Norma Jean finishes tracking on new record due out June 2013
Metal fans brace yourselves! Norma Jean have recently completed tracking their new album which will be released this coming June on Razor & Tie.
Their latest record was recorded at Kansas City’s Covenant Recording Studios and is one of the most anticipated of the year. This will be Norma Jean’s sixth studio full-length and their second on Razor & Tie.
Their fifth studio album, Meridional, was released in 2010 and met with extreme critical acclaim. They will hit the road for a string of dates that include the annual SXSW Festival in Austin, Tex.
A full list of tour dates can be found below.
“We had a lot of fun writing this record. We moved our space to a secluded area and wrote off and on for about two years. We really pushed ourselves to do something really different while expanding on what we’ve done in the past. We also slapped some old school classic Norma Jean nastiness on it. We really struggled between wanting to have the fastest songs we’ve ever written to having the most groove driven songs, so the record is about half and half. We originally thought we would have been in and out of the studio by February 2012. We set the bar really high and once that time came around we discovered that the record wasn’t ready. We felt it was best to push it back and make sure we didn’t put out something that we were going to be less satisfied with. We experimented with strings, piano, organ, percussion and tons of live tracks that all will be present on this record,” explains Norma Jean lead vocalist Cory Brandan.
NORMA JEAN TOUR DATES
March 14 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit (w/ South by Dirty South)
March 14 – Austin, TX – Dirty Dog Bar – (Metal Sucks SXSW Showcase)
March 15 – Austin, TX – Firehouse – (Tilly’s SXSW Showcase)
March 16 – Grand Prairie, TX – QuikTripPark (South By So What Festival)
March 17 – Houston, TX – House of Blues (Houston We Have a Problem Festival)
March 18 – Fayetteville, AR – NWA Showcase Theater
March 19 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre
March 20 – Chattanooga, TN – The Warehouse