Thy Art Is Murder reveal album title and release date

Australia’s incendiary extreme musical export Thy Art Is Murder, have just revealed their next album title: Holy War.

Produced and mixed by Will Putney (Suicide Silence, Northlane, Misery Signals), 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.'

Rising from the unhallowed wastes of Western Sydney, Thy Art Is Murder have successfully cleaved a trail of blood & mayhem since their inception in 2006. With the acclaimed Infinite Death EP (2008) and  their debut album The Adversary (2010) firmly establishing their name in the global metal music scene, the band has traversed highways, autobahns & motorways all across the world.

The band actually played a phenomenal 342 tour dates worldwide, in support of their Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut, Hate (2012), which debuted at #35 on the Top 40 Aria Chart – the highest chart debut of any Australian extreme metal band.

Known for their tireless work ethic, Thy Art Is Murder performed at Summer Slaughter 2014 & 2013, headlined their own Hate Across America tour in 2013, and supported both Emmure and Born Of Osiris in 2014, playing throughout the U.S. more times in a two-year period than any other Australian band in any genre of music.

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

04.05. DK Copenhagen - Vega
05.05. NOR Oslo - Sub Scene
07.05. FIN Helsinki - Nosturi
09.05. D Hamburg - Gruenspan
10.05. D Berlin - C-Club
11.05. P Warsaw - Proxima
12.05. SK Bratislava - Majestic Music Club
13.05. AT Vienna - Arena
14.05. I Moncalieri - Audiodrome
15.05. CH Zurich - Dynamo
16.05. FR Lyon - CCO
17.05. ESP Barcelona - Boveda
18.05. ESP Murcia - Garage Club
19.05. PT Lisbon - RCA Club
20.05. ESP Madrid - Caracol
21.05. FR Toulouse - Connexion
22.05. FR Paris - Glazart
23.05. UK Leeds - City Centre
24.05. UK Hatfield - Forum
25.05. UK Wolverhampton - City Centre
26.05. UK Glasgow - Garage
27.05. UK London - Electric Ballroom
28.05. LUX Esch Sur Alzette - Kulturfabrik