Norma Jean hit the studio

Official Press Release:

Norma Jean, now in the studio with producer Ross Robinson (Glassjaw, At The Drive In) and engineer Ryan Boesch, will deliver their fourth album The Anti Mother late this summer on Solid State Records (exact release date TBA). For a few of the album’s songs, the band wrote in collaboration separately with Page Hamilton of Helmet and Chino Moreno of Deftones.

Anti Mother marks the follow-up to the Atlanta-based post hardcore
group’s critically lauded 2006 Redeemer album, hailed by Revolver
magazine as “a menacingly brutal slab of noisecore with just the right
hint of melody, while Kerrang! declared it to be “a cauterizing
kaleidoscope of earth-clawing turmoil and brutalized sonic
adventure…” Fans will get to experience The Anti Mother live this
summer when Norma Jean – Cory Brandan (vocals), Scottie Henry
(guitars), Jake Schultz (bass), Chris Day (guitars) and Chris Raines
(drums) – hit the road as one of the headlining main-stage acts on the Vans Warped Tour 2008.

Anti Mother is a character we created which represents anything that is
deceptive, and yet possesses an outwardly beautiful nature,” lead
singer Cory Brandan says of the album title and theme. Musically, he
points out “this record is the most melodic album we’ve ever created,
but it’s definitely the heaviest record Norma Jean has done as
well–and furious at that.”

The spirit of collaboration
highlights The Anti Mother. “We were able to work with Page and Chino
on two separate occasions, and as two of our biggest influences
musically, it was definitely a moment having them here in the studio.”
Cory notes, “Page came to our practice space and for the first hour he
was just showing us cool guitar chords, teaching us new things
technically. The song we wrote with him is heavy as crap and full of
energy–you’ll notice his influence. For Chino, the writing was more
impulsive. We were already in pre-production with Ross, but the song we
wrote with Chino came out so diverse and anti-traditional. Chino ended
up hanging out for a few days and we wrote two songs with him.” Adds
Cory: “Many bands have guest vocalists on their records, but we were
inspired by the idea of collaborative songwriting with some of our
favorite musicians. In a collaboration, no one is beyond reproach, and
there is always something we can learn and someone to learn it from.”

6 Responses to “Norma Jean hit the studio”

  1. silv83

    “this record is the most melodic album we’ve ever created, but it’s definitely the heaviest record Norma Jean has done as well

    said the exact same thing about redeemer

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