Architects drop new single and announce new album ‘Holy Hell’

They are back! Architects have returned with news of a new album, a massive headline tour, and a new single.

The band, originally from Brighton, shared a cryptic teaser clip to their website earlier this week and have announced they will be releasing their eighth full-length album, Holy Hell, on November 9th via Epitaph Records.

To make things even more exciting, they have also dropped an amazing new single and video, Hereafter, which you can watch at or on YouTube

Holy Hell is the band’s first record since the death of Tom Searle, their former guitarist. His brother Dan Searle, also drummer in the band, stated: “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…”

Vocalist Sam Carter added: “It’s at times like that you ask yourself, ‘What is left?’… As a group of friends, we had to find something.”

Dan said:  “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.”

The tracklist for Holy Hell is as follows:

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


Additionally, the band has announced a massive U.K. headlining tour with Beartooth and Polaris, the biggest one yet!

Check out the full list of cities and dates below!


4 St. Petersburg A2

6 Moscow Adrenaline Stadium

8 Kiev Stereoplaza

January 2019

6 Stockholm Fryshuset Arenan

8 Copenhagen Vega

10 Dusseldorf Mitsubishi-Electric-Halle

11 Antwerp Lotto Arena

12 Amsterdam AFAS Live

14 Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse

17 Glasgow O2 Academy

18 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

19 London The SSE Arena, Wembley

21 Luxembourg Luxexpo

22 Lyon Transbordeur

24 Barcelona Razzmatazz

25 Bilbao Santana 27

27 Paris Olympia

28 Zurich Halle 622

29 Vienna Gasometer

30 Milan Alcatraz

31 Prague Forum Karlin

February 2019

1 Warsaw Stodola

2 Leipzig Haus Auensee

3 Offenbach Stadthalle

5 Berlin Verti Music Hall

6 Munich Zenith

8 Hamburg Sporthalle


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