Two years after ‘All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us’, one of UK’s most successful Metalcore bands, Architects, released their 8th studio record yesterday. The making of the record was kept secret. Just two months before the release of Holy Hell the band shared the the first song (aside from ‘Doomsday’ that was released a little over a year ago) from the new record ‘Hereafter’. Shortly after that, tour announcements followed and two more songs, ‘Royal Beggars’ and ‘Modern Misery’. In many ways it’s a special record. Read Dan Searle’s statement on facebook:
Our eighth album, ‘Holy Hell’, is released today. I always had faith that we would make this album a reality, but now that the day has arrived I feel a sense of disbelief.
Two years ago we were just wrapping up our first stretch of touring without Tom and once we returned home we set about building this record from the ground up. It seemed like a mountain to climb.
I’ve already seen so many kind things said about the album and that its already connecting with so many people, all over the world, is a wonderful feeling. Thank you.
At every stage of this records creation I asked myself ‘would Tom like this?’. We kept him present throughout the writing process. Bizarrely today is bittersweet for me. Of course I feel great joy that the album is out there, in the world, and being enjoyed by so many people, but I also feel as though I am letting go of our final collaboration with Tom. I’m letting go of the album that helped see me through some of the most difficult days of my life.
We are more excited for the future than ever though. The unsung hero of this album is Josh. A man who has quietly come in and made these songs possible. We can’t thank him enough.
This album was written for one person. Someone who inspired us to always strive for better. Someone we miss so much, especially today. This album is For Tom.
Also check out ‘Holy Ghost’, a short film the band released which gives you insights on the making of the record and their biggest show to date at Alexandra Palace (Ally Pally) in London.
The new record is definitely a milestone in the bands career. Check it out, get your copy and use your chance to catch the band live.
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~ Contributed by Alex Bock, https://twitter.com/abphotomjp