Norma Jean’s Cory Brandan Guests On New Bares His Teeth Song “Antonym For Empire”

Norma Jean’s Cory Brandan is featured on Bares His Teeth’s new song “Antonym For Empire.” You can check that out below:

The band commented:

“Martin Luther King, Jr. believed that although history is long and full of upheaval, pain, darkness, and fear, the arc of it remains bent toward justice. In these fiercely divisive, dehumanizing days, with political parties wrestling for power, we remain convinced that justice and mercy, when practiced and demanded by many, can make all of the difference.

Today and in the days to come, we’re asking this question: what is the opposite of empire? What lies beyond predatory practices of intimidation, violence, and manipulation?

Because there has to be more than this. There IS more than this, and we need to be willing to march toward it together.

Share this song, please, and get out there to vote. All proceeds go to benefit Campaign Zero.”

Linkin Park, Alice In Chains, Anthrax, My Chemical Romance, Etc. Releases Set For 2020 Black Friday Record Store Day Event

The full list of special releases for this year’s Black Friday Record Store Day event (November 27) has been posted. You can find a list of various rock/metal releases below. The full list can also be viewed HERE.

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Rock/Metal Releases:

  • Alice In Chains – “Sap” (Legacy) (12″ vinyl) (limited to 8,500)
  • Anthrax – “Soldiers Of Metal” (Megaforce) (black in orange vinyl) (limited to 1,000)
  • Baroness – “Live At Maida Vale BBC Vol. II” (Abraxan Hymns) (limited to 3,500)
  • Beastie Boys – “Some Old Bullshit” (Capitol/UME) (limited to 1,000)
  • Blue Öyster Cult – “Live In Pasadena July ’83” (Real Gone Music) (2xLP) (limited to 1,300)
  • Buckcherry – “Buckcherry” (Real Gone Music) (limited to 1,500)
  • The Chariot – “Long Live” (Good Fight Music) (limited to 2,000)
  • Chris Cornell – “Patience” (Guns N’ Roses cover) (IGA) (7″) (limited to 6,000) [Features his cover of Prince‘s “Nothing Compares 2 U” live at SiriusXM as the b-side]
  • Crown The Empire – “7102010” (Rise Records) (12″) (limited to 1,500)
  • Dio – “Dream Evil Live ’87” (Niji/BMG) (12″ picture disc) (limited to 2,500)
  • Ace Frehley – “Space Truckin’” (Deep Purple cover) (eOne Music) (12″) (limited to 2,100)
  • Linkin Park – “Meteora” (Warner Records) (2xLP on aqua blue vinyl) (limited to 3,000)
  • Motörhead – “Ace Of Spades” (Sanctuary/BMG) (12″) (limited to 2,500)
  • Motörhead – “On Parole (Expanded And Remastered)” (Parlophone) (2xLP/CD) (limited to 3,000/limited to 4,200)
  • My Chemical Romance – “Life On The Murder Scene” (Reprise) (limited to 7,500 copies)
  • Norma Jean – “Meridional” (Concord/Craft Recordings) (2xLP) limited to 2,500)
  • Puscifer – “Apocalyptical“/“Rocketman” (BMG/Alchemy) (7″) (limited to 2,000)
  • Shadows Fall – “Of One Blood” (M-Theory Audio) (blood red vinyl) (limited to 1,350)
  • Sunn O))) – “Flight Of The Behemoth” (Southern Lord) (2xLP) (limited to 800)
  • Corey Taylor/Dead Boys – “All This And More” (side by side) (Elektra) (12″ red vinyl) (limited to 4,000)
  • Tesla – “The Great Radio Controversy” (LMLR) (limited to 1,000)
  • Volbeat – “Hokus Bonus” (Republic) (grey limited edition vinyl) (limited to 3,000) [Featuring numerous bonus tracks from past albums]
  • Walking Papers – “The Light Below” (Carry On Music) (2xLP) (limited to 1,000)

[via The PRP]

Norma Jean’s Cory Brandan Issues Apology Following Insensitive Post Mocking The Black Lives Matter Movement

Norma Jean’s Cory Brandan has issued an apology after posting an insensitive gif that seemed to mock the Black Lives Matter movement. The since deleted post included the words “BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH” in a font similar to the one used by the international human rights movement along with a caption that said “Roll credits.”

Brandan said the following:

“Monday, in frustration about infighting I was reading between groups with the same goal, I posted a gif without considering its context. A friend let me know the next day that it was similar to a BLM graphic, hurting supporters of the movement, so I deleted it. But the damage was done.

I had been up late following conversations about black out Tuesday. I saw creators and supporters extremely divided in approach and was calling it a night. I flippantly searched ‘blah’ and I saw the scrolling gif looking like the credits at the end of a movie. That gif inspired my text ‘roll credits,’ to say ‘goodnight, I’m out’. My ignorance to the gif’s reference is obvious to me now, though it wasn’t my intention.

Later that night, I retweeted a post from a supporter who was posting their frustration with the black out Tuesday squares driving information off the Black Lives Matter feeds.

This was all before the shit hit the fan on Tuesday with the screenshot of that gif post. I know I should have shown my empathy rather than posting gifs and retweets.

Let me be clear though, Black Lives Matter.

I understand how my shit-talking attitude, sarcasm, and the way I present myself online made it easy for people believe it was an act of aggression and not an ill-informed misstep. That’s on me, too. I take responsibility for all of it.

I respect the scene and I just ask that the other guys involved with NORMA JEAN and HUNDRED SUNS would not have to suffer for my mistake. They are still posting in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement as they have been all week. They are vocal supporters and this should not reflect on them at all. No one else should have to bear the weight of my actions or the responsibility of educating me. All of that is on me alone.

I’m sorry. I don’t expect your forgiveness, but I will be better, because you deserve better.”

Understandably, a lot of people took issue with the messed up post including Stick To Your Guns frontman Jesse Barnett, ex-Beartooth guitarist Taylor Lumley, and Every Time I Die bassist Steve Micciche:

[via Blabbermouth / The PRP]

Norma Jean And As I Lay Dying Members Guest On New Night Fiends Song “Synthetic Vulture”

Night Fiends, the band featuring Tanner Wayne (In Flames) and pro skater Elliot Sloan, have premiered a new song titled “Synthetic Vulture.” The track, which features Norma Jean’s Cory Brandan and As I Lay Dying’s Josh Gilbert, can be streamed below:

Ex-Norma Jean Drummer Shares Unfinished Video For “Vertebraille: Choke That Thief Called Dependence”

Norma Jean’s “O’ God, The Aftermath” recently turned 15 and to celebrate, former drummer Daniel Davison has shared an unfinished 2005 video for “Vertebraille: Choke That Thief Called Dependence.” You can check that out below:

Poison The Well, Showbread, Etc. Added To 2020 Furnace Fest

Poison The Well (performing “The Opposite Of December“), Showbread (performing “No Sir, Nihilism Is Not Practical“), As Friends Rust, and Jeremy Enigk have been added to the 2020 Furnace Fest. That event will take place at the Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, AL on September 18-20 and it will also feature: ’68, All Get Out, Andrew W.K., Astronoid, August Burns Red, Avail, Bad Cop / Bad Cop, Beloved, Better Off, Bloodjinn, Boysetsfire, Cave In, Codeseven, Comeback Kid, Converge, Counterparts, Defeater, Eighteen Visions, END, ERRA, Evergreen Terrace, Every Time I Die, Few Left Standing, Forever Starts Today, From Autumn To Ashes, Further Seems Forever, Gideon, Glasseater, Haste, Holy + Gold, Hopesfall, Hot Water Music, Knocked Loose, Life In Your Way, Living Sacrifice, Love Is Red, Luxury, Mineral, Misery Signals, Norma Jean, Open Hand, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Shai Hulud, Stretch Arm Strong, Terminal, The Appleseed Cast, The Beautiful Mistake, The Casket Lottery, The Darling Fire, The Judas Cradle, The Juliana Theory, Unearth, Unwed Sailor, Varials, With Honor, and Zao. Tickets can be found HERE.

Counterparts, Defeater, Etc. Added To 2020 Furnace Fest

Stretch Arm Strong, Counterparts, Defeater, and End have been added to the 2020 Furnace Fest. That event will take place at the Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, AL on September 18-20 and it will also feature: ’68, All Get Out, Andrew W.K., Astronoid, August Burns Red, Avail, Bad Cop / Bad Cop, Beloved, Better Off, Bloodjinn, Boysetsfire, Cave In, Codeseven, Comeback Kid, Converge, Eighteen Visions, ERRA, Evergreen Terrace, Every Time I Die, Few Left Standing, Forever Starts Today, From Autumn To Ashes, Further Seems Forever, Gideon, Glasseater, Haste, Holy + Gold, Hopesfall, Hot Water Music, Knocked Loose, Life In Your Way, Living Sacrifice, Love Is Red, Luxury, Mineral, Misery Signals, Norma Jean, Open Hand, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Shai Hulud, Terminal, The Appleseed Cast, The Beautiful Mistake, The Casket Lottery, The Darling Fire, The Judas Cradle, The Juliana Theory, Unearth, Unwed Sailor, Varials, With Honor, and Zao.

Gideon, Varials, Etc. Added To 2020 Furnace Fest

Gideon, Varials, Bad Cop / Bad Cop, Terminal, Holy+Gold, All Get Out, The Darling Fire, and Forever Starts Today have been added to the 2020 Furnace Fest. That event will take place at the Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, AL on September 18-20 and it will also feature: ’68, Andrew W.K., Astronoid, August Burns Red, Avail, Beloved, Better Off, Bloodjinn, Boysetsfire, Cave In, Codeseven, Comeback Kid, Converge, Eighteen Visions, ERRA, Evergreen Terrace, Every Time I Die, Few Left Standing, From Autumn To Ashes, Further Seems Forever, Glasseater, Haste, Hopesfall, Hot Water Music, Knocked Loose, Life In Your Way, Living Sacrifice, Love Is Red, Luxury, Mineral, Misery Signals, Norma Jean, Open Hand, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Shai Hulud, The Appleseed Cast, The Beautiful Mistake, The Casket Lottery, The Judas Cradle, The Juliana Theory, Unearth, Unwed Sailor, With Honor, and Zao.

Bloodjinn, Open Hand, Etc. Added To 2020 Furnace Fest

Bloodjinn, Open Hand, The Judas Cradle, and Love Is Red have been added to the 2020 Furnace Fest. That event will take place at the Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, AL on September 18-20 and it will also feature: ’68, Andrew W.K., Astronoid, August Burns Red, Avail, Beloved, Better Off, Boysetsfire, Cave In, Codeseven, Comeback Kid, Converge, Eighteen Visions, ERRA, Evergreen Terrace, Every Time I Die, Few Left Standing, From Autumn To Ashes, Further Seems Forever, Glasseater, Haste, Hopesfall, Hot Water Music, Knocked Loose, Life In Your Way, Living Sacrifice, Luxury, Mineral, Misery Signals, Norma Jean, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Shai Hulud, The Appleseed Cast, The Beautiful Mistake, The Casket Lottery, The Juliana Theory, Unearth, Unwed Sailor, With Honor, and Zao.