Norma Jean To Release New Album “All Hail” In October

Norma Jean have announced that their new album “All Hail” will be released on October 25. Pre-orders are available HERE.


Norma Jean Part Ways With Guitarist Jeff Hickey

Norma Jean have parted ways with guitarist Jeff Hickey. You can find a statement from the band regarding that below. As previously reported, the group are also planning to release a new album later this year.

Here’s the band’s statement:

“Anyone who has followed Norma Jean over the years knows we don’t talk much about the inner workings of our band. We come together as friends to make music, but we have individual lives and reasons for making it. We like our music to speak for itself with its own voice. So making this post is difficult, but we feel like it’s necessary to help someone we care deeply about.

We are heartbroken to announce that we have parted ways with our long time guitarist, Jeff Hickey. Jeff is an incredible musician, but more importantly he is a brother to us – and right now, we need to be his brothers before his bandmates.

Over the past several years, we have worked with Jeff to find help for complex and debilitating alcohol addiction that has plagued him, and by proxy, his circle of loved ones. We are in close contact with his family, and we have involved professionals across spectrums of rehabilitation and counseling from the start.

We are aware that this is a very sensitive issue and every bit of advice we’ve received has led us to this course of action.

We’ve heard so many stories from some of you about how our music has helped you through difficult times, and we want Jeff to know that he has that same support from the NJ community during this phase of his life.

In no way do we want to shame Jeff. He has bravely weathered many storms in his life, and we know the path to sobriety is not an easy one. This is not an issue we are taking lightly. There is no one we would rather have on stage with us and that is exactly the reason we feel we must make this announcement.

The world of addiction swallows up its victims. The darkness can become terminal. Though losing our guitarist is unfortunate for Norma Jean, as individuals we are far more worried we will lose our brother.

We will continue to support Jeff in every effort toward sobriety and his personal health. We will work with him in every way he will allow us, but we know this path is one he must choose to walk himself. We hope and pray for the best things for him and his future.”

[via The PRP]

Norma Jean Finish Tracking New Album

Norma Jean have officially finished the tracking process for their new album. The band recorded the effort at Graphic Nature Audio with producer Will Putney (Fit For An Autopsy).

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Today is the last day of tracking #NJLP8. It’s been and amazing time. I have lots of people to be thankful for so I’m gonna be posting about it over the next few days. I believe the key to happiness is to be thankful and grateful in all things. I don’t know if any album has been as stressful to me as it’s been making #NJLP8 for various reasons. But from the beginning of making this, we talked about it being more important than just our desire to make another album and “be in a band” and that just added more stress. On top of that, I have a tendency to explain ideas in an inverted way. It’s frustrating sometimes. I couldn’t have done it without the master translator @matteo_lee, my brother. (Lovedrug, Bear Colony, Living Sacrifice, Eso-Charis etc) He worked very hard to have lots of creative ideas, keep us organized while writing, demoing, and prepro. We have a long history of music together so we were able to turn around an album that had 5 songs into 15 or more (We settled on 12 in the end) Very grateful to have a family that will help when I need it, even if it’s to help write dark and heavy rock songs. He also has been doing some sound design for the album which is a huge addition. Thanks dude! // Hey everyone! Can’t wait for you to hear this. More to come! 🙌

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Norma Jean Share Another Studio Clip From New Album Sessions

Norma Jean have shared another studio clip from their new album sessions. The band have been recording the effort at Graphic Nature Audio in Belleville, NJ with producer Will Putney.

Norma Jean Announce European Tour

Norma Jean have announced a headlining European tour. These shows will take place around their tour with In Flames and Light The Torch. Here’s the dates:

04/11 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
04/14 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage
04/20 Leipzig, GER – Impericon Fest
04/21 Hamburg, GER – Logo (feat. Employed To Serve)
04/22 Berlin, GER – Musik & Frieden (feat. Employed To Serve)
04/23 Munchen, GER – Backstage (feat. Employed To Serve)
04/24 Karlsruhe, GER – Stadtmitte (feat. Employed To Serve)
04/26 Moscow, RUS – Aglomerat
04/27 St. Petersburg, RUS – MOD

Norma Jean Reveal Producer For New Album

Norma Jean have confirmed that Fit For An Autopsy’s Will Putney will be producing their new album. The band will be recording the effort at Graphic Nature Audio in Belleville, NJ.