Australian death metal titans Thy Art Is Murder have just announced that they’ve secretly been working on their third album, titled ‘Holy War’, which is slated for release on June 29th 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records. Though details kind of stop in the tracks there at the moment, guitarist Andy Marsh had the following to say about it:
“Finally the cat is out of the bag! Late last year, we entered the studio in secret to create our follow up to Hate, free of expectation and public pressure. What we came out with was a reaction to things going on around the world that crawl under our skin, that make us feel sick to be alive. Musically it is darker, faster and more technical than anything we’ve done in the past and it hits hard lyrically. We wrote about concerns of ours, real issues, hardships that people are facing around the world today. Of course it wouldn’t be a THY ART record if a lot of those affairs weren’t rooted in religion somehow, and what better way to sum up the state of all things than by entitling our album – Holy War. What we came out with was a reaction to things going on around the world that crawl under our skin, that make us feel sick to be alive. This is our war on racism, homophobia, child abuse, animal cruelty and all evil born of religious immunity, indoctrination, and ignorance.”
More details surrounding ‘Holy War’, including a finalised track listing and album artwork, will be confirmed over the coming weeks.