Norma Jean’s Meridional is certainly living up to its buzz. The band’s widely- acclaimed new album debuts impressively at #44 on Billboard’s Top 200 on sales of 9,819. In addition the album comes in at #6 on the Hard Music chart, #15 on the Rock chart, #34 on the Digital Albums chart and #2 on the Contemporary Christian chart.
Meridional has been the recipient of some of the highest critical acclaim given to any heavy rock album this year. Alternative Press declared the album “Norma Jean’s first true masterpiece,” while Revolver gave it four stars saying it “hits plenty hard,” and Decibel called it “career defining” and that their “songwriting has never been stronger.”
“Norma Jean delivered a phenomenal album, and the positive reaction has been beyond our expectations,” said Razor & Tie’s Vice President of Marketing Jeremy Kramer. “We’re incredibly proud to be associated with the band, and look forward to continuing to spread the word of the Almighty Norma Jean and Meridional!”
Also impacting this week is Norma Jean’s new video for “Deathbed Atheist”, which had its exclusive world premiere yesterday on MySpace Music. The intense video, which features some amazing animation was helmed by innovative Swedish director Linus Johansson of Popcore Film who has done three previous clips for the band.
“Deathbed Athiest” video on MySpace:
Additionally, three tracks off Meridional are available for purchase on the Rock Band Network for the Xbox Marketplace. Fans can now download “The Anthem of the Angry Brides,” “Deathbed Atheist,” and “Leaderless and Self Enlisted” for their use on Rock Band, with players able to emulate any of the band members as they play along.