For those jostling for position in the crowded fields of hardcore, metal and the intersectional …
Sydney’s masters of extreme metal, Thy Art Is Murder have officially announced their fifth studio album Human Target.
This brutal ten track offering, delving into the social-political trauma that challenges our world today, follows 2017’s Dear Desolation, which debuted in the ARIA Top 5—the highest chart debut from a homegrown extreme metal act! Human Target will be released on 26th July via Human Warfare.
Thy Art Is Murder are famed for fearlessly covering lyrical themes surrounding mortality, existential crises and destruction of humanity. They are clearly on the warpath again, evidenced by their title track Human Target.
Guitarist Andy Marsh explains: “Human Target was the last song written for the album as I felt we lacked an opening track to set the mood and provide the impact for what was to come. Human organ harvesting had been brought to my attention as a serious matter that wasn’t receiving much coverage (or not enough for me to hear about it) and I thought the issue required more scrutiny and awareness. To distill the metaphors of proletariat subjugation down to the visceral injustice of taking away the engines of life, seemed to be a powerful atmosphere to open the record.”
Human Target features the trademark Thy Art is Murder sound with CJ McMahon’s signature punishing growls over blast beats and heavily distorted guitars which make you want to destroy any object close to you.
Thy Art is Murder’s thought provoking death metal has placed them Top 50 Most Popular Metal Bands Right Now, a list compiled by a popular metal blog (based on worldwide page views) alongside metal titans such as Metallica, Slipknot, Slayer, Megadeth, Ghost, and Iron Maiden.
Be ready when Thy Art is Murder come for you! Just prior to the album release, they will do a short East Coast jaunt before heading back to Europe.
THY ART IS MURDER – LIFE IN THE CROSSHAIRS TOUR
with Justice For The Damned, Dealer and Wither
BRISBANE // Thursday 11 July // The Zoo
SYDNEY // Friday 12 July // Crowbar
MELBOURNE // Saturday 13 July // The Corner Hotel