Australian deathcore titans Thy Artwork Is Homicide hit the U.S. this month to proceed the commemoration of the tenth anniversary of their sophomore album Hate.
Guitarist Andy Marsh just lately shared in an interview with Heavy New York, that the band is on the verge of releasing new materials within the close to future. Now, in our personal one-on-one with Marsh, the previous rugby prospect turned band supervisor and label exec. dishes on what we will count on from the followup to Thy Artwork Is Homicide‘s 2019 album Human Goal.
“Yep, it’s already done. Well, it’s not complete, but all the music’s done,” Marsh shared of the long-awaited new album in an interview with Steel Injection. “We have got to jot down some extra lyrics, document CJ, however I would say the music’s 100% executed and vocals, perhaps 30%. We recorded lots of songs. Usually we would write lots and lower them down, which we did this time, however we spent a few further weeks, so we ended up absolutely recording perhaps 14 or 15 songs. Usually we simply do the ten plus one or two bonus ones.
“So a lot more lyrics to write and a lot more challenging to kind of discern what songs will be the final ten on the record, which has also kind of led to this switching costs like, oh, which song to work on next to prioritize? Normally you don’t have that issue because we just got to bang them all out. So it slowed us down a little bit, but we should get it all finished in the days before the tour and a couple of days following the tour that we’ve got coming up.”
Revealing that, as anticipated, the band reunited with longtime producer Will Putney of Match For An Post-mortem for the TBA launch, Marsh shared that, whereas constructed within the pandemic period, the album’s themes can have little to no foundation within the world disaster, as a substitute steering towards extra darkish and introspective territory.
“I think the biggest one is time,” Marsh shared of phrases that come to thoughts when considering on new materials. “You realize, usually we’re making a document each two years, 18 months, 30 months, someplace round there. And clearly with COVID we’re in no rush. Human Goal got here out, I will say, about 9 months earlier than the world shut down, so we have been nonetheless very a lot wanting ahead to attending to job on that document touring it.
“We spent clearly lots of money and time making the document, so we need to symbolize that as greatest we may, however issues are out of our management. So we waited by this entire COVID factor and we did a few excursions right here supporting the document in Australia and within the States final 12 months we did that Again to the Gulag tour. We simply did not really feel any strain from anybody to rush up and make a document.
“With respect to the ideas and the lyrics from COVID, we did not make a joke after the primary month of COVID like what number of bands are going to jot down songs concerning the virus and the federal government controlling us? And I used to be like that is simply type of low hanging fruit for us. We might already been speaking about concepts to do with political overstep, perhaps, for a few years. So it obtained somewhat bit darker and extra introspective.
“I think you had more time to think about what’s important to you and this idea of time passing and not going anywhere when we’re used to passing time and moving, you know, physically around the world. We were quite stagnant geographically. So time, connection, what’s important to a person were more, I don’t know, visceral things to us than this whole uprising of people complaining about a virus.”
Reflecting on the tenth anniversary of the bands’ seminal album Hate, a document Thy Artwork Is Homicide toasted on a bought out tour of their house nation and can proceed to trek throughout the globe in 2023, and Marsh shared that – whereas worlds totally different from the fabric they’d produce right this moment – the train in wanting again proved to be cathartic.
“Digging into the fabric was enjoyable. We sat proper right here. He [guitarist Sean Delander] came to visit a pair days every week within the weeks main as much as this most up-to-date Australian tour, and we have been opening up the unique periods of Hate the place we recorded it and simply type of attempting to determine and choose by guitar components, what we have been going to play, how we have been going to play it. And it is kind of like this bizarre philosophical, fascinating life second the place you are observing your self as a distinct particular person as a guitar participant or as a musician.
“We have been simply attempting to determine some components of songs both that we hadn’t performed in a very long time or we hadn’t performed in any respect. ‘We’d by no means play that, these notes are all unsuitable and that is bizarre.’ And you are like, ‘nicely, we made it, however we have been a distinct we 11 years in the past to those that we’re right this moment.’ I discovered it fairly fascinating, virtually like discovering somebody’s document you understand rather well and saying, oh, we have to carry out this for them. That is type of what it felt like.
“It feels like the ride of a lifetime, I’ll say that,” Marsh provides reflectively of the previous decade for the band. “Every year passes by faster than the last. Every day goes by in the blink of an eye. Putting the whole thing together, it is weird. I mean, I’m sure the rest of the guys are similar to me. They have vivid memories, I’m sure some similar and some different to mine from 10, 12, 15 years ago of going and doing this, going and doing that.
“And to think how much time has passed and how many miles we’ve traveled on the journey that that album kind of set us on. I’ve got a drum tech, this cool guy named Perry, and he’s got a spreadsheet in Google Drive that tracks all of his fights, and it has a percentage counter of how close he is to the moon. And he’s like gone well past the moon by now with how many flights he’s done. I’m like, we’ve gone past the moon at least five times of how much we’ve traveled performing music now. It’s interesting to think about the physical distance that you will go across.”
Thy Artwork Is Homicide kickoff their Decade of Hate U.S. Tour with friends Kublai Khan TX, Undeath, I Am, and Justice For The Damned on February 8th!
2/8 Buffalo, NY – City Ballroom
2/9 Columbus, OH – The King Of Golf equipment
2/10 Indianapolis, IN – Outdated Nationwide Centre
2/11 Joliet, IL – The Forge
2/14 St. Louis, MO – Pink Flag
2/15 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
2/16 Lincoln, NE – The Bourbon Theatre
2/17 Lawrence, KS – The Granada
2/18 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
2/19 Albuquerque, NM – The El Rey Theater
2/21 Las Vegas, NV – Home Of Blues
2/22 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
2/23 San Diego, CA – The Observatory
2/24 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst
2/25 Ventura, CA – Ventura Theatre
2/26 Tucson, AZ – Encore
2/28 San Antonio, TX – The Vibes Occasion Middle Showroom
3/1 Houston, TX – Warehouse Stay
3/3 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Corridor
3/4 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
3/5 Nashville, TN – The Basement East
3/6 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
3/8 Richmond, VA – Canal Membership
3/9 Studying, PA – Reverb
3/10 Hartford, CT – Webster Theatre
3/11 Patchogue, NY – Stereo Backyard