Eine der grössten Nachwuchshoffnungen der Metal Szene muss sich einen neuen Sänger suchen. CJ McMahon hat seinen Dienst vor dem Mikro von Thy Art Is Murder quittiert. So wie es sich rausgestellt hat, sind die Gründe finanzieller Art. McMahon sieht den Aufwand der in die Band gesteckt wird in keinem Verhältnis zu der Zeit die er nicht bei seiner Familie und seinen Freunden sein kann. So hat jedes der Bandmitglieder während den letzten 7 Jahren rund 18’000 Dollar verdient, was pro Jahr rund $2’500 macht. Hier aber gleich sein komplettes Statement zum Verlassen der Band

With a mix of both negative and positive emotions, I inform you all that I have parted ways with my band Thy Art Is Murder. It has been a wild ride I have travelled to over 40 countries around the world and played alongside some of the worlds biggest and best bands, it brings me great sadness knowing I will never perform again for my amazing and supportive fans, this will be the hardest thing for me to deal with. My reasons for leaving: I spend too much time away from my fiancé , family and friends, touring has taken a massive mental, emotional and physical toll on me. One of the biggest reasons is money, I / we have been broke for years and being 32 years old I can’t live like this anymore. I am getting married next year and plan on having a family, these things cost money, to put the finances into perspective for you I /we have earned between $16k-$18k each over 6-7 years, I feel there is something massively wrong with this, I will not live like this anymore. I’m sorry to my fans that I have to go, I have loved you all and I thank you for believing in me supporting me. The money made from my closing down sale of my clothing label will be going to my wedding, I will also be selling my Northface stage jacket I have worn the last two years on stage via eBay soon to try to pay for my wedding for the people interested, again thank you for the love and support, Your Prince Of Darkness Cj