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ARCHITECTS RETURN WITH HOLY HELL ON NOV. 9 VIA EPITAPH RECORDS

ARCHITECTS RETURN WITH HOLY HELL ON NOV. 9 VIA EPITAPH RECORDS

“HEREAFTER” VIDEO DEBUTS AS ALBUM PRE-ORDERS BECOME AVAILABLE

https://youtu.be/WqRYBWyvbRo

Architects’ “Hereafter” video, click image above or follow this link: https://youtu.be/WqRYBWyvbRo

Sept. 12, 2018, Brighton, England — Architects, the Brighton-based outfit Kerrang! recently awarded the title of “Best British Live Band” to, The Independent dubbed “one of Britain’s finest metal bands” and The Guardian said feature “gloriously crafted anthems of defiance,” return with their eighth album, Holy Hell, on Nov. 9 via Epitaph Records. The band has simultaneously debuted the song and video for “Hereafter” (https://youtu.be/WqRYBWyvbRo), which was directed by Jeb Hardwick.

Holy Hell marks the band’s first release since the untimely passing of Tom Searle, Architect’s founding guitarist, principal songwriter and twin brother to drummer Dan. “In those first months after Tom’s death, I didn’t deal with it at all and I felt so unhappy and anxious,” Dan explains. “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.”

Finding a way forward, the band spent six months from the Fall of 2017 through the Spring of this year recording what would become the 11-song album, with Dan and guitar player Josh Middleton handling production. “For me, broadly speaking Holy Hell is about pain: the way we process it, cope with it, and live with it,” Dan offers. “There is value in pain. It’s where we learn, it’s where we grow.”

Holy Hell album cover

Holy Hell track list:

  1. Death Is Not Defeat
  2. Hereafter
  3. Mortal After All
  4. Holy Hell
  5. Damnation
  6. Royal Beggars
  7. Modern Misery
  8. Dying To Heal
  9. The Seventh Circle
  10. Doomsday
  11. A Wasted Hymn

Album pre-orders, including physical bundles featuring vinyl and various merchandise, as well as digital pre-orders offering instant downloads of “Hereafter” are available via the band’s website (architectsofficial.com).

Photo credit: Ed Mason

Architects is Sam Carter (vocals), Adam Christianson (guitar), Ali Dean (bass), Josh Middleton (guitar) and Dan Searle (drums).

Cover of today’s new issue of Kerrang!

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