Thy Art Is Murder issue details of 2020 North American headlining tour, featuring Fit For An Autopsy + more

It seems like just yesterday that Thy Art Is Murder were touring North America (because it was – less than a month ago), but the Australian extreme metal band are quickly coming back to our shores in early 2020. Touring in support of their newest album Human Target, the band’s 5th full-length, TAIM will be touring North America again in 2020. This time, the support acts – per the usual – are quite good, with the likes of Enterprise Earth, Aversions Crown, Fit For An Autopsy, Une Misere, and Extinction A.D. rounding out the bill. FFAA and EE in particular are notable because later this week, both bands have entries on our coveted top 100 albums of 2019 list, which drops this Friday. Check out the full itinerary below.

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Thy Art Is Murder releases heavy new song, “Death Perception”

Just over a year after the release of their 3rd album Dear Desolation, Aussie metal horde Thy Art Is Murder is back with a new song, “Death Perception”. The new track is a quick burst of metal fury, and it’s not a surprise that it’s a B-side from last year’s Dear Desolation record as well – thanks to our friends at KillYourStereo for that tidbit of info. If you like blast beats, you’ll love the hell out of this song, for sure. It is, like KYS says, one of the band’s best breakdowns since the much-loved Hate album was released, more than anything else.

Stream the new song in the comments, and be sure to leave your thoughts below. The band just finished up a huge support tour with Parkway Drive and Killswitch Engage, so perhaps they’ll be playing the new track live in other venues soon. We can only hope.

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Thy Art Is Murder’s CJ McMahon explains why they don’t perform “Whore To A Chainsaw” live: “That song was written by a pissed off individual”

Anyone who has seen Thy Art Is Murder recently knows that the Australian metal band knows they put on an incendiary live show. However, fans may notice a fairly obvious omission from their live setlists – namely the lack of any songs off their acclaimed EP, Infinite Death. And though the band used to be known for their lyrics, which were often considered misogynistic and violent towards women, a video has surfaced from back in August where vocalist CJ McMahon (who hadn’t joined the band until after that EP’s release) addresses a packed crowd on the band’s Double Homicide tour. He had harsh words concerning the song, saying “We’re not going to play that fucking song”, in regards to “Whore To A Chainsaw”.

Considering the band’s massive fan base, this couldn’t have been an easy decision. No matter where you stand on the validity of censorship and the violent nature of many death metal bands, it’s a ballsy and respectable decision, to be sure. Check out the full video below, which also segues into “The Son Of Misery”.

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