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Thy Art Is Murder Reveal Their New Vocalist


Following a wave of controversy, Australian deathcore outfit Thy Art Is Murder look to have unveiled Tyler Miller of Aversions Crown, etc. as their new vocalist. Last week saw Thy Art Is Murder make the surprising decision to digitally release their latest album “Godlike” with newly re-recorded vocals from the then unidentified musician. No advance notice was given of the switch.

Arriving in tandem with the album was word of the band’s decision to fire their frontman CJ McMahon. It was said that McMahon‘s sharing of his increasingly controversial viewpoints on several topics had become an issue for the band, including his infamous commentary on gender identity, which went on to firmly divide the band’s fanbase.

While many have, and continue to, criticize the group for ‘capitulating’ to the ‘woke mob’, the band themselves pushed back. They stated that the comment from McMahon mentioned above was but the latest in a number of incidents that drove a wedge between themselves and their now ex-singer.

While announcing McMahon‘s firing, the group stated:

“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.

What transpired over the past month was not the cause of this action, but just another symptom of the drawn out breakdown in his character and judgement. The straw that broke the camels 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. Everyone has their own right to free speech and to seek their truth; they are also free to receive the consequences that come with it.”

Since McMahon‘s firing, the situation has continued to degrade across social media, with McMahon claiming he was forced to make an apology video, while also asserting that he was unaware in advance of the band’s decision to replace him on the record.

A warring and fractured fanbase has been the end result, with ugly verbal conflicts playing out across the comments section on the social media of both the band and McMahon. In addition to all that that, a version of “Godlike” featuring McMahon‘s original vocal performances can be found on the physical copies of the album. While the band themselves have stopped short of Miller being the group’s new vocalist, all signs currently point that way.

It is not clear if the new vocals apparently provided by Miller will eventually replace McMahon‘s performances on a future run of the physical copies of the record.

Thy Art Is Murder opted to reveal the identity of their new vocalist live onstage tonight, September 27th, during their show at the Turbinenhalle 2 in Oberhausen, Germany. That show kicked off their European/UK tour with Whitechapel, Fit For An Autopsy and Spite, dates for which include:

09/28 Tilburg, NET – 013
09/29 Stuttgart, GER – LKA
09/30 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
10/01 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
10/02 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
10/03 Oslo, NOR – Vulkan Arena
10/04 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset Klubben
10/05 Gothenburg, SWE – Tradgarn
10/06 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
10/07 Leipzig, GER – Felsenkeller
10/08 Nurnberg, GER – Lowensaal
10/10 Prague, CZE – Roxy
10/11 Wien, AUT – Arena
10/12 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
10/13 Munchen, GER – Tonhalle
10/14 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
10/15 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
10/16 Lyon, FRA – Transbordeur
10/17 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz 2
10/18 Madrid, SPA – La Riviera
10/20 Paris, FRA – Elysee Montmartre
10/21 Antwerp, BEL – Zappa
10/22 London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
10/23 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
10/24 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
10/25 Glasgow, UK – SWG3
10/26 Bristol, UK – SWX
10/27 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
10/28 Koln, GER – Carlswerk Victoria

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