Release date: 7/26/19
Label: Nuclear Blast
Privatized prisons enforce police states, where nonviolent offenders languish for decades. Pharmaceuticals numb the mind. Social media distracts the spirit. All while the very planet lurches toward an inevitable climate disaster that will extinguish humanity. Against this backdrop of postmodern dystopia, chaos, and confusion, arrives "Human Target", the earth-scorching fifth album from extreme metal titans Thy Art Is Murder. Australia's most brutally alarming cultural export since George Miller's Mad Max franchise makes music that serves as a loud last gasp against the ever-encroaching void. It's a blazing light of nihilistic despondency before the final darkness. Fusing authentic crushing death metal with blackened fury and flashes of knuckle-dragging stomp, Thy Art Is Murder exorcise the pangs of mortality and the pains of socio-political trauma. Thy Art Is Murder's thinking-person's blackened death metal has challenged and inspired audiences around the globe, from top-tier genre festivals like Download, Graspop, Hellfest, and Summer Breeze; to high-profile tours supporting KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, PARKWAY DRIVE, and ARCHITECTS; to multiple headlining and co-headlining shows. In their native country, they've charted higher than any other homegrown extreme metal band. They even toured North America with SLAYER as part of Rockstar Mayhem.