Architects

Architects

Friday 21 June

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Played at Graspop Metal Meeting 2011 / 2014 / 2017 / 2019
Genre

Metalcore

Country

United Kingdom

Biography

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. Some say they’ve helped to reinvent metalcore and their fresh, modern sound has certainly given the genre as a whole a tremendous boost. ‘Lost Forever//Lost Together’ (2014) was a relentlessly heavy album that cemented their status as one of the world’s leading hardcore bands; last year’s ‘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 have bravely decided to carry on the legacy without him. More than two years later his bandmates are still struggling with the loss but they are soldiering: the catharsis continues on ‘Holy Hell’, by far and away their best album to date. (#GMM19)