Thy Art Is Murder played at the Patronaat last week and of course I was there, this show was part of the promotion for their new album “Human Target” but before we talk about Thy Art Is Murder lets put the spotlight on their opening acts.
SeeYouSpaceCowboy was the first opening band. Consisting of Jesse Price, Connie Sgarbossa, Ethan Sgarbossa, Bryan Prosser and Cameron Phipps. SeeYouSpaceCowboy is a metalcore band form San diego. The band formed in 2016 and singed to pure noise records in 2019. The band has only one album out at the moment called “The Correlation Between Entrance and Exit Wounds.
Their set at the show was a short one, and a little less refined then the second opener and Thy Art Is Murder themselves. That being said they made up for It with their energy on stage.
Let’s take a look at the second opener, After The Burial, After The Burial consists of Trent Hafdahl, Anthony Notarmaso, Dan Carle and Adrian Oropeza. the four-piece form Minneapolis, plays a mix of progressive metal and metalcore. Their also well known for their contributions to the Djent sub-genre.
Their performance had a lot of bang, with singer Anthony Notarmaso tell the crowd the form a circle pit. To top it of the band had an impressive light show on stage.
now on to the headliner we al had been waiting for THY ART IS MURDER.
Thy Art Is Murder is a Deadcore band from Australia. Consisting of CJ McMahon, Jesse Beahler, Kevin Butler, Andy Marsh and Sean Delander.
Their set started with a dark stage and “We Like to Party” by the Vengaboys blasting trough the Soundsystem. After this song the band entered the stage and started playing “Death Squad Anthem” and “Make America Hate Again”. Thereafter singer CJ McMahon proclaim the band would play some more poppy songs. Resulting in laughter from the crowd and the band started to play songs like “Shadow of Eternal Sin”, “The Song of Misery” and Light Bearer.
Then CJ proclaimed he had to piss to which the crowd replied that he should go, so CJ ran of stage while the rest of the band started the intro for “Dear Desolation”.
Right at the beginning of “Fur And Claw” a crowd surfer was caught on stage while the band had stopped playing, quickly trying to get off stage he was stopped by CJ who showed the set list telling the crowd surfer that he had to make a little speech before the song and he could only jump while the band played. So, while CJ was talking one of the other bandmembers gave him a beer and he jump when the band started playing. Finishing their set with songs like “New God’s” “Puppet Master” and of course “Human Target”