Architects are set to release new album 'Holy Hell' on November 9th.
The tech-metal band produced some astonishing work, using their Brighton base as a hub for innovation with heavy music.
Tragically losing founding member Tom Searle to illness, the group were shocked to their core but elected to continue, resulting in an astonishing show at London's Alexandra Palace.
Dan Searle - Architects' drummer, and Tom's brother - was hit particularly hard. "In those first months after Tom’s death, I didn’t deal with it at all and I felt so unhappy and anxious," he says. "I’d ignored it and just tried to cope. But I knew that at some point, I had to learn from it."
The band pushed into new material, and it's from these sessions that new album 'Holy Hell' has emerged.
“Ultimately, there were two choices,” Dan says. “Feel sorry for yourself and believe the world to be a horrible place and let it defeat you. Or let it inspire us to live the life that Tom would have wanted us to live. I was very worried about people taking away a despondent message from the album. I felt a level of responsibility to provide a light at the end of the tunnel for people who are going through terrible experiences.”
New album 'Holy Hell' will be released on November 9th, with stunning new song 'Hereafter' now online - tune in below.
Death Is Not Defeat
Mortal After All
Dying To Heal
The Seventh Circle
A Wasted Hymn
Architects have confirmed the following UK shows - tickets go on sale this Friday (August 14th) at 9am.
14 Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse
17 Glasgow O2 Academy
18 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
19 London The SSE Arena Wembley
For tickets to the latest Architects shows click HERE.
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