Photo by: Rachel Putman

Metalcaore stalwarts Norma Jean have announced their ninth studio effort. Titled Deathrattle Sing For Me, the record is set to arrive on August 12th via Solid State Records. Pre-orders are now live and can be secured at this location. Frontman Cory Brandan said of the new album:

“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.”

Word of the record arrives with a music video for its lead single, “Call For The Blood”. Of the song, Brandan offered:

“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 Deathrattle 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!”

Deathrattle Sing For Me track listing:

  1. “1994”
  2. “Call For The Blood”
  3. “Spearmint Revolt”
  4. “Memorial Hoard”
  5. “Aria Obscura”
  6. “Any%”
  7. “Parallella”
  8. “W W A V V E”
  9. “A Killing Word”
  10. 10.”Penny Margs”
  11. “el-roi”
  12. “Sleep Explosion”
  13. “Heartache”