Watch Norma Jean’s Insane New “Mind Over Mind” Video

On October 25th, metalcore stalwarts Norma Jean are set to release their highly anticipated new album, All Hail, via Solid State. The LP — which is available for pre-order here — is the follow-up to 2016’s chaotic Polar Similar, and treads a similarly chaotic path. Notably, the album’s title was inspired by the band’s fans. “The story behind the band’s name goes something like ‘it just got thrown around a few times and stuck,'” lead singer Cory Brandan has said, “and it was some fans that started throwing out Almighty many years later and, eventually, All Hail. It’s a tribute to them, by them. It got thrown around and it stuck.”

In July, Norma Jean offered up the single “[Mind Over Mind],” a crushing cut readymade for the mosh pit. Today, August 8th, they’ve dropped the song’s music video, which follows what appears to be a tribal cult in war paint and gauze masks engaging in all kinds of bloody rituals involving mysterious glowing objects and more.

“I don’t believe humans naturally live in a state of constant conflict. I think it’s perpetuated,” Brandan commented on the song and it’s strange new video. “Feel free to dive in further if you want. After that, it’s a heavy rock riff with tons of fuzz!”

Norma Jean tour dates:
08 Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Elevation
09 Indianapolis, Ind. @ The Citadel
10 Columbus, Ohio @ Skully’s
11 Elmira, N.Y.@ iMatter Festival
13 Virginia Beach, Va. @ Peabody’s
14 Jacksonville, N.C.@ Tarheel
15 Asheville, N.C.@ Orange Peel
16 Nashville, Tenn. @ The Cowan
17 Springfield, Mo. @ The Riff
18 Tyler, Texas @ Crossroads