November 09, 2018 - 349 views

Architects released their eighth album, Holy Hell, today via Epitaph Records. The release, which at times seemed as impossible as possible, has already been heralded as a “cathartic, emotional stunner” (Kerrang), “a victory” (Metal Hammer) and led Revolver to say “the band hasn’t lost a step.”

“I was desperate not to continue as some shitty, half-arsed version that paled in comparison to what we were before. I’d rather have thrown in the towel,” explains Dan Searle in an interview with Alternative Press, referring to continuing the band after the heart-wrenching loss of his twin brother and Architects’ co-founder, Tom Searle.
“There was no band for a period of time. It was just a group of best friends and we were lucky to have each other,” Sam Carter offered in a recent Kerrang cover story. Architects take fans behind-the-scenes of the triumphant return that is Holy Hell with the documentary, “
Holy Ghost”, chronicling various periods of their recording sessions as well as riveting, bittersweet footage from Architects’ February 2018, sold out performance to 10,000 fans at London’s Alexandra Palace.
Reviews for the 11-song album have been outstanding across the board, with DIY calling it “powerfully honest, and refreshingly unfiltered, Total Guitar dubbing it “the year’s most affecting metal record” and Metal Injection saying the band “A masterpiece. A long-playing tribute to a life cut tragically short, and a genius whose influence will live on for decades to come.”
Physical and digital links to purchase/stream the album can be found via the band’s 
Architects have announced an extensive European tour for early 2019, with news of a North American trek to come soon.
Tour dates:
December 1  Barcelona, Spain  Razzmatazz
December 4  St. Petersburg, Russia  A2 Green Concert
December 6  Moscow, Russia  Adrenaline Stadium
December 8  Kiev, Ukraine  Stereo Plaza
January 6  Stockholm, Sweden  Fryshuset Grundskola
January 8  Copenhagen, Denmark  Vega
January 10  Düsseldorf, Germany
January 11  Antwerp, Belgium  Lotto Arena
January 12  Amsterdam, Netherlands  AFAS Live
January 14  Manchester, UK  Victoria Warehouse
January 15  Manchester, UK  Victoria Warehouse
January 17  Glasgow, UK  O2 Academy Glasgow
January 18  Cardiff, UK  Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
January 19  London, UK  The SSE Arena
January 21  Luxembourgh, Luxembourgh  Luxexpo The Box
January 22  Villeurbanne, France  Transbordeur
January 24  Barcelona, Spain  Razzmatazz
January 25  Bilbo, Spain  Santana 27
January 27  Paris, France  L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix
January 28  Zurich, Switzerland  Halle 622
January 29  Vienna, Austria  GSE Gasometer
January 30  Milan, Italy  Alcatraz
January 31  Prague, Czech Republic  Forum Karlin
February 1  Warsaw, Poland  Stodola
February 2  Leipzig, Germany  Haus Auensee
February 3  Offenbach Am Main, Germany  Stadthalle Ofenbach
February 5  Berlin, Germany  Verti Music Hall
February 6  Munich, Germany  Zenith München
February 8  Hamburg, Germany  Sporthalle des Heilwig
Architects is Sam Carter (vocals), Adam Christianson (guitar), Ali Dean (bass), Josh Middleton (guitar) and Dan Searle (drums).

Holy Hell album cover