Metalcore act NORMA JEAN have announced August 12th as the release date for their ninth studio album “Deathrattle Sing For Me“. The record will drop via Solid State Records with pre-orders available at this location. You can check out the video for the album’s first single, “Call For The Blood”, below.
NORMA JEAN vocalist Cory Brandan says about the new song: “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 adds: “‘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 about the new 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.”
NORMA JEAN “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”