THY ART IS MURDER

Sat Feb 25 2023

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

Ventura Theater

26 S. Chestnut Street Ventura, CA 93001

$25.00

All Ages

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THY ART IS MURDER

  • Thy Art Is Murder

    Thy Art Is Murder

    Metalcore

    1. Privatized prisons enforce police states,where nonviolent offenders languish fordecades. Pharmaceuticalsnumb the mind. Social media distracts the spirit. All whilethevery planet lurches toward an inevitable climate disasterthat will extinguish humanity.The Nightmare of Human Organ Harvesting?That’s not a gruesome song title from someforgotten old-schooldeath metalrecord. It’s a headline from theWall Street Journal.Against this backdrop of postmodern dystopia, chaos,and confusion,arrivesHumanTarget, the earth-scorching fifth album from extreme metal titansTHY ART IS MURDER.Australia’s most brutally alarming cultural export since George Miller’s Mad Maxfranchise makes music that serves as a loud last gasp against theever-encroaching void.It’s ablazing light of nihilistic despondencybefore the final darkness. Fusing authenticcrushing death metal withblackened fury and flashes of knuckle-dragging stomp,THYART IS MURDERexorcise the pangs of mortality and the pains of socio-political trauma.It’s a reinvigoration and redefinition of a thriving subculture that has earned them aplace in theTop 50 Most Popular Metal Bands RightNow,According to the Internet, alist compiled by a popular metal blog (based on worldwide page views) that putsTHYART IS MURDERamong Metallica, Slipknot, Slayer, Megadeth,Ghost,andIron Maiden.THY ART IS MURDER’s thinking-person’sblackeneddeath metal has challenged andinspired audiencesaround the globe, from top-tier genre festivals like Download,Graspop, Hellfest, and Summer Breeze;to high-profile tours supporting KillswitchEngage, Parkway Drive, and Architects;to multiple headlining and co-headlining shows.In their native country, they’ve charted higher than any other homegrown extrememetal band. They even toured North America with Slayer as part of Rockstar Mayhem.
       
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      Guitarist/cofounder Sean Delander, guitarist/lyricist Andy Marsh, singer Chris “CJ”McMahon,and bassist KevinButlerofficially welcome drummer Jesse Beahler (JungleRot, Black Crown Initiate, Rings Of Saturn) into the fold withHuman Target, whobrought a groovyyet technical approach to the proceedings. Marsh and Delanderwrotethe songs in just a few short weeks, with producer Will Putney once again at the helm.THY ART IS MURDERcontinues to rail against the anti-intellectualism and fear ofmortality at the heart of some of the worst of public policy. In contrast with theirimpressive back catalog, no song onHuman Targetsingles out organized religion or theconcept of God specifically.The title track is about the practice of organ harvesting inChina, where the World Heath Organization found a huge discrepancy in thenumber oforgans volunteered by donors and the number of organs transplanted into the wealthy.“Make America Hate Again” isn’t intended to alienate any of the leftist band’s moreright leaning audience members; it’s an attack against the entire politicalsystem,satirizing the expectation that any government will make things “great” for the masses.“New Gods” is about the role of social media in the mental health epidemic. “DeathSquadAnthem” champions the youth who are fed up with the current system.“Atonement” is both a brutal examinationconcerningthe truth of sexual violence, mostof which goes unreported, and a literal atonement of sorts for some of the band’s lessthoughtful lyrics,around the time of the original lineup’s formation a dozen yearsago.“Welcome Oblivion,” inspired by a line from the late Christopher Hitchens’Mortality,likens humankind to a “cancer” upon the planet. “Eye for an Eye”subversively ascribes apatient vengeance to the earth, an earth that will survive the“cancer”ofhumanity.“Voyeurs into Death” attacks the surveillance state and for-profit-prisons. “ChemicalChrist” is about the religion of addiction, frompharmaceuticalsto “smart” phones.
       
    3.  
      The fifth full-length fromTHY ART IS MURDERfollows the blisteringDear Desolation(2017), which debuted in the Top 100 in the US and Australia’s Top 5.They continuealongan evolutionary trajectory charted by The Depression Sessions, an unprecedentedcollaborativealbumwith The Acacia Strain and Fit For An Autopsy. That projectarrivedafterthe uncompromisingHoly War(2015),Hate(2012), andThe Adversary(2010).Afreshgeneration ofextreme musicacolytes andlongstanding death metal fans alikeenthusiasticallyendorsetheunrelenting aggression and increasing lyrical depth ofTHYART IS MURDER.Videos for“Puppet Master,”“Holy War,”“No Absolution,”“The PurestStrain of Hate,” “Shadow of Eternal Sin,” “They WillKnow Another,”and“Light Bearer”have accumulated40million views, 13 million of them for “Reign of Darkness” alone.If this is truly the soundtrack to the end of humanity, it’s music that should unite andempower extreme metal fans in all corners of the genre.This isunderground musicforthe people,carrying the torchfor a primal style that doesn’t die.AsNew Noisedeclared,“few embrace the feel of the apocalypse so dearly and expertly...THY ART IS MURDERisclearly at the head of the modern death metal pack [and] they are just getting better.”
  • Kublai Khan TX

    Kublai Khan TX

    Metal

    Struggle spurs strength. Trials and tribulations mold and fortify character. Embodying these truths, Kublai Khan turn hardships into hypnotic and heavy metalcore upheld by nimble metallic fury and pitsplitting spirit on their fourth full-length offering, Absolute [Rise Records]. “A lot of the record is about our struggle with what we do and the fact we’ve been doing this for over a decade, hit a lot of roadblocks, ate a lot of shit, and still kept going,” exclaims frontman Matt Honeycutt. “We’ve done far more than we ever expected, so it’s always about picking yourself up, dusting yourself off, and letting nothing get you down. You have the opportunity to take responsibility for what you do wrong and right. We’re spinning the negative into a positive.” The Sherman, TX quartet—Matt [vocals], Nolan Ashley [guitar, vocals], Eric English [bass], and Isaac Lamb [drums]—quietly emerged as a fiery force since their 2008 formation straight out of high school. They built a devout following through airtight consistency on Balancing Survival and Happiness [2014], New Strength [2015], and Nomad [2017]. The latter impressively tallied over 6 million cumulative streams with “The Hammer” surpassing 2.6 million on Spotify and “Antpile” exceeding 1.1 million. Meanwhile, acclaim came from Metal Hammer, Alternative Press, New Noise, and more as the boys toured relentlessly. In early 2019, they retreated to New Jersey and hit the studio with longtime collaborator, engineer, and producer Randy LaBoeuf to record what would become Absolute. Taking advantage of a full month to create, they changed up the process, recording the drums last for the first time. Additionally, Randy provided space for Matt to hone his voice. These techniques enriched the sonic punch. “Everything could be folded around the drums, and it made for a better vision, to be honest,” continues Matt. “That’s how Randy records bands now. It allowed us to have more space to think. We were able to shape everything into exactly what we wanted. It was a game changer. The best thing about this record was the learning curve we experienced.” The first single “Self-Destruct” showcases their evolution. Underpinned by airtight riffing, the track steamrolls through eerie samples and guttural growls before subsiding on a bashing reprieve of lone bass and drums. “The polarization between everyday citizens in our country is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced,” he sighs. “In person, we can have discussions and logical conversations as friends. On social media, it’s incredibly toxic. They’re going for each other’s necks 24/7. If we keep going, we’re going to self-destruct. Everyone is a ticking time bomb. You can’t do or say anything without somebody taking offence. We need to calm down, back off, listen to each other, come together, and understand it’s okay for us to be different. That makes our country beautiful. Canceling conversation is dangerous.” Elsewhere, “Boomslang” tosses and turns between a distorted chug, searing scream, and pensive lyrics about “touring in general, how difficult it can be on your nerves, and the internal warfare of what we do.” Then, there’s “The Truest Love.” It urges for preservation of the family unit as Matt barks, “You call yourself a man, but you just leave…just protect your young!” “It concerns my qualms with the current state of male responsibility,” he states. “You see so many guys run out on their kids. They don’t stop to realize they helped create another life. You can’t say you’re a man and just abandon your family. It’s my irritation with how normal it’s becoming for the breakdown of the family unit to occur. Everything comes down to responsibility, self-love, and love of your family.” In the end, Kublai Khan’s music siphons power from pain on Absolute. “We put a lot into the record,” Matt leaves off. “There are so many different tones and lyrical aspects. It really shows how far we’ve come. I hope people connect and get something good from it. We’ll keep going no matter what.” 
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The Majestic Ventura Theater houses all musical genres, and thus some shows require stricter regulations, depending on the Artist, and what we the staff deem to be appropriate for certain events. Included are our standard rules, which are amended on per show basis.

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Smoking in designated areas only “per V.C. Sec. 6273” Your Medical Marijuana card does not work here, so that kind of smoking is not allowed.
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No Stage-diving, No Crowd-Surfing.
No Professional Cameras or Recording Devices. “unless otherwise posted”
No Spiked jewelry or sharp objects.
No outside food or Drink.
No Fighting, or Lawbreaking.
In accordance with new regulations put into place by the City Of Ventura, we are now required to provide a seperate section for the consumption of alcohol after 10PM.



ENFORCED AT EVERY SHOW:
– Shoes, Shirts, Pants/Shorts must be worn at all times.
– No Gang or Racist Attire
– No Spiked Jewelry or Sharp Objects
– No Knives, Wallet Chains, Pens, or Markers.
– No Pipes or Any Illegal Drugs.

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– No Beanies, Bandanas, or Hats.
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THY ART IS MURDER

Sat Feb 25 2023 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

(Doors 6:00 PM)

Ventura Theater Ventura CA
THY ART IS MURDER

$25.00 All Ages

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The Majestic Ventura Theater houses all musical genres, and thus some shows require stricter regulations, depending on the Artist, and what we the staff deem to be appropriate for certain events. Included are our standard rules, which are amended on per show basis.

If you have any questions regarding a specific event, please go to the contact page, and send us an email, or call us directly at (805) 653-0721.

NO MOSHING
No Gang or Racist Attire or Communication. Enforced at all shows, no exceptions.
No Re-Entry, No Refunds.
Smoking in designated areas only “per V.C. Sec. 6273” Your Medical Marijuana card does not work here, so that kind of smoking is not allowed.
Shoes and Shirts must be worn at all times.
ID required to drink, State issued IDs and Passports are the only acceptable form of ID, no temporary, school, expired, foreign, or work IDs.
No Stage-diving, No Crowd-Surfing.
No Professional Cameras or Recording Devices. “unless otherwise posted”
No Spiked jewelry or sharp objects.
No outside food or Drink.
No Fighting, or Lawbreaking.
In accordance with new regulations put into place by the City Of Ventura, we are now required to provide a seperate section for the consumption of alcohol after 10PM.



ENFORCED AT EVERY SHOW:
– Shoes, Shirts, Pants/Shorts must be worn at all times.
– No Gang or Racist Attire
– No Spiked Jewelry or Sharp Objects
– No Knives, Wallet Chains, Pens, or Markers.
– No Pipes or Any Illegal Drugs.

ENFORCED AT SOME SHOWS:
Check our Calendar page for more information.
– No Beanies, Bandanas, or Hats.
– No Sports Attire of any kind.