Thy Art Is Murder have revealed that they'll be releasing their much anticipated four LP Dear Desolation via new extreme music indie label, Human Warfare, on August 18. With frontman Cj McMahon back on board after his shock departure from the band in 2015, the band will be bringing their charging riffs, ferocious vocals and fearless sound to their legion of dedicated fans.
Since returning to the helm, CJ and the band have been crushing venues across Europe, preparing for their Australian headline run, which will lead into the release of the much anticipated Dear Desolation.
"I feel the strongest I've ever felt going into a record." says McMahon, "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."
Thematically, Dear Desolation embodies the darkest of dark. It is unquestionably Thy Art Is Murder's most challenging work to date. It sees the band dive headfirst into existentialism and the human condition, contemplating mortality, moral compasses, extinction level events and questioning political dogma.
Guitarist Andy Marsh says of the record "Hate, War, Desolation; the trilogy series of the path mankind has laid out before himself. We are prouder than ever of our efforts on this record. A lot of time, planning, creativity and teamwork has culminated in what we think is our most completed vision yet: Dear Desolation."
Get a hint at the huge sounds to come with the video for 'Slaves Beyond Death', available here.
Guitarist Andy Marsh expands on the new LP's title: “‘Dear Desolation’ was the easiest way to sum up our new record and some of the issues we talked about. With lyrics ranging from extinction level events, to mortality’s interaction with morality, (it) seemed like an appropriate address toward nothingness, a call into the abyss, from which we might not hear an answer.”
Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Will Putney at Graphic Nature Audio in Belleville, NJ, and wrapped in original artwork created by Eliran Kantor (HATEBREED, ICED EARTH, SODOM), it's sure to be an album to remember.
Dear Desolation is our August 18. You can pre-order it here.
Check out the video below: