Premiere Guitar Playthrough For "Human Target" On Gear Gods!

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Against this backdrop of postmodern dystopia, chaos, and confusion, arrives Human Target, the earth-scorching fifth album from extreme metal titans THY ART IS MURDER. Today the band partnered withGear Gods to premiere the guitar playthrough for the first single, "Human Target".

Watch the guitar play through for "Human Target" on Gear Gods here:

Human Target was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Will Putney at Graphic Nature Audio in Belleville, NJ. The artwork was once again painted by Eliran Kantor (HATEBREED,TESTAMENT, ICED EARTH, SODOM).

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Human Target track listing:

  1. Human Target
  2. New Gods
  3. Death Squad Anthem
  4. Make America Hate Again
  5. Eternal Suffering
  6. Welcome Oblivion
  7. Atonement
  8. Voyeurs Into Death
  9. Eye For An Eye
  10. Chemical Christ

THY ART IS MURDER is currently on their North American tour with headliners ARCHITECTS. Catch them live with WHILE SHE SLEEPS at the remaining dates:

05/22/2019  Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
05/23/2019  Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
05/24/2019  The Majestic – Detroit, MI
05/25/2019  Concord – Chicago, IL

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

C.J. McMahon | Vocals
Sean Delander | Rhythm Guitar
Kevin Butler | Bass Guitar
Jesse Beahler | Drums
Andy Marsh | Lead Guitar

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Interview with Andy Marsh

In person interview with Andy Marsh from Philly on May 15, 2019

Concert Review

May 15, 2019

The Fillmore - Philadelphia, PA

Thy Art Is Murder came back to town as direct support for Architects, with While She Sleeps opening the show.

This show was special for the Philly crowd because it was announced the day before that singer CJ McMahon would be leaving the tour after the Philly show to be with his woman for the birth of their first child!

Parenthood aside, CJ ripped it up as the band torched The Fillmore with a killer set featuring hits "Holy War", "Puppet Master", "The Purest Strain of Hate" and their latest single "Human Target" which ended the set.

Lead guitarist Andy Marsh crushed it with his signature riffs and heavy crunchy licks. The band performed while the crowd moshed their asses off!  And for the first time ever I witnessed a group of fans sit in the middle of a massive circle pit and "row boat" in unison.  What does it mean? Why fucking knows.  But it was bad ass, and so was   


Concert Review

"Double Homicide Tour"

September 22, 2017

TLA, Philly

special guests - Fallujah, Ghost Bath

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


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

CJ "Rocky" intro

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


Interview with Andy Marsh

This interview with Andy Marsh is from the 2016 Rock n Derby Festival

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