Architects Premiere “Royal Beggars” Live Video

Architects have premiered a new live video for their song “Royal Beggars.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Holy Hell.“

In other news, the group have also booked a European/UK tour:

05/31 London, UK – All Points East
06/07 Nuremberg, GER – Rock im Park
06/08 Nurburg, GER – Rock am Ring
06/21 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/22 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
06/28 Madrid, SPA – Download Madrid
06/29 Munster, GER – Vainstream Rockfest
06/30 Madrid, SPA – Download Festival
07/12 Joensuu, FIN – Ilosaarirock
07/23 Tolmin, SLO – MetalDays
07/24 Bratislava, SLO – Refinery Gallery
07/25 Budapest, HUN – Budapest Park
07/26-27 Sibiu, ROM – ARTmania Fest
08/02 Borgholm, SWE – Borgholm Brinner

Architects Drop Off Jera On Air Festival Due To Headliner Billing Dispute

Architects have decided to drop off this year’s Jera On Air festival in Ysselsteyn, NET due to a billing dispute. The band said they were supposed be the headliners at the event, but they got moved down following a recent announcement. This news comes after Parkway Drive were added to the festival.

Architects commented:

“Unfortunately we won’t be appearing at Jera On Air this summer as previously announced. We were booked as headliners for the festival however following the most recent announcement we were not billed as such.

Perhaps this seems an overreaction however we have taken this step as a matter of principle. When we are booked to perform we fulfill our commitments in the deal and we expect promoters to do the same.

We asked for an amendment to be made however the promoter appears to have promised one thing to us and another to the other headliner.

We are sorry to let fans down who had bought tickets to see us perform. We hope that fans of the band respect that this isn’t a decision we took lightly and we look forward to being back in the Netherlands in the near future.”

[via The PRP]

Architects Cover Deftones’ “Change (In The House Of Flies)”

Architects recorded a cover of Deftones‘ “Change (In The House Of Flies)” at Abbey Road‘s Studio 2 as part of the “Spotify Singles” series. You can stream that and a new studio performance of “Death Is Not Defeat” from the session below:

Architects Announce North American Tour With Thy Art Is Murder And While She Sleeps

Architects have announced a headlining North American tour with Thy Art Is Murder and While She Sleeps. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

04/26 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
04/27 Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
04/29 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
05/01 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
05/02 Austin, TX – Emo’s
05/03 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
05/04 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
05/05 Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville (festival date)
05/07 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
05/09 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
05/10 St. Louis. MO – Pop’s
05/12 Rockingham, NC – Epicenter Festival (festival date)
05/14 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
05/15 Philadelphia, PA – Fillmore
05/16 New York City, NY – Brooklyn Steel
05/18 Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple Festival (festival date)
05/20 Worcester, MA – Palladium
05/21 Montreal, QC – Mtelus
05/23 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
05/24 Detroit, MI – The Majestic
05/25 Chicago, IL – Concord

Architects’ “Doomsday” Chosen As One Of The Themes For “WWE NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool” Event

Architects’ song “Doomsday” has been chosen as one of the themes for “WWE NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool.” That event will take place at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, England on January 12 and it will also feature The Prodigy and Ho99o9’s collaborative track “Fight Fire With Fire.”

Architects Stream New Album “Holy Hell”

Architects are streaming their new album “Holy Hell“ in its entirety. That effort was officially released today (November 9) and it is the band’s first since the tragic death of guitarist/songwriter Tom Searle.

Architects drummer and Tom’s brother, Dan Searle commented:

“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.

– Dan“