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14th August 2017

thy art is murder

Thy Art Is Murder's fourth album, 'Dear Desolation', is out on August 18th and was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Will Putney at Graphic Nature Audio in Belleville, NJ.

Here, the Australian deathcore Metallers pick out some of their extreme Metal tour bus essential listening, as well as sharing their funny story about Behemoth's mainman Nergal.

Thy Art Is Murder vocalist CJ McMahon told us about 'Dear Desolation':

"I feel the strongest I've ever felt going into a record. Coming back to the fold of our band has reinvigorated me. I missed my brothers, touring, and of course all our dedicated fans around the world who have always given us their all.

"This new record is going to shape our future; we gave it everything we could and then some. In the past, I was the weakest link and now that I have re-built myself, we are stronger than ever and nothing can stand in our way."

thy art is murder

The band have already shared the guitar playthrough for the epic track 'The Son Of Misery'. The clip demonstrates the sheer mastery of guitarist Andy Marsh. Here is in case you missed it first time around:

You can hear 'The Son Of Misery' right here, along with 'Slaves Beyond Death', another bruising track from 'Dear Desolation':

'Dear Desolation' is available digitally now from iTunes and you can pre-order an array of physical formats right here.

thy art is murder

Thy Art Is Murder are set to tour this August and September with Nuclear Blast label mates Decapitated, Fallujah and Ghost Bath in the US and Canada. Full dates for 'The Double Homicide Tour 2017' are as follows:

20th August: Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
21st August: Richmond, VA - Canal Club
22nd August: Greensboro, NC - Blind Tiger
23rd August: Atlanta, GA - The New Masquerade
24th August: New Orleans, LA - Southport Hall
25th August: Houston, TX - Scout Bar
26th August: Austin, TX - Come and Take It Live
27th August: Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Bar 'N Grill
29th August: Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall
30th August: Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
31st August: Spokane, WA - The Pin
1st September: Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
2nd September: Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
3rd September: Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
5th September: Reno, NV - Jub Jub's
6th September: San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
7th September: West Hollywood, CA - The Roxy Theatre
8th September: Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
9th September: Mesa, AZ - Club Red
10th September: El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
11th September: Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
13th September: Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
14th September: Joliet, IL - The Forge
15th September: Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
16th September: Toronto, ON - The Opera House
17th September: Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
18th September: Ottawa, ON - Brass Monkey
19th September: Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
20th September: Syracuse, NY - The Lost Horizon
21st September: New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
22nd September: Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
23rd September: Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
24th September: Columbus OH - Park Street

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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