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THY ART IS MURDER RELEASE "STORIES OF DESOLATION" TRAILER AHEAD OF DEAR DESOLATION RELEASE

NEW ALBUM OUT AUGUST 18

BAND TOURING WITH DECAPITATED THIS SUMMER

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"Double Homicide Tour"

September 22, 2017

TLA, Philly

special guests - Fallujah, Ghost Bath

THY ART IS MURDER SHARE "THE SON OF MISERY" GUITAR PLAYTHROUGH

DEAR DESOLATION OUT AUGUST 18
BAND TOURING WITH DECAPITATED THIS SUMMER

THY ART IS MURDER - vocalist C.J. McMahon returns; new song released

THY ART IS MURDER will release their punishing new album Dear Desolation on August 18 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

In the lead up to the anticipate release, the Australian band has shared the guitar playthrough for the epic track "The Son of Misery." The clip demonstrates the sheer mastery of guitarist Andy Marsh.

Watch it
here.

ICYMI: 
You can view the official video for "The Son of Misery"

 Watch it here.

Check out the music video for the first single, "Slaves Beyond Death," 
here.

Pre-order Dear Desolation in various formats and bundles via
this location or digitally from iTunes and Amazon.

Thy Art Is Murder will return to the road this summer with Decapitated. All dates are below.

THY ART IS MURDER ON TOUR:
THE DOUBLE HOMICIDE TOUR 2017 W/ DECAPITATED, FALLUJAH, GHOST BATH

8/21 — Richmond, VA — Canal Club
8/22 — Greensboro, NC — Blind Tiger
8/23 — Atlanta, GA — The New Masquerade
8/24 — New Orleans, LA — Southport Hall
8/25—Houston, TX — Scout Bar
8/26—Austin, TX — Come and Take It Live
8/27—Dallas, TX — Gas Monkey Bar 'N Grill
8/29—Denver, CO — The Summit Music Hall
8/30—Salt Lake City, UT — The Complex
8/31 — Spokane, WA — The Pin
9/1 — Portland, OR — Hawthorne Theater
9/2 — Vancouver, BC — Rickshaw Theater
9/3 — Seattle, WA — Studio Seven
9/5 — Reno, NV — Jub Jub's
9/6 — San Francisco, CA — DNA Lounge
9/7 — West Hollywood, CA — The Roxy Theatre
9/8 — Santa Ana, CA — The Observatory
99 — Mesa, AZ — Club Red
9/10 — El Paso, TX — Tricky Falls
9/11 — Albuquerque, NM — Sunshine Theater
9/13 — Lawrence, KS — Granada Theater
9/14 — Joliet, IL — The Forge
9/15 — Grand Rapids, MI — The Intersection
9/16 — Toronto, ON — The Opera House
9/17 — Montreal, QC — Corona Theatre
9/18 — Ottawa, ON — Brass Monkey
9/19 — Boston, MA — Brighton Music Hall
9/20 — Syracuse, NY — The Lost Horizon
9/21 — New York, NY — Gramercy Theatre
9/22 — Philadelphia, PA — Theatre of Living Arts
9/23 — Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Soundstage
9/24 — Columbus, OH — Park Street

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THY ART IS MURDER ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, RELEASE NEW VIDEO

BAND TOURING WITH DECAPITATED THIS SUMMER

Australia's premiere incendiary musical export, THY ART IS MURDER, will release their new album Dear Desolation on August 18 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Check out the music video for the first single, "Slaves Beyond Death," here.

Dear Desolation was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Will Putney at Graphic Nature Audio in Belleville, NJ. Artwork was created by Eliran Kantor (HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, ICED EARTH, SODOM).

Comments THY ART IS MURDER vocalist C.J. McMahon: "I feel the strongest I've ever felt going into a record. Coming back to the fold of our band has reinvigorated me. I missed my brothers, touring, and of course all our dedicated fans around the world who have always given us their all.

"This new record is going to shape our future; we gave it everything we could and then some. In the past, I was the weakest link and now that I have re-built myself, we are stronger than ever and nothing can stand in our way."

Adds guitarist Andy Marsh: "Hate, War, Desolation; the trilogy series of the path mankind has laid out before himself. We are prouder than ever of our efforts on this record. A lot of time, planning, creativity and teamwork has culminated in what we think is our most completed vision yet: Dear Desolation."

Pre-order Dear Desolation in various formats and bundles from around the world via
this location. Pre-order the album digitally now from iTunes and Amazon and receive the song "Slaves Beyond Death" instantly.

Review - "Dear Desolation"


Thy Art Is Murder
“Dear Desolation”
Release date:  August 18, 2017
Nuclear Blast

 











Finally, the time is here to tear shit up!  We’ve been teased with two heavy as fuck tunes “Slaves Beyond Death” and “The Son of Misery” but on August 18th through Nuclear Blast the Australian metal militia we know as Thy Art Is Murder give us “Dear Desolation”.

I’m glad the band only released two songs before the album’s release.  They’ve given everyone a taste of where the band’s going with singer CJ McMahon back out front without letting all the brutal bits spill out.  And on “Dear Desolation” the totality of the brutality that is Thy Art Is Murder kicks you square in the grill.

“The Son of Misery”, with its occult meets “Children of the Corn” video, is sick as shit.  I had to clip a pic of CJ from the video.  Look as this madman and tell me the passion, the heavy, the beast isn’t still in this guy.  










You’ve heard the proof….”The Son of Misery” is a good start here.

Slaves Beyond Death” is simply vicious.  The guitars are nasty and Lee Stanton’s double bass drum work is going to have mosh pits imploding when the band hits the road next week with  Decapitated, Fallujah, and Ghost Bath.

But fear not you sick bastards, these two monsters are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. 

The title track “Dear Desolation” is a skull-masher.  Andy Marsh and Sean Delander have recorded some insane guitar work during the life cycle of Thy Art Is Murder but man the solos on “Dear Desolation” here are phenomenal.  Fast, heavy stomping riffs for sure.

Wait until you hear the opening for “Puppet Master”. Classic deathcore with a repetitive single beat of the snare drum over a furious guitar riff that really might incite riots!!  Hopefully not but I definitely wanted to destroy shit….tons of shit…..during this tune.

Oh, and let’s not forget “Death Dealer”.  The haunting keyboards backing CJ’s psychotic vocals give this track a horror movie vibe.  Breakdowns?  Fuck yeah there’s breakdowns.  The heavy step-down stomp of the guitar chord progression is something that should be idolized.

“Dear Desolation” wraps up with the song “The Final Curtain”.  As the lyrics go “the final curtain, so unforgiving” but metaphorically speaking the curtain on the career of Thy Art Is Murder is wide fucking open and “Dear Desolation” could go down as the finest work from the band to date.


Vocals - CJ McMahon
Drums - Lee Stanton
Guitar - Andy Marsh
Guitar - Sean Delander
Bass - Kevin Butler

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Catch THY ART IS MURDER on tour this August/September with label mates DECAPITATED, FALLUJAH and GHOST BATH.

THY ART IS MURDER ON TOUR
"THE DOUBLE HOMICIDE TOUR 2017"
THY ART IS MURDER, DECAPITATED, FALLUJAH, GHOST BATH


20-Aug-17           Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
21-Aug-17           Richmond, VA - Canal Club
22-Aug-17           Greensboro, NC - Blind Tiger
23-Aug-17           Atlanta, GA - The New Masquerade
24-Aug-17           New Orleans, LA - Southport Hall
25-Aug-17           Houston, TX - Scout Bar
26-Aug-17           Austin, TX - Come and Take It Live
27-Aug-17           Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Bar 'N Grill
29-Aug-17           Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall
30-Aug-17           Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
31-Aug-17           Spokane, WA - The Pin
01-Sep-17           Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
02-Sep-17           Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
03-Sep-17           Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
05-Sep-17           Reno, NV - Jub Jub's
06-Sep-17           San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
07-Sep-17           West Hollywood, CA - The Roxy Theatre
08-Sep-17           Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
09-Sep-17           Mesa, AZ - Club Red
10-Sep-17           El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
11-Sep-17           Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
13-Sep-17           Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
14-Sep-17           Joliet, IL - The Forge
15-Sep-17           Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
16-Sep-17           Toronto, ON - The Opera House
17-Sep-17           Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
18-Sep-17           Ottawa, ON - Brass Monkey
19-Sep-17           Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
20-Sep-17           Syracuse, NY - The Lost Horizon
21-Sep-17           New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
22-Sep-17           Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
23-Sep-17           Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
24-Sep-17           Columbus OH - Park Street

THY ART IS MURDER's latest album, Holy War, landed at #82 on the Billboard Top 200 in its first week of sales. This marks the first time THY ART IS MURDER has made the coveted chart. The band saw similar success in their homeland where they reached #7 on the Aria Charts – the highest position ever for an Australian extreme metal act.

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THY ART IS MURDER release first studio trailer for "Dear Desolation"

THY ART IS MURDER have released the "Chapter 3: Stories of Desolation" trailer ahead of the release of their latest album Dear Desolation. The album arrives this Friday, August 18, via Nuclear Blast.

Watch the clip
here.

It may be only four minutes in length, but it's a deep dive into the heart of Dear Desolation.

ICYMI: 
You can view the official video for "The Son of Misery" 
Watch it here.

Check out the music video for the first single, "Slaves Beyond Death," 
here.

Pre-order Dear Desolation in various formats and bundles via
this location or digitally from iTunes and Amazon.

Watch the guitar playthrough for "The Son of Misery," which demonstrates the sheer mastery of guitarist Andy Marsh, 
here.

Thy Art Is Murder will return to the road this summer with Decapitated. All dates are below.

THY ART IS MURDER ON TOUR:
THE DOUBLE HOMICIDE TOUR 2017 W/ DECAPITATED, FALLUJAH, GHOST BATH
8/21 — Richmond, VA — Canal Club
8/22 — Greensboro, NC — Blind Tiger
8/23 — Atlanta, GA — The New Masquerade
8/24 — New Orleans, LA — Southport Hall
8/25—Houston, TX — Scout Bar
8/26—Austin, TX — Come and Take It Live
8/27—Dallas, TX — Gas Monkey Bar 'N Grill
8/29—Denver, CO — The Summit Music Hall
8/30—Salt Lake City, UT — The Complex
8/31 — Spokane, WA — The Pin
9/1 — Portland, OR — Hawthorne Theater
9/2 — Vancouver, BC — Rickshaw Theater
9/3 — Seattle, WA — Studio Seven
9/5 — Reno, NV — Jub Jub's
9/6 — San Francisco, CA — DNA Lounge
9/7 — West Hollywood, CA — The Roxy Theatre
9/8 — Santa Ana, CA — The Observatory
99 — Mesa, AZ — Club Red
9/10 — El Paso, TX — Tricky Falls
9/11 — Albuquerque, NM — Sunshine Theater
9/13 — Lawrence, KS — Granada Theater
9/14 — Joliet, IL — The Forge
9/15 — Grand Rapids, MI — The Intersection
9/16 — Toronto, ON — The Opera House
9/17 — Montreal, QC — Corona Theatre
9/18 — Ottawa, ON — Brass Monkey
9/19 — Boston, MA — Brighton Music Hall
9/20 — Syracuse, NY — The Lost Horizon
9/21 — New York, NY — Gramercy Theatre
9/22 — Philadelphia, PA — Theatre of Living Arts
9/23 — Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Soundstage
9/24 — Columbus, OH — Park Street

As they continue to tour in support of their phenomenal new album "Dear Desolation", Australian brutalizers THY ART IS MURDER have spent the past month on the "Double Homicide" tour with Fallujah and Ghost Bath.  On Friday night September 22nd Philadelphia played host to the show.


Thy Art Is Murder's first appearance in town since the return of vocalist CJ McMahon was  a huge success, playing songs from their albums "Hate", "Holy War" and the first four songs off of "Dear Desolation".


Headlining the TLA, Thy Art Is Murder controlled the big stage and controlled the audience, having the fans crowd-surf to them during "Holy War" and mosh, and circle pit  during EVERY OTHER TUNE!!


The band's solidly powerful and brutal set  kicked off with "Dear Desolation" and then their epic new hit "Slaves Beyond Death" (the song's video gave us our first look at the reunited line up  with CJ).  Sick guitars from Andy Marsh and Sean Delander and CJ's gutteral  vocals are so fuckin' killer on this track.  Definitely one of my votes for song of the year.


"Coffin Dragger", "No Absolution", "Puppet Master" all sounded incredible and CJ added a very cool intro to "The Purest Strain of Hate" (which you can see below) giving a nod to "Rocky".












Unfortunately, the tour ends Sunday and then Thy Art Is Murder is off on a European tour with "After The Burial" and "Oceano" so if you missed the band this time around keep your fingers crossed that the guys come back through North America soon.....very soon!


Set List:

Dear Desolation

Slaves Beyond Death

The Purest Strain of Hate

Shadow of Eternal Sin

Violent Reckoning

Emptiness

No Absolution

Absolute Genocide

Coffin Dagger

The Son of Misery

Puppet Master

Holy War

Light Bearer

Reign of Darkness (encore)


Thy Art Is Murder:

Vocals - CJ McMahon
Drums - Lee Stanton
Guitar - Andy Marsh
Guitar - Sean Delander
Bass - Kevin Butler


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Australia’s premiere incendiary musical export, THY ART IS MURDER, will release their new album Dear Desolation on August 18th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Today, the band has released their first studio trailer detailing the making of the album, here.

Check out the music video for the first single, "Slaves Beyond Death", at
this location.

Dear Desolation was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Will Putney at Graphic Nature Audio in Belleville, NJ. Artwork was created by Eliran Kantor (HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, ICED EARTH, SODOM).

"I feel the strongest I've ever felt going into a record," recently commented vocalist C.J. McMahon. "Coming back to the fold of our band has reinvigorated me. I missed my brothers, touring, and of course all our dedicated fans around the world who have always given us their all."

"This new record is going to shape our future," McMahon added "We gave it everything we could and then some. In the past, I was the weakest link and now that I have re-built myself, we are stronger than ever and nothing can stand in our way."

Pre-order Dear Desolation in various formats and bundles from around the world via https://www.thyartismurder.net. Pre-order the album digitally now from iTunes and Amazon and receive the song "Slaves Beyond Death" instantly.

Catch THY ART IS MURDER on tour this August/September with label mates DECAPITATED, FALLUJAH and GHOST BATH.

"The Double Homicide Tour 2017"
THY ART IS MURDER, DECAPITATED, FALLUJAH, GHOST BATH
20-Aug-17           Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
21-Aug-17           Richmond, VA - Canal Club
22-Aug-17           Greensboro, NC - Blind Tiger
23-Aug-17           Atlanta, GA - The New Masquerade
24-Aug-17           New Orleans, LA - Southport Hall
25-Aug-17           Houston, TX - Scout Bar
26-Aug-17           Austin, TX - Come and Take It Live
27-Aug-17           Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Bar 'N Grill
29-Aug-17           Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall
30-Aug-17           Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
31-Aug-17           Spokane, WA - The Pin
01-Sep-17           Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
02-Sep-17           Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
03-Sep-17           Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
05-Sep-17           Reno, NV - Jub Jub's
06-Sep-17           San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
07-Sep-17           West Hollywood, CA - The Roxy Theatre
08-Sep-17           Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
09-Sep-17           Mesa, AZ - Club Red
10-Sep-17           El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
11-Sep-17           Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
13-Sep-17           Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
14-Sep-17           Joliet, IL - The Forge
15-Sep-17           Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
16-Sep-17           Toronto, ON - The Opera House
17-Sep-17           Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
18-Sep-17           Ottawa, ON - Brass Monkey
19-Sep-17           Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
20-Sep-17           Syracuse, NY - The Lost Horizon
21-Sep-17           New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
22-Sep-17           Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
23-Sep-17           Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
24-Sep-17           Columbus OH - Park Street

THY ART IS MURDER's latest album, Holy War, landed at #82 on the Billboard Top 200 in its first week of sales. This marks the first time THY ART IS MURDER has made the coveted chart. The band saw similar success in their homeland where they reached #7 on the Aria Charts – the highest position ever for an Australian extreme metal act.

Australia’s premiere incendiary extreme musical export, THY ART IS MURDER, is pleased to announce the return of vocalist C.J. McMahon. To cement McMahon's return to his rightful throne, the band has released a brand new song entitled "No Absolution". Check out the song here.

Guitarist Andy Marsh recently spoke on McMahon's return and the brand new track:
"A little over a year ago we were left in a pickle when CJ had finally reached his breaking point - the physical, emotional and mental stresses of touring, and the lifestyle had taken its toll on him. After the dust had settled we had time to speak amongst ourselves, and with him, and we were all able to get on the same page.
 
"He was able to take time off from the road and work consistently, tick off some life goals like getting married, and enjoy the routine and familiarity of life at home with his friends and family.
 
"Conversely the rest of us kept going, touring relentlessly, playing bigger tours to more people than ever before, going to new countries for the very first time, and had a blast taking a few great vocalists and mates out for the ride with us while we weathered the storm and figured things out. Special thanks must go out to Monte Barnard, Nicholas Arthur, Lochlan Watt, and every other vocalist who took the time to apply in our discrete vocalist auditions.
 
"After a few months away from the chaotic life on the road C.J. reached out to us and we started maintaining more regular communication. He mentioned how he had started cleaning up, was focused on working hard and saving for his wedding and enjoying time at home, but he also mentioned he missed the shows, the friends, and us - his band.
 
"After months of working things out, gaining his voice back, and mending wounded friendships, we are overwhelmed with excitement to announce that we have completed writing for a new record to be released later this year, featuring the one and only Christopher John McMahon. Welcome back C.J.!"

In regards to the song "No Absolution", Marsh states: 
"'No Absolution' is a rich tapestry, intertwined in faith, scripture and doctrine, and a story about the process that we have endured throughout the last year..We recorded this during the session for Holy War but quite simply ran out of time to finish writing lyrics and recording vocals for it in order to make the record. This song now stands alone, without a record or release - a gift from us to you, thank you for your continued support, we can’t wait to show you what we’re making for 2017."

McMahon recently offered a brief statement, which didn't mince words around the reasons for his departure: 
"I was a drug addict, I was a broke musician, and I had some fucking issues. I got married, I did some fucking soul searching, and now I'm back to take over the world with my fucking brothers."
 
Fill in vocalist Lochlan Watt adds:  
"C.J. is back where he belongs, I am so fucking happy for him and my boys right now. This was truly incredible to witness. Power and then some."
 
Purchase and stream "No Absolution" using the following links:
iTunes -
http://nblast.de/TAIMNoAbsolutionIT
Apple Music -
http://nblast.de/TAIMNoAbsolutionAM
Amazon Digital -
http://nblast.de/TAIMNoAbsolutionAMZMP3
Google Play -
http://nblast.de/TAIMNoAbsolutionGP
Spotify -
http://nblast.de/TAIMNoAbsolutionSP

THY ART IS MURDER latest album, Holy War, landed at #82 on the Billboard Top 200 in its first week of sales. This marks the first time THY ART IS MURDER has made the coveted chart. The band saw similar success in their homeland where they reached #7 on the Aria Charts – the highest position ever for an Australian extreme metal act.

Holy War was produced and mixed by Will Putney (SUICIDE SILENCE, EXHUMED, THE ACACIA STRAIN), and is the band’s second release for Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The controversial album cover and packaging photos were shot by the band’s long time photographer and friend, Thomas Savage.

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