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“Modern Misery”, the new video from U.K. metallers ARCHITECTS, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band’s eighth full-length album, “Holy Hell”, which will be released on November 9 via Epitaph Records.

“Holy Hell” marks the band’s first release since the untimely passing of Tom SearleARCHITECTS‘ founding guitarist, principal songwriter and twin brother to drummer DanTomdied in 2016 following a three-year battle with skin cancer.

Dan said: “In those first months after Tom‘s death, I didn’t deal with it at all and I felt so unhappy and anxious. I’d ignored it and just tried to cope. But I knew that at some point, I had to learn from it.”

“It’s at times like that you ask yourself, What is left?'” adds vocalist Sam Carter. “As a group of friends, we had to find something.”

“Ultimately, there were two choices,” Dan says. “Feel sorry for yourself and believe the world to be a horrible place and let it defeat you. Or let it inspire us to live the life that Tom would have wanted us to live. I was very worried about people taking away a despondent message from the album. I felt a level of responsibility to provide a light at the end of the tunnel for people who are going through terrible experiences.

Finding a way forward, the band spent six months from the fall of 2017 through the spring of this year recording what would become the 11-song album, with Dan and guitar player Josh Middleton handling production.

“For me, broadly speaking, ‘Holy Hell’ is about pain: the way we process it, cope with it, and live with it,” Dan offers. “There is value in pain. It’s where we learn, it’s where we grow.”

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