The Architects are metalcore band based in the UK. They have huge success in the heavy metal
world with their unique blend of hardcore and technical metal. Their debut album, Nightmares in 2006 skyrocketed them to the
top of the charts and made them an international sensation. Since then, the band has released four more successful albums
and continues to have marked success in the industry.
They are similar in sound to SikTh, The Dillinger Escape and Johnny
Turant, and have even toured with SikTh. But even though they may share a similar sound with these other successful bands,
Architects have found a niche in the metalcore genre that is completely their own.
They are currently on tour, with
performance dates across the world. They are touring with some of their greatest hits and songs from their latest album, Daybreaker,
which was released in 2012. The band is also working on their next album, and may just give their fans a preview of what's
to come at one of their upcoming concerts.
While Architects have their own unique style, their
sound has been greatly influenced by other artists. The band has been inspired by elements of hardcore punk and heavy metal,
taking cues from bands like Meshuggah, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Thrice. Each band has a calling card that Architects
have replicated and made their own. From the gut-busting guitar sounds of Meshuggah to the screaming howl of Converge's Jake
Bannon, Architects have found ways to capture the essence of these crowd-pleasing elements and make them their own.
About the Artist
The band was formed in 2004 in Brighton, England by vocalist Sam Carter, drummer Dan Searle,
guitarist and keyboardist Tom Searle and bass guitarist Tim Lucas. Lucas left the band before they released their first album.
He was replaced by Alex Dean. They began their career supporting other bands until they could earn enough money and support
to release their first album, Nightmares. When the album dropped, the band members, who were still in college, booked several
gigs during their time off from school.
Their first album was successful, and earned them a spot touring with SikTh
and Dead Man. They endured some lineup changes during this time and struggled to gain their footing in the music business.
They released their second album, Ruin, and began to gain a considerable following. Later that year, the band released a Split
EP with the band Dead Swans, which was critically-acclaimed in the UK. They were on several Top 10 lists, and began touring
once more with their latest tunes.
The band spent the next few years, churning out more successful songs and supporting
groups like Unearth, Despised Icon and Protest the Hero, building a fan base and the support to continue their career. They
were known for their relentless touring, performing across North America and Europe more than two dozen times.
the band released their first single off their new album. It premiered on a BBC Radio 1 podcast and earned the band a headlining
spot on a tour across the UK with Norma Jean, Devil Sold His Soul and Lower Than Atlantis. In 2011, the band released their
fourth album, The Here and Now, which featured collaborations with bands like The Dillinger Escape Plan whom they had toured
with in years past.
With the release of their fifth album, Daybreaker, the band embarked on yet another tour across
the US with Crossfaith. They were a part of the Warped Tour in June of 2013 and performed at the Download Festival in Donignton
Park in Leicestershire, UK. They are currently on tour with Protest the Hero and are set to finish their tour with dates in
While Architects have had a successful career, there isn't one certain
performance or album that made them an instant success. This band's success has been the result of tireless writing, recording
and touring, and bringing their fans the music they want to hear. They have created a hardcore metal sound that has set them
apart from the rest of the bands saturating the metalcore genre, and they continue to surprise their fans and their peers.
When you come out to a concert featuring Architects, you will feel the intensity of their music and their
passion for their work. With controlled rage and uninhibited musical freedom, this band takes their fans on a journey with
every hardcore song. While their style has evolved over time, they have never strayed too far from what makes metalcore so
popular—the gut-wrenching guitar lurch and the screaming vocals that seem to shred every lyric with unbridled rage.
style is metalcore at its best, but it also includes a decidedly punk rock or melodic punk feel. Even though it is rage-filled
and soul-stirring, it is also relatable and entertaining. Because the band has toured for so many years, they have perfected
their live performances. This makes any night spent with the band a night to remember.