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Architects release emotionally compelling album ‘Holy Hell’



After a heart-wrenching loss of Tom Searle, co-founder of the metal powerhouse band Architects, Dan and the rest of the band weren’t going to call it quits. Rather than shut down the very thing that brought them all together, Architects created a product that honors Tom and depicts the pain the band and fans alike felt as the world lost an incredible talent.

Prevailing nonetheless, Architects eighth record Holy Hell boasts an impressive and well-rounded sound, with Tom’s soul and passion still present in each member’s talent.


“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.

Leading with the track “Death Is Not Defeat”, Holy Hell is a living testament to what Tom would have wanted for the band: for them to continue inspiring fans globally and bringing the band’s strength to life.

Physical and digital links to purchase/stream the album can be found via the band’s website at

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 Stretford, UK Victoria Warehouse

January 15 Stretford, 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).



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