Thy Art Is Murder Release “No Absolution” Song In Celebration of CJ’s Return
20th January 2017, 15:34
Posted by Tristan

What a welcome! 

Last week the band performed in their native Australia and revealed that their frontman CJ McMahon had returned. 

Now the band formally announce the real return of the frontman but not only that have released a special song in commemoration of McMahon’s return. Titled “No Absolution” the track is a standalone entity from the Holy War sessions that was simply not put to record and now the band have released it in a special welcome back. 

The band have also announced that they will be releasing a new album later this year so we’ve got something to definitely look forward to! 

Guitarist Andy Marsh made the following statement regarding McMahon’s return. 

“A little over a year ago we were left in a pickle when CJ had finally reached his breaking point – the physical, emotional and mental stresses of touring, and the lifestyle had taken its toll on him. After the dust had settled we had time to speak amongst ourselves, and with him, and we were all able to get on the same page.

“He was able to take time off from the road and work consistently, tick off some life goals like getting married, and enjoy the routine and familiarity of life at home with his friends and family.

“Conversely the rest of us kept going, touring relentlessly, playing bigger tours to more people than ever before, going to new countries for the very first time, and had a blast taking a few great vocalists and mates out for the ride with us while we weathered the storm and figured things out. Special thanks must go out to Monte Barnard, Nicholas Arthur, Lochlan Watt, and every other vocalist who took the time to apply in our discrete vocalist auditions.

“After a few months away from the chaotic life on the road C.J. reached out to us and we started maintaining more regular communication. He mentioned how he had started cleaning up, was focused on working hard and saving for his wedding and enjoying time at home, but he also mentioned he missed the shows, the friends, and us – his band.

“After months of working things out, gaining his voice back, and mending wounded friendships, we are overwhelmed with excitement to announce that we have completed writing for a new record to be released later this year, featuring the one and only Christopher John McMahon. Welcome back C.J.!”

You can pick up the single here and bang your head with this little video reveal from Thy Art Is Murder.