Metalcore titans Architects have released their eighth studio album, ‘Holy Hell’, today via Epitaph Records. The latest installment is the band’s most highly anticipated release, being their first release in two years and the first full-length studio album without guitarist Tom Searle.
Tom tragically passed away from cancer in late 2016. This directly affected the band, especially Tom’s twin brother and drummer Dan Searle, with the new album transpiring themes of dealing with loss and coming to terms with our own grim mortality.
In the lead up to the new LP four singles were released; ‘Doomsday’, ‘Hereafter’, ‘Royal Beggars’ and ‘Modern Misery’, with music videos that matched the chilling underlying themes. Their short film ‘Holy Ghost’ also premiered earlier last month and gave fans an upfront insight into how the band is dealing with the loss of their friend.
Listen to ‘Holy Hell’ below:
Architects will be kicking off their Holy Hell era with a UK arena tour for early 2019, with Beartooth and Polaris. Dates are below:
14 – MANCHESTER Victoria Warehouse
15 – MANCHESTER Victoria Warehouse
17 – GLASGOW Academy
18 – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
19 – LONDON Wembley Arena