Metalcore veterans John Norma announced their ninth album, Deathrattle sing for me, which they made with longtime collaborator Jeremy SH Griffith, due out August 12 via Solid State Records. We’ve teamed up with the band on an exclusive silver vinyl variant of the album, limited to 300 copies, and you can pre-order yours now while it lasts. Here is a model of the variant:
The first taste is the big anthemic alt-rock-tinged metalcore of “Call for the Blood,” and here’s some info on it via a press release:
“Accept everything to be messy,” Cory Brandan says of the song. “It helps to do that. We came together to make this record and for me, this song is the rallying cry. Composed by my brother, [co-producer] Matthew [Putman], this song was written around a single idea, heavily edited in post, then imitated by us. The studio and post-production elements acted as an instrument. The experimentation and process behind this track was a major inspiration point for a lot of 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 on top of it. Dangerous rock’n’roll! Explode it!”
Matthew Putman echoes that sentiment, saying, “‘CFTB’ was one of the first songs where I felt like we were establishing a personality for the album. was built in the studio from manipulated ideas that we captured during a “riff puking” session with Grayson, it still has a very raw live energy to it. The samples were all chosen very deliberately for the way they colored the story behind the song (rebel unit) There’s nothing random about ‘CFTB’ every sound has It’s one of my all-time favorite vocal performances from Cory, where he once again proves why he is one of the best of his generation.
Watch the video and check out the tracklist below. Norma Jean also has upcoming tour dates (including Furnace Fest) and these are listed below.
Grab our silver vinyl variant of Norma Jean’s new album here.
“Call for Blood”
“A word that kills”
“Blast of Sleep”
Norma Jean — 2022 Tour Dates
8/16 – San Francisco, CA – August Hall
8/17 – Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewery
8/18 — Anaheim, CA — Chain Reaction
8/19 – Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater
8/20 – San Diego, CA – Home of the Blues
8/21 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theater
9/8 – Danville, Virginia – 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 Take It Live
9/23 – Birmingham, AL – Furnace Party