THY ART IS MURDER To Release 'Dear Desolation' Album

THY ART IS MURDER To Release 'Dear Desolation' Album

Australia's premiere extreme metal export THY ART IS MURDER will release its fourth full-length album, "Dear Desolation", later this year via Nuclear Blast.

Guitarist Andy Marsh explains the album title: "'Dear Desolation' was the easiest way to sum up the new record, and some of the issues we talked about. With lyrics ranging from extinction level events, to mortality's interaction with morality, 'Dear Desolation' seemed like an appropriate address toward nothingness, a call into the abyss from which we might not hear an answer."

THY ART IS MURDER has also announced a fall 2017 European headlining tour, kicking off on September 29 in Munich, Germany.

Commented the band: "We are super stoked to return to Europe, and this time with more U.K. dates than we have played in a very long time. For too long we have neglected the U.K. and we are going to make up for it in style. Joining us on our album headlining tour will be our great friends and ridiculously heavy bands, AFTER THE BURIAL, OCEANO and Australian blackened hardcore juggernauts JUSTICE FOR THE DAMNED. We can't wait to bring our new record to the road, and this will mark the very first leg of the 'Dear Desolation' world tour."

"Dear Desolation" will mark THY ART IS MURDER's first full-length release since vocalist C.J. McMahon rejoined the band this past January.

McMahon blamed his drug addiction for his departure from the group and has vowed to move forward as "a new man." He wrote on his Instagram account: "You made me a rock star, you made me a God, you made me immortal. I owe my fans everything. I made myself a drug addict, I made myself a liar, I made myself lose and destroy friendships, I made my family and friends hurt. I come back to the world a new man who, with my closest friends (THY ART IS MURDER), will prove that we are the greatest, strongest, and most powerful force in metal, I will take no prisoners, we will crush all charts and expectations. We will take over the game and raise the bar so no one will touch it or us. I am C.J. McMahon and I will stand as a king with my brothers for the rest of time."

To cement McMahon's return to his rightful throne, the band released a brand new song titled "No Absolution".

THY ART IS MURDER's third album, "Holy War", entered the official Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) chart at position No. 7 — the highest-ever position for an Australian extreme metal act. The Sydney-based band has generated controversy for the strong anti-religious stance of the title track's video, as well as the album cover which features references to a suicide bomber.

COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).