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Norma Jean Announce New Album “Deathrattle Sing For Me”, Debut “Call For The Blood” Music Video


August 12th will see the release of metalcore outfit Norma Jean‘s ninth studio album, “Deathrattle Sing For Me“. Solid State Records will be putting out that effort, with pre-orders for it having launched online in advance here. A first single by the name of “Call For The Blood” has landed online in advance, complete with the below music video.

The band’s vocalist Cory Brandan had the following to say about this new track:

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“Accept that everything is a draft/ 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, [co-producer] Matthew [Putman], 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!”

Matthew who also performs alongside Cory in the newly launched outfit Orphantwin, added:

“‘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 [Stewart, guitars], 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 performance from Cory, where he proves once again why he’s one of the best of his generation.”

Speaking of the album, Cory added:

“This record was really about banding together. It embodies the camaraderie of our brotherhood in Norma Jean. At the time, we needed something to do, and we wrote these songs for our own souls. The record was necessary to keep me alive in a very literal sense. It’s a deeper place.”

Deathrattle Sing For Me” track listing:

01 – “1994
02 – “Call For The Blood
03 – “Spearmint Revolt
04 – “Memorial Hoard
05 – “Aria Obscura
06 – “Any%
07 – “Parallella
08 – “W W A V V E
09 – “A Killing Word
10 – “Penny Margs
11 – “el-roi
12 – “Sleep Explosion
13 – “Heartache

Norma Jean‘s current touring plans include:

With Emery, Aaron Gillespie, Watashi Wa & Idle Threat:

08/16 San Francisco, CA – August Hall
08/17 Reno, NV – Virginia St. Brewhouse
08/18 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
08/19 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
08/20 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
08/21 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theater

Norma Jean:

09/08 Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Fest

With Emery, Aaron Gillespie, Oh, Sleeper & Salt Creek:

09/14 Tulsa, OK – Vanguard
09/15 Dallas, TX – Trees
09/16 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
09/17 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
09/18 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live

Norma Jean:

09/23 Birmingham, AL – Furnace Fest

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