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February 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

$24 – $30
architects at the House of Blues in Chicago

Doomsday Tour with Architects,

  • Stick to Your Guns
  • Counterparts

February 22, 2018
Doors = 5:00 pm
Tickets = $24 – $30



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.

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. Source


Stick to Your Guns

Stick to Your GunsMetalcore/screamo outfit, Stick to Your Guns, formed in 2003 under the leadership of vocalist Jesse Barnett in Orange County, California. Drawing comparisons to such names as Comeback Kid and Protest the Hero, the band was soon noticed by Sumerian Records honcho Ash Avildsen, who put the already buzzworthy band on a live showcase. The band signed a deal with the label soon after. The band’s first album, For What It’s Worth, was released in 2007, a year that Stick to Your Guns would spend on the road, consolidating their skills and building on their early successes. The band eventually moved over to indie metal label Century Media, which released the follow-up full-length Comes from the Heart in the spring of 2008. Lineup changes and a move to Sumerian Records preceded the band’s third studio long-player, 2010’s acclaimed Hope Division, and in 2012 they released the fiery Diamond, which featured the Occupy Wall Street movement-supporting single “Bringing You Down (A New World Overthrow).” Arriving in 2015, the John Feldmann-produced Disobedient would be their last outing for Sumerian, as 2016 saw the group join up with Pure Noise for the EP Better Ash Than Dust. The next year they released their sixth LP, True View. Source


CounterpartsA fierce hardcore band who’ve won a growing audience for their relentless, technically precise attack, Counterparts were formed in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 2007. Originally known as Brigade, the group was formed by vocalist Brendan Murphy, guitarists Jesse Doreen and Curtis Washik, bassist Eric Bazinet, and drummer Ryan Juntilla. The band was also briefly known as Sharia before adopting the name Counterparts, and they began playing extensively around Ontario. In 2009, Washik left the group, with Alex Re stepping in as their new guitarist, and Counterparts set out on a demanding cross-Canadian tour. In 2009, Counterparts signed with the Canadian punk label Verona Records, who released the band’s debut album, Prophets, in 2010. Also in 2010, Juntilla left Counterparts, with Chris Needham taking over on drums, and the band cut a split EP with Exalt. Following lots of road work in Canada and the United States, Counterparts struck a deal with the American independent label Victory Records in 2011, and began work on their second album. During the sessions, Needham left the band, and Juntilla returned to his spot behind the drum kit.

Counterparts’ first album for Victory, The Current Will Carry Us, appeared in the fall of 2011, and once again the band hit the road. By the time the tour hit Canada, Juntilla had once again parted ways with Counterparts, and Kyle Brownlee of the deathcore group Majesty sat in on the road; in 2012, it was announced that Kelly Bilan of I Am Committing a Sin was now Counterparts’ official drummer. In July 2013, the band returned with their third full-length album, The Difference Between Hell and Home, and after the first rounds of touring, Re announced he would be playing his final show with Counterparts in December 2013. The group went through more personnel shakeups before emerging in 2017 with a new lineup, with vocalist Murphy joined by guitarists Adrian Lee and Blake Hardman, bassist Tyler Williams, and returning drummer Kyle Brownlee. This edition of Counterparts released the band’s fifth album, You’re Not You Anymore, through Pure Noise Records in September 2017. Source



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