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Thy Art Is Murder Interview – Sean Delander (Guitar), Bloodstock Open Air 2019

Video Production: Alan Daly and Olga Kuzmenko

Feature Image Pic: © Olga Kuzmenko Photography

 

 

Australia’s Purveyors Of Extreme Metal, Thy Art Is Murder is playing Bloodstock for the first time.

Lineup:
CJ McMahon – vocals
Andy Marsh – guitar
Sean Delander – guitar
Kevin Butler – bass
Jesse Beahler – drums
Thy Art Is Murder furiously charges once more unto the breach, clawing and spitting against the dying light and a seemingly inevitable collapse of existence. Combining classic and authentic death metal elements that invoke the renegade, spirit-crushing, monstrosity of early Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, and Decapitated with the precision rhythmic assault of Meshuggah and the breakdown-infused bounce of Black Dahlia Murder, Thy Art Is Murder have redefined a once cast aside and maligned subgenre, proudly reenergizing and representing the best in extremity.

The band’s music remains uncompromising, building upon the savage momentum of the controversially outspoken Holy War (2015), the punishing Hate (2012) and their gigantic debut, The Adversary (2010).

Dear Desolation continues the band’s evolutionary trajectory, remaining consistently inventive and diverse without sacrificing the band’s established identity. The adventurous spirit of the band’s unprecedented collaboration with The Acacia Strain and Fit For An Autopsy, released as The Depression Sessions, continues unabated, expanding and informing the band’s already confident creativity.

A new generation of death metal acolytes and vintage older thrashers alike enthusiastically proclaim the band’s unrelenting aggression, cementing a reputation with an increasingly fervent international fanbase.

Thy Art Is Murder sharpened their sonic weapons on the road, with early tours in support of genre giants like Fear Factory and Cattle Decapitation, followed by much heralded appearances at Soundwave and all over North America on the Rockstar Mayhem Tour with Slayer. They’ve earned accolades from the likes of Metal Hammer and fellow bands alike, while delivering standout sets at festivals like Download.

If this is truly the soundtrack to the end of humanity, it’s music that should unite and empower extreme metal fans in all corners of the genre. Thy Art Is Murder skillfully ignites a crowd of 150 or 150,000.

The central sound at Thy Art Is Murder’s core has resonated in sweaty clubs and theaters since the band’s formation in 2006. This is extreme metal for the people, torchbearers for a primal style that doesn’t die.

On 26 April 2019, the band revealed their new album would be titled Human Target and released the title track single. The album was released on 26 July 2019 through Nuclear Blast Records.

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