It’s been a banner year for UK metalcore band Architects, whose new record Holy Hell, recorded in the wake of the tragic loss of Tom Searle, landed some of the best sales and reviews of the band’s career to date. Along with playing the biggest shows of their career to date, the accolades are continuing to pile up with the news that “Doomsday”, originally released in 2017, is now one of two official theme songs for WWE’s NXT Takeover UK in Blackpool next month. The other track? None other than Prodigy’s “Fight Fire With Fire”, putting Architects in some decidedly elite company.
Released to stellar reviews on November 11th, Architects’ 8th full-length Holy Hell has had ample time to bury its intensely proficient metalcore sound in the hearts of listeners. It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the record has managed to record some of the highest Architects chart records to date – including a big debut in the USA, their highest to date.
The new Architects record, Holy Hell (which drops in November), certainly is a record born from personal loss, strife, and ultimately the will of the human spirit to overcome anything thrown at it. It couldn’t have been an easy task, carrying on the band despite the loss of Tom Searle.
Much of the healing seems to come from their passionate fanbase, though. That might be an understatement, considering the outpouring of love and support the UK metalcore band has received over the years. Their new 22-minute documentary, Holy Ghost, is both a reflection of where they’ve been, as well as where the band is headed in the future. Watch the whole thing below, it’s done with the same attention to detail as their previous documentary, 100 Days.
Anticipation for the new Architects record Holy Hell is reaching a fever pitch. Just when you think the UK metalcore band can’t get any bigger, they manage to do so anyway. Of course, this is a band that’s been pushing the boundaries of their chosen genres since day 1, when debut album Nightmares made waves across both ponds. But I digress.
With the band’s new record dropping in November, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the band’s new single, “Royal Beggars”, has already racked up 13,000+ views in just a couple hours at the time of this writing. Expect that to multiply by the time you read this. Video is below in the usual spot – vocalist Sam Carter is in prime form here, as his voice seems to only get better with time.