Australia’s extreme metal titans THY ART IS MURDER will return to North America for a headline tour this spring. The trek will kick off on April 11 at L’Olympia in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and run through May 11 at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey. Support acts are ANGELMAKER, SIGNS OF THE SWARM and SNUFFED ON SIGHT.

“After decimating Europe on our largest headline tour ever, we are incredibly excited to bring our new album ‘Godlike’ to North America’s shores,” the band states.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, February 9 at 10 am local time.

THY ART OF MURDER on tour with ANGELMAKER, SIGNS OF THE SWARM and SNUFFED ON SIGHT:

Apr. 11 – Montreal, QC – L’Olympia
Apr. 12 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Apr. 13 – London, ON – London Music Hall
Apr. 14 – Detroit, MI – Saint Andrews Hall
Apr. 15 – McKees Rock, PA – Roxian Theater
Apr. 17 – Harrisburg, PA – HMAC
Apr. 18 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Apr. 19 – Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation
Apr. 20 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Apr. 21 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
Apr. 23 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
Apr. 24 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
Apr. 26 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
Apr. 27 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda
Apr. 28 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
Apr. 29 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theater
May 01 – Dallas, TX – Studio at The Factory
May 03 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theater
May 04 – Jacksonville, FL – The Underbelly
May 05 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
May 07 – Raleigh, NC – The Lincoln Theater
May 08 – Richmond, VA – The National
May 09 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
May 10 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
May 11 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

THY ART IS MURDER‘s September 27, 2023 show at the Turbinenhalle 2 in Oberhausen, Germany marked the band’s first appearance with new singer Tyler Millerwho is also a member of fellow Australian metallers CROWN AVERSIONS.

The news of Miller‘s addition to THY ART IS MURDER came less than a week after the band parted ways with longtime vocalist Chris “CJ” McMahon. THY ART IS MURDER also revealed in a statement that McMahon‘s vocals do not appear on the group’s latest album “Godlike”which came out on September 22, 2023 via Human Warfare. C.J.‘s replacement finished re-recording vocals on “Godlike” just a few days prior to the LP’s release.

CROWN AVERSIONS released its latest album, “Hell Will Come For Us All”in 2020 via Nuclear Blast.

The band had been inactive on social media since more than a year ago when CROWN AVERSIONS announced the cancellation of a US tour after being unable to secure “the appropriate work visas required to enter” the country.

The split between THY ART IS MURDER and McMahon happened a month after he deleted (and subsequently reinstated) his social media due to the backlash he received for posting a transphobic comment on instagram. The following day, the other members of THY ART IS MURDER posted a trans flag on instagram in solidarity with the community. “Setting the record straight, we stand with you,” the band wrote.

On September 22, 2023, THY ART IS MURDER shared a statement on social media confirming that McMahon had been fired from the band, and that his contributions to “Godlike” album had been removed.

“We understand that this may come as a surprise and we want to assure you that this decision was made to preserve the band’s integrity and direction,” THY ART IS MURDER said in the statement.

“What perspired over the past month was not the cause of this action, but just another symptom of the drawn out breakdown in [McMahon‘s] character and judgement,” the group added. “The straw that broke the camel’s back if you will. Long story short, the fallout has been immense. We were lobbed with threats to destroy THY ART IS MURDER from the inside if we did not capitulate to various ideologies that he holds.”

A few hours later, McMahon posted a short message on instagram in which he said: “I just woke up and saw the news. Yes this is how I found out. And yes it’s not the whole story.”

Days after I shared his original transphobic comment on social media, McMahon posted a video to the band’s instagram in which he said he wanted to “apologize to everyone that’s been upset and offended by the video that I shared and commented horribly on instagram. My intentions weren’t to be transphobic in any way, shape or form. And now it’s gotten to the point that it really doesn’t matter what my intentions were. I apologize to the LGBTQ+ community and their allies and the people that support them. And I thought I did support them, but obviously my video that I shared and commented horribly on has proven otherwise.”

McMahon joined THY ART IS MURDER back in 2009 after the band’s previous vocalist, Brendan Van Rynquit the previous year.





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