Thy Art Is Murder have announced a fifth record will be release this year, Human Target, on July 26 via Human Warfare. Pre-order Human Target here
Thy Art Is Murder is Touring Australia in July
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The first track released from Human Target is the self-titled song and here’s the video:
What “Human Target” is about (from the press release):
Privatised prisons enforce police states, where nonviolent offenders languish for decades. Pharmaceuticals numb the mind. Social media distracts the spirit. All while the very planet lurches toward an inevitable climate disaster that will extinguish humanity. ‘The Nightmare of Human Organ Harvesting?’ That’s not a gruesome song title from some forgotten old-school death metal record. It’s a headline from the Wall Street Journal and also the theme of the first single & title track from the record which explores the practice of organ harvesting in China, where the World Health Organization found a huge discrepancy in the number of organs volunteered by donors and the number of organs transplanted into the wealthy.
Guitarist Andy Marsh explains: “Human Target was the last song written for the album as I felt we lacked an opening track to set the mood and provide the impact for what was to come. Human organ harvesting had been brought to my attention as a serious matter that wasn’t receiving much coverage (or not enough for me to hear about it) and I thought the issue required more scrutiny and awareness. To distill the metaphors of proletariat subjugation down to the visceral injustice of taking away the engines of life, seemed to be a powerful atmosphere to open the record.”
The fifth full-length from Thy Art Is Murder follows the blistering Dear Desolation(2017), which debuted in the ARIA Top 5 – the highest chart debut from a homegrown extreme metal act. They continue along an evolutionary trajectory charted by The Depression Sessions, an unprecedented collaborative album with The Acacia Strainand Fit For An Autopsy. That project arrived after the uncompromising Holy War(2015), Hate (2012), and The Adversary (2010). Across their discography, Thy Art Is Murder have an accumulated 45 million views on Youtube, over 13 million of them for “Reign of Darkness” alone.
THY ART IS MURDER LIFE IN THE CROSSHAIRS TOUR
W/ JUSTICE FOR THE DAMNED, DEALER & WITHER
Thursday July 11th
The Zoo, Brisbane
Friday July 12th
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Album artwork painted by Eliran Kantor (Hatebreed, Testament, Sodom)