Australia’s incendiary extreme musical export, THY ART IS MURDER, have revealed the original uncensored cover artwork for their upcoming release, »Holy War«. “We wanted »Holy War« to be our most confronting release to date,” explains guitarist Andy Marsh. “From the moment the album title was conceived and the lyrics were born we had a distinct vision that the album cover artwork must be equally as confronting, as scary, and as real as what we are about as a band. Unfortunately after circulating our intended album cover around to the distributors and retailers, and after several meetings with the label and those we all work with, we were told we would have to cover the image, or choose a different cover. Not wanting to alter our desired cover in any way shape or form, we opted to contain it within the album packaging and roll with one of the other images from the layout. “Here it is in all its magnificent glory, a child for every religion that has indoctrinated the young and disadvantaged, and sent them off to war and bloody death without cause or reason. This album is for them.” The album cover and packaging photos were shot by the band’s long time photographer and friend, Thomas Savage. Fans can pre-order »Holy War« from the following location: Produced and mixed by Will Putney (SUICIDE SILENCE, EXHUMED, THE ACACIA STRAIN), Holy War is the band’s second release for Nuclear Blast Entertainment. It will be made available in various formats (digital; limited digi-pak + bonus track; assorted color vinyl; exclusive mail-order picture disc) and unleashed inn Europe on June 26th. ‘The Australian Takeover’ Tour 2015 THY ART IS MURDER AVERSIONS CROWN FEED HER TO THE SHARKS EARTH ROT 02.05 DE Leipzig - Impericon Fest (TAIM only) 03.05. NL Amsterdam - Impericon Fest (TAIM only) 04.05. DE Hamburg - Logo 06.05. S Örebro - Kulturhuset 07.05. S Gothenburg - Fängelset 08.05. DK Copenhagen - KB18 09.05. DE Lingen - Alter Schlachthof 10.05. DE Leipzig - Four Rooms 11.05. DE Dresden - Chemiefabrik 12.05. HU Budapest - Blue Hell 13.05. AT Wien - Viper Room 14.05. IT Milan - Circolo Svolta 15.05. CH Zürich - Dynamo 16.05. FR Lyon - CCO 17.05. BE Antwerp - Trix 18.05. DE Heidelberg - Schwimmbad Club 19.05. FR Paris - Glazart 20.05. UK Reading - Sub89 21.05. UK Bristol Marble - Factory 22.05. UK Glasgow - Garage 2 -------------- 23.05. UK Leeds - Slam Dunk (TAIM only) 24.05. UK Hatfield - Slam Dunk (TAIM only) 25.05. UK Wolverhampton - Slam Dunk (TAIM only)