Thy Art Is Murder Officially Welcome Drummer Jesse Beahler To The Band

Thy Art Is Murder have officially welcomed drummer Jesse Beahler (ex-Jungle Rot, etc.) to the band. He will be replacing Lee Stanton, who exited the group last year.

Beahler commented:

“I’ve been long time friends with Thy Art Is Murder, from touring beside them on their first American tour in 2013, to becoming a contributing member of the band during ‘The Depression Sessions’, and eventually evolving into a full fledged member during the writing and recording process of our latest album, ‘Human Target’. I’m very grateful to be working alongside great friends and musicians, and feel like THY ART is a band I was always meant to be a part of.

I am incredibly proud of the performances we tracked on our newest album ‘Human Target’, and it sounds so good in part because of the great gear we selected. Thanks to Zildjian, Tama, Remo, Vic Firth, Czarcie Kopyto, and Foot Blaster Triggers for creating exceptional tools that help me deliver the best possible performance every time I sit behind the kit.”

Alter Bridge, Mastodon, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Etc. Added To UK Download Festival

Over 40 more bands have been added to the UK Download Festival. That event will take place at Donington Park on June 12-14 and the updated daily stage lineups can be found below.

June 12:

Main Stage:

KISS
Deftones
Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes
Black Veil Brides
Motionless In White
Theory Of A Deadman
Wayward Sons

Second Stage:

The Offspring
The Distillers
Airbourne
Lacuna Coil
Amaranthe
Hatari
The Glorious Sons

The Avalanche Stage:

The Menzingers
PUP
Tiny Moving Parts
Sleep Token
Gender Roles
Press Club
Wargasm

The Dogtooth Stage:

Electric Wizard
Blues Pills
British Lion
Will Haven
Bokassa
Tempt
Cellar Door Moon Crow
JJ Wilde

June 13:

Main Stage:

Iron Maiden
Alter Bridge
Gojira
The Pretty Reckless
The Raven Age

Second Stage:

Killswitch Engage
Mastodon
Daughtry
3 Doors Down
Bush
The Wildhearts
Stone Broken

The Avalanche Stage:

Funeral For A Friend
Employed To Serve
Holding Absence
Loathe
Puppy
Sullii
Blackout Problems

The Dogtooth Stage:

Sepultura
Obituary
Dying Fetus
Chelsea Grin
Fire From The Gods
Bleed From Within
Higher Power
Lotus Eater
Dead Label
Uncured

June 14:

Main Stage:

System Of A Down
Korn
Volbeat
BABYMETAL
Alestorm
Powerwolf
Thy Art Is Murder
Wage War

Second Stage:

Disturbed
The Darkness
Skillet
Baroness
Of Mice & Men
P.O.D.
Wednesday 13
The Laste Internationale

The Avalanche Stage:

Bowling For Soup
Lit
The Skints
Marianas Trench
Milk Teeth
The Hara
Cemetery Sun
Dead Posey

The Dogtooth Stage:

Periphery
Northlane
Haken
Polyphia
Twin Temple
SHVPES
Kill The Lights
Heavy Lungs
Modern Error
Renounced

Thy Art Is Murder Announce North American Tour With Fit For An Autopsy, Enterprise Earth, Etc.

Thy Art Is Murder have announced a North American tour with Fit For An Autopsy, Enterprise Earth, and Aversions Crown. Une Misère and Extinction A.D. will also perform on select dates.

Tour Dates:

03/12 Philadelphia, PA – TLA (with Une Misère)
03/13 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage (with Une Misère)
03/14 Richmond, VA – Canal Club (with Une Misère)
03/15 Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend (with Une Misère)
03/17 West Palm Beach, FL – The Kelsey Theater (with Une Misère)
03/18 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum (with Une Misère)
03/19 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (with Une Misère)
03/20 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks (with Une Misère)
03/21 Houston, TX – The Secret Group (with Une Misère)
03/22 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N Grill (with Une Misère)
03/23 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger (with Une Misère)
03/25 Mesa, AZ – Club Red (with Une Misère)
03/26 San Diego, CA – SOMA Sidestage (with Une Misère)
03/27 Los Angeles, CA – 1720 (with Une Misère)
03/28 San Jose, CA – The Ritz (with Une Misère)
03/30 Seattle, WA – El Corazon (with Une Misère)
03/31 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater (with Une Misère)
04/01 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre (with Une Misère)
04/03 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room (with Une Misère)
04/04 Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub (with Une Misère)
04/06 Salt Lake City, UT – The Greek Station
04/07 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
04/08 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
04/09 St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room (with Extinction A.D.)
04/10 Chicago, IL – Reggies Rock Club (with Extinction A.D.)
04/11 Detroit, MI – St Andrews Hall (with Extinction A.D.)
04/12 Toronto, ON – The Opera House (with Extinction A.D.)
04/13 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount (with Extinction A.D.)
04/14 New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre (with Extinction A.D.)
04/15 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (with Extinction A.D.)

Deftones, Faith No More, System Of A Down, Etc. Set For 2020 Hellfest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Hellfest Open Air Festival. The event will be held in Clisson, France on June 19-21 and the daily stage lineups can be found below.

June 19:

Mainstage 01: Deftones, Incubus, Opeth, Leprous, Ego Kill Talent, Soen, and Frog Leap

Mainstage 02: Volbeat, The Offspring, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Inspector Cluzo, Ghostemane, Danko Jones, The Wildhearts, and Laura Cox.

Altar Stage: Obituary, Death DTA, At The Gates, Entombed A.D., Grave, Unleashed, Cadaver, Necrowretch, and Tremplin Voice Of Hell.

Temple Stage: Mayhem, Abbath, Rotting Christ, Primordial, The Great Old Ones, Seth, Mephorash, Numen, and Tremplin Voice Of Hell.

Valley Stage: Electric Wizard, Baroness, OM, Witchcraft, Black Mountain, Elder, ASG, Greenleaf, and Ecstatic Vision.

Warzone Stage: Body Count, Suicidal Tendencies, Powerflo, Youth Of Today, Dog Eat Dog, Slapshot, Jesus Piece, Higher Power, and In Other Climes.

June 20:

Mainstage 01: Faith No More, Infectious Grooves, Alter Bridge, Heaven Shall Burn, Thy Art Is Murder, Crystal Lake, and Fire From The Gods.

Mainstage 02: Deep Purple, Airbourne, Steel Panther, Alestorm, The Darkness, Last In Line, L7, The Dead Daises, and Galactic Empire.

Altar Stage: Sepultura, Sacred Reich, Flotsam And Jetsam, Exciter, Loudblast, Xentrix, Rectal Smegma, Brutal Sphincter, and Karras.

Temple Stage: Wardruna, The Hu, Ensiferum, Taake, Kamppfar, Einjerjer, Helheim, Aktarium, and Artus.

Valley Stage: Envy, Mono & The Jo Quail Quartet, John Garcia & The Band Of Gold, High On Fire, Pelican, Me And That Man, The Picturebooks, Duel, and Point Mort.

Warzone Stage: Social Distortion, The Toy Dolls, Agnostic Front, Reverent Horton Heat, Anti-Flag, Frustration, Guerilla Poubelle, Lion’s Law, and Grade 2.

June 21:

Mainstage 01: System Of A Down, Korn, Maximum The Hormone, BABYMETAL, Jinjer, Lacuna Coil, Kontrust, and Deadly Apples.

Mainstage 02: Judas Priest, Running Wild, Down, Michael Schenker, Doro, Delain, Sortilege, Battle Beast, and Tempt.

Altar Stage: Devin Townsend, Meshuggah, The Black Dahlia Murder, Periphery, Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Ingested, Dyscarnate, and Exocrine.

Temple Stage: Watain, Alcest, Belzebubs, Borknagar, Gaahls Wyrd, Regarde Les Hommes Tomber, Numenorean, Penitence Onirique, and Deliverance.

Valley Stage: Killing Joke, Perturbator, Life Of Agony, 3TEETH, Hangman’s Chair, Twin Temple, Inter Arma, Lysistrata, and Abrahma.

Warzone Stage: Walls Of Jericho, August Burns Red, While She Sleeps, Lionheart, Rotting Out, Landmarks, Moscow Death Brigade, and Wolfpack.

Rivers Of Nihil Added To Thy Art Is Murder’s European/UK Tour

Rivers Of Nihil have been added to Thy Art Is Murder’s upcoming European/UK tour. As previously reported that trek will also feature Carnifex, Fit For An Autopsy, and I AM.

Tour Dates:

01/25 Antwerp, BEL – Zappa
01/26 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
01/27 Glasgow, UK – Garage
01/28 Leeds, UK – Stylus
01/29 Bristol, UK – SWX
01/30 London, UK – Electric Brixton
01/31 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
02/01 Tilburg, NET – 013
02/02 Paris, FRA – Cabarey Sauvage
02/04 Madrid, SPA – Mon Live
02/05 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
02/06 Lyon, FRA – Transbordeur
02/07 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
02/08 Munich, GER – Backstage
02/09 Milan, ITA – Circolo Magnolia
02/10 Ljubljana, SLO – Kino Siska
02/11 Wien, AUT – Szene
02/12 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
02/13 Prague, CZE – Meet Factory
02/14 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
02/15 Berlin, GER – Festsaal
02/16 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
02/17 Gothenburg, SWE – Tradgarn
02/18 Stockholm, SWE – Slaktkyrksn
02/20 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
02/21 Leipzig, GER – Felsenkeller
02/22 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle
02/23 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof

Thy Art Is Murder Drummer Lee Stanton Reveals That He Stepped Away From The Band Due To Mental Health Issues

Thy Art Is Murder’s Lee Stanton has offered an explanation for his recent absence from the band. The drummer issued a statement saying he stepped away to deal with mental health issues.

Stanton said the following:

“G’day legends,

First off, I’d like to apologise for my absence in person and online as you may have noticed I haven’t been touring with TAIM for over a year now. Early last year I started noticing a shift in my state of mind which eventually resulted in me having a breakdown. As much as I would love to still be up there ripping gigs with the boys it is in my best interest mentally and physically to step back from everything and continue putting in work to get back to being 100%.

I can’t thank Sean, Kevin, Marshy & CJ enough for being extremely patient and very understanding during this whole process. My wife, family, friends & our fans who’ve reached out, checked in, gave me someone to speak to or offered advice and help, it really does mean a lot. It wasn’t easy coming to terms with what happened, and having to walk away from something you invested a large portion of your life into building, but I have lots of positives to take away with me.

I’ve built a lot of great relationships with people; I’ve been able to see the world & connect with people through music which couldn’t have happened if not for touring. I don’t want this to come across negative, I am in a much better headspace than before. I just wanted to let people know what’s been up and that if you do notice that something isn’t right within yourself or someone you know, don’t be afraid to have a conversation or to seek professional help.

Be honest & kinder to yourself & those around you, your body & mind will be grateful for it.

– Lee Stanton“

Parkway Drive, A Day To Remember, Etc. Set For Australian “Good Things” Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2019 “Good Things” festival. The event will take place in three Australian cities this December and it will feature the following: Parkway Drive, A Day To Remember, Violent Soho, Simple Plan, Bad Religion, Trivium, Skeggs, Simple Creatures, Karnivool, The Veronicas, Coheed And Cambria, Falling In Reverse, Enter Shikari, Dance Gavin Dance, Reel Big Fish, Poppy, Thy Art Is Murder, Ice Nine Kills, The Damned Things, Slowly Slowly, Man With A Mission, The Bennies, Voyager, Yours Truly, Windwaker, The Beautiful Monument, and Gravemind. Here’s the dates:

12/06 Melbourne, AUS – Flemington Racecourse
12/07 Sydney, AUS – Centennial Park
12/08 Brisbane, AUS – Showgrounds