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Thy Art Is Murder

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Latest Thy Art Is Murder News

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 Makes Vocalist Return Official

Australia's incendiary extreme act Thy Art Is Murder confirmed the return of vocalist CJ McMahon by releasing a video clip for the new song "No Absolution."

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. More...

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Has CJ Officially Rejoined Thy Art Is Murder?

Thy Art Is Murder was rejoined onstage by ex-Frontman CJ McMahon during last night's performance at the "UNIFY Festival" in Australia. States former touring vocalist for the band, Lochlan Watt on Instagram: "@cj_brotherwolf is back where he belongs. I am so fucking happy for him and my boys right now. This is truly incredible to witness. Power and then some."

McMahon addressed his return at the show in the below video, describing himself as a "drug addict" when he first left the band and later stating that he is "back to take over the world." More...

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Boris The Blade Premieres New Song "Misery"

Melbourne’s Boris The Blade premieres a new song entitled "Misery", taken from the upcoming new album "Warpath", which will be out in stores January 27th through Siege Music. The new track features a guest turn from ex-Thy Art Is Murder frontman CJ McMahon. The release will also feature guest turns from Within The Ruins and Carnifex‘s frontmen as well.

Check out now "Misery" below.

The track listing for "Warpath" shapes up as follows: More...

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Impericon Never Say Die Tour Kicks Off Tonight

The "Impericon Never Say Die!" tour 2016 is excited to present its heaviest line-up yet. Now, in it's tenth year, the festival will feature Thy Art Is Murder, Whitechapel, Carnifex, Obey The Brave, Fallujah, Make Them Suffer, and Polar. Kicking off tonight, the dates are as follows:

2016-11-03 Wiesbaden (Schlachthof) DE
2016-11-04 Hamburg (Markthalle) DE
2016-11-05 Antwerp (Trix) BE
2016-11-06 London (The Electric Ballroom) GB
2016-11-07 Manchester (Club Academy) GB
2016-11-08 Glasgow (Garage) GB
2016-11-09 Bristol (Marble Factory) GB
2016-11-10 Haarlem (Patronaat) NL
2016-11-11 Berlin (SO36) DE
2016-11-12 Wroclaw (Albi) PL
2016-11-13 Prague (Futurum) CZ
2016-11-14 Bratislava (Majestic Music Club) SK
2016-11-15 Wien (Arena) AT
2016-11-16 Milan (Circolo Magnolia) IT
2016-11-17 München (Backstage) DE
2016-11-18 Pratteln (Z7) CH
2016-11-19 Lyon (CCO) FR
2016-11-20 Barcelona (Razzmatazz) ES
2016-11-21 Madrid (Caracol) ES
2016-11-22 Toulouse (Metronum) FR
2016-11-23 Paris (Trabendo) FR
2016-11-24 Luxembourg (Den Atelier) LU
2016-11-25 Köln (Essigfabrik) DE
2016-11-26 Leipzig (Felsenkeller) DE More...

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Fit For An Autopsy Premieres New Song "Flatlining"

Fit For An Autopsy premieres a new song entitled "Flatlining", taken from the upcoming three-way split with Thy Art Is Murder and The Acacia Strain "The Depression Sessions", which will be out in stores August 12 through Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Check out now "Flatlining" below.

States guitarist Will Putney about the track: More...

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Studio Video For "The Depression Sessions" Posted

A second studio video for Thy Art Is Murder, The Acacia Strain and Fit For An Autopsy's upcoming "The Depression Sessions" split release is streaming below. The split will arrive on August 12 via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing is as follows: More...

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The Acacia Strain Premieres New Song

The Acacia Strain premieres a new song titled "Sensory Deprivation", taken from the upcoming new "The Depression Sessions" split release with Thy Art Is Murder and Fit For A King, which will be out in stores August 12 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Check out now "Sensory Deprivation" below.

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"The Depressions Sessions" Trailer Comes Online

In December of 2015, three bands with three different stylistic approaches to aggressive music but a common outlook on the world, came together to create a collective piece of work - "The Depression Sessions."

Those three bands were Thy Art Is Murder, The Acacia Strain, and Fit For An Autopsy, and on August 12th, Nuclear Blast Entertainment will release the results of this experience both digitally and on limited edition vinyl.

Today, the first trailer with the band members talking about the making of this release can be seen below.

"The Depression Sessions" was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Will Putney. All the bands tracked in December 2015 at Graphic Nature Audio in Belleville, NJ. Cover art was created by Dan Bradley with a layout by Forefathers. More...

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Thy Art Is Murder Premieres New Song & Lyric Video

Thy Art Is Murder today premieres a new song entitled "They Will Know Another", taken from the upcoming three-way split release "The Depression Sessions" with The Acacia Strain and Fit For An Autopsy, "The Depression Sessions".

Each band contributes a cover and an original song to the release. The effort will be out in stores August 12 on digital and vinyl formats through Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Check out now "They Will Know Another" below.

"The Depression Sessions" tracklist: More...

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Rock 'N Derby Reveals More Band Additions

The inaugural Rock 'N Derby - presented by SLP Concerts and GameLoud - will take over the 35+ acre Schaghticoke Fairgrounds in Schaghticoke, NY (69 Stillwater Bridge Rd. just minutes outside Albany) on May 20 - 22, 2016.

This isn't just a festival, this is a three-day, 24 hour camping, demolition derby concert experience, and the bands keep on coming.

The lineup now includes Corrosion Of Conformity, Hollywood Undead, State Champs, Sebastian Bach, Enter Shikari, Born of Osiris, Avatar, For Today, Rings of Saturn, Cilver and Bad Case For Big Mouth.

They join previously announced bands Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, A Day To Remember, Halestorm, Megadeth, Coheed and Cambria, Sixx: A.M., Lamb Of God, Clutch, Parkway Drive, Anthrax, Ghost, Collective Soul, Extreme, Wolfmother, Sevendust, Dokken, Trivium, Memphis May Fire, We Came As Romans, Scott Stapp, All That Remains, Stray From The Path, Pop Evil, Thy Art Is Murder, Red Sun Rising, Wild Throne, Like A Storm and Currents, plus Tool tribute band Schism and '70's dirt rock cover band Chevy Metal.

The full currently announced three day lineup is below, with more groups still to be added ahead of the festival dates. More...

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Rings Of Saturn Joining Thy Art Is Murder On Tour

Rings Of Saturn has been announced as one of the acts set to participate in The Coffin Dragger Tour with Fit For An Autopsy, Dark Sermon, and headliners Thy Art Is Murder.

This impending massive trek is set to consume most of April and May with nearly forty tour dates confirmed across the country.

The tour begins in Tucson, Arizona on April 6th and snakes its way eastward, hitting as many cities as possible through the final show May 19th in Worcester, Massachusetts. Tickets for The Coffin Dragger Tour go on sale Friday, February 26th at 10am (local time). More...

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Thy Art Is Murder Parts With Vocalist

Australian outfit Thy Art Is Murder just posted the following message online about parting ways with vocalist CJ McMahon:

"After much conjecture and ambiguity on his behalf, it is with a heavy heart that we must announce today that CJ is no longer a part of Thy Art Is Murder. We have worked so hard from day one to make this band what it is now, and develop the reputation that we have and he had been there with us every step of the way.

"We like to think that even if someone doesn't like our music that they can at least respect our work ethic. This band has taken us to places we never thought we would see and to share stages with many bands we never thought we would get to play with or meet, let alone call friends. It is unfortunate that with our best year to date and our biggest paved out before us that he has decided to leave.

"All this being said, touring as hard as we do does take its toll on you physically, but more importantly mentally and emotionally. We are an underground metal band, and have been so fortunate over the last two years to carve out a small income thanks to so many dedicated and generous fans around the world. For some people, it comes to a turning point in their life where that income is no longer enough for their personal goals, and that point has come for CJ. We would like to wish him all our best as he leaves the band and moves onward to start a family and new life with his loving fiancée.

"The four of us are continuing forward into 2016 for some of the biggest and best tours of our lives. We won't be slowing down or missing any shows. We head back out next month with Parkway Drive and Architects throughout Europe and the UK and will be taking one of our favourite vocalists with us, Nick Arthur from Molotov Solution.

"Thy Art is what we have done with all of our adult lives and we have put absolutely everything we have into the band and the friendship between the four of us. That friendship and drive to create extreme music is what has kept us together through thick and thin. Unfortunately not everyone can share this fire." More...

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Anavar Releases New Video

Australia’s deathcore five-piece Anavar has shared a music video for a brand new track titled “Cataclysm” - check it out below.

The music video was filmed and edited by Split Mask Media and features CJ McMahon of Thy Art Is Murder on guest vocals. You can download the song for free/name your price at this location. More...

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Thy Art Is Murder Posts Violent Lyric Video

Australia’s incendiary extreme musical export Thy Art Is Murder commences part two of a worldwide conquest alongside Parkway Drive today by kicking off the first show of the North American leg.

To celebrate, the band just released a hard hitting lyric video for the track "Violent Reckoning" taken from latest record "Holy War." Check it out below. A music video for the album's title track is also available at this location.

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Thy Art Is Murder's CJ Talks "Mayhem Fest" Issues

In an interview with Metal Injection Thy Art Is Murder frontman Chris "CJ" McMahon addresses this year's Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, which has been struggling with controversial comments from Slayer's Kerry King and Mayhem co-founder Kevin Lyman, downgraded venues and also canceled shows.

States McMahon: "Apparently 'Mayhem' this year is fully shot. All the catering is shit - they have a different catering every day and most of the days it’s shit. Attendance has been piss poor man, like, you know, I’m just trying to spit the facts out… There is a lot of people walking out towards the end of the night.

"Ask anybody that’s been on this Mayhem Tour, like obviously you’re going to interview other bands and they’re gonna be like 'yeah dude it’s really cool, there’s so many…' There’s shit tons of people here for bands like me and stuff. But for these massive bands man, there’s not enough people for them and it’s sad to see...."

You can now watch the entire chat below. More...

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Thy Art Is Murder Album Cracks Australian Top 10

Sydney-based deathcore/death metal outfit Thy Art Is Murder's third album "Holy War", has entered the official Australian charts at position number #7, which is the highest-ever position for an Australian death metal act to date. The band has recently generated controversy for the strong anti-religious statement of the title track's music video and album cover which features a child suicide bomber.

You can now stream the controversial music video below.

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Thy Art Is Murder Premieres Controversial New Clip

Australia's Thy Art Is Murder premieres a controversial video for the title track to the band's new album "Holy War," which will be made available today (June 30th) in North America.

Check out "Holy War" below.

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Thy Art Is Murder Premieres Entire New Album

Thy Art Is Murder premieres its entire new release "Holy War", which will be made available tomorrow in Europe and Australia and next week on June 29th (UK), and June 30th (North America).

Check out now the official pre-release stream of "Holy War" below.

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Thy Art Is Murder Posts Album Trailer

Thy Art Is Murder just posted the second in a series of trailers for upcoming release, "Holy War," which can be seen below.

"Holy War" will be made available on June 26th (Europe and Australia), June 29th (UK), and June 30th (North America). Catch the band on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival this summer:

06/26 - San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
06/27 – San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater
06/28 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
06/30 – Auburn, WA (Seattle) @ White River Amphitheater
07/01 – Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater
07/03 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Amphitheater
07/04 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
07/05 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks
07/07 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs
07/08 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
07/10 – Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis) @ Kilpsch Amphitheater
07/11 – Clarkston, MI (Detroit) @ DTE Energy Amphitheater
07/12 – Tinley Park, IL (Chicago) @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
07/15 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/17 – Camden, NJ (Philadelphia) @ Susquehanna Bank Arts Center
07/18 – Burgettstown, PA (Pittsburgh) @ First Niagara Pavilion
07/19 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
07/21 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/22 – Gilford, NH @ Meadowbrook (Bank of NH Pavilion)
07/24 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
07/25 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
07/26 - Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach
07/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
07/31 – San Antonio, TX @ Whitewater Amphitheater
08/01 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/02 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Amphitheater More...

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Thy Art Is Murder New Interview Posted

Australia’s Thy Art Is Murder's drummer Lee Stanton and vocalist Chris "CJ" McMahon recently met up with Impericon to answer some questions and talk about the new album "Holy War", which is set to drop this month via Nuclear Blast.

Check out the chat below.

Thy Art Is Murder also just released an official music video for the track "Light Bearer" off the upcoming new album "Holy War". More...

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