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Below is our complete Thy Art Is Murder news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Thy Art Is Murder Posts "Light Bearer" Video

Australia’s Thy Art Is Murder just released an official music video for the track “Light Bearer” - check it out below. "Light Bearer" comes off new album "Holy War," coming next month through Nuclear Blast.

“For the last few years since the ‘Reign of Darkness’ video came out, the only thing we’ve all been obsessed with was having fire in our next clip,” comments guitarist Andy Marsh. “With a title like ‘Light Bearer’, it all came together thematically and our friends at Ambitious Films understood our vision and helped make it a reality. We are so excited to bring you guys new music and a new video. Rejoice, the day of Satan and man is upon us.” More...

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Thy Art Is Murder Posts First 'Holy War' Trailer

Australia's Thy Art Is Murder is streaming the first in a series of trailers for "Holy War" which will be released, on June 30 via Nuclear Blast. The new album was produced and mixed by Will Putney (Suicide Silence, Exhumed, The Acacia Strain) and will be made available in various formats (digital, limited digipak and assorted color vinyl).

Check out now the trailer below.

Explains Thy Art Is Murder guitarist Andrew Marsh about the origins of the new album and its title: More...

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Thy Art Is Murder Shows Uncensored Cover Art

Thy Art Is Murder today reveals the original uncensored cover artwork for upcoming release, "Holy War."

“We wanted 'Holy War' to be our most confronting release to date,” explains guitarist Andy Marsh.
“From the moment the album title was conceived and the lyrics were born we had a distinct vision that the album cover artwork must be equally as confronting, as scary, and as real as what we are about as a band. Unfortunately after circulating our intended album cover around to the distributors and retailers, and after several meetings with the label and those we all work with, we were told we would have to cover the image, or choose a different cover. Not wanting to alter our desired cover in any way shape or form, we opted to contain it within the album packaging and roll with one of the other images from the layout.

“Here it is in all its magnificent glory, a child for every religion that has indoctrinated the young and disadvantaged, and sent them off to war and bloody death without cause or reason. This album is for them.” More...

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Thy Art Is Murder Announces Headline Tour

Australia’s incendiary extreme musical export Thy Art Is Murder just announced the upcoming European tour titled "The Australian Takeover." The band will be supported by Australian label mates Aversions Crown, who released Nuclear Blast debut "Tyrant" in November 2014.

Thy Art Is Murder comments: "As Emmure had to cancel their upcoming European tour due to illness, a lot of fans were asking what happened to the rest of the bands. A few things led to another and all of a sudden the rest of the package couldn't do the tour.

"Not wanting to let you guys down we worked tirelessly with our agent to bring you a tour. A headline tour. And the final European tour of the Hate album cycle. And we're bringing some friends. We are happy and proud to announce our good friends from Australia, Aversions Crown, Feed Her To The Sharks, and Earth Rot will be joining us on this exciting excursion. Our amazing agent still has a lot of work to do to pull the dates together for announcement but get excited for this last minute run of Australian metal before 'Holy War' is released!"

The upcoming album "Holy War" will be available in various formats and unleashed in Europe on June 26th. See the band live: More...

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Thy Art Is Murder Reveals New Album

Australia’s incendiary extreme musical export Thy Art Is Murder has revealed the cover art and track listing to upcoming third studio album "Holy War."

The album was produced and mixed by Will Putney, and "Holy War" is the band’s second release for Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The track listing is as follows:

1. Absolute Genocide
2. Light Bearer
3. Holy War
4. Coffin Dragger
5. Fur And Claw
6. Deliver Us To Evil
7. Emptiness
8. Violent Reckoning
9. Child Of Sorrow
10. Naked And Cold
11. Vengeance (Bonus Track - initial CD pressings and vinyl only)

Guitarist Andrew Marsh recently explained the origins of the new album and its title: “Finally the cat is out of the bag! Late last year, we entered the studio in secret to create our follow up to Hate, free of expectation and public pressure. What we came out with was a reaction to things going on around the world that crawl under our skin, that make us feel sick to be alive.

"Musically it is darker, faster and more technical than anything we've done in the past and it hits hard lyrically. We wrote about concerns of ours, real issues, hardships that people are facing around the world today. Of course it wouldn't be a Thy Art record if a lot of those affairs weren't rooted in religion somehow, and what better way to sum up the state of all things than by entitling our album - 'Holy War.'

"This is our war on racism, homophobia, child abuse, animal cruelty and all evil born of religious immunity,indoctrination, and ignorance. It is ultimately a push for secularism and humanism. Without it, we will be left in the hands of mad men.” More...

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Emmure Cancels Upcoming Shows

Following torn vocal chord issues that occurred with front man Frankie Palmeri back in February, Emmure is now cancelling upcoming tour dates. The band commetns:

"Due to unfortunate circumstances, we must cancel our upcoming EU/UK touring plans with Caliban, Thy Art Is Murder and Sworn In due to Frankie’s still yet to be determined healing process. He has severe acute and chronic reflux laryngitis and a weak (partially paralyzed) left vocal cord.

"We appreciate the support we received on the last tour with Suicide Silence in Frankie’s absence, at this time we are going to put our focus towards writing a new album while he recovers and we hope to see you all very soon."

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Thy Art Is Murder Starting A "Holy War"

Australia’s incendiary extreme musical export Thy Art Is Murder just revealed the band's next album title as "Holy War."

Produced and mixed by Will Putney, "Holy War" is the band’s second release for Nuclear Blast Entertainment. It will be available in various formats and unleashed in Europe on June 26th. Thy Art Is Murder guitarist Andy Marsh shares the following about the origins of the new album and its title:

“Finally the cat is out of the bag! Late last year, we entered the studio in secret to create our follow up to Hate, free of expectation and public pressure. What we came out with was a reaction to things going on around the world that crawl under our skin, that make us feel sick to be alive. Musically it is darker, faster and more technical than anything we've done in the past and it hits hard lyrically.

"We wrote about concerns of ours, real issues, hardships that people are facing around the world today. Of course it wouldn't be a Thy Art record if a lot of those affairs weren't rooted in religion somehow, and what better way to sum up the state of all things than by entitling our album - Holy War. This is our war on racism, homophobia, child abuse, animal cruelty and all evil born of religious immunity, indoctrination, and ignorance. It is ultimately a push for secularism and humanism. Without it, we will be left in the hands of mad men.”

Thy Art Is Murder will tour through Europe and the U.K. with Emmure, and make a debut performance at the Slam Dunk Festival his May; with a return trek to the U.S. to soon be announced. More...

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Thy Art Is Murder Posts Guitar Play-through Video

Aussie deathcore act Thy Art is Murder released a guitar play-through video, which features the track "Immolation" from the latest album "Hate." The album was issued in 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records.

The video was filmed on a day off during the European Summer tour 2014 by Savage Photo/Film. Check it out here:

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Eyal Levi Hosting Metal Mixing Class

After hosting classes on songwriting and drum programming in heavy metal, Eyal Levi (producer at Audiohammer Studios), will host a three day CreativeLive course titled "GearGods Presents: Mastering Metal Mixing."

The class will be streaming live 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. PDT / 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. EDT on September 29th - October 1st.

The course will feature special guests Will Putney (Thy Art Is Murder, Poison The Well, Suicide Silence), Mark Lewis (Audiohammer Studios) and Josh Newell (Avril Lavigne, Linkin Park, In This Moment) and will cover everything from prep and setup, to fundamentals and finalizing the mix for a complete guide to creating mixes that sound polished but not fake. Full details and free enrollment are available at this location.

Aside from his work behind the glass, Eyal Levi has toured the world and released three studio albums with Century Media/Roadrunner artists, Dååth, while also releasing an instrumental guitar album with Emil Werstler on Magna Carta called Avalanche of Worms.

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Born Of Osiris Announces Headlining Tour

Born Of Osiris will cap off 2014 with a North American headlining tour alongside Thy Art Is Murder, Betraying The Martyrs, Within The Ruins, and Erra in the support slots.

The trek kicks off on October 10th and wraps up November 8th, with full details available below. Born Of Osiris' Lee McKinney (guitars) states:

"We're all crazy excited about this upcoming headliner. This tour will wrap up the Tomorrow We Die Alive album cycle, which has been by far our most successful yet. Born Of Osiris fans can expect the longest and most diverse set we've played on any U.S. tour.

"The package is wild as well! We're stoked to bring our new friends Thy Art is Murder over for direct support. They are insane heavy and very fun to listen to. Betraying the Martyrs is an epic band and have been our long time friends. We couldn't be happier to have them with us again. Also, coming along is Within the Ruins and Erra, to round off what I think is gonna be quite an awesome evening of heavy ass music. We look forward to seeing you all again this fall and don't miss out." More...

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Morbid Angel Dominates Summer Slaughter in Austin

Summer Slaughter came in to the same venue, Scoot Inn, as last year's stop off at Texas' capital city. The mid-July temperatures reached a scorching 99 degrees, which everyone from fans to bands did their best to stay hydrated (kudos to Scoot Inn for providing water). Keep in mind, this was still a good 5 degrees cooler than last year.

In regards to the lineup, Summer Slaughter 2014 featured artists expected from a death metal-based tour. This year the brutality of Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, Origin and Decrepit Birth replaced the shredding progression of Animals As Leaders and Periphery.

While death metal was at the forefront of this year's festivities, complex timing and long-winded solos were dispersed throughout the bill. Memories In Broken Glass, this year's battle of the bands winner, concentrated less on guitar solos as they did low tuned, (7 or 8-string guitar) jumping rhythms and samples. I'm sure they were happy to have played a showed promoted by Come And Take It Productions as they played in front of an impressive, jumping early crowd. More...

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Audiohammer's Eyal Levi To Host Online Classes

Audio engineers, take note -- Eyal Levi, producer at Audiohammer Studios (The Black Dahlia Murder, August Burns Red, Whitechapel), will return to the CreativeLive stage this week for back-to-back courses, "Metal Drum Programming" on July 24 and "Composing Metal Melodies and Harmonies" on July 25.

Levi will be joined in studio by special guests Andy Marsh from Thy Art Is Murder ("Metal Drum Programming") and Ryan Clark from Demon Hunter ("Composing Metal Melodies and Harmonies").

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Suicide Silence Announces New Tour Dates

California's Suicide Silence has announced European headlining dates in support of the band's upcoming album, "You Can't Stop Me." The band will be supported by Australian label mates Thy Art Is Murder.

Commented Suicide Silence guitarist Mark Heylmun: "Europe!!! We love you so much, it's been too long since a proper European tour and we couldn't be happier to let you know it's happening soon. Come throw your horns up, bang your heads, or mosh your knickers off!! Whatever it is just let it happen. See you wonderful humans soon!!"

Added Thy Art Is Murder: "Can't wait to get back to Europe with Suicide Silence and eat some pork, man! Smoke loads of hash and play some breakdowns, cuz breakdowns are fucking brutal! In Bratislavia... and Budapest... and Britain...!" More...

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Summer Slaughter Tour Dates Announced

The 8th annual Summer Slaughter Tour will feature Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Thy Art Is Murder, Goatwhore, Origin, Decrepit Birth, Within The Ruins, and Fallujah.

Today the dates have been revealed and can be found below. A teaser trailer is also available after the jump.

7/17 - San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
7/18 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
7/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
7/20 - Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theater
7/22 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
7/23 - Denver, CO @ Summit
7/25 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
7/26 - Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
7/27 - Dallas, TX @ GMBG
7/29 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
7/30 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
7/31 - Knoxville, TN @ The International
8/01 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
8/02 - Chicago, IL @ Mojoes
8/03 - Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
8/05 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
8/06 - Detroit, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
8/07 - Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
8/08 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
8/09 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
8/10 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero More...

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Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, Episode 14

Co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) kicks off this week’s Official Podcast with a special announcement: Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, FL is sponsoring a ticket giveaway for the upcoming Ghost show this Wednesday, May 7th.

If you’d like to get in on it, contact Kevin via Twitter or Instagram (he goes by “n0thinghead” on both) and provide your full name, which must match your ID at the box office.

Next, Kevin and co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) react to the recently announced Summer Slaughter Tour lineup, featuring headliners Morbid Angel and including such bands as Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Goatwhore, and Origin.

Then, Mike reviews the recent Century Media release “Back From Beyond,” the third studio album (and first since 1996) by Tampa, Florida death metal outfit Massacre. The band features former members of Death, Six Feet Under, and many other acts.

Finally, Mike and Kevin indulge in their shared love of melodic death metal by co-reviewing another Century Media release: “Shadows Of The Dying Sun,” the fresh and highly anticipated new album from Finland’s Insomnium.

Check out the podcast here, enjoy, and offer us your feedback.

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Summer Slaughter 2014 Lineup Announced

The 8th annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by IndieMerchStore.com, runs from July 17th through August 10th.

This year's edition features Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Thy Art Is Murder, Goatwhore, Origin, Decrepit Birth, Within The Ruins, and Fallujah.

The tour will stop at The House of Blues in Los Angeles on July 19th and Irving Plaza in New York on August 8th with VIP ticketing currently available now for both shows. Look for the complete list of tourdates to be announced in the coming weeks.

David Vincent (vocals/bass) of Morbid Angel states: "Summer Slaughter will be the ultimate, extreme music festival this year and we look forward to headlining this special touring event. It will be great to see our long-time fans and also to expose a new generation to Morbid Angel."

Ash Avildsen (founder of the Summer Slaughter tour) adds: "Eight years strong. Extreme metal lives! Thank you for keeping the tour alive. See you this Summer." More...

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NEM&HF Finalizes 2014 Lineup

The promoters of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, currently gearing up for the sixteenth consecutive annual run of the event this April, have finalized this year's lineup with the addition of Detroit party crew Wilson.

Additionally, three local bands won the recent Break Thru Music's Battle for Metal Fest competitions for a chance to perform at the event. This now adds Death Rattle to the Thursday lineup, Carnivora to Friday's, and Acius to the bill on Saturday.

This year's festival takes place from April 17th - 19th in Worcester, MA and ticket info is available right here. The finalized lineup is as follows:

Thursday - April 17, 2014
All That Remains
Bleeding Through
Broken Hope
Cop Problem
Darkest Hour
Death Rattle
Emmure
Enabler
Fallujah
Gideon
InDirections
Julius Seizure
Kublai Khan
Oceano
Rivers of Nihil
Scars of Tomorrow
The Last Ten Seconds of Life
Wilson
Years Since The Storm More...

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Thy Art Is Murder Releases Fred Phelps Shirt

Earlier this week Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps - infamous for leading his mostly family related congregation on offensive pickets at soldier's funerals - passed away. The Internet has been solidly split between those who want to celebrate his death and those who call for compassion to counteract the hatred.

Jumping into that ring is Thy Art Is Murder, which has a new t-shirt out now proudly proclaiming the demise of Mr. Phelps.

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Darkest Hour Added To NEM&HF Lineup

The promoters of the New England Metal and Hardcore festival are proud to announce the addition of longtime U.S. metalcore dynamos Darkest Hour to the lineup for this year's festivities.

This Saturday, March 22nd will also mark the finals for this year's ongoing Break Thru Music Presents: Battle for Metal Fest competition, the action going down at two locations simultaneously. At the Webster Theater in Hartford, Connecticut at 6pm, sets from finalists Physics of Demise, Vengeful Wake, Hollow, To Die a Legend and Dream of Scipio, We Are Nothing, Lightsbane, Rise And Resist, Imperium Mortis, Acius, Behold The Beginning and Victim Of Innocence.

Back at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts where the fest takes place, the battle will include performances from Chaos Machine, Hitlist, Onward, Begat The Nephilim, Rumors of Betrayal, Seeds Of Negligence, Along Came the Flood, Assault On The Living, Carnivora, Written In Stone, Death Rattle. The winners will of course take part in the assault on the Palladium at this year's event.

From Thursday, April 17th through Saturday the 19th over 75 bands will once again infiltrate Worcester's iconic Palladium Theatre for the annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. The currently announced lineup is as follows:

1349, All Out War, All That Remains, Barrier, Battlecross, Behemoth, Bent Life, Black Crown Initiate, Bleeding Through, Born Low, Broken Hope, Carnifex, Colin Of Arabia, Cop Problem, Counterparts, Cruel Hand, Darkest Hour, Discourse, Emmure, Enabler, Erra, Fallujah, Fire and Ice, Fit For An Autopsy, Gideon, Gift Giver, Goatwhore, Harm's Way, I Declare War, Iced Earth, InDirections, Inquistion, Julius Seizure, Kadavar, King Nine, Kublai Khan, Lionheart, Loyal To The Grave, Malfunction, Nails, Naysayer, Nile, Obey The Brave, Oceano, Ramallah, Reflections, Reign Supreme, Revamp, Rivers of Nihil, Sabaton, Sam Black Church, Scars of Tomorrow, Silence The Messenger, Slapshot, Suburban Scum, Sylar, Texas In July, The Acacia Strain, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, The Mongoloids, Those Who Fear, Thy Art Is Murder, Twitching Tongues, Unearth, Warhound, Whitechapel, Will To Die, Within The Ruins, Years Since The Storm

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Unearth And Kadavar Added To NEM&HF 2014

As the mammoth lineup of audio obliteration continues to expand, the organizers of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival are pleased to bring Massachusetts metalcore merchants/NEM&HF alumni, Unearth, as well as German psychedelic space rock perpetrators, Kadavar, to the stages!

Additionally, the sorcerers behind the NEM&HF are eager to officially welcome the first annual Best In Brutality Tour to its maniacal three-day ambush. The punishing five-band tour package will level Worcester on Thursday, April 17th and features the co-headlining assault of esteemed deathcore brutalizers, Oceano, and legendary death metal titans, Broken Hope, alongside the combined sonic destruction of Fallujah, Rivers Of Nihil, and Kublai Khan.

Celebrating its sixteenth anniversary, the iconic New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will commence on April 17th and run through April 19th. The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...

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