It's official - Tyler Miller has performed with Thy Art Is Murder on the first date of their 'Godlike' tour.
Thy Art Is Murder played their first show since releasing their new album, Godlike, announcing the departure of vocalist CJ McMahon and revealing that they’d re-recorded his vocals with another singer on the digital versions of the album.
Performing at the Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen, the band played with new Tennessean live vocalist (and speculated replacement on Godlike) Tyler Miller from Brisbane outfit Aversions Crown.
“Prisoner of earth / King in the afterlife / We were born to be #godlike,” the band wrote on Instagram this morning in a series of new live photos with Miller front and centre.
From the moment Thy Art Is Murder shared that they had re-recorded McMahon’s vocals on Godlike, it was speculated in deathcore social media circles that Miller had come on board as the new vocalist.
“We have some important news regarding Godlike that we want to share with you,” Thy Art Is Murder wrote on the weekend (23 September). Their new album, Godlike, was released a week later than initially planned.
The band initially said that the postponement was due to “production delays”, but after reading their new post, we know it’s due to McMahon’s replacement “finished re-recording vocals on the new album earlier this week”.
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The band’s statement continued, “Our new album Godlike is now available worldwide digitally with an unforeseen change — Chris McMahon is no longer a part of Thy Art Is Murder and does not feature on the record.
“We understand that this may come as a surprise, and we want to assure you that this decision was made to preserve the band's integrity and direction.”
The band continued, “What transpired over the past month was not the cause of this action, but just another symptom of the drawn-out breakdown in his character and judgement. The straw that broke the camel's back, if you will. Long story short, the fallout has been immense. We were lobbed with threats to destroy Thy Art Is Murder from the inside if we did not capitulate to various ideologies that he holds.”
The band added, “Everyone has their own right to free speech and to seek their truth; they are also free to receive the consequences that come with it.”
Thy Art Is Murder’s Godlike tour continues in the Netherlands tonight, followed by dates in Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and additional dates in Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Switzerland, France, Spain, Belgium and the UK in late October.