Australia’s extreme metal titans Thy Art Is Murder have announced their long-awaited new album, Godlike, arriving September 15.
In the lead up to the new LP, the band will be playing the Unify Off The Record show in Wollongong this weekend and then hitting the road on a regional tour before once again heading to Europe for a run of shows which are already looking to be selling out.
The Everblack Podcast spoke to CJ McMahon from Thy Art Is Murder about their slot on the Unify Off The Record show with Make Them Suffer and Fit For An Autopsy, musical direction of their upcoming album ‘Godlike’, success of their recent “Decade of Hate” tour and his very personal mission to raise awareness of Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC).
Watch/listen to the interview here:
Thy Art Is Murder ascended the ranks of extreme metal’s top-tier bands with a meteoric underground rise as explosive as humankind’s seemingly inevitable descent into doom and death. With their new album, Godlike, Australia’s most harrowingly brutal export since George Miller’s Mad Max franchise invites audiences worldwide to join them in a fresh Armageddon.
The sixth explosive album in the band’s arsenal, Godlike cements Thy Art Is Murder as death metal’s modern torchbearers. A soundtrack to a divisive postmodern dystopia, Godlike sees Thy Art Is Murder explore new depths and dynamics without sacrificing an ounce of intensity or urgency the band have staked their career on.
Recorded with their longtime producer and mixer, Will Putney, across the album’s 10 nihilistic tracks Thy Art are masters of their craft as they deliver sharp stabs, guttural descents and groove with muscular athleticism and confidence. Frontman CJ McMahon gives his strongest performance ever as he belts through lyrics that thematically confront how cycles of violence continue over time and feelings of separation in a hyper-polarized world.
Thy Art Is Murder’s thinking-person’s blackened death metal has challenged, provoked and inspired audiences around the world. Through relentless hard work, Thy Art have become one of the most successful extreme metal bands Australia has ever produced, making history on their own terms. Backed by an uncompromising discography, the two-time ARIA-Award nominees have smashed chart records in their native country as the first homegrown extreme metal act to debut in the Top 5 with 2017’s Dear Desolation.
Their electrifying and incendiary performances have seen the band do countless laps of the globe, becoming tourmates with genre-titans like Cannibal Corpse, Slayer, Kreator, Lamb Of God, Killswitch Engage and Parkway Drive, alongside playing crucial festivals like Summer Breeze, Download, Graspop and Wacken.
Join Thy Art Is Murder when they enter Godlike mode this coming September.
THY ART IS MURDER – GODLIKE Out Sep 15 via Human Warfare
May 27 – Uni Bar, Wollongong NSWw/ Thy Art Is Murder, Make Them Suffer, Ocean GroveYours Truly, Fit For An Autopsy, BloomBanks Arcade, Reliqa, Alienist, Raised As Wolves
For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.unifygathering.com