Thy Art Is Murder

Syracuse Shows Presents

Thy Art Is Murder

Fallujah, Ghost Bath, Ecliptic Vision

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

6:00 pm

The Lost Horizon


Off Sale

This event is all ages

Thy Art Is Murder
Thy Art Is Murder
Australia's incendiary extreme musical export THY ART IS MURDER, return with one of the most anticipated releases of the year. Produced and mixed by Will Putney (SUICIDE SILENCE, EXHUMED, THE ACACIA STRAIN), "Holy War" is the band's second release for Nuclear Blast Entertainment and third full-length album overall.  

"Late last year, we entered the studio in secret to create our follow up to 'Hate', free of expectation and public pressure," explains guitarist Andy Marsh. "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'. This is our war on racism, homophobia, child abuse, animal cruelty and all evil born of religious immunity, indoctrination, and ignorance. It is ultimately a push for secularism and humanism. Without it, we will be left in the hands of mad men."

"Holy War" will be available in various formats (digital; limited digi-pak + bonus track; assorted color vinyl; exclusive mail-order picture disc) and unleashed in North America on June 30th, in Europe & Australia on June 26th, and in the U.K. on June 29th.  

Rising from the unhallowed wastes of Western Sydney, THY ART IS MURDER successfully cleaved a trail of blood & mayhem since their inception in 2006. With the acclaimed Infinite Death EP (2008) and  their debut album The Adversary (2010) firmly establishing their name in the global metal music scene, the band has traversed highways & autobahns all around the world, playing 342 tour dates alone in support of their Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut, Hate (2012), which debuted at #35 on the Top 40 Aria chart - the highest chart debut of any Australian extreme metal band.  

Known for their tireless work ethic, THY ART IS MURDER performed at Summer Slaughter 2014 & 2013, headlined their own "Hate Across America" tour in 2013, and supported both EMMURE and BORN OF OSIRIS in 2014, playing throughout the U.S. more times in a two-year period than any other Australian band in any genre of music.  

Fallujah is an American extreme metal band from San Francisco, California, founded in 2007. Fallujah has toured with acts such as The Black Dahlia Murder, Archspire, Thy Art is Murder, Dying Fetus, Between the Buried and Me, Morbid Angel, and Devin Townsend.

Fallujah was founded in early 2007 by high school friends Alex Hofmann, Scott Carstairs, Tommy Logan, Dan Wissinger, and Suliman Arghandiwal. Their first show was on June 15, 2007 in Walnut Creek, California. Their first four songs released were "Tyrant", "Verdict", "Schleicher" and "Infidel" as demos. The bands sound and inception was heavily influenced by the Bay Area hardcore scene; often playing with bands such as Lionheart, Hoods, Suffokate, and Lose None.

Later that year, bassist Dan Wissinger and Drummer Tommy Logan departed. Brandon "Brando" Hoberg from the band Vivisection joined on bass and friend Andrew Baird joined on drums. In winter of 2007, Fallujah recorded their 2nd demo at TWS studios in Vacaville, California. The songs "Prophets", "Blacklist", and "100 Years From Now" were on this demo. They were released in January 2008.

After about a year of playing songs of previous recordings, they began writing their debut EP Leper Colony. Prior to recording, Fallujah parted with their original singer, Suliman Arghandiwal. Guitar player Alex Hofmann took up vocals while Rob Maramonte joined as guitar player. Leper Colony laid the groundwork for what would become the bands characterizing sound, mixing technical death metal, black metal, and atmospheric elements such as heavy reverb and synthesizers. The band began recording New Year's Day with Sam Pura of Panda Studios in San Francisco. The EP was released in late January 2009.

Fallujah expanded their area and reputation greatly in the months after the release of Leper Colony. The band embarked on their first legitimate tour just days after finishing high school. Between 2009 and 2011 the band embarked on several US tours with bands such as Fallen Figure, Picture it in Ruins, Condemned, Diskreet, and Catalepsy.

In 2011 Fallujah went on to finish their first full-length album "The Harvest Wombs" with California-based label Unique Leader Records. The album further expanded their fanbase and signature tone incorporating melodic leads, atmospheric chord progressions and abandoning heavy breakdowns.

After the release of The Harvest Wombs the band went on to tour both domestically and internationally in support of bands such as Suffocation, Goatwhore, Hate Eternal, The Black Dahlia Murder, Cephalic Carnage, Skeletonwitch, Havok and Pathology.

In May 2013 the band independently released the EP Nomadic which is known as the first release that solidified Fallujah's style of "atmospheric death metal" incorporating ambient sequences, clean guitars, and female vocals by Byanca Munoz of the band Whirr.

On July 22, 2014, Fallujah released their second album The Flesh Prevails on Unique Leader Records. The album was released while the band participated in the 2014 Summer Slaughter tour alongside Morbid Angel, The Faceless, Dying Fetus and Thy Art is Murder. The album received universal acclaim despite some critics saying the production was a victim of the "Loudness Wars" and little dynamic range.

On 2016 the band announced that they would release a new album with their new and current signing to Nuclear Blast, and has a date for April 29th. The album is titled Dreamless and a music video has been released for the song “The Void Alone", which features female singer Tori Letzler. Also, one of the new songs, “Scar Queen", was released as a playthrough.
Ghost Bath
Ghost Bath
Ghost Bath is an American black metal band from Minot, North Dakota. They gained notoriety for claiming to be from China and marketing themselves that way.

Originally the band claimed to have been from Chongqing, China. Their 2014 record, Funeral, was released on Chinese label, Pest Productions. However, with their most recent record, Moonlover, released in 2015 they have signed to German label Northern Silence Productions. Upon gaining increased media attention including critical acclaim from the music websites Pitchfork and Stereogum the band was revealed to be from Minot, North Dakota and fronted by Dennis Mikula. When asked why the band did not correct the media reporting that the band was from China, Mikula claimed that it was an issue of privacy and further stated "We refused to correct people because we do not wish to put actual faces onto our music. It is our wish as a band to connect to all human beings."

Ghost Bath employs a mixture of harsh black metal elements, including tremolo picked guitars and harsh vocals, and the atmospheric qualities of post-rock. This style has been frequently compared to fellow American black metal band, Deafheaven and their breakthrough 2013 album, Sunbather.
Venue Information:
The Lost Horizon
5863 Thompson Rd.
Syracuse, NY, 13214