The new record will be the first since the band’s 2016 album Polar Similar.
Since that record, the band’s lineup has changed quite a lot. No original member has been part of the band since 2015.
Also, the new album will be the first release since the departure of longtime guitarist Jeff Hickey.
Hickey has been with the band since 2011, but the two parties will be separating to allow him to focus on his battle with alcohol addiction.
“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,” the band says.
The new song gives fans a taste at what Norma Jean will sound like on the new record. You can listen to “[Mind Over Mind]” below.
— Norma Jean (@NormaJeanBand) July 19, 2019
All Hail drops October 25 via Solid State Records You can pre-order a copy here.
Frontman Cory Brandan previously explained that their 2016 album “was definitely a record where we felt like we ended a trilogy…so now where I think we are was, how do we just switch it up and just really go for something totally off the wall, without losing our self?”
He continued: “We started with a lot of ‘I don’t knows’ and by the time we finished it we were blown away on our own…I’ve never heard Norma Jean like this…It’s new territory for sure, but I’m pretty pumped on it.”
Norma Jean shared a brief teaser for the new record featuring numerous social media posts with the phrase “all hail the almighty Norma Jean.” The band also gave their “thanks to the diehards for naming LP8.”
07/17 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
07/18 – Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie
07/19 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
07/20 – Oshkosh, WI @ Rock USA
07/21 – Cincinnati, OH @ 20th Century Theatre
07/23 – London, ON @ Call The Office
07/24 – Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
07/25 – Quebec City, QC @ Le D’Auteuil
07/27 – Bangor, ME @ Impact Music Festival
07/28 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
07/30 – Memphis, TN @ Growlers
07/31 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
08/01 – Midland, TX @ Rock the Desert
08/02 – Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live
08/03 – Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
08/05 – Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
08/06 – St. Louis, MO @ FUBAR
08/07 – Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
08/08 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Elevation
08/09 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Citadel
08/10 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner
08/11 – Elmira, NY @ iMatter
08/13 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Peabody’s *
08/14 – Jacksonville, NC @ Tarheel *
08/15 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel *
08/16 – Nashville, TN @ The Cowan *
08/17 – Springfield, MO @ The Riff *
08/18 – Tyler, TX @ Crossroads *
* – Afterlife in place of Currents
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