Architects release ‘Gravity’ music video

It is impossible to consider anything Architects release currently without the gravitas of the death of Tom Searle, and that’s not something the band are trying to hide.

The band have released a music video for the emotionally charged Gravity, from their recent album All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us, stocked full of footage from the band’s tour of the album late last year.

Gravity is a song written, like all the others, by Tom Searle, and this music video is an appropriate celebration of his art. Watch Architects doing what they do best.

 

Reading And Leeds First Announcement

This morning the first announcement of yet another festival was revealed, this time it was for Reading and Leeds. After the festivals stand out line up of this year it is sure a tough act to follow and with some much anticipation and some unfortunately lack lustre reveals already there were worries and high hopes for Reading and Leeds’ first announcement.

However in similar fashion this first announcement delivers with not only a wide array of genres but also a solid first reveal of some of the bands who will grace the attendees of this coming years festival. With Muse as the first headliner alongside the likes of Architects and Danny Brown, Reading and Leeds looks to be shaping up nicely. Check out the announcement below.

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LIVE REVIEW: Architects with Bury Tomorrow and Stick To Your Guns, Bristol 17/11/16

Photos by Joe Sheridan for Musicology.

Architects’ All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us tour was destined to be a difficult, and emotionally tense set of shows for both band and fans. Founding member and creative mastermind Tom Searle very sadly passed away earlier this year, but the band have held to their touring commitments to perform the music he worked so hard on. Thus, with Bury Tomorrow and Stick To Your Guns in tow, Architects hit Bristol for the penultimate date on the UK leg of the tour.

Stick To Your Guns opened the show with Nobody, a strong choice from their 2015 album Disobedient. They clearly had a respectable presence of fans in the audience, as the pit immediately swelled the floor with bodies flying in all directions. The band paid respects to some of their earlier discography in the set, playing a surprising number of songs from 2012’s Diamond. Tracks like We Still Believe struck a chord, with the band being perfectly able to rely on the crowd for a strong vocal presence.

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Frontman Jesse Barnett took the time to discuss current issues, predominantly within America. This is somewhat a staple of a Stick To Your Guns set, as the band strongly believe in their responsibility to use the stage as a platform to open a discourse about global issues. Whilst some members of the audience might not have appreciated this interlude, it didn’t detract from the set as the ideology is very much in line with their musical themes. Nevertheless, when set closer Against Them All kicked in, the room was united once more in the ecstasy of heavy music. [7/10]

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Up next were Bury Tomorrow, treading the footsteps of Architects as pariahs of the British metal scene. Their recent album Earthbound provided the majority of their set, though that didn’t stop the boys throwing it back to songs like Lionheart. The floor was packed out for Bury Tomorrow‘s set, a reassuring sight for British metal, and the garnered a strong response from the crowd. The majority of the crowd, whether they were singing along or not, were off of their feet and moving.

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The end of Bury Tomorrow‘s set was definitely the stronger half, though that’s no disrespect to the first section. Closing songs 301 and title track Earthbound were huge, and as heavy as you like. If the audience hadn’t been warmed up by Stick To Your GunsBury Tomorrow had everyone raring for more. Vocalist Dani Winter-Bates is known for his antipathy towards paid meet and greet packages, and didn’t fail to express that here, along with the band’s desire to meet as many people as possible at every show. Providing a powerful set but keeping it personal, Bury Tomorrow were a great addition to this tour. [8/10]

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After Bury Tomorrow‘s set, a black curtain dropped and ‘ALL OUR GODS HAVE ABANDONED US’ was emblazoned upon it from a projector, greeted by a cheer from the eagerly awaiting crowd. This meant, of course, that Architects‘ set began with a curtain-drop into the blisteringly heavy Nihlist. It’s what everything had been waiting for, and it was more than clear that Architects are on top, top form. Nihlist followed into Deathwish, the second track from their recent album. Both were performed as if the band had been playing them for years, and the stage show accompanying the set was impressive.

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With spotlights flying and CO2 cannons firing, Architects kept their set intense throughout, and in Sam Carter’s screams it is impossible not to hear the pain and anger the band are still experiencing from the loss of Tom Searle. It’s undeniable, however, that the band are putting on performances that pay him the respect he deserves. Architects largely played songs from their recent two albums, but they didn’t miss out the monolithic These Colours Don’t Run with it’s insurmountable breakdown. Hollow Crown also gave it’s fair share, with long time fans screaming back to Early Grave and Follow The Water.

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After playing the brutal NaysayerArchitects left the stage… But not for long. With time to kill and some monstrous tracks still to play, the band were back. Launching into premiere album single A Match Made In Heaven which received a massive response from the crowd, pounding out every word. Following this, however, Carter called for silence. It is very rare for any band to have such command as to completely silence a venue, especially one so large as Bristol’s O2. The huge respect the fans have for Tom Searle was evident here, as Carter delivered a difficult, emotionally laden speech about their late band member. Describing Tom as the mastermind of Architects, Carter reminded fans “Every lyric you hear tonight, every riff, was written by Tom.” Some fans stood in stoic silence, fists raised, others understandably shedding a tear. Throughout the room, remembrance reigned.

With this, Carter introduced the final song – Gone With The Wind. Without playing the expansive Memento Mori, this is the most poignant ode to Searle the band are capable of, though he reminded fans that henceforth, every song the band will ever play is dedicated to the man. Gone With The Wind was met with unprecedented reaction, fuelled by the passion fans felt following Carter’s speech. It was a painful, yet triumphant end to a gig; part of a tour that can be described in just the same manner. [9/10]

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Cove Release Debut Single From Upcoming Mini-Album

Kentish Post-Metalcore group Cove have released their debut single from upcoming mini-album We Were Once Lost. 

Cove’s new album is scheduled for release on October 7th and will feature 7 original tracks from the band. The album was recorded with Oz Craggs at Hidden Track Studios. The band have been described as taking the sound Ruin/Hollow Crown era Architects and combining it with groups such as Defeater and While She Sleeps. 

The album can be pre-ordered at Cove’s Bigcartel now.

Architects guitarist Tom Searle passes away aged 28

The lead guitarist and co-founder of Brighton metalcore moguls Architects Tom Searle has passed away, aged just 28.

Brother and co-founder Dan has said: “The following day he was placed into a medically induced coma and the doctors told us that it was unlikely that they’d ever be able to wake him. Five days later, against all the odds, he was awake again, and in a few short days following that, myself and Tom cancelled the air ambulance that was due to take him home and we got the Eurostar train home. Classic Tom Searle. He spent the last 2 months of his life fighting with everything he had to overcome the disease once and for all, and things appeared to be moving in the right direction, but in the last 2 weeks it suddenly took a turn for the worse and finally he left us.

The band have stated that Tom’s illness was the reason for cancelling their EU festival tour (including Download in June) and their US headline tour, and that he had been living with skin melanoma for three years despite having part of his lower leg removed back in 2013.

Architects have stated they will continue with their tours including the UK/EU headliner and the Australian Bring Me The Horizon tour later in the year.

RIP Tom Searle, a pioneer of technical metalcore and a true gentleman until the end.

Six Time Champions Announce New EP “More Than Me”

Six Time Champions have announced their new EP More Than Me, will be scheduled for release on 14th October. The band have also announced that this EP will be recorded at The Outhouse with John Mitchell (Architects, Lower Than Atlantis). The band have also drew comparisons to local band Roam, as well as Stick To Your Guns, Knuckle Puck and Boston Manor. 

The bands new single Drown is available to be listened to below, and hopefully this can give fans a good idea of what Six Time Champions will sound on More Than Me. 

Architects’ Stand-In At Download Are Here

After Architects had to step down from Download festival due to a “family emergency”, there was a second stage place up for grabs.

This has just been announced to be filled by none other than New York pop-rockers Against The Current, who were in the UK for the BBC Radio 1 Rock All-Dayer on Wednesday and the Kerrang! Awards last night.

The band couldn’t be more different from the Brighton metalcore mob, but should smash it nonetheless!

Architects Unleash ‘Phantom Fear’

Architects have dropped yet another new song ahead of this friday’s release off their new album, All Our God’s Have Abandoned Us.

The new track in question is titled Phantom Fear, and gives us yet another peak under the tree as to what the Brighton quintet’s new LP will sound like.   If you missed it’s debut on Daniel P Carter’s Radio 1 Rock Show, then you can check it out here, let us know what you think and how excited you are for this friday.

Architects have also announced a huge UK tour, playing in some the country’s biggest venues, check out the poster and dates below.

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