Architects Drop New Single; Announce New Album Holy Hell And Biggest-Ever Tour
The Brighton-based metallers will be releasing their forthcoming eighth full-length, Holy Hell, on November 9 via Epitaph Records. To coincide with the news, they’ve also dropped an incredible new single and video, Hereafter, which you can watch below, or over at Architectsofficial.com.
Of Holy Hell itself – which marks the band’s first record since the passing of Tom Searle – Dan Searle (drummer and brother of Tom) says: “In those first months after Tom’s death, I didn’t deal with it at all and I felt so unhappy and anxious. I’d ignored it and just tried to cope. But I knew that at some point, I had to learn from it.”
“It’s at times like that you ask yourself, ‘What is left?’” adds vocalist Sam Carter. “As a group of friends, we had to find something.”
“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.
“For me, broadly speaking Holy Hell is about pain: the way we process it, cope with it, and live with it,” he concludes. “There is value in pain. It’s where we learn, it’s where we grow.”
The tracklist for Holy Hell is as follows:
1. Death Is Not Defeat
3. Mortal After All
4. Holy Hell
6. Royal Beggars
7. Modern Misery
8. Dying To Heal
9. The Seventh Circle
11. A Wasted Hymn
And the artwork looks like this:
Catch Architects live at the following:
4 St. Petersburg A2
6 Moscow Adrenaline Stadium
8 Kiev Stereoplaza
6 Stockholm Fryshuset Arenan
8 Copenhagen Vega
10 Dusseldorf Mitsubishi-Electric-Halle
11 Antwerp Lotto Arena
12 Amsterdam AFAS Live
14 Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse
17 Glasgow O2 Academy
18 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
19 London The SSE Arena, Wembley
21 Luxembourg Luxexpo
22 Lyon Transbordeur
24 Barcelona Razzmatazz
25 Bilbao Santana 27
27 Paris Olympia
28 Zurich Halle 622
29 Vienna Gasometer
30 Milan Alcatraz
31 Prague Forum Karlin
1 Warsaw Stodola
2 Leipzig Haus Auensee
3 Offenbach Stadthalle
5 Berlin Verti Music Hall
6 Munich Zenith
8 Hamburg Sporthalle
Tickets go on sale this Friday (September 14) at 9am.
Be sure to pick up the new issue of Kerrang! (out today!) for our world-exclusive cover feature with Architects on all things Holy Hell:
Get your copy now via Newsstand.co.uk/kerrang.
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