In the lead up to their June album release for ‘Holy War’, Thy Art Is Murder have revealed the original, uncensored artwork.
The artwork will not be available on retail versions of the album, but will appear on a Limited Edition 12” Picture Disc vinyl version available exclusively at.
The band released the following statement regarding the artwork.
“We wanted Holy War to be our most confronting release to date,” explains guitarist Andy Marsh. “From the moment the album title was conceived and the lyrics were born we had a distinct vision that the album cover artwork must be equally as confronting, as scary, and as real as what we are about as a band. Unfortunately after circulating our intended album cover around to the distributors and retailers, and after several meetings with the label and those we all work with, we were told we would have to cover the image, or choose a different cover. Not wanting to alter our desired cover in any way shape or form, we opted to contain it within the album packaging and roll with one of the other images from the layout.
“Here it is in all its magnificent glory, a child for every religion that has indoctrinated the young and disadvantaged, and sent them off to war and bloody death without cause or reason. This album is for them.”
The album cover and packaging photos were shot by the band’s long time photographer and friend, Thomas Savage. Fans can now pre-order Holy War in multiple formats, some of which include the uncensored cover art, from. Included in the pre-order options is an exclusive digi-pack that includes a bonus track.
Produced and mixed by Will Putney (The Amity Affliction, Northlane), Holy War is the band’s first release for UNFD. It will be made available in Australia on June 26th.
Thy Art Is Murder – Holy War Track Listing
1. Absolute Genocide
2. Light Bearer
3. Holy War
4. Coffin Dragger
5. Fur and Claw
6. Deliver Us To Evil
8. Violent Reckoning
9. Child Of Sorrow
10. Naked and Cold