North American 2019 Tour with Headliners CANNIBAL CORPSE

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THY ART IS MURDER is proud to announce they are returning to the states, this time with headlinersCANNIBAL CORPSE. The 32-date trek will kick-off at White Oak Music Hall in Houston, TX on October 20th and will make stops in Ventura, Toronto and Brooklyn before concluding on November 27th in Tampa Florida. Joining the tour as special guests is PERDITION TEMPLE.

THY ART IS MURDER is touring in support of their recent release Human Target. The album 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). Watch the video for "New Gods" here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NfyTg6gzY4

Cannibal Corpse is touring in support of their latest album, Red Before Black. Many words come to mind when you hear the name Cannibal Corpse, but one truly defines the soon-to-be thirty-year death metal veterans: Unstoppable. Produced by Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, GOATWHORE), Red Before Black serves to not only reiterate this but to once more raise the stakes, making it very clear who sets the standard when it comes to always compelling music that is equally brutal and complex.  Check out the video for "Red Before Black" here: https://youtu.be/lmisXDtaF_s

General admission tickets go on sale on Friday, August 9th @ 10:00 AM local time.

Confirmed dates for the North American 2019 tour are:
10/20/2019  White Oak Music Hall - Houston , TX
10/21/2019  Gas Monkey Live - Dallas, TX
10/22/2019  Come And Take It Live - Austin, TX
10/24/2019  The Pressroom - Phoenix, AZ
10/25/2019  The Ventura Theater - Ventura, CA
10/26/2019  Ace OF Spades - Sacramento, CA
10/27/2019  Cargo - Reno, NV
10/28/2019  Knitting Factory - Boise ID
10/29/2019  Knitting Factory - Spokane, WA
10/30/2019  The Vogue Theater - Vancouver, BC CANADA
11/01/2019  Union Hall - Edmonton, AB CANADA
11/02/2019  MacEwan Ballroom - CANADA
11/05/2019  The Boulder Theater - boulder, CO
11/06/2019  Hodi's HalfNote - Fort Collins, CO
11/07/2019  The Waiting Room - Omaha, NE
11/08/2019  The Truman - Kansas City, MO
11/09/2019  Wooly's - Des Moines, IA
11/10/2019  The Apollo Theater- Belvidere, IL
11/12/2019  The Forge - Joliet, IL
11/13/2019  St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI
11/14/2019  London Music Hall - London ON CANADA
11/15/2019  Opera House - Toronto, ON CANADA
11/16/2019  M Telus - Montreal, QC CANADA
11/17/2019  Higher Ground - Burlington, TT
11/18/2019  The Royale - Boston, MA
11/20/2019  Fete Ballroom - Providence, RI
112/1/2019  Toad;s Place - New Haven, CT
1122//2019  Warsaw - Brooklyn, NY
112/3/2019  The Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
112/4/2019  The TLA - Philadelphia, PA
112/6/2019  Masquerade - Atlanta, GA


112/7/2019  The Orpheum - Tampa, FL.  Order Human Target in the format of your choice via www.thyartismurder.net


THY ART IS MURDER's earth-scorching fifth record, Human Target, was unleashed unto the world on July 26th via Nuclear Blast (ROW) and Human Warfare (AU/NZ). The band offers fans the music video for the fourth single, "New Gods". Directed by Elder and produced by HAUS PARTY / Elder & Todd Farley, the meta conscious video providing commentary on the "New Gods" can be viewed here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NfyTg6gzY4

Guitarist Andy Marsh comments, "'New Gods' is interwoven in theme with the song 'Chemical Christ', discussing the idea of mental health and modern inventions' intervention with a natural state of consciousness. The idea that social media is one of the major driving forces of increasing levels of depression in the western world was fascinating to us, and we thought what better way to use the platform ironically to discuss these ideas than by using an aspect ratio designed specifically for it. We hope you watch the clip and then put your phone down, life is better through the eye of the beholder than the lens of an algorithm."

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).

Order Human Target in various digital and physical formats from www.thyartismurder.net

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


WATCH: "New Gods" music video 

WATCH: "Make America Hate Again" Music Video

WATCH: "Death Squad Anthem" Music Video
WATCH: Death Squad Anthem  Guitar Playthrough

WATCH: "Human Target" Music Video

Watch: "Human Target" Playthrough 

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Album Review - "Human Target"

On July 26, 2019 THY ART IS MURDER will release their  fifth album "Human Target" through Nuclear Blast Records and Human Warfare.  Thy Art once again teamed up with Will Putney to produce, engineer, mix and master their record.  Having worked together on "Hate", "Holy War", and "Dear Desolaton" all the critical aspects of the THY ART IS MURDER sound is powerfully captured on "Human Target".


When I listen to a new THY ART IS MURDER record I look for Andy Marsh's guitar work, heavy chunk crunching through a song and leads that expand a track.  The title track "Human Target" has that signature chunk which will motivate the mosh,  I also look for CJ McMahon's deep gutteral vocals and hellacious screams that for me are pushing him higher and higher up the ladder of today's top deathcore vocalists. "New Gods" is a tune that will melt the skin off your bones and right there to pulverize what's left into dust is CJ with an epic vocal barrage of notes that are barely human.  I can't listen to a TAIM record without looking for the battering drums and for "Human Target" manning the double-bass attack is new member Jesse Beahler.  "Death Squad Anthem" has that blistering footwork you wanna hear from the drums, working to power the song.  "Voyeurs Into Death" shows what it means to have a rhythm guitarist (Sean Delander) and bassist (Kevin Butler)  who can do exactly what is needed to keep a song on track.  Sean's guitar chords are heavy, Kevin's bass is smooth, and holy hell the combination kills on this song.


"Make America Hate Again" is a monster as we all know being the  third single released from "Human Target" and is such a smart interpretation of the bullshit politics has become here in the U.S.  I suggest we all pick up "Human Target" from THY ART IS MURDER and Make America Mosh Again!!!


Tracklist: 

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


 www.thyartismurder.net 



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


Pre-Order Available Here: www.thyartismurder.net


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: geargods.net/playthrough/thy-art-is-murder-playthrough-human-target/

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).

Pre-order Human Target in various digital and physical formats from www.thyartismurder.net

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 www.thyartismurder.net/tour.

THY ART IS MURDER is:
C.J. McMahon | Vocals
Sean Delander | Rhythm Guitar
Kevin Butler | Bass Guitar
Jesse Beahler | Drums
Andy Marsh | Lead Guitar



Pre-order Human Target in the format of your choice via www.thyartismurder.net

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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   


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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

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

www.thyartismurder.net

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

www.thyartismurder.net

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Interview with Andy Marsh

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

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