Thy Art is Murder Release New Song “Slaves Beyond Death”

Artwork: Eliran Kantor
Artwork: Eliran Kantor

MS Mansion resident Thy Art is Murder expert Axl Rosenberg is still sleeping — I just winged on over to the Axl Annex and found him cuddled up with his vaporizer in one hand and his dog in the other — so this morning you get ol’ Papa Vince’s slightly more balanced take on the new Thy Art is Murder single, the first from their forthcoming new album.


  1. It deathcores. It has blasts and chugs and a breakdown in the middle and general deathcore things throughout. If you enjoy those, you’ll probably like it.
  2. The intro riff is actually pretty cool — it’s got that Decapitated groove/swing to it (Decapitated do it better, of course) — but fails to go anywhere all that interesting.
  3. The song is serviceable but ultimately mediocre. Nothing about it screams, “THIS is what we do better than any of the other bands in this crowded genre.” That’s always been the issue with this band, right?
  4. It sounds good. Will Putney produced it, so duh.
  5. People will probably love it since they seem to go apeshit for this band for some reason. The masses love mediocrity.

Check out “Slaves Beyond Death” below. Dear Desolation comes out on August 18th via Nuclear Blast and can be pre-ordered here.

Thy Art is Murder will be on a sweet tour in the States later this summer and fall with Decapitated, Fallujah and Ghost Bath. Dates under the embed.

20-Aug-17 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
21-Aug-17 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
22-Aug-17 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
23-Aug-17 Atlanta, GA – The New Masquerade
24-Aug-17 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
25-Aug-17 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
26-Aug-17 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
27-Aug-17 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar ‘N Grill
29-Aug-17 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
30-Aug-17 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
31-Aug-17 Spokane, WA – The Pin
01-Sep-17 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
02-Sep-17 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
03-Sep-17 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
05-Sep-17 Reno, NV – Jub Jub’s
06-Sep-17 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
07-Sep-17 West Hollywood, CA – The Roxy Theatre
08-Sep-17 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
09-Sep-17 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
10-Sep-17 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
11-Sep-17 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
13-Sep-17 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
14-Sep-17 Joliet, IL – The Forge
15-Sep-17 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
16-Sep-17 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
17-Sep-17 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
18-Sep-17 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
19-Sep-17 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
20-Sep-17 Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon
21-Sep-17 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
22-Sep-17 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
23-Sep-17 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
24-Sep-17 Columbus OH – Park Street

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