According to Nuclear Blast, Fresh off the heels of their breakthrough Summer Slaughter appearance, Australia’s hottest new extreme metal export THY ART IS MURDER will headline their very own North American tour! Joining them on their campaign dubbed the “Hate Across America” tour are I DECLARE WAR, FIT FOR AN AUTOSPY, THE LAST TEN SECONDS OF LIFE, and KUBLAI KHAN. “We cannot wait to come back to the USA for the ‘Hate Across America’ tour,” commented bassist Sean Delander. “Smaller venues, low ticket prices and wild bands, come headbang with us this Winter!” Confirmed dates as of now are as follows:
THY ART IS MURDER, I DECLARE WAR, FIT FOR AN AUTOSPY, THE LAST TEN SECONDS OF LIFE, KUBLAI KHAN
11/20 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
11/21 West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
11/22 Camarillo, CA @ Rock City Studios
11/23 Lancaster, CA @ Industry Theater
11/24 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
11/26 Seattle, WA @ EL Corazon
11/27 Spokane, WA @ The Center
11/28 Boise, ID @ The Shredder
11/29 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Project
11/30 Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theater
12/2 Chicago, IL @ Reggies Rock Club
12/3 Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room @ The Crofoot
12/4 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
12/5 Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
12/6 New York, NY @ Santos Party House (no KUBLAI KHAN)
12/7 Springfield, VA @ Empire
12/8 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
12/9 Tupelo, MS @ Goodtime Charles
12/10 Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music
12/17 Orlando, FL @ The Social
12/18 Jacksonville, FL @ Roc Bar
12/19 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
12/20 West Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
12/21 Louisville, KY @ The Vernon Club
THY ART IS MURDER’s second album, Hate, was recently released in their homeland where it has been smashing boundaries once thought to confine bands of their ilk. The record came in at #35 on the Top 40 Aria chart, making it the highest debut of any Aussie death metal band ever! Nuclear Blast Entertainment is proud to finally properly release Hate in the U.S. and Europe. The album was produced and mixed by Will Putney (SUICIDE SILENCE, BORN OF OSIRIS, FOR TODAY) with artwork created by Brent Elliot White (CARNIFEX, DEATH ANGEL).
Rising from the unhallowed wastes of Western Sydney, extreme metal outfit THY ART IS MURDER have 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, the UK 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.
No strangers to stoking controversy and criticism, the band have not toned down their art for the sake of palatability and have introduced a morose melodicism into their maelstrom – the rumination before pulling the trigger. With their best work to date ready to be unleashed on an unsuspecting world, THY ART IS MURDER will once again take to the road to unleash the Hate with one simple message – get in the pit or get out of the way.