Norma Jean in studio with at least seven songs tracked; plan to release new album this year

January 03 2013, 11:46 AM EST By Cassie Whitt

Norma Jean have been teasing on Twitter even more these days that they plan to release a new album in 2013. They re-entered the studio today after a break and have been recording since early December. According to the band's last studio update, they already have at least seven songs tracked and are planning for seven more.

The band had announced the completion of writing for their upcoming album  and plans to enter the studio in November.

Of the album so far the band says, "We spent almost 2 years writing this. We have definitely found so many ways to expand on what we’ve done before and progress into making something new. This is definitely something new, but don’t misunderstand. It’s heavy! We’re metal heads! Born and raised."