Without warning, British metalcore outfit Architects have unveiled "Doomsday," an intense, emotional new single that marks their first music since last year's All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us album. According to drummer Dan Searle, the track was originally conceived by his brother, late Architects guitarist Tom Searle, who died last year following a three-year battle with cancer.
"Completing it ["Doomsday"] for him was a massive responsibility," Searle said of the track, which arrives alongside a dramatic, celestial-themed video. Directed by Stuart Birchall, it finds the band members tearing through the song against a starry backdrop, performing so intensely that, at times, they appear to break apart themselves. Check it out now, and scroll down to view the itinerary for Architects' recently-announced European tour, which kicks off early next year.
Architects Tour Dates:
Jan. 24 – Zurich, Switzerland – X-Tra
Jan. 25 – Prague, Czech Republic – Forum Karlin
Jan. 26 – Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
Jan. 28 – Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
Jan. 29 – Munich, Germany – Tonhalle
Jan. 30 – Cologne, Germany – Palladium
Jan. 31 – Tilburg, Netherlands – 013
Feb. 01 – Brussels, Belgium – AB
Feb. 03 – London, England – Alexandra Palace