NORMA JEAN has revealed the cover art for their upcoming fifth album Meridional in a unique way. With an intense, self-generated video that also debuts a snippet of a new song. The clip, which debuted yesterday on AOL’s Noisecreep is now up on the band’s website and You Tube.
“We take a lot of pride in all the art we use,” Norma Jean vocalist Cory Brandan told Noisecreep yesterday. “Every record has a certain vibe, and we always want the artwork to represent that same energy. This record has a very specific, very dark feel throughout and I know that of any record we’ve ever released, this is definitely the best artwork we’ve ever had. The art was done by Jason Oda of Starvingeyes.com
. I’ve been a fan of his work for years, and it was really awesome to have him working with us. The song in this video is a clip from the song ‘The Anthem of the Angry Brides,’ which is track two on the new record. I made this video myself.”
Meridional is set for release on July 13. Norma Jean will tour in support of it on this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.