Architects, the British metalcore band from Brighton, East Sussex, have released an emotive new documentary that shows the band discussing the events that paved the way for the forthcoming release of their eighth studio album, ‘Holy Hell’ which is due on 9 November 2018 / Epitaph Records.
The band discuss the aftermath of losing Tom Searle, a founding member, and their understanding that, following his death, “the only path was forward”.
On 20 August 2016, founding guitarist and songwriter Tom Searle died at the age of 28, after living for three years with melanoma skin cancer. His twin brother Dan plays the drums in the band.
The 20-minute film features interviews, video from the recording of ‘Holy Hell’ and footage from Architects’ sold-out performance at Alexandra Palace to about 10,000 fans in February 2018.
You can watch the documentary here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybib-8lIycs#action=share
Dan, who can be seen in the opening moments of the documentary, said: “I guess the biggest lesson I’ve learned, that’s repeatedly come to me and actually underpins the whole meaning behind the record is that you can go through terrible things and come out as a better person at the other end of it.”
Architects members also speak about the release of their forthcoming album.
Dan recently stated: “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.”
He also added that the record, which was self-produced by himself and guitarist Josh Middleton, 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 band have released two new tracks, ‘Royal Beggars’ and ‘Hereafter’, and announced their biggest ever European and UK tour to date in 2019.
Here are their 2019 UK tour dates:
14 Jan 2019 – Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse
15 Jan 2019 – Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse
17 Jan 2019 – Glasgow, O2 Academy
18 Jan 2019 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
19 Jan 2019 – London, The SSE Arena Wembley
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