Australia’s incendiary extreme musical export, THY ART IS MURDER, sold just under 7,500 copies of Holy Wars in the first week of sales in the U.S. launching the record to #82 Billboard Top 200, #43 Current Albums, #6 Independent Albums, and #3 Top Hard Music Album. This marks the first time THY ART IS MURDER has made the coveted chart. The band saw similar success in their homeland where they reached #7 on the Aria Charts – the highest position ever for an Australian extreme metal act. The band commented about the success of Holy Wars: “Thank you to everyone who picked up a copy first week, from the bottom of our cold, dead hearts, we ❤ you.” Holy War first-week chart positions worldwide: #82 US Billboard Top 200 #43 US Current Albums #6 US Independent Albums #3 US Top Hard Music Albums #7 in Australia #70 Germany #103 Canada Top Current Albums #137 UK National Album Chart #22 UK Indie Chart #10 UK Rock Chart Produced and mixed by Will Putney (SUICIDE SILENCE, EXHUMED, THE ACACIA STRAIN), Holy War is the band’s second release for Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The controversial album cover and packaging photos were shot by the band’s long time photographer and friend, Thomas Savage. Fans can order Holy War in multiple formats (digital; limited digi-pak + bonus track; assorted color vinyl; exclusive mail-order picture disc; uncensored cover art) from the following location: http://smarturl.it/TAIM-HolyWar-NB Catch the band on tour right now with SLAYER, KING DIAMOND and WHITECHAPEL as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival! THY ART IS MURDER AS PART OF THE 2015 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL: 06/30 – Auburn, WA (Seattle) @ White River Amphitheater 07/01 – Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater 07/03 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Amphitheater 07/04 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater 07/05 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks 07/07 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs 07/08 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom 07/10 – Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis) @ Kilpsch Amphitheater 07/11 – Clarkston, MI (Detroit) @ DTE Energy Amphitheater 07/12 – Tinley Park, IL (Chicago) @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater 07/15 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 07/17 – Camden, NJ (Philadelphia) @ Susquehanna Bank Arts Center 07/18 – Burgettstown, PA (Pittsburgh) @ First Niagara Pavilion 07/19 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre 07/21 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center 07/22 – Gilford, NH @ Meadowbrook (Bank of NH Pavilion) 07/24 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live 07/25 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center 07/26 - Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach 07/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood 07/31 – San Antonio, TX @ Whitewater Amphitheater 08/01 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 08/02 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Amphitheater 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. Visit THY ART IS MURDER online: Like – www.facebook.com/THYARTISMURDER Follow – twitter.com/THYARTISMURDER Watch – www.youtube.com/THEYARTISMURDERBAND