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Architects Officially Announce New Album “Holy Hell”, Reveal “Hereafter” Video & European/UK Tour


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The recent leaks regarding Architects‘ new album turned out to be true with the band having since confirmed that they will release that effort, “Holy Hell“, on November 09th through Epitaph Records. The album will mark the band’s first since the passing of their guitarist/principal songwriter Tom Searle, who died in August of 2016 following a lengthy cancer battle. Tom‘s brother, Dan, who drums for the band, commented:

“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.”

Guitarist Josh Middleton (also of Sylosis) was brought on as Tom‘s replacement in the group and handled the production duties alongside Dan on this new effort. A video for the first single from it, “Hereafter“, has debuted online below. Meanwhile, pre-orders for the album have been launched via architectsofficial.com.

Below you can find the cover art and track listing for the album as well as the dates for their upcoming European/UK touring with Beartooth and Polaris.

12/04 St. Petersburg, RUS – A2 (Architects only)
12/06 Moscow, RUS – Adrenaline Stadium (Architects only)
12/08 Kiev, UKR – Stereoplaza (Architects only)
01/06 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset Arenan
01/08 Copenhagen, DEN – Vega
01/10 Dusseldorf, GER – Mitsubishi Electric-Halle
01/11 Antwerp, BEL – Lotto Arena
01/12 Amsterdam, NET – AFAS Live
01/14 Manchester, UK – O2 Victoria Warehouse
01/17 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
01/18 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
01/19 London, UK – The SSE Arena
01/21 Luxembourg, LUX – Luxexpo
01/22 Lyon, FRA – Transbordeur
01/24 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
01/25 Bilbao, SPA – Santana 27
01/27 Paris, FRA – Olympia
01/28 Zurich, SWI – Halle 622
01/29 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
01/30 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
01/31 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin
02/01 Warsaw, POL – Stodola
02/02 Leipzig, GER – Haus Auensee
02/03 Offenbach, GER – Stadthalle
02/05 Berlin, GER – Verti Music Hall
02/06 Munich, GER – Zenith
02/08 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle

Architects - Holy Hell

01 – “Death Is Not Defeat
02 – “Hereafter
03 – “Mortal After All
04 – “Holy Hell
05 – “Damnation
06 – “Royal Beggars
07 – “Modern Misery
08 – “Dying To Heal
09 – “The Seventh Circle
10 – “Doomsday
11 – “A Wasted Hymn

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