Architects Return with New Single and Massive Tour Announcement

Architects are finally back with brand new music! After posting a cryptic teaser to their social media channels, the guys dropped their new single and video “Hereafter” which you can watch below. The track is the first single of their new album Holy Hell out on Nov. 9. In addition, Architects have announced their biggest ever tour through the UK and Europe. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, September 14 at 9:00am UK / 10:00am CET. See below for the full list of dates.

Holy Hell marks the first album release of the band without Tom Searle, 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.”

Holy Hell is the product of a six month-recording period and will include 11 songs. Dan Searle and Architect’s guitar player Josh Middleton handled the 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 by Architects is released on November 9th via Epitaph Records and can be pre-ordered HERE!

Tour Dates

4 Dec 2018 – St. Petersburg, A2 (RU)
6 Dec 2018 – Moscow, Adrenaline Stadium (RU)
8 Dec 2018 – Kiev, Stereoplaza (UKR)

6 Jan 2019 – Stockholm, Fryshuset Arenan (SE)
8 Jan 2019 – Copenhagen, Vega (DK)
10 Jan 2019 – Dusseldorf, Mitsubishi-Electric-Halle (DE)
11 Jan 2019 – Antwerp, Lotto Arena (BE)
12 Jan 2019 – Amsterdam, AFAS Live (NL)
14 Jan 2019 – Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse (UK)
17 Jan 2019 – Glasgow, O2 Academy (UK)
18 Jan 2019 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena (UK)
19 Jan 2019 – London, The SSE Arena Wembley (UK)
21 Jan 2019 – Luxembourg, Luxexpo (LUX)
22 Jan 2019 – Lyon, Transbordeur (FR)
24 Jan 2019 – Barcelona, Razzmatazz (ES)
25 Jan 2019 – Bilbao, Santana 27 (ES)
27 Jan 2019 – Paris, Olympia (FR)
28 Jan 2019 – Zurich, Halle 622 (CH)
29 Jan 2019 – Vienna, Gasometer (AT)
30 Jan 2019 – Milan, Alcatraz (IT)
31 Jan 2019 – Prague, Forum Karlin (CZ)
1 Feb 2019 – Warsaw, Stodola (PO)
2 Feb 2019 – Leipzig, Haus Auensee (DE)
3 Feb 2019 – Offenbach, Stadthalle (DE)
5 Feb 2019 – Berlin, Verti Music Hall (DE)
6 Feb 2019 – Munich, Zenith (DE)
8 Feb 2019 – Hamburg, Sporthalle (DE)

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Editor-in-chief | After two years in PR, I now work as an Account Manager in an advertising agency in the beautiful city of Duesseldorf. I’ve been blogging for 7 years on several websites and started working as a freelance writer for music magazines in 2013. I believe in the social value of music and its power to change the world for the better. My favourite bands/artists are Green Day, Enter Shikari, Linkin Park, Marmozets, SWMRS, Lana del Rey, Paramore, Foo Fighters, Nirvana and too many more to list them all.

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