Supported by Emmure + Fit For An Autopsy + Justice for the Damned

SAT 17 FEB @ 7PM

(02) 9550 3666
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Rare is it for a band to live up to their name so profusely. Since their formation in 2006, New South Wales’ Thy Art Is Murder have made killing their business… and as ol’ Dave would say, business is good. Their nightmarish void is one where resistance is futile – you can but sit helplessly as the relentless blastbeats and gut-ripping guitars pummel you sideways. In the best possible way, of course.

With 2012’s riff-shitting monolith, Hate, the Aussie death crew made history: being the first ever extreme metal band to crack the top 40 on home soil, and in the process sit proudly at the top of the Australian Independent Record chart.

“We weren’t surprised by the success at all,” deadpans guitarist Andy Marsh. “I knew it was gonna be crazy… I think I have a sixth sense for things! We were all living together as the album was being written and talked about combining elements of depressive hardcore with death metal. We didn’t want to write stuff that was like, ‘I’m gonna kill you’ or ‘Satan this’. We wanted more intelligent lyrics focused around deeper levels of human suffering. That felt more evil.”

Deeper levels of human suffering, indeed. And perhaps that is the most standout thing about Thy Art Is Murder – beyond all their technical brilliance, visceral brutality and frontman CJ McMahon’s signature barbaric roar – their music comes from a very real place. It’s the nightmare we all share. The one we are all living in. The social, political and environmental injustices of the world we are destroying, one day at a time…

2017 will be the year Thy Art Is Murder drag extreme music kicking and screaming to new and unchartered heights. And the best bit of all? They’re only just getting started…