Norma Jean have just released their brutal new track ‘Spearmint Revolt‘!

This is the second preview of what’s to come from the Douglasville metalcore group on their upcoming ninth studio release ‘Deathrattle Sing For Me’, which was announced last month.

Lead vocalist Cory Brendan spoke about the origins of the track, saying; ‘There is no editing stage. Every edit is a new creation, and some songs write themselves. This song was thrown out, retrieved, reworked, and thrown out again a few times. After almost abandoning it completely, it wasn’t the song that needed to change — but our view of what kind of song it truly was.

Brendan continues, ‘There is a lot of [guitarist] Grayson [Stewart] on this album, and I’ve never seen him more determined to make a statement than with what he writes than with this track. This song ended up coining a new common phrase in the Norma Jean camp: ‘It had to be off the album before it could be on it.’ Abandoning this song forced us to make it work in a much more desperate way.

‘The title and chorus lyrics are a tribute to the ’90s music we grew up with and how some bands would make some of their heaviest songs and name them something that forces you to view it differently. It seemed fitting for what this song went through, and it ended up naming the album: Deathrattle Sing For Me.

Multinstrumentalist Grayson Stewart adds; ‘I wanted this song to be an example of how much ground Norma Jean can cover within a single song — while still making it sound cohesive.

Listen to ‘Spearmint Revolt‘ below!

Norma Jean’s upcoming ninth studio album ‘Deathrattle Sing For Me’ was revealed last month, containing 13 tracks in total, with the official track list and artwork available to check out below!

  1. 1994
  2. Call For The Blood
  3. Spearmint Revolt
  4. Memorial Hoard
  5. Aria Obscura
  6. Any%
  7. Parallella
  8. W W A V V E
  9. A Killing Word
  10. Penny Margs
  11. el-roi
  12. Sleep Explosion
  13. Heartache

Norma Jean are set to go out on tour around the US later next month, starting off in Colorado Springs on August 13, before ceasing in Birmingham, Alabama on September 23.

‘Deathrattle Sing For Me’ is due for release on August 12 via Solid State Records.

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