Architects release new album ‘For Those That Wish To Exist’

For Those That Wish To Exist, the ninth studio record from England-based post-metalcore quintet ARCHITECTS, is out now via Epitaph Records. 

The self-produced record finds ARCHITECTS tackling the biggest questions facing the future of our planet with their grandest, most expansive sonic offering yet building upon the band’s hallmark post-metalcore sound by layering a burgeoning influence of electronics and orchestral strings, horns and choirs. The result is a rich tapestry that transcends the limitations of genre and rewards exploration and immersion in its journey.

The record’s 15-tracks hang in a limbo between energising positivity that it is not too late to correct our collective course and paralysing negativity of defeatism; where hope and despondency are bed-fellows triggered daily by the simple act of existence. A reflection of the human condition, For Those That Wish To Exist calls for all of us to rise to challenge established models and strive for a collective betterment. Such concerns that have long been prevalent in the music of a band who have continually championed and shared their platform with causes such as Sea Shepherd, are outspoken critics of barbaric exercises such as fox hunting, and who focus on sustainability in everything from their touring to merch production. 

The album’s singles “Meteor,” “Dead Butterflies,” “Black Lungs,” and colossal single “Animals” have amassed 30M+ streams and 13M+ YouTube views. 


“For Those That Wish To Exist is a long and constantly shifting album. It also sounds like it could be a crucial one in Architects’ ongoing evolution.”
Kerrang!, (5/5)

“With a cleaner sonic palette and orchestral flourishes, it’s proof of their enduring creativity” – NME (4/5)

“Put simply, ‘For Those That Wish To Exist’ is the most textured, thoughtful and utterly fearless Architects have ever been, and kicks off a new bright and boundless new chapter for one of the UK’s most incredible and intoxicating bands.”
Rock Sound (Album of the Month)

“thoughtful, interesting, finely wrought compositions and gleefully hulking exercises in metal” – The Guardian

‘On their ninth album, Architects offer one of their most melodic and beautifully crafted works yet’ – The Independent (4/5)

“For Those That Wish To Exist is their magnum opus” – Upset (Album Of The Month) 5/5)

“an explosive return (..) this new album brings joy and happiness in a time where it is needed most.”Clash Magazine (9/10)

“It’s a neat summation of the contradiction at the core of Architects’ recent career; the bleaker things get, the stronger they emerge” DIY Magazine (4/5)

“They’re too good a band for us to keep to ourselves forever, and with For Those That Wish To Exist, a lot more people are going to discover just how great Architects are.”
Metal Hammer (8/10)

“Cohesive, coherent and demanding of us an explanation, ‘For Those’ shall not relent until wrongs have been righted, and being this righteous never sounded so good.”
Dork Magazine (4/5)


Do You Dream of Armageddon?
Black Lungs
Giving Blood
Discourse Is Dead
Dead Butterflies
An Ordinary Extinction
Impermanence ft. Winston McCall (Parkway Drive)
Flight Without Feathers
Little Wonder ft. Mike Kerr (Royal Blood)
Goliath ft. Simon Neil (Biffy Clyro)
Demi God
Dying Is Absolutely Safe

ARCHITECTS is vocalist Sam Carter, drummer Dan Searle, bassist Ali Dean and
guitarists Josh Middleton and Adam Christianson.




Danny Peart
Editor / Live Music Photographer / Journalist at Soundcheck-Live

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