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.
Norma Jean debuts a new music video for "1,000,000 Watts", taken from the band's latetst album "Polar Similar". Anthony Altamura directed the clip, which you can watch below. Norma Jean is currently touring North American with He Is Legend, Capsize and Comrades. Check out all dates after the jump.
Sunndrug (Ex-Norma Jean/Spitfire) premieres a new song titled "Halo", taken from the upcoming debut album "Exit Wounds", which will be out in stores October 30th through Mind Over Matter Records.
Check out now "Halo" below.
Solid State Records has a new free digital sampler online, which you can download over here. The label also comments:
"We're giving away five free songs from a bunch of our incredible bands, including Fit For A King, Norma Jean, Silent Planet, The Ongoing Concept, and Forevermore. Snag them by heading over to NoiseTrade." More...
Hundred Suns (Norma Jean, Ex-Every Time I Die) premieres a new song titled "Bedburner", taken from the band's upcoming debut full length album. The band features Norma Jean vocalist Cory Brandan, ex-Every Time I Die drummer Ryan "Legs" Leger and ex-Dead & Divine guitarist Chris LeMasters. "Bedburner" was released in celebration of the band achieving the halfway mark of its crowdfunding campaign.
Check out now "Bedburner" below.
Says LeMasters of the track: More...
Norma Jean premieres a new song entitled "Forever Hurtling Towards Andromeda", taken from the upcoming new album "Polar Similar", which will be out in stores September 09 via Solid State Records. The song features also a guest turn from Coalesce singer Sean Ingram.
Check out now "Forever Hurtling Towards Andromeda" below.
Comments Norma Jean vocalist Cory Brandon: More...
Norma Jean premieres a new song entitled "1,000,000 Watts", taken from the upcoming new album "Polar Similar", which will be out in stores September 09 via Solid State Records.
Check out now "1,000,000 Watts" below.
States frontman Cory Brandan: More...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.”
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.
Ages: 21+ More...
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...
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:
Born from pain
Night in gales
While she sleeps
The festival's lineup is now as follows: More...
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...
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.
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
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.