ARCHITECTS Announce North American Tour

Architects, who recently released their eighth album, Holy Hell, via Epitaph Records, have announced their first North American tour in support of the 11-song album, with a month-long trek kicking off on April 26 at the House of Blues in Anaheim, Calif.

Tour dates:

April 26 Anaheim, CA House of Blues

April 27 Phoenix, AZ Van Buren

April 29 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre

May 1 Dallas, TX House of Blues

May 2 Austin, TX Emo’s

May 3 Houston, TX House of Blues

May 4 New Orleans, LA House of Blues

May 3 – 5 Jacksonville, FL Welcome to Rockville

May 7 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre

May 9 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom

May 10 St. Louis, MO Pop’s

May 12 Rockingham, NC Epicenter

May 14 Washington, DC 930 Club

May 15 Philadelphia, PA Fillmore

May 16 New York, NY Brooklyn Steel

May 17 – 19 Columbus, OH Sonic Temple

May 20 Worcester, MA Palladium

May 21 Montreal, QC Mtelus

May 23 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall

May 24 Detroit, MI The Majestic

May 25 Chicago, IL Concord

Tickets are available on Friday, Jan 18 at 10 am local time. Thy Art Is Murder and While She Sleeps open.

Holy Hell has received numerous year-end accolades, including Loudwire, Metal Injection, Metal Sucks, and overseas, earning year-end accolades from Kerrang and NME, who said: “the devastatingly raw ‘Holy Hell’ stood up as Architects’ best work yet, flirting with distress and defiance, and sounding more powerful than ever.”

Architects Return with Holy Hell “Hereafter” Video Debuts

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” streaming below.

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 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).