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Archspire (Technical Death Metal)

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Latest news: Wed, Apr 24 2019, ARCHSPIRE

Latest release: "Relentless Mutation"

Release date: Fri, Sep 22 2017, US Fri, Sep 22 2017

Dadabots is special artificial intelligent (AI) software that creates music. The software, developed by Berkley College of Music graduates Zack Zukowski and CJ Carr, is built upon a "recurrent neural network" that receives data and then uses it to interpret musical sequences on its own. Simply stated, the software teaches itself how to compose music based on the work of an existing band as its data-set.

After several failed attempts at creating stable, listenable death metal, the creators turned to the music of ARCHSPIRE, which ended up being the perfect template to generating metal tunes via artificial intelligence.

"The neural net we used listened to 'Relentless Mutation' over and over again," explains Zukowski. "All raw audio, no tabs, no midi. It generates what it thinks it hears and tunes itself until it begins to intimate the sounds from the original album. After generating, it randomly stitches the audios together, refills the buffer, and streams it with ffmpeg. Repeat."

He continues, "The remarkable part is the high quality-to-shit ratio. We tried this with 100 albums and found that Archspire's music made for the most interesting bot. Zero curation was necessary. Everything it generates sounds good to us. You're hearing everything it makes. Our theory is the faster the blast beats, the more stable the net. Archspire is absurdly fast - they are basically machines. So far, we haven't found anything that works better."

ARCHSPIRE adds, "We've been hearing about this 'AI that's trained on Archspire writing death metal' over the past few weeks. Well, here's the thing: We actually aren't surprised about this. We've been utilizing very similar technology to write our music this entire time. The program we've been using? It's called T.O.B.I. It stands for:

Technically
Outrageous
Boner
Inducer

"Tobi has been part of our writing process since 2009, and while you may notice that he takes on a physical form as guitarist in the band, rest assured under those tight fitting clothes, he's more machine than man."

To hear some of the AI-generated albums that Dadabots have produced, visit their YOUTUBE and OFFICIAL BANDCAMP.

ARCHSPIRE will perform their latest full-length, 'Relentless Mutation' in its entirety on their upcoming North American tour, which kickoff on May 9 in Seattle, WA and will conclude on June 4 in Boise, ID.

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ARCHSPIRE + VIRVUM (w/ Inferi and Wormhole)
05/09: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
05/10: Portland, OR @ Twilight Cafe & Bar
05/11: Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
05/12: West Hollywood, CA @ Whiskey-A-Go-Go
05/13: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
05/14: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
05/15: El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill
05/16: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
05/17: Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live!
05/18: Corpus Christi, TX @ Boozers Rock Bar
05/19: New Orleans, LA @ Santos
05/20: Orlando, FL @ The Haven
05/21: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory)
05/22: Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
05/23: Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
05/24: Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland
05/25: Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom
05/26: Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions
05/27: Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
05/28: Louisville, KY @ The Tiger Room
05/29: Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
05/30: St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
05/31: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
06/01: Denver, CO @ Roxy Theater
06/03: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
06/04: Boise, ID @ The Shredder

ARCHSPIRE will be touring in support of their latest album 'Relentless Mutation', which is still available in the Season of Mist shop.

Join ARCHSPIRE on their official Facebook page.

Biography

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Welcome to first class technical death metal madness. Machinegun vocals rattle remorselessly over a furious flurry of arpeggios, scales, and everything else that the two string wizards of ARCHSPIRE can pick at break-finger speed out their guitars. If this sounds hardly human at the level of technical execution, the Gatling-style hyper-drumming pushing these monstrous compositions forward is adding to the alien impression. It cannot even be a question that the Canadians have outdone themselves with their third full-length, 'Relentless Mutation'.

This album is simply insane in a most excellent way. The level of musicianship that ARCHSPIRE offer, will leave even tech death fans drooling. Yet the outfit from Vancouver in British Columbia is bringing an important extra to the table, the rare ability to write great songs. 'Relentless Mutation' is not just another compilation of outstanding musicianship, but the songs come with recognisable patterns that make sense in the greater conceptual framework of the album. And a clever use of contrasts leaves moments of clarity for the listener to take a breath and get ready for the next assault.

ARCHSPIRE exploded onto the scene in the year 2009 – after an earlier prelude under the moniker DEFENESTRATED. The band grew out of the rich Canadian scene for technical extremes that includes illustrious names such as GORGUTS or BEYOND CREATION. Yet ARCHSPIRE set out to take the sound to the next level from the start as their debut album 'All Shall Align' (2011) made clear, which immediately received critical comparison with the scene's spearheads like OBSCURA.

The band developed a lyrical concept revolving around a dystopian science fiction universe, which was expanded on their sophomore full-length, 'The Lucid Collective' (2014) that witnessed ARCHSPIRE gaining widespread international recognition as one of the hottest names within the tech death community and beyond.

With 'Relentless Mutation', the Canadians are pushing the limits of their genre even further than before on all levels. ARCHSPIRE come crushing like a whirlwind to free ears and minds from pre-conceived notions about technical death metal. Time to leave your shelter and face the tempest. This is the future.

Line-up

Name Instrument
Dean Lamb guitar
Spencer Prewett drums
Oliver Rae Aleron vocals
Tobi Morelli guitar
Jared Smith bass

Releases Season of Mist

Som411

Relentless Mutation

General information
: Fri, Sep 22 2017
: Fri, Sep 22 2017
: Technical Death Metal
: SOM411
: available

Som329

The Lucid Collective

General information
: Fri, Apr 25 2014
: Tue, Apr 29 2014
: Technical Death Metal
: SOM329
: available

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Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Thu, May 09 2019 US Seattle, WA El Corazon + Virvum + Inferi + Wormhole
Sat, May 11 2019 US Oakland, CA Metro Opera House + Virvum + Inferi + Wormhole
Sun, May 12 2019 US West Hollywood, CA Whiskey A Go-Go + Virvum + Inferi + Wormhole
Mon, May 13 2019 US San Diego, CA Brick by Brick + Virvum + Inferi + Wormhole
Tue, May 14 2019 US Mesa, AZ Club Red + Virvum + Inferi + Wormhole
Wed, May 15 2019 US El Paso, TX Rockhouse Bar and Grill + Virvum + Inferi + Wormhole
Thu, May 16 2019 US Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Bar and Grill + Virvum + Inferi + Wormhole
Fri, May 17 2019 US Austin, TX Come and Take it Live + Virvum + Inferi + Wormhole
Sat, May 18 2019 US Corpus Christi, TX Boozers Rock Bar + Virvum + Inferi + Wormhole
Mon, May 20 2019 US Orlando, FL The Haven + Virvum + Inferi + Wormhole
Tue, May 21 2019 US Atlanta, GA The Masquerade Purgatory + Virvum + Inferi + Wormhole
Wed, May 22 2019 US Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero + Virvum + Inferi + Wormhole
Thu, May 23 2019 US Philadelphia, PA Voltage Lounge + Virvum + Inferi + Wormhole
Fri, May 24 2019 US Brooklyn, NY The Kingsland + Virvum + Inferi + Wormhole
Sat, May 25 2019 US Boston, MA Once Ballroom + Virvum + Inferi + Wormhole
Sun, May 26 2019 US Erie, PA Basement Transmissions + Virvum + Inferi + Wormhole
Mon, May 27 2019 US Detroit, MI Sanctuary + Virvum + Inferi + Wormhole
Tue, May 28 2019 US Louiseville, KY The Tiger Room + Virvum + Inferi + Wormhole
Wed, May 29 2019 US Chicago, IL Reggie's + Virvum + Inferi + Wormhole
Thu, May 30 2019 US St,Louis, MO Firebird + Virvum + Inferi + Wormhole
Fri, May 31 2019 US Kansas City, MO The Riot Room + Virvum + Inferi + Wormhole
Sat, Jun 01 2019 US Denver, CO Roxy Theater + Virvum + Inferi + Wormhole
Mon, Jun 03 2019 US Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court + Virvum + Inferi + Wormhole
Tue, Jun 04 2019 US Boise, ID The Shredder + Virvum + Inferi + Wormhole
Sat, Jun 22 2019 FR Clisson Hellfest 2019
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