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“Norma Jean’s first true masterpiece.” – Alternative Press
“Meridional hits plenty hard. Four stars!” – Revolver
“Career defining. The songwriting has never been stronger.” – Decibel

Norma Jean’s highly anticipated album, Meridional, is officially available for presale.  Presale packages will be available in four tiers.  Regardless of what package fans choose, when ordering from, all presales include an instant download of “Deathbed Atheist,” the second new song from the album after “Leaderless and Self Enlisted.”

The standard package for $10 includes the Meridional physical CD as well as the ability to digitally download the album on release day, July 13th.  For fans interested in merchandise, the Standard + T-Shirt package is available for $25.  This tier includes both the physical and digital albums, as well as an exclusive t-shirt that can only be purchased through the presale.  The Deluxe package includes the physical and digital albums, the exclusive t-shirt, and a 2 Disc 180 Gram Gatefold Vinyl edition of Meridional for $50.  The $75 option includes all of the above merchandise as well as a 12″x12″ lithograph of the Meridional album artwork, authographed by all the members of Norma Jean.

Meridional‘s release coincides with the stsart of the Mayhem Festival where Norma Jean will be playing on the Mayhem Festival Stage with Atreyu, In This Moment, and 3 Inches Of Blood.  Mayhem Festival headliners include Korn, Rob Zombie, Lamb Of God, and Five Finger Death Punch.  Norma Jean recently returned from a short-run tour with Every Time I Die, supported by Cancer Bats.

The five-piece metal band from Atlanta is Cory Brandon (vocals/guitar), Scottie Henry (guitar), Jake Schultz (bass), Chris Day (guitar) and Chris Raines (drums).  They have previously released four records prior to Meridional, selling over 365,000 albums.  The Grammy-nominated band is known for their artistically chaotic sound which has influenced and resonated with the metal community.


July 10 – San Bernardino, CA – San Manual Amphitheater *
July 11 – View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater *
July 12 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater **
July 13 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater *
July 14 – Nampa, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheater *
July 16 – Phoenix, AZ – Cricket Wireless Pavilion *
July 17 – Albuquerque, NM – Journal Pavilion *
July 18 – Englewood, CO – Comfort Dental Amphitheater *
July 20 – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater *
July 21 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center *
July 23 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center *
July 24 – Hartford, CT – The Comcast Theatre *
July 25 – Montreal, Quebec – Parc Jean Drapeau *
July 26 – Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon **
July 27 – Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center *
July 28 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center *
July 30 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheater *
July 31 – Noblesville, IN – Verizon Wireless Music Center *
Aug 1 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheater *
Aug 2 – Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend ***
Aug 3 – Raleigh, NC – Time Warner Pavilion @ Walnut Creek *
Aug 4 – Virginia Beach, VA – Virginia Beach Amphitheater *
Aug 6 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre *
Aug 7 – Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion *
Aug 8 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live *
Aug 9 – West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern **
Aug 10 – Tampa, FL – Ford Amphitheatre *
Aug 11 – West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheater *
Aug 13 – Dallas, TX – Center *
Aug 14 – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre *
*Mayhem Festival / **with In This Moment / ***with In This Moment and Chimaira



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