Tuesday, July 1, 2014

NORA + Good Fight




Good Fight Music announces the launch of its digital reissues of four key titles from the NORA catalog. Originally released on Trustkill Records and currently out of print, the four reissues span NORA's entire heyday, from the band's early days in the New Jersey hardcore scene, up through its last album by which point the band had traveled the globe and shared stages with the biggest names in metal and rock.

The four reissues include: Theneverendingyouline EP (1999), Loser's Intuition (2001), Dreamers & Deadmen (2003), and Save Yourself (2007). All four were recorded by Eric Rachel at Trax East (The Black Dahlia Murder, The Banner) and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side (Mastodon, High on Fire).

Good Fight Music's NORA reissues are now available for purchase via Good Fight's official merch store, as well as through iTunes, Google Play, Good Fight's Bandcamp, and Spotify.

NORA was founded in Highland Park, New Jersey in 1996 by frontman Carl Severson and drummer Chris Ross. The band, along with peers like Every Time I Die and Eighteen Visions, came to define the sound of metallic hardcore as it evolved into the new millennium, bringing rock n' roll swagger into the context of aggressive music. Over the next decade, NORA would become a mainstay of the booming metalcore scene – releasing albums through Trustkill Records, playing shows around the world with bands from Lamb of God to 
My Chemical Romance to Converge, and appearing as guests on MTV2's Headbangers Ball.

While fronting NORA, Severson also made his mark as a businessman, founding the label Ferret Music. Through Ferret, Severson helped build the careers of Every Time I Die, Killswitch Engage, The Bronx, and many more, and established himself as a leader in the underground. In 2010, Severson turned his focus to Good Fight Entertainment, a new company comprising a record label and music management department. Now, through Good Fight, the circle is completed as Severson unleashes the reissues of his own band's material.

Severson states: "These records represent the better part of my twenties. They're the musical outlet of my passions, friendships, fears, angers, and so much more. Between friends, family, and crew, NORA is really made up of 20-30 of New Jersey's best. It's fun to have these records back out there."

Dormant since the 2007 release of Save Yourself, NORA reunited for two shows in 2013. Stay tuned for announcements of further actions.