05/05 Orlando, FL – Club Firestone
05/06 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
05/07 Gainesville, FL – Common Grounds
05/08 Pensacola, FL – American Legion Hall 33
05/11 Greensboro, NC – Greene Street
05/12 Virginia Beach, VA – Hangar 09
05/13 Jacksonville, NC – Hooligan’s
05/14 West Springfield, VA – Jaxx
05/16 Farmingdale, NY – Crazy Donkey
05/17 Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights
05/18 Providence, RI – The Ruins
05/19 Montreal, QC – La Tulipe
05/20 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
05/21 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
05/22 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
05/24 Des Moines, IA – Peoples Court
05/25 Madison, WI – Majestic Theater
05/26 Joliet, IL – Mojoe’s
05/27 Covington, KY – The Madhatter
05/28 Howell, MI – Hartland Performing Arts Center
05/31 Fayetteville, NC – The Rock Shop
06/01 Augusta, GA – Sector 7G

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Atticus Metal Tour Bands And Dates Revealed

Atticus Black clothing has revealed the bands and dates for its forthcoming third annual "Atticus Metal Tour." The full line-up includes co-headliners Darkest Hour and Born Of Osiris with support coming from As Blood Runs Black and The Human Abstract. Norma Jean, In The Midst Of Lions, Stick To Your Guns, Sleeping Giant, and This or the Apocalypse will perform as special guests on select dates. You can view the full list of date, cities and venues below:

Feb. 25 - Washington, DC - 930 Club (DARKEST HOUR CD-release show)
Feb. 26 - Virginia Beach, VA - Skate High
Feb. 27 - Greensboro, NC - Greene St
Feb. 28 - Pittsburgh, PA - Diesel
Mar. 01 - Joliet (Chicagoland), IL - Mojoes (w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS)
Mar. 02 - Sauget (St. Louis), IL - Pop's (w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS)
Mar. 03 - Covington, KY - The Madhatter (w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS)
Mar. 04 - Detroit, MI - Harpos (w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS)
Mar. 05 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave (w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS)
Mar. 06 - St. Paul, MN - The Station (w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS)
Mar. 07 - Iowa City, IA - Blue Moose
Mar. 08 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground
Mar. 09 - Colorado TBA
Mar. 10 - Salt Lake City, UT - Club Sound (w/ NORMA JEAN, STICK TO YOUR GUNS)
Mar. 11 - Reno, NV - The Alley
Mar. 12 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
Mar. 13 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
Mar. 14 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Mar. 15 - Boise, ID - The Venue
Mar. 17 - Santa Clara, CA - The Avalon (w/ SLEEPING GIANT)
Mar. 18 - Modesto, CA - Seasons Hall (w/ SLEEPING GIANT)
Mar. 19 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove - California Metalfest V
Mar. 20 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
Mar. 22 - Tulsa, OK - Marquee Theatre
Mar. 24 - Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theatre
Mar. 25 - Dayton, OH - The Attic
Mar. 26 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club (w/ THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE)
Mar. 27 - Albany, NY - Northern Lights (w/ THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE)

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Norma Jean Annnounces U.S. Headline Tour

American progressive metalcore act Norma Jean has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of North America. Support on the trek will come from Impending Doom, Stick To Your Guns and Of Legends. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

02/24 Dallas, TX – The Loft
02/25 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
02/26 Houston, TX – Warehouse
02/28 Lubbock, TX – Tequila Nights
03/01 Albuquerque, NM – Launch Pad
03/02 Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater
03/03 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
03/04 San Francisco, CA – Slims
03/05 Sacramento, CA – Boardwalk
03/06 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
03/07 Seattle, WA – Neumos
03/09 Boise, ID – The Venue
03/10 Salt Lake City, UT – Club Sound
03/11 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
03/12 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
03/13 Minneapolis, MN – Station Four
03/15 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
03/16 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
03/17 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
03/18 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
03/19 Worcester, MA – Palladium Upstairs
03/20 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
03/22 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
03/23 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
03/24 Tampa, FL – State Theatre
03/25 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade

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Norma Jean Announces Final Shows Of 2010

Norma Jean has issued the following brief comment about lining up the band's final tour dates of 2010: "Hey everyone. These are the last US shows for us this year so start planning your road trip! Boooyah we'll see ya there!" The dates are as follows:

11/18 2010 Nashville, TN - Rocketown
11/19 2010 St. Louis, MO - Fubar
11/21 2010 Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep
11/22 2010 Ogden, UT - The Basement
11/23 2010 Boise, ID - The Venue

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