Thy Art Is Murder share Dear Desolation trailer

Thy Art Is Murder
Thy Art Is Murder

Thy Art Is Murder have released a video trailer for their upcoming album Dear Desolation.

The record sees the return of frontman CJ McMahon who quit the Australian outfit in 2015. He returned earlier this year, making a surprise appearance onstage with the band at the Unify Festival in January.

It’ll be released on August 18 via Nuclear Blast.

The eerie trailer features the sound of a ticking clock, while slow motion footage, including shots of the band in the studio, are gradually revealed.

A caption reads: “At first, man became enthralled with hate. Divided, the war began. These are the remnants.”

On his return to Thy Art Is Murder, McMahon said: “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 launched a video for Slaves Beyond Death in June and will head out on the road in support of the new album later this month.

Find a full list of the band’s 2017 tour dates below.

Thy Art Is Murder Dear Desolation tracklist

  1. Slaves Beyond Death
  2. The Son Of Misery
  3. Puppet Master
  4. Dear Desolation
  5. Death Dealer
  6. Man Is The Enemy
  7. The Skin Of The Serpent
  8. Fire In The Sky
  9. Into Chaos We Climb
  10. The Final Curtain

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

Thy Art Is Murder excited for new album with CJ McMahon

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