If you’re on this page, you really should have seen the Thrash Hits Albums of the Year 2013 list already. If you haven’t, you should click that link or this link and sort that out. This piece will attempt to delve into some vague statistical analysis of the results. This is really only interesting if you care deeply about either the Thrash Hits Top 20, any old statistical analysis or both, so the chances are you’ll have clicked through to something else by now. Anyway…
There are several artists named Norma Jean, the by far most popular being a metalcore/mathcore band from Douglasville, Georgia, U.S.A. (1). Norma Jean is also a country singer from Wellston, Oklahoma (2).
Norma Jean is a metalcore/ mathcore band from Douglasville, Georgia, USA- a suburb of Atlanta. They were originally known as Luti-Kriss. They released two albums: an EP (titled 5ep) in 2000, and a full-length release, Throwing Myself on March 13, 2001. Read more on Last.fm
Norma Jean on Thrash Hits
September 11th, 2013
On this week’s Cloudcast, we’ve got taster-tracks from four of this week’s best new releases, as well as this week’s Future Hits inductee, Palm, and a song connected to he biggest news story in metal this week: Robb Flynn throwing his toys out the pram at Avenged Sevenfold.
September 9th, 2013
There’s been a fair few metalcore records released this year (as well as a fair few in the pipeline that we’ve had an advanced listen to) that have really been standout moments for the genre. We’re prepared to go out on a limb here and suggest that 2013 is going to be remembered in future years as something of a golden 12 months for the genre, which is why we’ve plumped for Norma Jean’s excellent Wrongdoers as our choice for If You Buy One Thing This Week.
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July 25th, 2012
This week’s podcast has Tom Doyle joinging Hugh back in the Thrash Hits studio, and this week they’re taking a long hard look at the line-up for Hevy Festival 2012. As the UK’s up-and-coming hardcore, punk and rock festival prepares for its fourth year, we’re looking at the headliners, our top picks from lower down the bill, the unusual layout for this year’s festival, as well as baselessly speculating on the potential this young festival upstart has for the future. Oh, and mouthing off about a couple of bands. Y’know – the usual.
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March 9th, 2012
Usually when a someone quits a band, more often than not they do so not on the best of terms with their former bandmates. Obviously there are exceptions to this (after all, sometimes people just want to quit the music business altogether to spend time with their family), but if someone quits to start another band…well…you only have to look at Max Cavalera and Andreas Kisser to see that things do not normally end well in these situations.
Not so Josh Scogin and the guys in Norma Jean though. Not only does Scogin still get on with his former bandmates (well, the handful of them who are in Norma Jean’s current touring line-up), but they get on well enough for Norma Jean to bring The Chariot, the band Scogin quit NJ to form, out on their European tour with them. Awww. Isn’t friendship a wonderful thing?
February 9th, 2011
After releasing one of our favourite records of 2010, The Chariot are returning to the UK to play some more shows. It would be silly not to have a chat their amazing singer, Josh Scogin about stuff and things. Right?
Atlanta has born quite an array of strong heavy acts over the last decade, what’s in the water?
I think the answer is in the Coke. After all that is where it was all invented and all.
October 12th, 2010
It’s been a pretty long time since Hugh Platt last saw the tech-tinged metalcore of Brighton’s Architects play live, so we sent him to catch them at their biggest show on UK soil to date. And my oh my, just look how they’ve grown….
The last time I saw a full live set from Architects, it was when they were balls deep in the guts of the 2008 Never Say Die Tour. Even back then they stood out among the so-so beat- and break-downs of their contemporaries marked them as a band worth keeping an eye on. The 5-minute glimpse of them from the back of the rammed-to-the-fucking-rafters third stage at Download Festival 2009, grabbed during a five-minute break between band interviews, further solidified the impression that this was a band on the rise. But with indications that the new album is a departure from the tech-metal they built this success on, have they gone and bottled it?