Thy Art Is Murder Have Finished Writing Their New Album

It looks like Thy Art Is Murder have completed the writing process for their new album. Andy Marsh recently revealed the news to Metal Wani.

Marsh said the following:

“We’ve finished writing. We got together a couple of months ago, Sean [Delander] and I, and we spent a few weeks writing after a tour and we did it, like in three or four weeks.

We’ve written a record, now we just got to record the damn thing. We’re excited for it… When we think about our music, obviously, in our heads, we think about CJ [McMahon]‘s voice singing over it—so having him coming back, at the end of us writing a record, it made us excited to go and record it and hear it the way we imagined hearing it.

The fans, obviously, their idea of the band is with CJ singing in the band. We share that vision, that idea, also. Our band is like a small family and the way we imagine hearing our own music and how we craft the product is with that end goal in mind. So, it’s definitely exciting to know we can get the sound we want.”

Thy Art Is Murder, Miss May I, Being As An Ocean, & Casey Announce 2017 European Tour

Thy Art Is Murder, Miss May I, Being As An Ocean, and Casey have announced a European tour together. Check out the dates:

04/17 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje
04/19 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage
04/20 Bologna, ITA – Kindergarten Club
04/23 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
04/24 Hannover, GER – Faust
04/25 Poznan, POL – U Bazyla
04/26 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
04/27 Schweinfurt, GER – Stattbahnhof

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CJ McMahon On His Return To Thy Art Is Murder: “I Will Stand As A King With My Brothers For The Rest Of Time”

It was previously announced that CJ McMahon had returned to Thy Art Is Murder. Now the vocalist has offered his own statement on the reunion, which you can read in the below Instagram post:

Thy Art Is Murder Officially Welcome Back CJ McMahon, Stream New Song “No Absolution”

Thy Art Is Murder have officially confirmed CJ McMahon’s return to the band, and to celebrate they have premiered a new song titled “No Absolution.” The track was written during the “Holy War” sessions and it can be streamed below:

The band posted the following:

“A little over a year ago we were left in a pickle when CJ had finally reached his breaking point – the physical, emotional and mental stresses of touring, and the lifestyle had taken its toll on him.

After the dust had settled we had time to speak amongst ourselves, and with him, and we were all able to get on the same page. He was able to take time off from the road and work consistently, tick off some life goals like getting married, and enjoy the routine and familiarity of life at home with his friends and family.

Conversely the rest of us kept going, touring relentlessly, playing bigger tours to more people than ever before, going to new countries for the very first time, and had a blast taking a few great vocalists and mates out for the ride with us while we weathered the storm and figured things out. Special thanks must go out to our incredible friends and fill in touring vocalists – Monte Barnard, Nicholas Arthur, Lochlan Watt, as well as every other vocalist who took the time to apply in our discrete vocalist auditions.

After a few months away from the chaotic life on the road CJ reached out to us and we started maintaining more regular communication. He mentioned how he had started cleaning up, was focused on working hard and saving for his wedding and enjoying time at home, but he also mentioned he missed the shows, the friends, and us – his band.

After months of working things out, gaining his voice back, and mending wounded friendships, we are overwhelmed with excitement to announce that we have completed writing for a new record to be released later this year, featuring the one and only Christopher John McMahon. Welcome back CJ!

CJ recently offered a brief statement, which didn’t mince words around the reasons for his departure:

‘I was a drug addict, I was a broke musician, and I had some fucking issues. I got married, I did some fucking soul searching, and now I’m back to take over the world with my fucking brothers.’

No Absolution is a rich tapestry, intertwined in faith, scripture and doctrine, and a story about the process that we have endured throughout the last year. We recorded this during the sessions for Holy War but quite simply ran out of time to finish writing lyrics and recording vocals for it in order to make the record.

This song now stands alone, without a record or release – a gift from us to you, thank you for your continued support, we can’t wait to show you what we’re making for 2017.”

CJ McMahon Rejoins Thy Art Is Murder Onstage At UNIFY Festival In Australia

During their set at the UNIFY Festival in Australia last night (January 13), Thy Art Is Murder were rejoined by former vocalist CJ McMahon. The band have yet to confirm if the reunion is permanent, but in the below video shared by New Fury Media, McMahon does say that he was a “drug addict” who “got married and did some fucking soul searching” while he was away from the band, and that he is “back to take over the world.” On top of this, former touring vocalist Lochlan Watt also said that McMahon “is back where he belongs.”

Thy Art Is Murder Added To Meshuggah’s 2017 Australian/New Zealand Dates

Thy Art Is Murder have been added to Meshuggah’s 2017 Australian and New Zealand shows. Check out the dates below:

Tour Dates:

03/09 Auckland, NZ – Powerstation
03/11 Brisbane, AUS – Tivoli
03/12 Sydney, AUS – Enmore Theatre
03/14 Melbroune, AUS – 170 Russell
03/15 Melbourne, AUS – 170 Russell
03/17 Fremantle, AUS – Metropolis