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ARCHITECTS Announce New Album ‘Holy Hell’

It’s happening.

The Brighton-based outfit Architects return with the exciting news on their eighth album, Holy Hell, which will be released on November 9th.

The new record marks the band’s first release since the untimely passing of Tom Searle, Architects’ founding guitarist, principal songwriter and twin brother to drummer Dan.

Dan explains:

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.

Ultimately, there were two choices. 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. There is value in pain. It’s where we learn, it’s where we grow.

Vocalist Sam Carter adds:

It’s at times like that you ask yourself, ‘What is left?’ As a group of friends, we had to find something.

As a first taste of their new material, Architects have gifted us with a thrilling new single, Hereafter, which the video for was directed by Jeb Hardwick. Watch it below.

Holy Hell is set for release on November 9th via Epitaph Records.

Tracklisting

Death Is Not Defeat

Hereafter

Mortal After All

Holy Hell

Damnation

Royal Beggars

Modern Misery

Dying To Heal

The Seventh Circle

Doomsday

A Wasted Hymn

And that’s not all, as the band have announced their biggest-ever UK & EU tour, taking place in January and February next year.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 14th at 9am UK / 10am CET.

Catch them at the following dates.

January

14 – Manchester, Victoria Warehouse

17 – Glasgow, O2 Academy

18 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena

19 – London, The SSE Arena Wembley