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Norma Jean Part Ways With Drummer

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Norma Jean have split with their drummer Daniel Davidson. They stated that it was for personal and spiritual indifferences. The band will continute to tour in support of their latest release, Redeemer.

Recently posted on their tour journal, Alchemy Index, Thrice has the following to share:

We?re back at home, after a really fun little run on the east coast. Thanks to everyone who came out to the shows, and those of you that braved the insane crowds at Bamboozle. It was good for us to get out of this little cave of a studio and share some new songs with you guys and play live in the states for the first time in like?a year? (wow) Big thanks to Moneen, The Receiving End of Sirens, and Norma Jean as well. It was kind of a bummer that it was such a short tour?all the bands and crew were really good dudes.

There was a little confusion surrounding our acoustic set in the bubble at Bamboozle on Saturday that I wanted to clear up real quick. Apparently they handed out ?exclusive? passes to 1000 people, because the Fire Marshall had set a very strict maximum capacity for the inside of that steamy bubble. The security guards at the door didn?t really handle the situation as well as we?d have hoped and were saying some pretty shitty things to people (and about the band) trying to figure out why they couldn?t just walk in and watch Dustin and Teppei play. I know this, because apparently Ed and I didn?t have the proper credentials to get in either, so we had to stand at the gate and watch this whole mess go down. It was beyond frustrating, and i just wanted to apologize to anyone who may have gotten the wrong information, or had a guy in a yellow shirt yell at them or tell them to beat it. It was out of our hands, and although we wish there was a way for more of you to get in and see the show, there really wasn?t anything we could do, because of the strict capacity limit. So please accept our apology for the way the whole thing was handled. It won?t happen again.

Despite the mess I just described above, and some technical difficulties during our set on Sunday, Bamboozle was a lot of fun. We had so many friends playing, and it was great too see old touring buddies, and possible future touring buddies, again. We had a little demo showdown in Saves the Day?s bus on Saturday night?two songs of theirs, two of ours, rinse and repeat. Good times. They?re heading into the studio soon, and I?m telling you?that record is gonna be great. I also had the pleasure of hearing some mixes of the new TREOS stuff, and it?s awesome as well.

So what?s next for us? We?re kinda getting into the final stretch of this project, and might have a couple more songs to track, some vocals, and assorted overdubs, and then it?s time to mix. We?ll keep you guys up to date with posts and pics on this here blog, and yes?after however many months we?ve been talking about getting you some video, we?re gonna get you some video. For real, this time. Instead of trying to shoot it ourselves, we?re having someone come in and stick a camera in our faces. So, yeah?it?s coming.
And that?s it. It?s been a long process and a huge project, and we appreciate your patience. It will be worth the wait. I promise.
be good,

Here’s some news about recent tracklistings for upcoming albums:

Boys Night Out – Boys Night Out
01. Get Your Head Straight
02. Swift and Unforgiving
03. The Push and Pull
04. Up With Me
05. The Heirs of Error
06. Let Me Be Your Swearword
07. Hey, Thanks
08. Fall For The Drinker
09. Apartment 4
10. Reason Ain’t Our Long Suit
11. It Won’t Be Long

Straylight Run – The Needle The Space
01) The Words We Say
02) The Miracle That Never Came
03) Soon We’ll be Living in the Future
04) How Do I Fix My Head
05) Who Will Save Us Now
06) Cover Your Eyes
07) We’ll Never Leave Again
08) Take It To Manhattan
09) Still Alone
10) This is the End
11) Buttoned Down
12) Track #12
13) The First of This Century

Various Artists – Warped Tour 2007 Compilation
Disc 1
Alkaline Trio – “Fire Down Below”
Bad Religion – “Requiem for Dissent”
Killswitch Engage – “The Arms of Sorrow”
As I Lay Dying – “Confined”
Cute Is What We Aim For – “Lyrical Lies (electric)”
Big D and The Kids Table – “Steady Riot”
Tiger Army – “Afterworld”
I Am Ghost – “Our Friend Lazarus Sleeps”
Norma Jean – “Songs Sound Much Sadder”
The Matches – “Little Maggots”
Only Crime – “Take Me”
LoveHateHero – “Amity”
Amber Pacific – “Summer (In B)”
Buck-O-Nine – “I’m Not Dead”
Street Dogs – “Fading American Dream”
The Briggs – “Song of Babylon”
Escape the Fate – “Reverse This Curse”
Gallows – “Rolling with the Punches”
Madina Lake – “House of Cards”
Haste the Day – “Akeldema”
Blessthefall – “Could Tell a Love”
Guff – “Sympathy of Voices”
Set Your Goals – “This Song Is Definitely Not About a Girl”
My American Heart – “The Shake (Awful Feeling)”
Mayday Parade – “Black Cat”

Disc 2

The Used – “The Ripper ”
Poison The Well – “Letter Thing”
Chiodos – “To Trixie and Reptile, Thanks for Everything”
Bayside – “Duality”
Paramore – “This Circle”
Gogol Bordello – “60 Revolutions”
Aiden – “We Sleep Forever”
Vanna – “The Things He Carried”
The Human Abstract – “Mea Culpa”
Ryan’s Hope – “Killing Through Song”
Meg & Dia – “Monster”
Bedouin Soundclash – “Until We Burn In The Sun (The Kids Just Want Love Song)”
Smoke or Fire – “The Patty Hearst Syndrome”
The Casualties – “In It for Life”
The Toasters – “You’re Gonna Pay”
The Higher – “Insurance?”
Piebald – “Oh, The Congestion”
Blinded Black – “Under The Sunrise”
Greeley Estates – “The End of All We Know”
Strung Out – “Calling”
Parkway Drive – “Smoke ‘Em If Ya Got ‘Em”
The Unseen – “At Point Blank”
Olympia – “M-80”
Tokyo Rose – “A Pound of Silver Is Worth Its Weight in Blood”
Mad Caddies – “State of Mind”

Motion City Soundtrack – Even If It Kills Me
01. Fell In Love Without You
02. This Is For Real
03. It Had To Be You
04. Last Night
05. Calling All Cops
06. Can’t Finish What You Started
07. The Conversation
08. Broken Heart
09. Hello Helicopter
10. Where I Belong
11. Point Of Extinction
12. Antonia
13. Even If It Kills Me