Thy Artwork Is Homicide have severed ties with their frontman Chris ‘CJ’ McMahon attributable to “a breakdown in his character and judgement”.
McMahon joined the Australian deathcore band again in 2009 after their earlier vocalist, Brendan van Ryn, give up the earlier yr.
Final Friday (September 22), Thy Artwork Is Homicide launched their sixth studio album ‘Godlike’ through Human Warfare, marking the group’s first full-length launch with out McMahon. Shortly afterwards, TAIM shared an announcement on social media to announce the singer’s departure.
“Our new album Godlike is now accessible worldwide digitally with an unexpected change – Chris McMahon is now not part of Thy Artwork Is Homicide and doesn’t characteristic on the file,” the band wrote.
“We perceive that this will come as a shock and we need to guarantee you that this resolution was made to protect the band’s integrity and course.”
In line with Loudwire, McMahon not too long ago confronted criticism after he posted anti-trans content material on his social media and commented in assist of it. He subsequently shared an apology video through TIAM’s account.
“What transpired over the previous month was not the reason for this motion, however simply one other symptom of the drawn out breakdown in his character and judgement,” the group mentioned on Friday. “The straw that broke the camel’s again if you’ll.”
TAIM went on to say that “the fallout has been immense”, including: “We have been lobbed with threats to destroy Thy Artwork Is Homicide from the within if we didn’t capitulate to varied ideologies that [McMahon] holds.
“Everybody has their very own proper to free speech and to hunt their reality; they’re additionally free to obtain the results that include it. We recognize your assist and respect for our privateness throughout this difficult time.”
The group then defined: “As we transfer ahead, we’re excited to introduce you to a brand new vocalist, who completed re-recording vocals on the brand new album earlier this week, and shall be becoming a member of us for the Godlike European tour with Whitechapel, Match For An Post-mortem and Spite, which kicks off in just a few days.
“Our focus stays on delivering highly effective music and unforgettable performances to our devoted followers. We’re grateful to your understanding and continued assist as we embark on this new chapter collectively.”
McMahon has since commented on his dismissal from the band, claiming that he solely came upon about it by their on-line assertion.
“I simply awakened and noticed the information,” he wrote. “Sure that is how I came upon. And sure it’s not the entire story. I’ll be going dwell tomorrow at 5PM Sydney, Australia time. Burn everybody to demise.”
Thy Artwork Is Homicide are set to hit the highway within the UK subsequent month, with headline reveals scheduled for London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Bristol. You could find any remaining tickets right here.