Photos of Architects at Pop’s.
All photos taken by Luke Spencer
in St. Louis, MO on May 10th, 2019.
This was a big return show for UK’s metalcore heroes Architects. This was the first show for the band in St. Louis since they opened for Suicide Silence 11 years ago. According to Sam Carter, Architects played in the side room at Pop’s and no one cared.
Fast forward to 2019 and Pop’s was packed with a full house while Architects were on their headline Holy Hell tour featuring Thy Art Is Murder and While She Sleeps. Through adversity and trials, ups and downs, and a world of uphill battles…Architects still come out fighting and eventually proving why they can stay on top.
There was a thick air of smoke from the onstage effects but it added to the atmosphere because seeing the band live really felt like something special. It’s not so often tours like this come through St. Louis so it was great to have Architects here.
Holy Hell came out at the end of 2018 and made our Top 10 Albums of 2018 list. You can listen to “Doomsday” from the album below and you really should as the song is excellent.
You can check out upcoming tour dates from Architects on their Facebook page here: Architects on Facebook
The band now consists of Dan Searle on drums, Alex Dean on bass guitar, Sam Carter on vocals, and Adam Christianson and Josh Middleton on guitars. Architects have been signed to Epitaph Records since 2013.
All members of the band went vegan after watching several documentaries on the subject. They also promote the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, with Carter being one of its British ambassadors.