Saturday 17 June 18.45 - 19.45

Genre Metalcore
Country United Kingdom
Played at GMM 2011 2014 2017 2019

Architects emerged during the heyday of metalcore. A few years into their career it became obvious they were destined for metalcore greatness and their big break came in 2009 with the release of the ‘Hollow Crown’ album. Since then they’ve graduated from support slots for the likes of Parkway Drive, A Day to Remember and Bring Me the Horizon to arena-filling headlining tours across the globe. Their fresh, modern sound certainly gave the metalcore genre a tremendous boost but along the way they’ve also expanded their own sound to include generous influences from other genres -and with success because nowadays they effortlessly sell out venues the size of Antwerp’s Lotto Arena. ‘All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us’ (2016) is an indictment of society and its tendency to focus on non-issues instead of on what really matters. Unfortunately the album title proved prescient as principal songwriter Tom Searle succumbed to skin cancer a few months after the release but his bandmates rallied and decided to carry the torch without him. In 2017 they dropped ‘Holy Hell’, the most impressive album they had done up to that point. They dared to look to the future again and in 2021 ‘For Those That Wish to Exist’ hit the shelves. Just one year later they surprised friend and foe with their tenth studio album ‘The Classic Symptoms of a Broken Spirit’. #GMM23