(APRIL 4, 2012 – Toronto, ON) Brighton, UK’s Metalcore outfit ARCHITECTS will release their fifth full-length album ‘Daybreaker’ on June 5, 2012, through Distort Inc. in Canada. Produced by John Mitchell and Ben Humphreys at Outhouse Studios (Enter Shikari, You Me At Six), ‘Daybreaker’ is the follow-up album to the bands critically acclaimed 2011 release ‘The Here and Now’.
Although ‘The Here And Now’ garnered the quintet mainstream exposure on daytime radio and TV in their native UK, the band felt it was time to shed their collective skins and reinvent themselves. “I liked the idea of a new start, not just with our band, but with our collective global consciousness” says guitarist Tom Searle. ”There’s corruption and injustice everywhere…we’re no experts, but we’re learning all the time. This record is the sound of us trying to make sense of it all. All you have to do is read the news. People are waking up to this all over the world right now. It’s a scary but fascinating time to be alive.”
While 09’s ‘Hollow Crown’ was streaked by teenage angst and ‘The Here And Now’ honeycombed with an obliged appreciation of what the band was privileged to do for a living, ‘Daybreaker’ marks a lyrical departure for ARCHITECTS. “The lyrics on our previous records have covered personal issues but I think it’s time we opened ourselves up to the bigger picture,” explains Tom. “We’re all so self-obsessed. If you’re singing about your girlfriend breaking up with you, then you don’t have any problems. Most people on planet earth aren’t lucky enough to call that a problem."
On ‘Daybreaker’, ARCHITECTS craft a thoroughly dynamic and versatile collection of songs. From the film score-inspired opener “The Bitter End”, the furious and technically proficient “Alpha Omega” to the heavy down-tuned brute force of “These Colours Don’t Run”, and the eerie ethereal guitar-less “Behind The Throne,’ ‘Daybreaker’ sees the band approaching songwriting in ways that they never have before.
Thematically, ARCHITECTS tackle some of the most concerning issues of our time. The lead single “Devil’s Island”, for example, provides an eloquent commentary on the UK riots that took place in the summer of 2011. “These Colours Don’t Run”, touches on American politics addressing concerns of corruption, patriotism, drug abuse, money and war, while “Alpha Omega” explores the topic of religion.
The album also features guest appearances from Bring Me Horizon’s Oliver Sykes on “Even If you Win, You’re Still A Rat”, Stray From The Path’s Drew York on “Outsider Heart” and Jon Green from Deez Nuts on “These Colours Don’t Run”.
Since the release of 06’s debut Nightmares and the follow-ups – 07’s Ruin, 09’s Hollow Crow, 11’s The Here and Now – ARCHITECTS have never stood still. The dedicated five-piece have toured the world constantly, sharing stages with the likes of Rise Against, Bring Me The Horizon, Parkway Drive, Gallows, Comeback Kid, and have made numerous appearances at notable festivals Leeds and Reading, Rock am Ring/im Park, Hellfest and Sonisphere.
ARCHITECTS are currently on a UK headline tour with support from Rolo Tomassi and Stray From The Path. This summer the band will play a variety of festivals including Slam Dunk, Groezrock, Summerbreeze, and Summerblast. A Canadian tour in support of ‘Daybreaker’ is in the works. Dates will be announced shortly.
ARCHITECTS recently filmed a video for their new single ‘These Colours Don’t Run.”
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Daybreaker Track Listing
The Bitter End
These Colours Don’t Run
Truth, Be Told
Even If You Win, You’re Still A Rat
Behind The Throne
Feather Of Lead