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HOLY HELL! Today UK Brighton-based metalcore giants ARCHITECTS announced their return to Australia to take over venues across the country in celebration of their blistering eighth studio album of colossal proportion, Holy Hell.
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The tour kicks off in Adelaide on Tuesday August 6 at Thebarton Theatre before reigning through the brand-new and soon-to-be open Fortitude Music Hall in Brisbane on Thursday August 8, The Big Top in Sydney on Saturday August 10 and finishing up on Sunday August 11 at Festival Hall in Melbourne!
The title of “Best British Live Band” isn’t earnt easily! DO NOT miss your chance to witness what makes this band a force to be reckoned with, grab your tickets quick!
Holy Hell is the bands’ first release since the passing of Tom Searle, founding guitarist, primary 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.”
Finding a way forward, the band spent 2017 recording what would become the 11-song album, with Dan and guitar player Josh Middleton handling 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.”
Tickets on sale to general public 10am February 13.