Architects Chronicle 'the classic symptoms of a broken spirit' on New Album

Watch a video for anthemic, industrial single "tear gas"

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Jul 12, 2022

Architects have shared details of their tenth studio LP. The English metalcore crew will deliver new album the classic symptoms of a broken spirit on October 21 via Epitaph.

Following last year's For Those Who Wish to Exist, the classic symptoms of a broken spirit was produced by drummer-lyricist Dan Searle and guitarist Josh Middleton, with additional production from vocalist Sam Carter.

While its predecessor was largely created in COVID-19 isolation, the classic symptoms of a broken spirit got the five-piece back together in the same room, leading to a set of songs Searle characterizes as "free, playful and spontaneous" in spite of tracks titled "living is killing us," "born again pessimist," "doomscrolling" and "be very afraid."

The 11-track effort is said to find Architects affixing electronic and industrial elements to their heavy sound, a direction shown with the anthemic "tear gas" which you can hear below alongside a music video.

Architects will also take their latest on tour in North America later this year. Ahead of supporting Biffy Clyro in Ireland and the UK in November, the band will play 24 headlining dates on the continent in September and October.

Two Canadian dates will bring Architects to Toronto's Rebel on September 16, before a stop at Montreal's MTELUS theatre the following night (September 17). You can find the complete tour itinerary below, while tickets are now on sale via the band's official website.

Read Exclaim!'s review of For Those Who Wish to Exist.

the classic symptoms of a broken spirit:

1. deep fake 
2. tear gas 
3. spit the bone 
4. burn down my house - 
5. living is killing us 
6. when we were young 
7. doomscrolling 
8. born again pessimist 
9. a new moral low ground 
10. all the love in the world 
11. be very afraid

Architects 2022 Tour Dates:

09/06 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
09/08 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave Hall
09/09 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theater
09/10 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
09/12 Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe Old National Centre
09/13 Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
09/15 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theater
09/16 Toronto, ON - Rebel
09/17 Montreal, QC - MTELUS
09/20 Boston, MA - House of Blues Boston
09/21 New York, NY - Terminal 5
09/22 Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore Philadelphia
09/23 Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore Silver Spring
09/25 Louisville, KY - Louder Than Life Festival
09/26 Norfolk, VA - The Norva Theater
09/27 Raleigh, NC - The Ritz Raleigh
09/29 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
09/30 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
10/01 St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live
10/03 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater Dallas
10/04 San Antonio, TX - The Aztec Theater
10/06 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
10/07 Los Angeles, CA - The Novo by Microsoft
10/09 Sacramento, CA - Aftershock Festival
11/05 Leeds, UK - First Direct Arena *
11/06 Glasgow, UK - OVO Hydro *
11/08 Dublin, IE - 3Arena *
11/09 Belfast, IE - SSE Arena *
11/11 Birmingham, UK - Utilita Arena *
11/12 London, UK - 02 Arena *
11/14 Cardiff, UK - Motorpoint Arena *
11/15 Bournemouth, UK - International Centre *
* supporting Biffy Clyro

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