Australian deathcore merchants Thy Art Is Murder have just announced their fifth album, Human Target. A music video for the title track has been released and can be seen below alongside the album's artwork and track listing.

The album is the first for drummer Jesse Beahler (ex-Black Crown Initiate, ex-Jungle Rot), who joined the group earlier in the year. "Human Target" takes a grim look at humanity on the back of flattening, palm-muted chugs and Beahler's woodpecker blast beats.

"'Human Target' was the last song written for the album as I felt we lacked an opening track to set the mood and provide the impact for what was to come," states guitarist Andy Marsh. "Human organ harvesting had been brought to my attention as a serious matter that wasn’t receiving much coverage (or not enough for me to hear about it) and I thought the issue required more scrutiny and awareness. To distill the metaphors of proletariat subjugation down to the visceral injustice of taking away the engines of life, seemed to be a powerful atmosphere to open the record."

Lyrics to "Human Target":

Turn the land
Sow the seed of our destruction
Force the hand
Spin the wheels of our corruption
Quench the thirst, starve the fever, taste the harvest
With nothing left to feed the combines
We move onto a human target

Ravenous
Choke down the bones of all below
Unholy masochists
Feeding on the weak, population control
They will devour us
Excess consumption, life reduction
We’re so cowardice
We want the kill but we won’t pull the trigger

Dig the holes
Open the caves
Pile the bodies in an unmarked grave
The gears in motion
Humanity is frozen
The fear is in the eye of victims we have chosen

To suffer at the hands of man
To wither in the heart of the wasteland
Tremble, fall to your knees
Collapse from the weight
Trampled beneath

Machinery
Surgical precision
Lacerate the limbs of the poorest of the children
Watch them scatter through the fields of departed
And take aim at your prey
Human target

Life in the crosshairs
Kill to survive
Life in the crosshairs
Swallow the lie
Life in the crosshairs
Blood in your eyes
Blood in our eyes
Swallow the lie
Kill to survive
Take aim at the human target

Ravenous
Choke down the bones of all below
Unholy masochists
Feeding on the weak, population control
They will devour us
Excess consumption, life reduction
We’re so cowardice
We want the kill but we won’t pull the trigger

Insanity
Far beyond remission
Sacrifice the souls for the spoils of attrition
Scatter the ashes of the innocent departed
And take aim at your prey
Human target

Blood in our eyes
Blood in our eyes

Kill or be killed
If you won’t pull the trigger
Then they fucking will

Everyone is a fucking target
Everyone is a fucking target
Everyone is a fucking target
Kill to survive
Kill to survive

Human Target was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Will Putney at Graphic Nature Audio and artist Eliran Kantor supplied the artwork. Look for the album to be out July 26 on Nuclear Blast. Pre-order your copy here.

Catch Thy Art Is Murder on the road with Architects and While She Sleeps at the dates listed below.

Thy Art Is Murder, Human Target Album Art + Track Listing

Nuclear Blast

01. "Human Target"
02. "New Gods"
03. "Death Squad Anthem"
04. "Make America Hate Again"
05. "Eternal Suffering"
06. "Welcome Oblivion"
07. "Atonement"
08. "Voyeurs Into Death"
09. "Eye for an Eye"
10. "Chemical Christ"

Architects, Thy Art Is Murder + While She Sleeps 2019 North American Tour Dates

April 26 - Anaheim, Calif. @ House of Blues
April 27 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Van Buren
April 29 - Denver, Colo. @ Ogden Theatre
May 1 - Dallas, Texas @ House of Blues
May 2 - Austin, Texas @ Emo’s
May 3 - Houston, Texas @ House of Blues
May 4 - New Orleans, La. @ House of Blues
May 5 - Jacksonville, Fla. @ Welcome to Rockville*
May 7 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Buckhead Theatre
May 9 - Nashville, Tenn. @ Cannery Ballroom
May 10 - St. Louis, Mo. @ Pop’s
May 12 - Rockingham, N.C. @ Epicenter Festival*
May 14 - Washington, D.C. @ 930 Club
May 15 - Philadelphia, Penn. @ Fillmore
May 16 - New York, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel
May 18 - Columbus, Ohio @ Sonic Temple*
May 20 - Worcester, Mass. @ Palladium
May 21 - Montreal, Quebec @ Mtelus
May 23 - Toronto, Ontario @ Danforth Music Hall
May 24 - Detroit, Mich. @ The Majestic
May 25 - Chicago, Ill. @ Concord Music Hall

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