Nov. 9, 2018, Brighton, England – Architects released their eighth album, Holy Hell (HERE), today via Epitaph Records. The release, which at times seemed as impossible as possible, has already been heralded as a “cathartic, emotional stunner” (Kerrang), “a victory” (Metal Hammer) and led Revolver to say “the band hasn’t lost a step.”
“I was desperate not to continue as some shitty, half-arsed version that paled in comparison to what we were before. I’d rather have thrown in the towel,” explains Dan Searle in an interview with Alternative Press, referring to continuing the band after the heart-wrenching loss of his twin brother and Architects’ co-founder, Tom Searle.
“There was no band for a period of time. It was just a group of best friends and we were lucky to have each other,” Sam Carter offered in a recent Kerrang cover story. Architects take fans behind-the-scenes of the triumphant return that is Holy Hell with the documentary, “Holy Ghost” (HERE), chronicling various periods of their recording sessions as well as riveting, bittersweet footage from Architects’ February 2018, sold out performance to 10,000 fans at London’s Alexandra Palace.
Reviews for the 11-song album have been outstanding across the board, with DIY calling it “powerfully honest, and refreshingly unfiltered, Total Guitar dubbing it “the year’s most affecting metal record” and Metal Injection declaring the album “A masterpiece. A long-playing tribute to a life cut tragically short, and a genius whose influence will live on for decades to come.”
Physical and digital links to purchase/stream the album can be found via the band’s website at HERE.
Architects have announced an extensive European tour for early 2019, with news of a North American trek to come soon.
December 1 Barcelona, Spain Razzmatazz
December 4 St. Petersburg, Russia A2 Green Concert
December 6 Moscow, Russia Adrenaline Stadium
December 8 Kiev, Ukraine Stereo Plaza
January 6 Stockholm, Sweden Fryshuset Grundskola
January 8 Copenhagen, Denmark Vega
January 10 Düsseldorf, Germany
January 11 Antwerp, Belgium Lotto Arena
January 12 Amsterdam, Netherlands AFAS Live
January 14 Stretford, UK Victoria Warehouse
January 15 Stretford, UK Victoria Warehouse
January 17 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy Glasgow
January 18 Cardiff, UK Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
January 19 London, UK The SSE Arena
January 21 Luxembourgh, Luxembourgh Luxexpo The Box
January 22 Villeurbanne, France Transbordeur
January 24 Barcelona, Spain Razzmatazz
January 25 Bilbo, Spain Santana 27
January 27 Paris, France L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix
January 28 Zurich, Switzerland Halle 622
January 29 Vienna, Austria GSE Gasometer
January 30 Milan, Italy Alcatraz
January 31 Prague, Czech Republic Forum Karlin
February 1 Warsaw, Poland Stodola
February 2 Leipzig, Germany Haus Auensee
February 3 Offenbach Am Main, Germany Stadthalle Ofenbach
February 5 Berlin, Germany Verti Music Hall
February 6 Munich, Germany Zenith München
February 8 Hamburg, Germany Sporthalle des Heilwig
Sam Carter (vocals)
Adam Christianson (guitar)
Ali Dean (bass)
Josh Middleton (guitar)
Dan Searle (drums).