War Paint and Human Sacrifice: See Norma Jean's New "Mind Over Mind" Video | Revolver

War Paint and Human Sacrifice: See Norma Jean's New "Mind Over Mind" Video

Metalcore stalwarts tackle our "state of constant conflict" in unnerving visual

Last month, metalcore veterans Norma Jean dropped "[Mind Over Mind]," a blistering, mosh-fueling cut off the band's forthcoming LP, All Hail, due October 25th via Solid State. (You can pre-order it here.) The album's title, like the group's name, came about in a very organic way. "The story behind the band's name goes something like 'it just got thrown around a few times and stuck,'" singer Cory Brandan explains, "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."

The theme of "[Mind Over Mind]," meanwhile, comes from a more resolute, less random place. "I don't believe humans naturally live in a state of constant conflict. I think it's perpetuated," Brandan says of the song and it's new video, premiering here. "Feel free to dive in further if you want. After that, it's a heavy rock riff with tons of fuzz!"

The "[Mind Over Mind]" visual follows what appears to be a tribal cult, wearing war paint and lacy gauze masks, who worship glowing objects and enact a human sacrifice. This narrative footage is intercut with kinetic clips of the band in raging performance. Check it out above.