Thy Art Is Murder To Release New Album ‘Dear Desolation’ On August 18th
Thy Art is Murder have finally revealed that they’ll unleash their anticipated, barbarous fourth LP ‘Dear Desolation’ via new extreme music indie label, Human WarfareAugust 18.
One of the most polarising and thrilling acts to emerge triumphant from the competitive maelstrom of modern metal in recent years, Thy Art Is Murder are utterly fearless. Famed for charging riffs and screaming into the breach with notorious ferocity, they attract a legion of dedicated fans drawn from all genres, and all corners of the earth.
Much-revered frontman CJ McMahon surprised and shocked fans when he returned to the stage at this year’s UNIFY Gathering, after his much-publicised departure from the band in 2015. In the interim, triple j’s The Racket host Lochlan Watt stepped up to the mic for some serious international touring. Since returning to the helm, CJ and the band have been crushing venues across Europe, preparing for their Australian headline run, which will lead into the release of the much anticipated ‘Dear Desolation’.
“I feel the strongest I’ve ever felt going into a record.” says McMahon, “Coming back to the fold of our band has reinvigorated me. I missed my brothers, touring, and of course all our dedicated fans around the world who have always given us their all. This new record is going to shape our future; we gave it everything we could and then some. In the past, I was the weakest link and now that I have re-built myself, we are stronger than ever and nothing can stand in our way.”
Thematically, ‘Dear Desolation’ embodies the darkest of dark. It is unquestionably Thy Art Is Murder’s most challenging work to date. It sees the band dive headfirst into existentialism and the human condition, contemplating mortality, moral compasses, extinction level events and questioning political dogma.
Guitarist Andy Marsh says of the record “Hate, War, Desolation; the trilogy series of the path mankind has laid out before himself. We are prouder than ever of our efforts on this record. A lot of time, planning, creativity and teamwork has culminated in what we think is our most completed vision yet: Dear Desolation.”.
Get a hint at the huge sounds to come with the video for ‘Slaves Beyond Death’ below: