May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm$27.50
Architects: Holy Hell North America
- Thy Art Is Murder
- While She Sleeps
@Concord Music Hall
Saturday, May 25
Doors = 6:30 pm
Ticket starting price = $27.50
A versatile metalcore group based out of Brighton, England, Architects employ a lethal amalgam of breakdown-heavy hardcore, symphonic screamo, death metal, and ambient post-metal. That sonic malevolence is conducted from a platform built on veganism and environmental activism, with influences ranging from Hatebreed and Shadows Fall to Bring Me the Horizon. Emerging in 2006 as a punishing, no-frills metalcore act, the band expanded their sound on 2011’s The Here and Now, adopting a more melodic — though still punishing — and less predictably structured approach to the genre, which they perfected on 2016’s critically lauded All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us.
NightmaresArchitects recorded their debut album, Nightmares, in 2006 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, they 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 the critically acclaimed and uncompromising All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us, which they described as their “heaviest and darkest work” to date. It would be the final recording for founding guitarist and primary songwriter Tom Searle, who passed away in August of that year after a battle with cancer. September 2017 saw the band issue the single “Doomsday,” which evolved from a song that was partially written by Searle before his passing. It appeared on the group’s eighth studio long player, Holy Hell, which arrived the following year. (Source)
Thy Art Is Murder
A hard-hitting Aussie deathcore unit in the vein of Carnifex, Whitechapel, and Suicide Silence, New South Wales-based Thy Art Is Murder specialize in savage breakdowns and punishing, tech-heavy blasts of djent-fueled riffage. Formed in 2006 around the original lineup of vocalist Brendan Van Ryn, guitarists Gary Markowski and Sean Delander, bassist Josh King, and drummer Lee Stanton, the band issued a debut EP, Infinite Death, in 2008, which clawed its way into the Top Ten on the Australian independent charts. Van Ryn left the group shortly after the record’s release, citing creative differences, and was replaced by Chris “CJ” McMahon from Sydney metalcore band Vegas in Ruins. After a flurry of lineup changes, the group headed into the studio to lay down tracks for its debut long-player, the Skull & Bones-issued The Adversary (2010). In 2012 the band released its sophomore studio LP, Hate, through Aussie independent label Halfcut, leading to a record deal with Nuclear Blast, which reissued the album the following year. The record charted in both the U.S. and Australia, and garnered mostly positive reviews, as did their third studio album, 2015’s Will Putney-produced Holy War. The Depression Sessions, a vinyl-only split album with Fit for an Autopsy and the Acacia Strain, preceded the release of the group’s highly anticipated fourth full-length effort, 2017’s Dear Desolation. (Source)
While She Sleeps
A shared love of heavy metal and, more specifically, metalcore, ensured that the members of While She Sleeps continued the bond they formed at school in Sheffield, England long after their final exams were over. In 2006, singer Jordan “The Face” Widdowson, drummer Adam Savage, bassist Aaran McKenzie, and guitarists Mat Welsh and Sean Long decided to get together after playing in various other groups in the area. The bandmembers played shows regularly for the next three years, and Widdowson eventually bowed out, leaving the door open for Lawrence Taylor to step in on vocals.
The North Stands for Nothing Released by Small Town Records in the summer of 2010, the eight-track mini-album, The North Stands for Nothing, was recorded in a converted barn and mixed by Welsh. Having been well-received by the rock press, Good Fight Music picked up The North Stands for Nothing for distribution in North America, where it was released in the summer of 2011 with the addition of the single “Be(lie)ve.” Recorded in the early months of that year, “Be(lie)ve” came out during a busy period for While She Sleeps. As well as recording a live session for BBC Radio 1 at Maida Vale Studios, they were invited to open for fellow Sheffield-based metalcore outfit Bring Me the Horizon at the O2 Academy in their hometown, although they had to pull out of a planned American tour with Bring Me the Horizon in the following months.
This Is the Six Not letting this setback halt their progress, and following extensive touring of their own, While She Sleeps went into the studio with producer Carl Bown in November 2011 and recorded their debut full-length, This Is the Six. The album, released in 2012, was a huge step up sonically for the band, displayed best on the anthemic title track and lead single. In the months leading up to the release of This Is the Six, While She Sleeps played the Download Festival and won the Kerrang! Award for Best British Newcomer. Brainwashed, the band’s much-anticipated sophomore outing, dropped in 2015 and featured the singles “New World Torture,” “Four Walls,” “Trophies of Violence,” and “Our Legacy.” September 2016 saw the release of “Civil Isolation,” the first single from their crowd-funded third studio long-player, You Are We, which arrived in May of the following year. (Source)
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2047 N. Milwaukee Ave
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