Sydney deathcore outfit Thy Art Is Murder have signed a deal with the world’s biggest heavy metal and extreme music label, Nuclear Blast Entertainment.
In what’s clearly another positive sign for the local extreme music scene, Thy Art Is Murder were signed by Monte Connor, head of Nuclear Blast Entertainment.
"I didn’t find Thy Art Is Murder, they found me! After getting multiple calls and emails from various industry contacts telling me ‘you gotta hear this band!’ and seeing the online buzz at iTunes here in the U.S., it was very clear to me that something very real and organic was happening; this band was reacting massively all on their own,” Connor explains.
“I am proud to welcome Thy Art Is Murder as one of my first signings to Nuclear Blast Entertainment. I’ve signed some heavy bands over the years, but Thy Art Is Murder is sheer brutality of the highest and most extreme degree."
Connor obviously knows his stuff too, being responsible for signing Slipknot, Trivium, Coal Chamber, Soulfly and Stone Sour, amongst countless others.
Thy Art Is Murder guitarist Andy Marsh says he’s excited to join a roster that boasts some of the greatest extreme metal bands around today.
"Nuclear Blast has always represented the pinnacle of extreme metal, a last bastion in an ever evolving industry. To say we now share a label with the greatest extreme metal bands of all time is ridiculous. It was never a dream, it was impossible. But we’ve done it. The future will be heavy," Marsh says.
Thy Art Is Murder’s second album, Hate, reached #35 on the ARIA charts.