Architects have shared a video accompanying their brand new track, Hereafter.
Following last year’s Doomsday single, Hearafter is the second taste of the British band’s newly announced eighth studio album, ‘Holy Hell’, the band’s first LP since the passing of Tom Searle, Architect’s founding guitarist, principal songwriter and twin brother to drummer Dan. “In those first months after Tom’s death, I didn’t deal with it at all and I felt so unhappy and anxious,” Dan explains. “I’d ignored it and just tried to cope. But I knew that at some point, I had to learn from it.”
“It’s at times like that you ask yourself, ‘What is left?'” adds vocalist Sam Carter. “As a group of friends, we had to find something.”
“Ultimately, there were two choices,” Dan says. “Feel sorry for yourself and believe the world to be a horrible place and let it defeat you. Or let it inspire us to live the life that Tom would have wanted us to live. I was very worried about people taking away a despondent message from the album. I felt a level of responsibility to provide a light at the end of the tunnel for people who are going through terrible experiences.”
The band will release the follow-up to 2016’s ‘All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us’ via Epitaph Records on November 9, before embarking on their biggest ever UK and European headline tour with special guests Beartooth and Polaris.
In January, the band will hit Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse, the O2 Academy Glasgow, Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena and the SSE Arena Wembley in London, with tickets for the shows go on general sale at 9am on September 14.
In the meantime, take a look at the Jeb Hardwick-directed video for Hearafter, below.
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