Thy Art Is Murder have delivered another master lesson in brutality via their new single/video “Death Squad Anthem”. A champion for the youth who are fed up with the current political system, “Death Squad Anthem” is the second cut lifted from their earth-scorching fifth record, Human Target, set for release on July 26 through Human Warfare. Pre-order the album here
“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. The confronting video was created by Wilson Bambrick and can be viewed below.
The fifth full-length from Thy Art Is Murder follows the blistering Dear Desolation (2017), which debuted in the ARIA Top 5 – the highest chart debut from a homegrown extreme metal act. They continue along an evolutionary trajectory charted by The Depression Sessions, an unprecedented collaborative album with The Acacia Strain and Fit For An Autopsy. That project arrived after the uncompromising Holy War (2015), Hate (2012), and The Adversary (2010). Across their discography, Thy Art Is Murder have an accumulated 45 million views on Youtube, over 13 million of them for “Reign of Darkness” alone.
Thy Art Is Murder’s thinking-person’s blackened death metal has challenged and inspired audiences around the globe, from top-tier genre festivals like Download, Graspop, Hellfest, and Summer Breeze; to high-profile tours supporting Parkway Drive, Meshuggah, Architects and Killswitch Engage. It has also has earned them a place in the Top 50 Most Popular Metal Bands Right Now, a list compiled by a popular metal blog (based on worldwide page views) that puts Thy Art Is Murder among Metallica, Slipknot, Slayer, Megadeth, Ghost, and Iron Maiden.
Right before Thy Art Is Murder release Human Target, the band will tear down the east coast of Australia for a quick run of sold out headline shows before heading back to Europe. Joining them on the Life In The Crosshairs Tour will be Justice For The Damned, Dealer and Wither.
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