What better way to start a Monday than with some sweet videos, right? After the jump, you can check out new videos from Norma Jean (‘Basterdizer‘) and The Ocean (‘Roots And Locusts‘). ‘Basterdizer‘ has an obsession with some super up-close shots of the band and their respective instruments while ‘Roots And Locusts‘ has some really cool black and white imagery. READ MORE
So here’s the third day of Bloody-Disgusting’s coverage of the 2010 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival! Today, we’re posting a video where I got the chance to do an exclusive interview with Jake Schultz, bassist of Norma Jean. Just a few months ago, Norma Jean released ‘Meridional’ (review HERE), which they’ve been touring in support of. The band will be doing a short U.K. tour. You can check out the tour dates at their Official MySpace.
Check after the jump for the video interview!
‘Meridional’, the fifth studio album from Norma Jean, is a musical journey: There isn’t really any other way to put it. It’s also an album that needs to be listened to in it’s entirety as the start and the end of the album do not exactly see eye to eye. But is this necessarily a negative aspect? Well, read on to find out!
Norma Jean has set up one badass contest on their website
in preparation and anticipation of the release of their new album, ‘Meridional’, which hits streets July 12th (pre-order details HERE
). This contest is set up in such a way that each Wednesday, a new prize pack is offered: The first week is a drum giveaway, the second is a bass giveaway and the last week is a guitar giveaway. The guitar giveaway ends the day after ‘Meridional’ hits the streets. To enter the contest, just click HERE
I highly recommend that you check out the contest as it has some really cool offerings and, hey, who doesn’t like to win something now and again?
Norma Jean’s highly anticipated album, Meridional, is officially available for presale. Presale packages will be available in four tiers. Regardless of what package fans choose, when ordering from www.normajeannoise.com
, all presales include an instant download of “Deathbed Atheist,” the second new song from the album after “Leaderless and Self Enlisted.”
The standard package for $10 includes the Meridional physical CD as well as the ability to digitally download the album on release day, July 13th. For fans interested in merchandise, the Standard + T-Shirt package is available for $25. This tier includes both the physical and digital albums, as well as an exclusive t-shirt that can only be purchased through the presale. The Deluxe package includes the physical and digital albums, the exclusive t-shirt, and a 2 Disc 180 Gram Gatefold Vinyl edition of Meridional for $50. The $75 option includes all of the above merchandise as well as a 12″x12″ lithograph of the Meridional album artwork, authographed by all the members of Norma Jean.
Attention Norma Jean fans! Can’t wait for the new album, ‘Meridional’? Well, you can get your taste of it with a free mp3 of ”Leaderless and Self-Enlisted”. All you have to do is go to www.NormaJeanNoise.com, sign up for the bands mailing list and they’ll send you a copy of the track.
‘Meridional’ comes out July 13th. READ MORE
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.
Fans of Norma Jean won’t have to wait much longer to hear the bands’ fifth album ‘Meridional’ which will be released July 13th on Razor & Tie. ’Meridional’ revisits the abrasive and chaotic roots of classic Norma Jean while offering fans a dark experimental side – the band stretching out on moody, slow-burn jams. It is an album that finds the band comfortable in its legacy but progressive and bold in its creativity.
‘Meridional’ was recorded in February 2010 at Glow in the Dark Studios in Atlanta with producer Jeremy Griffith. The band recorded eleven official tracks for the record as well as a few extra bonus tracks and B-sides. Vocalist Cory Brandan described ‘Meridional’, “It’s a heavy record, multifaceted with epic sounding, experimental songs, some fast, chaotic songs, and some melodic, commanding interludes. Any track we didn’t think had reached its utmost sonic prowess was given a second look, revised to be as powerful as possible.”