Cory Brandan Putman, known as Cory Brandan, has been the lead vocalist for the metalcore band Norma Jean since 2004.
He is a former member of bands Eso-Charis, Living Sacrifice, The Handshake Murders, and Uses Fire, and a current member of the bands Norma Jean, Fear is the Driving Force and The Radio Sky. He was one of the founding members of Mathcore band Eso-Charis, along with his brother, Matthew Putman and Arthur Green who eventually went on to join the band Living Sacrifice. He played guitar for a tour through Norway and Sweden with Living Sacrifice, before being replaced by Rocky Gray (who would go on to play drums in Evanescence and guitar in Soul Embraced).
Brandan then toured with and later joined Norma Jean permanently as their lead vocalist, replacing former vocalist Josh Scogin. Since Brandan has joined Norma Jean, they have released five records; O God, the Aftermath released in 2005, Redeemer in 2006, The Anti Mother, which was released on August 5, 2008 through Solid State Records, Meridional released July 12, 2010 through Razor & Tie, and Wrongdoers on August 6, 2013. The Anti Mother featured guest writing and vocals by notable artists Chino Moreno of the Deftones, Page Hamilton of Helmet, and Cove Reber of Saosin.
In 2015, Brandan formed a project with former Every Time I Die musician Ryan "Legs" Leger and Dead and Divine's Chris LeMasters, titled Hundred Suns.
Despite near constant touring with the band, Brandan maintains his most important role as the head of his family, a dedicated father to his two children, and dedicated husband to his wife, award winning photographer and fellow artist, Rachel Rodemann. Brandan has three brothers, one older, two younger: Tristen, Matt, and Adam Putman.
Brandan is colorblind.
In late 2008 Brandan merged his music business experience with his artistic talents and went public with his graphic and clothing design company UNwork. Since UNwork's conception, Brandan has designed for bands small and large across the country. Putman has said that he uses his experiences as a former struggling band member to shape how he runs the company and that he understands the necessities of keeping designs inexpensive to print, and specializes in these cheap-to-print one and two color designs.
On the UNwork Myspace, Brandan writes: "I have been doing UNwork for years now, it's not really important how long exactly. I have been doing other things for the past 6 years (Norma Jean, The Radio Sky and Fear is the Driving Force) and it has kept me away from this almost completely. I have always been interested in all kinds of art and have recently really wanted to do UNwork again."With Eso-Charis
The Plateau Green (1997)
Setting Roots For Winter 7" (2000)
With Norma Jean
O God, the Aftermath (2005)
The Anti Mother (2008)
Polar Similar (2016)
With Fear Is the Driving Force
With Hundred Suns
The Prestaliis (2017)
Last Chance to Breathe by Spoken (2005)
The March by Unearth (2008)
Rising Sun by Stray from the Path (2011)
Raise the Dead by Le Castle Vania (2013)
Everything Was Sound by Silent Planet (2016)