Brighton's metalcore giants Architects have announced their highly-anticipated eighth studio album Holy Hell and alongside it, their brand new single 'Hereafter'.
Holy Hell comes after the band's monstrous 2016 album All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us, in addition to the untimely passing of lead guitarist Tom Searle.
On the subject of the album, drummer Dan Searle states; “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” he concludes. “There is value in pain. It’s where we learn, it’s where we grow.”
Holy Hell is set for release November 9th.
- Death Is Not Defeat
- Mortal After All
- Holy Hell
- Royal Beggars
- Modern Misery
- Dying To Heal
- The Seventh Circle
- A Wasted Hymn
In the meantime, check out the video for 'Hereafter’ right here:
Holy Hell, November 9th