Australian masters of extreme metal Thy Art Is Murder have announced their fifth record Human Target, a brutal ten track affair tracing the socio-political trauma laced within the world today.
Delving into an array of topics challenging the modern world, Human Target acts as Thy Art Is Murder’s first studio offering since 2017’s Dear Desolation, which debuted in the ARIA Top 5 – the highest chart debut from a homegrown extreme metal act. Exploring concepts such as organ harvesting, social media and pharmaceutical addiction across its ten track runtime, Human Target is slated for release via Human Warfare on Friday July 26.
Thy Art Is Murder have also unveiled the music video for the album’s title track ‘Human Target.’ In an accompanying statement, guitarist Andy Marsh says “Human Target was the last song written for the album as I felt we lacked an opening track to set the mood and provide the impact for what was to come. Human organ harvesting had been brought to my attention as a serious matter that wasn’t receiving much coverage (or not enough for me to hear about it) and I thought the issue required more scrutiny and awareness. To distill the metaphors of proletariat subjugation down to the visceral injustice of taking away the engines of life, seemed to be a powerful atmosphere to open the record.” Check it out below.
With the band set to head out for a quick run of East Coast shows in June before jetting to Europe to make the most of festival season, don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear Human Target before the rest of the world. They’ll stop by The Corner Hotel in Melbourne on July 13 – tickets are available now via Oztix.
Human Target, the new record from Thy Art Is Murder, will be released on Friday July 26 via Human Warfare.
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