Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child is the debut album by American hardcore band Norma Jean, released on August 13, 2002 by Solid State Records. It is the band's only album to feature bassist Joshua Doolittle and vocalist Josh Scogin, the latter of which later became the lead vocalist of The Chariot. The band previously released a studio album, Throwing Myself, under the name of Luti-Kriss
Memphis Will Be Laid To Waste.
This album was the band’s only one under the name of Norma Jean to feature vocalist Josh Scogin, current lead vocalist of The Chariot, as well as bassist Joshua Doolittle. The entire album was recorded live with very little overdubs, and the booklet insert claims that the CD was produced entirely without the use of computers. Scogin left the band almost immediately after the album’s release (the only music video from the album, for the track Memphis Will Be Laid To Waste, has Brad Norris on vocals). He talked about leaving the band in this interview, saying: It was a very spiritual thing
Listen free to Norma Jean – Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child (The Entire World Is Counting on Me and They Don't Even Know It, Face:Face and more). Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child is the debut album by American Christian metalcore band Norma Jean, released in 2002 by Solid State Records. This album was the band's only one to feature vocalist Josh Scogin, who is now the lead vocalist of The Chariot. Aaron Weiss of mewithoutYou appears on the track Memphis Will be Laid to Waste courtesy of Tooth & Nail Records.
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Band:norma jean song:the shotgun message album:bless the martyr and kiss the child. I saw this somewhere there where a few mistakes but Ifixed them for you. TABBED BY iloveibanez. C 00 00 00 00 00 00. Norma Jean It Was As If The Dead Man Stood Upon The Air Bless the Martyr & Kiss the Child. Tabbed By: Enjoi Zao. This is a short but good song.
Norma Jean lyrics - 80 song lyrics sorted by album, including "Children Of The Dead", "Amnesty Please", "Memphis Will Be Laid To Waste". album: "Bless The Martyr And Kiss The Child" (2002) Face: Face Memphis Will Be Laid To Waste Creating Something Out Of Nothing, Only To Pretty Soon, I Don't Know What, Bu. .I Used To Hate Cell Phones But Now I Hate Car Accidents It Was As If The Dead Man Stood Upon Th.The Human Face, Divine Organized Beyond Recognition. album: "O' God The Aftermath" (2005).
Norma Jean follows no rhyme or reason, and bludgeons the listener with repeated blasts of macabre hardcore/metal that are as confusing as they are cataclysmic. While few bands could pull off placing a 15-plus-minute track in the center of an album, Norma Jean dares to be different, and manages to place "Pretty Soon, I Don't Know What, but Something Is Going to Happen" effectively without killing the album's momentum
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|1||The Entire World Is Counting On Me And They Don't Even Know It|
|3||Memphis Will Be Laid To Waste
Vocals [Guest] – Aaron Weiss
|4||Creating Something Out Of Nothing, Only To Destroy It|
|5||Pretty Soon, I Don't Know What, But Something Is Going To Happen|
|6||The Shotgun Message|
|7||Sometimes It's Our Mistakes That Make For The Greatest Ideas|
|8||I Used To Hate Cell Phones But Now I Hate Car Accidents|
|9||It Was As If The Dead Man Stood Upon The Air|
|10||The Human Face, Divine|
|11||Organized Beyond Recognition|
- Art Direction, Design – Asterik Studio
- Bass – Joshua Doolittle
- Drums – Daniel Davison
- Guitar – Christopher Day , Scottie Henry
- Mastered By – Alan Douches
- Producer – Adam D.*
- Vocals – Joshua Scogin
NotesRecorded at Zing Studio, Westfield, Massuchusetts between April 15 and May 5 2002.
|CDHOLE109||Norma Jean||Bless The Martyr And Kiss The Child (CD, Album)||Golf||CDHOLE109||UK||2004|
|TND38956||Norma Jean||Bless The Martyr And Kiss The Child (CD, Album)||Solid State||TND38956||US||2002|
|?||Norma Jean||Bless The Martyr And Kiss The Child (Deluxe Edition) (CD, Ltd)||Solid State||?||US||2002|