Part one of the Nuclear Blast
artist profile focusing on Australia's hottest new extreme metal export THY ART IS MURDER
can be seen below. In the five-minute clip, the members of THY ART IS MURDER
discuss the journey and struggles of being in a band and the importance of shotgunning beers while in America.
THY ART IS MURDER
's second album, "Hate"
, was released in the U.S. on April 2 and in Europe on April 5 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment
, the new U.S. partnership between Nuclear Blast
owner Markus Staiger
and former Roadrunner Records
A&R chief Monte Conner
. The CD was produced and mixed by Will Putney
, BORN OF OSIRIS
, FOR TODAY
), with artwork created by Brent Elliot White
, DEATH ANGEL
came in at No. 35 on Australia's Top 40 ARIA
chart, making it the highest debut of any Aussie death metal band ever.
THY ART IS MURDER
will embark on a North American headlining tour later this month. Joining them on the trek, dubbed "Hate Across America"
, are I DECLARE WAR
, FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY
, THE LAST TEN SECONDS OF LIFE
and KUBLAI KHAN
Rising from the unhallowed wastes of Western Sydney, THY ART IS MURDER
has carved a trail of bloody mayhem since their inception in 2006. With an acclaimed EP and debut album in "Infinite Death"
and "The Adversary"
to their name, the band have traversed the highways and autobahns of Australia and Europe on a relentless crusade to destroy every venue and audience they can with like-minded peers in a who's who of heavy metal.
Simply titled "Hate"
, the band's second full-length is the pointed result of THY ART IS MURDER
's growing dissatisfaction with all aspects of modern life — political, religious, social and environmental — everyone is to blame.
Fusing the blasting technicality of metal luminaries THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
with thunderous breakdowns and the intensity born of their nascent hometown scene; the blackened grandeur of BEHEMOTH
and the pit-churning groove of Tampa originators MORBID ANGEL
and CANNIBAL CORPSE
, the furious musical arrangements provide a bloody canvas for vocalist CJ McMahon
's outpourings of bile.
"Purest Strain Of Hate"
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