ARCHITECTS have released their highly anticipated, eighth album ‘Holy Hell’ through Epitaph Records yesterday November 9th 2018.
The release, which at times seemed as impossible as possible, has already been heralded as a “cathartic, emotional stunner” (Kerrang! 5/5), “a victory” (Metal Hammer 8/10) and led Upset Magazine to place the band on their current November cover, give ‘Holy Hell’ a 5/5 review and state “Rather than echo what’s come before, Architects have taken the baton and run with it. This is the story of what comes next.”
“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” (https://found.ee/architects_holyghost), 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 Magazine calling it “powerfully honest, and refreshingly unfiltered”, Total Guitardubbing it “the year’s most affecting metal record” and Clash Magazine calling it “a stunning record that lays their pain, vulnerability and strength right out on the table”.
Physical and digital links to purchase/stream the album can be found via the band’s website – HERE
ARCHITECTS have also announced their biggest-ever European/UK tour, taking place in January and February 2019. The band will be playing several arenas, including Wembley SSE Arena in London, Lotto Arena in Antwerp, Mitsubishi-Electric-Halle in Dusseldorf, as well as the biggest venues they’ve played in Europe so far. Before this tour, they be heading to Russia and Ukraine for three shows in December this year. Tickets are on sale now. Please see below for the full list of UK dates:
Supports on all dates are Beartooth and Polaris
14 Jan 2019 – Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse (UK) – TICKETS
15 Jan 2019 – Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse (UK) – TICKETS
17 Jan 2019 – Glasgow, O2 Academy (UK) – TICKETS
18 Jan 2019 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena (UK) – TICKETS
19 Jan 2019 – London, The SSE Arena Wembley (UK) – TICKETS