It is a great day for Architects fans. The bands fifth studio album Holy Hell is out today (Friday 9th November 2018) through Epitaph Records. Accompanying the album is, Holy Ghost, a brand-new documentary on the making of Holy Hell.
Holy Hell has already received a wealth of acclaim with both Kerrang and Upset giving the album 5/5 when they reviewed.
Metal Hammer awarded an impressive 8/10. After the heart-breaking loss of Architects’ co-founder Tom Searle, there must have been times when this album seemed just too difficult to make. However, the Architects rallied and brought everything they had to the making of the eleven tracks album. Dan Searle, Tom’s, twin brother explains “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,” he stated in an interview with Alternative Press.
Recounting various periods of Holy Hell’s poignant recording sessions as well as exhilarating footage from Architects’ sold out London’s Alexandra Palace show (February 2018) at which they performed to 10,000 fans, the documentary certainly packs a lot in.
If this is not enough Architects for you, then tickets are on sale now for their biggest-ever European and UK tour to dates. Supporting on all dates are Columbus, Ohio’s hard-core punk’s Beartooth and New Haven rock outfit Polaris. The tour takes place in January and February 2019, the UK dates are as follows:
Monday 14 January 2019 –O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
Tuesday 15 January 2019 O2 Victoria Warehouse Manchester
Thursday 17 January 2019 O2 Academy Glasgow
Friday 18 January 2019 Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Saturday 19 January 2019 The SSE Arena Wembley London
Physical and digital links to purchase Holy Hell is now available via the usual retailers including Amazon. Tickets for the tour are available now at Live Nation as well as the usual online ticket retailers.