They’ve spent the last half of their career working on it, but finally, the new Norma Jean record will be out this June.
And according to the band, it’s (say it with me) the fastest and most brutal record they’ve ever made.
In fact, (say it with me) it’s a return to form, and harkens back to their older records.
The album will be released by Razor & Tie.
Josh Barber produced the album while Jeremy Griffith is handling the mixing.
“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,” says frontman Cory Brandan.
“We also slapped some old school classic Norma Jean nastiness on it,” dude adds.
“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,” Brandan explains.
“We set the bar really high and once that time came around we discovered that the record wasn’t ready,” he says.
“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.”
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