“Even with the trickle of singles, I wasn’t ready for this as a complete album. the classic symptoms of a broken spirit is just as angry and violent as any Architects album, while also continuing their quest to widen the audience and spread their message. It’s simultaneously more catchy and more dense, which is a difficult feat to pull off like they do here. This is a killer record full of venomous tunes and thoughtful lyrics.” – 9/10 Wall Of Sound
“Architects are really going for it with these new songs. The U.K. band have flirted with crossing over into more melodic metal for years now, having perfected a style of metalcore that few bands on the planet accomplish with such sleek, cutting precision” – Revolver
“Ultimately, the classic symptoms of a broken spirit has something for everyone, with the group’s 10th full length proving yet again that Architects aren’t just masters of metalcore or any other niche sub-genre, they are masters of metal and rock as a whole.” – Hysteria Mag
Today, Architects release their new studio album the classic symptoms of a broken spirit on Epitaph Records. To celebrate the release, Architects have announced an Australian tour. Presented by Live Nation, Unify and Triple J, the tour will see the band hitting our shores in February 2023 for the first time since their ARIA No.1 album For Those That Wish To Exist. Be prepared, this will be one of THE rock shows of 2023. Full details below.
“We are honestly so excited to get back to one of our favourite places in the world. Australia always makes us feel like home and has given us some incredible memories and we can’t wait to get back out and make more!” – Sam Carter
the classic symptoms of a broken spirit is the bands 10th studio album and is the follow-up to last year’s critically acclaimed ARIA No.1 album For Those That Wish To Exist. The band barely had time to celebrate success when they began the process of writing the songs that make up the new record.
Produced by Dan Searle and Josh Middleton, with additional production from Sam Carter at Deacon’s Middle Farm Studios and their own HQ, Electric Studios in Brighton. The band were buoyed by finally being back in the room together after their last album was made mostly remote due to COVID restrictions, the result was something altogether more “free, playful and spontaneous” the bands drummer and songwriter Dan explains. “This one feels more live, more exciting and more fun – it has that energy. We wanted it to be a lot more industrial and electronic,” agrees frontman Sam Carter.
Layers of electronic and industrial elements infuse the album with a blast of energy that sets the cinematic moodscape for the 11-track ride. There is more than a passing nod to the band’s post-rock influences as well as now familiar fist pumping anthems such as “when we were young”, “deep fake”, tear gas” and latest single “new moral low ground”.
Architects is vocalist Sam Carter, drummer Dan Searle, bassist Ali Dean and guitarists Josh Middleton and Adam Christianson.
LIVE NATION, UNIFY & TRIPLE J PRESENTS
AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2023
Friday Feb 17 – AEC Theatre, Adelaide
Saturday Feb 18 – Festival Hall, Melbourne
Sunday Feb 19 – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Tuesday Feb 21 – Riverstage, Brisbane
Live Nation pre-sales: Mon 24 Oct – 10am till Wed 26 Oct, 9am (local)
General tickets on sale: Wed 26 Oct, 10am (local)
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