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Redeemer
9/12/2006

O God The Aftermath (re-release)
3/21/2006

Oh God, The Aftermath
3/1/2005
 
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Cancer Bats Announce Upcoming Dates With ETID, Norma Jean
April 7, 2010
Cancer Bats are pleased to announce their upcoming U.S. tour with Every Time I Die and Norma Jean. When asked to comment on the tour announcement, Cancer Bats vocalist and resident Every Time I Die fan Liam Cormier stated, "Duh! Obviously, I'm stoked on this! It's Every Time I Die and Norma Jean! But, in all sincerity, we can't wait to go back out with Every Time I Die again, especially now that their beat keeper is a fellow Canadian! It just makes this tour that much sweeter. We don't know the Norma Jean dudes yet but I'm sure this whole thing is going to be a big ol' bro down by the end! My only beef is that the tour is 2 weeks and not 2 years!"

Cancer Bats are coming fresh off their highly successful Canadian tour with Billy Talent and Against Me!, and are currently gearing up for their new release and Good Fight Music debut, 'Bears, Mayors, Scraps and Bones' on April 13th. Cancer Bats have also released a digital EP containing "Scared to Death" and their take on the Beastie Boys' classic, "Sabotage." The EP is available on iTunes now. If you have not seen the video for "Sabotage" yet, make sure to head on over to http://www.cancerbats.com/sabotage and check it out.

On May 8th, Cancer Bats will also being performing in Buffalo, NY at Town Music Hall with Snapcase and Sick of it All! This date and all Spring dates with Every Time I Die and Norma Jean are listed below:

w/ Snapcase, Sick Of It All, Walter Schreifels:
5/08 - Buffalo, NY@ Town Music Hall

w/ Every Time I Die, Norma Jean:
5/11 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
5/12 - Jermyn, PA @ Eleanor Rigby's
5/14 - Lexington, KY @ Buster's
5/15 - Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
5/16 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
5/17 - Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
5/18 - Columbia, MO @ Mojo's
5/19 - Springfield, MO @ Remington's Downtown
5/21 - Little Rock, AR @ The Village
5/22 - New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues
5/23 - Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live
5/24 - Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
5/25 - Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox Laundrolounge

Be sure to check out the April issues of Kerrang, Rock Sound, Metal Hammer, and Big Cheese for more on the Cancer Bats, and for general information, please head over to:
http://www.cancerbats.com
http://www.myspace.com/cancerbats
 
 
 
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Norma Jean Enter The Studio To Record Fifth Album
February 25, 2010


Xtian screamo band, Norma Jean, is back in the studio this month to record their fifth studio album and debut for new record label, Razor & Tie. The currently untitled album will be released this summer, and is being recorded in Atlanta, GA at Glow in the Dark Studios with producer Jeremy Griffith.

A new live music video for the demo of the song "Kill More Presidents" is now available as a free download with sign up for the Norma Jean email list. It is comprised of video shot by fans during the Explosions 2009 Tour with HORSE The Band and The Chariot. The band ran a contest for fans to submit live concert footage, which was made into a live music video for the new song. A grand prize winner was chosen at random to receive a large prize pack including the existing Norma Jean catalog and products from such companies as Activision, Alternative Press, Rockett Clothing, Keep A Breast, Monster Energy, Denny's and Hot Topic.

Norma Jean
have also launched a new fan club to give fans unprecedented access to the beast they call the Normachine. Head to www.Normachine.com to become an official member and gain exclusive access to custom merch, select meet & greets, and unique contests.

"Kill More Presidents" will appear on the forthcoming release from Norma Jean, out this summer on Razor & Tie. Shortly after the release the band will head out on the road on the Rockstar Mayhem Festival, playing the "Mayhem Festival Stage" with Atreyu, In This Moment and 3 Inches of Blood.

 
 
 
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Norma Jean Signs To Razor & Tie, New Album In 2010
November 6, 2009
Acclaimed post-hardcore xtian rockers Norma Jean has signed with Razor & Tie and plans a 2010 album release. The band will headline the "Explosions 2009" US tour in late November through December. Norma Jean will play their breakthrough album 'Bless The Martyr and Kiss the Child' in its entirety on select dates. This is the band's first headlining trek since the Fall of last year and boasts an impressive lineup - Horse The Band, The Chariot and Arsonists Get All The Girls - with a few surprises from the powerful live band. In January Norma Jean will head into the studio to record a new album for a 2010 summer release.

Cory Brandan
of Norma Jean comments, "If we didn't sign to Razor & Tie, I think we would have gone on a killing spree, with no regard for life or limb. I think for the first time in our career, upon presenting our ideas, we get to hear the word "yes" more often. It's like discovering an unknown tribe on a distant island. Except we're the tribe and we don't know your language. Plus we have spears and swords and we're cannibals. Either way, we're insanely animated about R&T showing up and want to try on their Nike Air Jordans."

Norma Jean
- Explosion 2009 Tour Dates
Featuring Horse The Band, The Chariot, Arsonists Get All The Girls:
11/19 - New Orleans, LA - The Hangar
11/20 - Houston, TX - Meridian
11/21 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
11/22 - Ft. Worth, TX - The Door
11/24 - Tempe, AZ - The Clubhouse
11/25 - Pomona, CA - Glasshouse
11/27 - San Francisco, CA - Slims
11/28 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
11/29 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
11/30 - Boise, ID - The Venue
12/01 - Salt Lake City, UT - Club Sound
12/02 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
12/04 - St. Paul, MN - Station Four
12/05 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's
12/06 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
12/07 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
12/08 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
12/09 - Montreal, QC - Tulipe
12/11 - New York, NY - Gramercy
12/12 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
12/13 - Towson, MD - Recher Theatre
12/14 - Richmond, VA - Canal Club
12/15 - Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern
12/17 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
12/18 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theater
12/19 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade

Follow Norma Jean Online:
http://www.myspace.com/normajean, http://twitter.com/NormaJeanband,
http://www.facebook.com/normajean, http://www.youtube.com/user/antimother.
 
 
 
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AGATG Announce Tour With Norma Jean, HORSE the band
September 10, 2009
Santa Cruz, CA's eccentric road warriors, Arsonists Get All The Girls, keep the pedal to the metal as they announce that they will be joining up with Norma Jean, Horse The Band and The Chariot for a massive North American fall tour. The trek, which kicks off on Nov. 19th, is the group’s fourth U.S. run this year in support of their critically acclaimed new album, 'Portals', which was released this past spring.

You can catch Arsonists Get All The Girls on the road now throughout North America with It Dies Today. Head over to http://www.myspace.com/agatg now to view their complete touring itinerary.

Arthur Alvarez
(guitars) states: “We are very excited to be going out with bands that all of us have looked up to for years. Norma Jean and Horse the Band have been a huge influence on our musical careers and we now get to share the stage with them every night. The Chariot's new album is amazing and we are pumped to see them with their incredible live show that we have heard so much about. We feel this package has a great mix of bands and everyone is bringing their own flavor to the table, so make sure you do not miss out.

“Right now we are out with It Dies Today and The Destro on the RoboCop vs Prince tour! It is shaping up to be an amazing tour. We will be playing a bunch of new songs off our new album 'Portals', so we hope you are all looking forward to that as much as we are. Be sure to come out and the support the rest of the bands as well since It Dies Today has not toured in a few years. We promise to make it a night to remember.”

AGATG
and MetalSucks are ecstatic to team back up to present the masses with the exclusive worldwide debut of the group’s new video for the track, “The 42nd Ego,” which can be viewed now at this location. This is a frenetic performance clip that perfectly encapsulates the band’s captivating and unrelenting stage show.

Arsonists Get All The Girls
are back with a brand new effort called 'Portals' which has been highly anticipated from fans and press alike. The album was recorded by Zack Ohren (As Blood Runs Black, All Shall Perish) and features 11 grinders like “My Cup’s Half Empty” and “Violence in Fluid –Triceratops”.

Arsonists Get All The Girls
w/ It Dies Today, Awaken Demons:
09/10 - Palladium - Worcester, MA
09/11 - Webster Underground - Hartford, CT
09/12 - The Loft @ The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
09/13 - School Of Rock - South Hackensack, NJ
09/14 - Jaxx - Springfield, VA
09/16 - Hooligans - Jacksonville, NC
09/17 - Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
09/18 - Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC
09/19 - Alabama Music Box - Mobile, AL
09/21 - Juanita’s - Little Rock, AR
09/22 - King of Clubs - Claremore, OK
09/23 - Red Room @ Meridian - Houston, TX
09/24 - Scout Bar - San Antonio, TX
09/25 - Trees - Dallas, TX
09/27 - Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO
09/28 - Gator's - Farmington, NM
09/30 - The Sets - Phoenix, AZ
10/01 - The Whiskey - Los Angeles, CA
10/04 - Red Electric - Las Vegas, NV
10/06 - Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, CO
10/07 - The Oz - Wichita, KS
10/08 - Fubar - St. Louis, MO
10/09 - Doug’s Rockhouse - Aurora, IL
10/10 - Harpos - Detroit, MI
10/11 - Unity Lodge - Kenosha, WI
10/14 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
10/15 - Lost Horizon - Syracuse, NY
10/16 - Mohawk - Buffalo, NY
10/17 - Wreck Room - Toronto, ON
10/18 - Underworld - Montreal, QC
 
 
 
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DiNG It Up With Norma Jean Contest
October 28, 2008
DiNG has teamed up with Atlanta rockers Norma Jean and is offering the mother of all contests for fans!

Norma Jean is currently headlining the Solid State 2008 U.S. tour with Haste The Day, The Showdown, Mychildren Mybride, and Oh Sleeper. One winner will be chosen from each tour date to receive an exclusive opportunity to stand on the side of the stage and watch Norma Jean.

One lucky Grand Prize winner will receive an Xbox 360 DiNG'd with Norma Jean, $100 DiNG Gift Card, $100 Hot Topic Gift Card, and CDs from every band on the tour.

Five runner-ups will receive a $50 DiNG gift card, and 20 second runner-ups will receive a $5 DiNG Gift Card for use at www.DiNGlife.com

Enter the contest at www.DiNGlife.com/normajean

Solid State 2008 Tour Dates:
10/28 - Des Moines, IA - People's Court
10/29 - Minneapolis, MN - Station Four
10/30 - Chicago, IL - Metro
10/31 - Louisville, KY - Club Oasis
11/01 - Detroit, MI - Clutch's Cargo
11/02 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
11/04 - Buffalo, NY - Extreme Wheels
11/05 - Pittsbrugh, PA - Mr. Smalls
11/06 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon
11/07 - Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon
11/08 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
11/09 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
11/11 - Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live
11/12 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVa
11/13 - Charlotte, NC - Tremont
11/14 - Charleson, SC - Music Farm
11/15 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 1997
HOME TOWN: Atlanta, GA
MEMBERS:
Cory Brandan (vocals)
Scottie Henry (guitar)
Chris Day (guitar)
Jake Schultz (bass)
Daniel Davison (drums)

Axl Rose once sang, �Nice boys don�t play rock �n� roll.� Apparently, he�s never met Norma Jean. While the band�s peers have been busy buying their way onto Ozzfest (and Axl was working on that Chinese Democracy thing), these Atlanta, Georgia, natives have spent the last five years on the road, relentlessly playing basements and ballrooms, expanding their uniquely organic fan base with each show they play. With their second proper full-length, O� God, The Aftermath, all that work is about to come to a head�but in case you�re just tuning in, here�s the CliffsNotes version of the Norma Jean story.Recorded by Matt Bayles (Isis, Botch, Mastodon) at Stone Gossard�s Studio Litho, O� God, The Aftermath doesn�t just push the band�s personal limitations (which it does); it also pushes the limits of heavy music, period. �A lot of bands say �we�ve progressed...� But the thing about these guys is they really did progress as musicians and artists, �a direct result of over two and a half years of touring while having only released one record� explains the most recent addition to the group, singer Cory Brandan who, along with guitarists Scottie Henry and Chris Day, bassist Jake Schultz and drummer Daniel Davison, make up the current incarnation of Norma Jean. �[With O� God], we wanted to do something that was musically challenging and artistically balanced", he adds. �Anyone who�s expecting [2002�s] Bless The Martyr And Kiss The Child is probably not going to get very much of that.� Although the aforementioned Martyr has scanned over 58,000 copies, this is actually a good thing. From the math-metal madness of �Muderotica� to the mesmerizing melodicism (wait, is that singing?) of �Bayonetwork� to the alternately ambient and aggressive ten-minute opus �Disconnetcktie,� O� God, The Aftermath spans the chaotic cannon of heavy music from Pantera to Poison The Well to Pelican and is as cerebral and obscure comparative to musical giants Tool. But, more importantly, it has as many stylistic shifts as it does time changes, refusing to fall back on hardcore�s clich�d song structures and stabbedin-the-back lyrical motifs.And the band�s heady ambition doesn�t apply solely toward the music. O God�s thematic lyrics, song titles and artful aesthetics are all open to interpretation�even the album�s seemingly bleak title isn�t necessarily what it appears to be. �A lot of people think the word �aftermath� has a negative connotation, but I look at it as more of a positive thing; a pleasant aftermath, you could say,� explains band drummer Davison. �It�s looking at it from a spiritual standpoint; the aftermath of grace or salvation.� Oh, and then there are the live shows. Combining motion pictures, smoke machines and an epilepsy-inducing light show, the band insist their current world tour with Atreyu and Unearth is their most over-thetop yet. �We�re artists and we want to pursue our vision of art, but we�re also entertainers and we want people to come to our shows and have fun,� explains Brandan. It�s worked; countless bands who�ve sold more records can�t pack the kids in night after night the way Norma Jean do.But getting back to that Axl Rose quote, while Norma Jean obviously take their music seriously, these nice boys refuse to take themselves too seriously, be it via lighting off fireworks in their van, starting small fires or, most recently, getting the word �BBQ� tattooed on their lips with arrows pointing toward their mouths. �I�ve been in other bands and you always say stuff [like], �Yeah, let�s do this! That�ll be funny,� Brandan explains. The thing about Norma Jean is that they�ll actually go do it.Welcome to the jungle, baby.