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Thy Art Is Murder Welcome New Vocalist For US Tour

Thy Art Is Murder
Photo by Thomas Savage

At the tail-end of last year Thy Art Is Murder frontman CJ McMahon shocked fans of the Aussie deathcore unit when he announced that he was leaving the fold to devote more time to his personal life and actually have a crack at earning above minimum wage.

The Molotov Solution’s Nick Arthur has been filling in on vocals in the months since, but today it appears a new vocalist has been announced for the position. Host of triple j’s The Racket and Colossvs frontman Lochlan Watt will be stepping up to the plate for the band’s upcoming US tour.

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Watt, who’s already flown to Arizona to meet the band, will be screeching his way around the country on Thy Art’s 39-date run with Rings Of Saturn, Fit For An Autopsy and Dark Sermon, which wraps up in Albany, New York on May 30.

Whether or not Watt will be a permanent fixture in the band remains to be seen, but if you’re keen to hear what this new incarnation of Thy Art might sound like with Watt behind the mic, you can check out his audition for “Light Bearer” below.

At 5pm on Friday afternoon I got a message asking if I had a valid passport. Landed in Tucson, Arizona, USA on Monday. Tonight I play my first of 39 shows singing for Thy Art Is Murder. Woah.

Posted by Lochlan Watt on Wednesday, 6 April 2016


  • Taylor Wientjes

    You also forgot to mention that Monte Barnard did a few shows with them. He is ex- Alterbeast .

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