With influences ranging from Hatebreed, to Shadows Fall, to the Dillinger Escape Plan, Brighton, England’s Architects play a complex mixture of metalcore, death, and math metal, laced with alternately violent and comedic lyrics. After getting their start in 2005, Architects recorded their debut album, Nightmares, the very next year with a lineup consisting of twin brothers Tom (guitar) and Dan Searle (drums), Tim Hillier-Brook (guitar), Tim Lucas (bass), and Matt Johnson (vocals), but the latter was to be replaced on-stage by new frontman Sam Carter in January of 2007, during the last show of the band’s subsequent tour.
Ruin Later that year, Architects recorded their sophomore effort, Ruin (introducing new bass player Ali Dean), and signed a worldwide deal with Century Media for its re-release in 2008. Their first American tour was next on the agenda, and saw the group paired up with Suicide Silence, Beneath the Massacre, and the Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, among other bands. Upon their return to England, Architects recorded their third album, to be titled Hollow Crown, which arrived in 2009. The band took its sound in a relatively subdued, post-hardcore direction on its fourth album, 2011’s Here and Now, but transitioned back to a heavier sound the following year on Daybreaker. The band continued to expand their sound, pushing things in both extreme and ambient directions on their sixth album, Lost Forever // Lost Together, which appeared in 2014. Two years later, the band issued All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us, which they described as their “heaviest and darkest work” to date.
ABOUT STRAY FROM THE PATH–
Stray From The Path is a four piece alternative hardcore band, hailing from Long Island, New York. Stray has made it their mission to tackle the often untapped issues that plague the society of the human race. From the law enforcement, to the individuals in bands that take advantage of the sacred supporters of this music scene, Stray shows no mercy in their lyrics when they see injustice.
Comprised of Thomas Williams on Guitar, Drew York on vocals, Dan Bourke on drums and Anthony “Dragon Neck” Altamura on bass, the band strives for a style of music that is not common in the modern age. Without the crutch of computers, and the perfect pace of a click track, stray delivers an unpredictable, raw emotion that feeds off the energy of the people. With the supporters of the band acting as the fuel to the fire, stray has only intensified as their career marched on. With their latest effort “Subliminal Criminals” due out August 14th of 2015, we are about to see a side of Stray that we could all see was coming, but are still not ready for it.
ABOUT MAKE THEM SUFFER–
Hailing from the most remote capital city on the planet, Perth sextet Make Them Suffer have been honing their razor sharp blend of frostbitten black metal, fiery hardcore and gothic misery since 2008. Partnering with global heavy metal powerhouse Roadrunner Records for 2012’s critically acclaimed debut, Neverbloom, the band hit the road with the likes of Northlane, Bleeding Through, Job For A Cowboy and Thy Art Is Murder to spread the nightmare throughout Australia, Europe and the UK.
Now in 2015, it is time to draw back the curtains on Make Them Suffer’s brand new album Old Souls. Created in the shadows over the last year and tended to by a who’s who of heavy music producers, with Jason Suecoff (The Black Dahlia Murder, Trivium), Joey Sturgis (Emmure, Asking Alexandria), Forrester Savell (Karnivool, Dead Letter Circus) and Roland Lim (Make Them Suffer – Neverbloom, I Am Zero) all getting involved, Old Souls sees Make Them Suffer expanding their sonic universe and exploring new territory without sacrificing the vicious metallic attack that first drew fans across the world to them. Whether it’s the furious blasting of Threads, the mournful cinematic dirge of Timeless or manic piano signature piercing the thunderous breakdowns of Scraping The Barrel, Old Souls is the evolution heavy music has been waiting for.