Australia’s premiere incendiary musical export THY ART IS MURDER, and Polish metal extremists DECAPITATED, will co-headline a North American tour together this August/September. Joining them are progressive death metal masters FALLUJAH and depressive black metal sensations GHOST BATH.
Comments THY ART IS MURDER guitarist Andy Marsh:
"C.J. has returned, and so we shall return to North America's shores once again. This time we are honored to announce we will be joined by an all Nuclear Blast lineup featuring death metal icons DECAPITATED, plus our friends in FALLUJAH and GHOST BATH.
"These will be the only North American dates for us in 2017 and we plan on putting on our best dresses and bringing the best show we can to your shores. Tickets go on sale Friday!"
"The Double Homicide Tour 2017"
THY ART IS MURDER, DECAPITATED, FALLUJAH, GHOST BATH
21-Aug-17 Richmond, VA - Canal Club
22-Aug-17 Greensboro, NC - Blind Tiger
23-Aug-17 Atlanta, GA - The New Masquerade
25-Aug-17 Houston, TX - Scout Bar
26-Aug-17 Austin, TX - Come and Take It Live
27-Aug-17 Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Bar 'N Grill
29-Aug-17 Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall
30-Aug-17 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
01-Sep-17 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
02-Sep-17 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
03-Sep-17 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
06-Sep-17 San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
07-Sep-17 West Hollywood, CA - The Roxy Theatre
08-Sep-17 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
09-Sep-17 Mesa, AZ - Club Red
10-Sep-17 El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
11-Sep-17 Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
13-Sep-17 Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
14-Sep-17 Joliet, IL - The Forge
15-Sep-17 Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
16-Sep-17 Toronto, ON - The Opera House
17-Sep-17 Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
19-Sep-17 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
20-Sep-17 Syracuse, NY - The Lost Horizon
21-Sep-17 New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
22-Sep-17 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
23-Sep-17 Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
Tickets go on sale everywhere this Friday, May 5th at 10 am local time, through all fine ticketing outlets.
THY ART IS MURDER:
Rising from the unhallowed wastes of Western Sydney, THY ART IS MURDER successfully cleaved a trail of blood & mayhem since their inception in 2006. With the acclaimed Infinite Death EP (2008) and their debut album The Adversary (2010) firmly establishing their name in the global metal music scene, the band has traversed highways & autobahns all around the world, playing 342 tour dates alone in support of their Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut, Hate (2012), which debuted at #35 on the Top 40 Aria chart – the highest chart debut of any Australian extreme metal band.
THY ART IS MURDER's latest album, Holy War, landed at #82 on the Billboard Top 200 in its first week of sales. This marks the first time THY ART IS MURDER has made the coveted chart. The band saw similar success in their homeland where they reached #7 on the Aria Charts – the highest position ever for an Australian extreme metal act.
THY ART IS MURDER, recently welcomed back vocalist C.J. McMahon back into the fold. The band revealed his return as a surprise onstage at their recent Unify Festival performance in Australia. Check out footage of the band performing "Holy War" at the event, here.
Formed in 1996, Polish technical death metal band DECAPITATED built a reputation over the years as one of the youngest leaders of their genre. In the past two decades, DECAPITATED has released five studio albums considered to be some of the most influential international death metal releases of the 21st century.
Demonstrating their technical prowess and emphasizing their inventive songwriting skills, DECAPITATED has earned the respect of their musical peers and have gained a devoted fan base. Scoring a perfect 10 review in Outburn Magazine and hailed as “death metal brutality with modern flare and flawless execution in a way that cements DECAPITATED’s position as extreme music royalty,” Fredrik Thordendal, guitarist for Sweden’s MESHUGGAH, summarized their most recent release Blood Mantra‘s as “just brilliant.”
DECAPITATED will release their upcoming seventh album, Anticult, on July 7 via Nuclear Blast.
FALLUJAH caused quite a stir in the music world with the release of their latest album, The Flesh Prevails. It topped several “best of 2014” lists in not only the metal world, but in the progressive music community as well and won over scores of new fans with their fresh, emotive, and technically challenging music. As a result, FALLUJAH has paved the way for a new melodic and atmospheric perspective on death metal!
FALLUJAH’s commitment to crafting forward thinking music, has helped them build their own die-hard fan-base from the ground-up through several releases; 2009’s Leper Colony EP, 2011’s The Harvest Wombs LP, Nomadic EP in 2013, and most recently their critically acclaimed album The Flesh Prevails.
GHOST BATH plays atmospheric black metal focused on depression and human emotion. In 2013, Nameless wrote and recorded a self-titled EP and released it through two indie labels in China and Russia. His next release, Funeral, gained more popularity for the band through the Chinese label, Pest Productions, released in early 2014.
The critically acclaimed Moonlover - the first part of GHOST BATH's trilogy - was recorded later that year with engineer Josh Schroeder in Michigan. Nameless, once again, wrote and recorded the album himself, finishing it in just three days time. "The album explores melancholy, sorry, depression, and earthly things," says Nameless. "It represents purgatory and, most importantly; tragedy. The trilogy will represent basic human emotions and the experience of an afterlife simultaneously."
Starmourner, the brand new album, takes these concepts to a higher level. It explores joy (instead of sorrow), the cosmos (instead of earth), and paradise (instead of purgatory.) But most importantly, it explores ecstasy -instead of tragedy- as its basic human emotion. With over 72 minutes of heavy, melodic, and dramatic black metal, it is GHOST BATH's most ambitious undertaking yet.