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Not to be confused with the late-'70s disco diva (who sang with Chic in 1977 before going solo and scoring a hit with 1978's "Saturday") or the country singer (who enjoyed a successful run in the '60s), this Norma Jean is a Christian alternative metal/metalcore band previously known as Luti-Kriss. Norma Jean adopted a rap-metal approach during their early years; in reviews, the former Luti-Kriss was often described as the Christian equivalent of Limp Bizkit, Korn, (hed) p.e., Methods of Mayhem, or Rage Against the Machine. As the bandmates' tastes evolved, however, they turned away from rap-metal in favor of a heavier sound. The Southern band has enjoyed a small but enthusiastic cult following in the alt-metal underground, where they appeal to both Christian and non-Christian headbangers. Norma Jean was formed in Douglasville, Georgia (a suburb of Atlanta), in 1997. In the early 2000s, the band recorded two CDs as Luti-Kriss. Their first release was the 5 EP, followed in 2001 by the full-length Throwing Myself on Seattle's Solid State label, a subsidiary of Tooth and Nail Records. Often mistaken for the controversial rapper Ludacris -- who, coincidentally, is also from the Atlanta area -- the members of Luti-Kriss opted to adopt the Norma Jean name. Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child introduced this new moniker in 2002; it was also the band's heaviest, most brutal effort to date. While Norma Jean's first recordings inspired comparisons to Limp Bizkit and Korn, Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child was often compared to Hatebreed. Isis and Mastodon producer Matt Bayles lent their help to 2005's O God, the Aftermath, while Korn and Limp Bizkit producer Ross Robinson helmed the epic Redeemer in 2006. Chris Raines, the drummer for Spitfire, joined the band in early 2008, and the new lineup released Antimother that summer. In 2010, they released Meridional. While the album felt like a creative high point for the band, their return to the studio would be rough one, with bassist Jake Schultz, guitarist Scottie Hickey, and drummer Chris Raines all parting ways with the band during the two-year recording process. The remaining members pressed on, though, recruiting guitarist Jeff Hickey, drummer Clayton Holyoak, and bass player John Finnegan to join their ranks. The result of their hard work, the surprisingly vital and cohesive Wrongdoers, arrived in 2013. ~ Alex Henderson
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Norma Jean

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Albums by
Norma Jean

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Norma Jean

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  2.   Leaderless and Self Enlisted
  3.   Deathbed Atheist
  4.   Songs Sound Much Sadder
  5.   Triffids
  6.   Septentrional
  7.   Blueprints for Future Homes
  8.   Pretty Soon, I Don't Know What, But Something Is Going to Happen
  9.   Private Little World
  10.   Liarsenic
  11.   Face: Face
  12.   Sword in Mouth, Fire Eyes
  13.   If You Got It at Five, You Got It at Fifty
  14.   Hive Minds
  15.   Opposite of Left and Wrong
  16.   Like Swimming Circles
  17.   A Small Spark vs. a Great Forest
  18.   Pretendeavor: In Reference to a Sinking Ship
  19.   Charactarantula: Talking to You and the Intake of Glass
  20.   Absentimental: Street Clam
  21.   Disconnecktie: The Faithful Vampire
  22.   Coffinspire : Multitudes, Multitudes in the Valley
  23.   Dilemmachine: Coalition Hoax
  24.   Murderotica: An Avalanche in D Minor
  25.   The Human Face, Divine
  26.   It Was as If the Dead Man Stood Upon the Air
  27.   Memphis Will Be Laid to Waste
  28.   Sometimes It's Our Mistakes That Make for the Greatest Ideas
  29.   Funeral Singer
  30.   Neck in the Hemp
  31.   The Lash Whistled Like a Singing Wind
  32.   The Potter Has No Hands
  33.   The People That Surround You on a Regular Basis
  34.   High Noise Low Output
  35.   Falling from the Sky: Day Seven
  36.   Blood Burner
  37.   And There Will Be a Swarm of Hornets
  38.   Robots 3 Humans 0
  39.   Birth of the Anti Mother
  40.   Self Employed Chemist
  41.   Vipers, Snakes, and Actors
  42.   No Passenger: No Parasite
  43.   Cemetery Like a Stage
  44.   The Longest Lasting Statement
  45.   The End of All Things Will Be Televised
  46.   A Temperamental Widower
  47.   A Grand Scene for a Color Film
  48.   Coffinspire: Multitudes, Multitudes in the Valley of Decision
  49.   Vertebraille: Choke That Thief Called Dependence
  50.   Organized Beyond Recognition
  51.   The Entire World Is Counting on Me, And They Don't Even Know It
  52.   Head over Heels in Love with You
  53.   I Want to Live Again
  54.   Wrongdoers
  55.   Amnesty Please
  56.   Bayonetwork: Vultures in Vivid Color
  57.   I Used to Hate Cell Phones But Now I Hate Car Accidents
  58.   Scientifiction : A Clot of Tragedy/A Swarm Of
  59.   Talk Back Trembling Lips
  60.   It Keeps Right on A-Hurtin'
  61.   Silver Threads and Golden Needles
  62.   Sun Dies, Blood Moon
  63.   Afterhour Animals
  64.   The Anthem of the Angry Brides
  65.   Occidental
  66.   Everlasting Tapeworm
  67.   Bastardizer
  68.   Murphy Was an Optimist
  69.   I Didn't Mean It
  70.   Creating Something Out of Nothing, Only to Destroy It
  71.   Surrender Your Sons...
  72.   Innocent Bystanders United/Oriental
  73.   The Shotgun Message
  74.   ...Discipline Your Daughters
  75.   A Media Friendly Turn for the Worse
  76.   Heaven
  77.   Shaunluu
  78.   Scientifiction: I. A Clot of Tragedy/II. A Swarm of Dedication
  79.   [Untitled Track]
  80.   Softly & Tenderly
  81.   Oriental
  82.   Manipulateral : Street Clam
  83.   [CD-ROM Track]
  84.   Entire World Is Counting on Me

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