Modern Metalcore leaders Architects, on the strength of their smashing hit album, For Those That Wish To Exist (review here) (Epitaph Records, 95 million streams), the band has announced a brand new single ‘Little Wonder’, featuring Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr – out June 11th. The band recently announced a UK arena tour for February and March 2022.
Please indulge me for one moment. I am not usually one for breaking the fourth wall when reviewing an album but bear with…. Back in 2004, I had a polar response to two albums in a way that encapsulates a particular dichotomy that fans (and bands) often find themselves caught up in that has stuck with me as a point of reflection ever since. To change, or not to change, that is the question… I remember the unshakeable feeling of disappointment at just how much Slipknot had changed their sound and attack on Vol III: The Subliminal Verses compared to Iowa (both Roadrunner), and the same deep sigh of discontent that Soil hadn’t changed enough (or at all, with Redefine, J Records).Continue reading
Architects have shared a new music video for their single, “Dead Butterflies” coming from their highly-anticipated new album are thrilled to share ‘Dead Butterflies’ – the third single to be taken from their forthcoming ninth studio album For Those That Wish To Exist via Epitaph Records available February 26th, 2021. The clip is amazing and was filmed at the legendary Royal Albert Hall in London, in November last year. Watch it now and pre-order the new album below! Continue reading
UK Metalcore leaders Architects have shared a new single and music video from their upcoming new album, For Those Who Wish To Exist will be released on February 26th through Epitaph Records. The post-apocalyptic scenes depicted in the clip for “Black Lungs” “calls for us to examine the role we are currently playing in the destruction of the world with barren landscapes, and foreshadowing of extinction.” Check it out now!
Architects will be performing an exclusive live streaming event from the stunning surrounding of The Royal Albert Hall in London, on November the 21st via Veeps, with tickets going on sale Friday 23rd October at 9am from the link below. This week the band shared a new single and video for the track “Animals”. The song is the first salvo from their upcoming new album For Those That Wish To Exist, due out on February 26th, 2021, via their label Epitaph Records. Pre-orders are live at the link below. It is their first new music since their acclaimed 2018 album Holy Hell. Watch the clip for “Animals” now!
So, Cycle of Suffering (Nuclear Blast) is Sylosis‘ post-hiatus album? Considering how tight the musicianship is and the sense of urgency you could’ve told me that this was released six months after Dormant Heart, and I would’ve bought the lie hook, line, and sinker. For a band that just reformed last year and have worked their way through various personnel changes, this is some remarkable shit. Continue reading
It comes as no surprise that this year’s Aftershock Festival was once again sold out. I mean, how could it not with big-name talents such as Slipknot, Tool, Korn, Rob Zombie, Blink-182, Lamb of God, Dropkick Murphys, Marilyn Manson, Bad Religion, Chevelle, and many others. And with the über-early announcement of next year’s headliner—Metallica, for those of you living under a rock—there’s no question that 2020’s Aftershock will sell out as well. In fact, as of this writing, VIP weekend passes were all gone. A year in advance! So, how was this year’s outing? Damn good, in our humble opinion.Continue reading
Aftershock Festival gets underway this weekend in Sacramento, California! The now three-day event is sold-out and features Tool, Slipknot, Staind (in a rare reunion show), blink-182, Korn, Rob Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Marilyn Manson, Lamb of God, Halestorm, Dropkick Murphys, BABYMETAL, Bad Religion, Stone Temple Pilots, Chevelle and many more. Ghost Cult has been fortunate to cover the fest for many years, often the highlight of our annual festival coverage. Al lthe bands are tight, but clashes being what they are, check out our day by day list of can’t miss acts.Continue reading
The third annual Heavy Music Awards were announced last night at a packed O2 Forum Kentish Town, hosted by Laura Jane Grace alongside live performances by Cancer Bats, Loathe, Nova Twins and Delaire The Liar. For the third year in a row, Architects took home a major win with two awards here – the first time any winner has picked up multiple awards at the same HMAs. The Brighton act picked up Best Album for Holy Hell, as well as Best Live Band. Other bands that won include Bring Me The Horizon, Parkway Drive, Fever333, Bloodstock Open Air for best festival, Dream State, photographer Paul Harries and more. Here is the full winners list:Continue reading
Kerrang! Magazine held their annual awards ceremony and party last night Islington Assembly Hall as the world’s biggest rock stars came out in force. Winners and attendees included legendary artists such as Metallica, Motörhead, Jimmy Page, Skunk Anansie, current Kerrang! cover stars Ghost, FEVER 333, Architects, IDLES, Enter Shikari, and Don Broco. Jimmy Page was honored with the Icon Award, while Metallica again won Best International Act. Motörhead won the inspiration award. The Kerrang! Hall of Fame in association with Marshall added Brit Rockers Skunk Anansie The full list of winners can be seen below.Continue reading