Atlanta-based post-hardcore rockers NORMA JEAN have 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 on AOL's Noisecreep, can now be viewed below.
"We take a lot of pride in all the art we use," NORMA JEAN vocalist Cory Brandan told Noisecreep. "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 due on July 13 via 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.
NORMA JEAN has released four albums to date, with combined sales of over 360,000 copies. The band's last album, "The Anti Mother", debuted at #29 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and received rave reviews, with Alternative Press calling it "ambitious and addictive." The CD featured Page Hamilton of HELMET as well as a collaboration with DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno.
NORMA JEAN is
Cory Brandan (lead vocals/guitars)
Scottie Henry (guitars)
Jake Schultz (bass)
Chris Day (guitars)
Chris Raines (drums)