Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Archspire (Technical Death Metal)




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.


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

Releases Season of Mist


Relentless Mutation

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


The Lucid Collective

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




Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Wed, Nov 28 2018 DE Berlin Badehaus +Revocation +Soreption +Rivers of Nihil
Thu, Nov 29 2018 DK Aarhus Voxhall +Revocation +Soreption +Rivers of Nihil
Fri, Nov 30 2018 DE Hannover Chez Heinz +Revocation +Soreption +Rivers of Nihil
Sat, Dec 01 2018 DE Dresden Puschkin +Revocation +Soreption +Rivers of Nihil
Sun, Dec 02 2018 PL Poznan U Bazyla +Revocation +Soreption +Rivers of Nihil
Mon, Dec 03 2018 CZ Brno Melodka +Revocation +Soreption +Rivers of Nihil
Tue, Dec 04 2018 AT Vienna Viper Room +Revocation +Soreption +Rivers of Nihil
Wed, Dec 05 2018 SL Ljubljana Orto Bar +Revocation +Soreption +Rivers of Nihil
Thu, Dec 06 2018 DE Munich Backstage +Revocation +Soreption +Rivers of Nihil
Fri, Dec 07 2018 IT Milano Circolo Svolta +Revocation +Soreption +Rivers of Nihil
Sat, Dec 08 2018 CH Aaurau Kiff +Revocation +Soreption +Rivers of Nihil
Sun, Dec 09 2018 FR Marseille Jas Rod +Revocation +Soreption +Rivers of Nihil
Mon, Dec 10 2018 ES Barcelona Razzmatazz +Revocation +Soreption +Rivers of Nihil
Tue, Dec 11 2018 ES Madrid Caracol +Revocation +Soreption +Rivers of Nihil
Wed, Dec 12 2018 PT Porto Hard Club +Revocation +Soreption +Rivers of Nihil
Thu, Dec 13 2018 ES Bilbao Stage Live +Revocation +Soreption +Rivers of Nihil
Fri, Dec 14 2018 FR Pau L'Ampli +Revocation +Soreption +Rivers of Nihil
Sat, Dec 15 2018 FR Paris Petit Bain +Revocation +Soreption +Rivers of Nihil
Sun, Dec 16 2018 UK London Underworld +Revocation +Soreption +Rivers of Nihil
Mon, Dec 17 2018 UK Birmingham Madam Roux +Revocation +Soreption +Rivers of Nihil
Tue, Dec 18 2018 UK Bristol The Fleece +Revocation +Soreption +Rivers of Nihil
Wed, Dec 19 2018 UK Manchester Rebelliom +Revocation +Soreption +Rivers of Nihil
Thu, Dec 20 2018 BE Brussel Magasin 4 +Revocation +Soreption +Rivers of Nihil
Fri, Dec 21 2018 NL Nijmegen Doornroosje +Revocation +Soreption +Rivers of Nihil
Sat, Dec 22 2018 DE Essen Turock +Revocation +Soreption +Rivers of Nihil
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