What does CJ's return mean for Thy Art Is Murder?

Thy Art Is Murder

In January, Aussie deathcore merchants Thy Art Is Murder reunited with frontman CJ McMahon, following his departure in December 2015. Since then, the band have announced a UK tour in October and that they’re releasing new album Dear Desolation on August 18 via Nuclear Blast.

CJ initially quit the band as a result of his drug addiction, but has since cleaned up his act and is now back at the helm of Australia’s heaviest band. But what has changed for Thy Art now that their brother has returned?

In the below video, CJ admits that the negativity that previously existed in the band “stemmed from me and the problems that I had within myself.”

Now sober and clean, he says that he has a much better way of managing his anger and anxiety so it doesn’t affect him, or those close to him. He continues to say that a much more positive and cleaner CJ is back in action, rather than someone who is “distracted”, “a mess” and “dependent on substance abuse.”

Thy Art Is Murder’s new album Dear Desolation is out August 18 via Nuclear Blast, and is available to pre-order now.

Thy Art Is Murder 2017 tour dates

Jul 27: Perth Badlands Bar, Australia
Jul 28: Adelaide Enigma Bar, Australia
Jul 29: Melbourne Max Watt’s, Australia
Aug 02: Belconnen The Basement, Australia
Aug 03: Wollongong Uni Bar, Australia
Aug 04: Sydney Oxford Art Factory, Australia
Aug 05: Newcastle West Cambridge Hotel, Australia
Aug 10: Fortitude Valley Crowbar, Australia
Aug 11: Sunshine Coast Villa Noosa, Australia
Aug 12: Miami Tavern, Australia
Aug 20: Pittsburgh Rex Theater, PA
Aug 21: Richmond Canal Club, VA
Aug 22: Greensboro Blind Tiger, NC
Aug 23: Atlanta The New Masquerade, GA
Aug 24: Jefferson Southport Hall, LA
Aug 25: Houston Scout Bar, TX
Aug 26: Austin Come And Take It Live, TX
Aug 27: Dallas Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill, TX
Aug 29: Denver The Summit Music Hall, CO
Aug 30: Salt Lake City The Complex, UT
Aug 31: Spokane The Pin, WA
Sep 01: Portland Hawthorne Theater, OR
Sep 02: Vancouver Rickshaw Theatre, BC
Sep 03: Seattle Studio Seven, WA
Sep 05: Reno Jub Jub’s, NV
Sep 06: San Francisco DNA Lounge, CA
Sep 07: Los Angeles The Roxy, CA
Sep 08: Santa Ana The Observatory, CA
Sep 09: Mesa Club Red, AZ
Sep 10: El Paso Tricky Falls, TX
Sep 11: Albuquerque Sunshine Theater, NM
Sep 13: Lawrence Granada Theater, KS
Sep 14: Joliet The Forge, IL
Sep 15: Grand Rapids The Intersection, MI
Sep 16: Toronto The Opera House, ON
Sep 17: Montreal Corona Theatre, QC
Sep 18: Ottawa Brass Monkey, ON
Sep 19: Allston Brighton Music Hall, MA
Sep 20: Syracuse The Lost Horizon, NY
Sep 21: New York Gramercy Theatre, NY
Sep 22: Philadelphia Theatre Of Living Arts, PA
Sep 23: Baltimore Soundstage, MD
Sep 24: Columbus Park Street, OH
Sep 29: Munich Backstage, Germany
Sep 30: Lausanne Ancient Astronaut, Switzerland
Oct 01: Karlsruhe Substage, Germany
Oct 03: Cardiff University, UK
Oct 04: Leeds Key Club, UK
Oct 05: Glasgow Garage, UK
Oct 06: Manchester Club Academy, UK
Oct 07: Birmingham O2 Academy 2, UK
Oct 08: London The Electric Ballroom, UK
Oct 09: Nottingham Rescue Rooms, UK
Oct 10: Paris Backstage By The Mill, France
Oct 11: Toulouse Connexion Live, France
Oct 12: Madrid Caracol, Spain
Oct 13: Barcelona Razzmatazz, Spain
Oct 14: Lyon CCO, France
Oct 15: Brescia Circolo Colony, Italy
Oct 17: Wien Flex, Austria
Oct 18: Prague Nova Chmelnice, Czech Republic
Oct 20: Copenhagen Vega, Denmark
Oct 21: Stockholm Kraken, Sweden
Oct 22: Oslo John Dee, Norway
Oct 23: Gothenburg Sticky Fingers, Sweden
Oct 24: Hamburg Logo, Germany
Oct 25: Haarlem Patronaat, Netherlands
Oct 26: Leipzig Felsenkeller, Germany
Oct 27: Antwerp Zappa, Belgium
Oct 28: Cologne Essigfabrik, Germany
Nov 04: Johannesburg The Groove Live, South Africa

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