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

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Thy Art Is Murder Announce European/UK Tour With Carnifex, Fit For An Autopsy, & I AM

Thy Art Is Murder have announced a 2020 European/UK tour. Carnifex, Fit For An Autopsy, and I AM will open.

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

Cannibal Corpse Announce North American Tour With Thy Art Is Murder & Perdition Temple

Cannibal Corpse have announced a headlining North American tour. Thy Art Is Murder and Perdition Temple will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

10/20 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
10/21 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
10/22 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
10/24 Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
10/25 Ventura, CA – The Ventura Theater
10/26 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
10/27 Reno, NV – Cargo
10/28 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
10/29 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
10/30 Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theatre
11/01 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
11/02 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
11/05 Boulder, CO – The Boulder Theater
11/06 Fort Collins, CO – Hodi’s Half Note
11/07 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
11/08 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
11/09 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
11/10 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theatre
11/12 Joliet, IL – The Forge
11/13 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
11/14 London, ON – London Music Hall
11/15 Toronto, ON – Opera House
11/16 Montreal, QC – M Telus
11/17 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
11/18 Boston, MA – The Royale
11/20 Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom
11/21 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
11/22 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
11/23 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
11/24 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
11/26 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
11/27 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum

Thy Art Is Murder Premiere “New Gods” Video

Thy Art Is Murder have premiered a new video for their new song “New Gods.” This track is from the band’s new album “Human Target,“ which will be released tomorrow (July 26).

Andy Marsh commented:

“‘New Gods‘ is interwoven in theme with the song ‘Chemical Christ‘, discussing the idea of mental health and modern inventions’ intervention with a natural state of consciousness. The idea that social media is one of the major driving forces of increasing levels of depression in the western world was fascinating to us, and we thought what better way to use the platform ironically to discuss these ideas than by using an aspect ratio designed specifically for it.

We hope you watch the clip and then put your phone down, life is better through the eye of the beholder than the lens of an algorithm.”

Thy Art Is Murder Premiere “Make America Hate Again” Video

Thy Art Is Murder have premiered a new video for their new song “Make America Hate Again.” This track is from the band’s new album “Human Target,“ which will be released on July 26.

Andy Marsh commented:

“Whilst we collectively identify as a left leaning band, this song was not written to attack those who sit on the right side of the political sphere, but as a commentary on the tactics employed by both campaigns in the most recent US presidential election. These crusades of social warfare would surely succeed in one result regardless of the victor, making people hate one another.

The blood lust of the political spectator, armed with Fox, CNN and an iPhone, was satiated with aggressive slander filled debate and fake radicalized propaganda masquerading as news, where both sides of the field rallied to provoke. Identity politics spread like the wildfires of California, smoking out people of all creeds to be branded as red or blue.

Those on the regressive left may indeed have as much to answer for as their far right opponents for creating a heaving divide in the space of public discourse, and a sustaining sense of animosity among communities around America and abroad.

Polarizing leaders like Trump are, in part, a result of who we have become. Disconnected.”

Australian Metal Musician, Radio Personality, Etc. Lochlan Watt Battling Brain Cancer, GoFundMe Launched

Lochlan Watt, an Australian metal musician and radio personality who previously filled in for CJ McMahon in Thy Art Is Murder, has sadly been diagnosed with brain cancer. You can help him out by donating via GoFundMe.

The following statement was issued:

“Lochlan needs our help. He suffered a violent seizure in early February and was found unconscious on his bedroom floor. After initial tests, the doctors found a brain tumour and ordered he have surgery to remove it. After successful surgery in May, further tests revealed that Lochlan had a diffuse grade III glioma (primary brain tumour).

Although he feels uncomfortable about starting this campaign, he’s been told he will have to have 8-9 months of radiation chemotherapy in order to eliminate any cancer around where the tumour grew.

We all know Lochlan as a triple j radio host, record label manager, tour promoter, and musician.

During this next 12 months of therapy and recover, he won’t be able to work full time. His employers have been incredibly supportive and everything will be there for him to continue his work properly on the other side – he has no interest in logging off.

We are looking to ease the financial burden over the next year of chemotherapy and recovery.

In addition to the last few months of surprise costs and reduced income, there are forecast expenses through the chemotherapy itself, additional costs in his living situation with having had to move closer to the hospital he will receive treatment in.

In order to get back to full strength and get back to contributing in countless ways to heavy music, which many of you know him from, having to worry about finance shouldn’t be at the front of his brain (or a tumour).”

Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) also commented:

“It guts me to have to type this, but here it is to the point. A friend of ours, Lochlan Watt, is someone who has done a lot for the music community in Australia. He’s been a huge supporter, both of this band, and, going back years and years, of The Dillinger Escape Plan, and was with us the whole time on our recent Australian run.

He was also instrumental in our record release down there, as well as in the booking, promoting, and facilitating of our tour. Those of you in Australia may know of him as a Triple J radio host. More importantly than all of those things, is that we instantly clicked as people, and had the best time.

After that time together getting to know one another, and doing good work together, being able to rely on each other professionally and then hitting it off personally, I now consider Lochlan a friend.

Recently I got some text messages I never expected to read. Lochlan, at 31 years old, has been diagnosed with brain cancer, specifically Grade III glioma. He has already had surgery, and is now about to go into 8-9 months of radiation chemotherapy.

Although his spirits are high and he’s as full an ass-kicker as any I’ve ever known, he could use help, and more importantly, the lift in spirits that comes from feeling the support and love from other human beings on this journey. There is a GoFundMe to help with medical related expenses/cost of living/quality of life. Please consider helping out. I know damn well what this community is capable of. Time to rally.

–GP“

[via The PRP]

Thy Art Is Murder Premiere “Death Squad Anthem” Video

Thy Art Is Murder have premiered a new video for their new song “Death Squad Anthem.” This track is from the band’s new album “Human Target,“ which will be released on July 26. The following was said about the song:

“‘Death Squad Anthem‘ is a blazing examination of the current state of politics riddled with hyperactive virtue signalling, extremism and disenfranchisement. The despondency of ‘Death Squad Anthem‘ is brought to life with stark socio-political traumatic scenes of warfare, genocide, police states, brutality famine and riots interspersed with those at the helm of the atrocities.”