Tue, Jan 28 2014: ARCHSPIRE
Technical death metal force ARCHSPIRE has announced details of their forthcoming Season of Mist debut. The new album is titled 'The Lucid Collective' and will be released on April 25th (April 29th in North America).
'The Lucid Collective' was recorded at Rain City Recorders, in Vancouver, B.C. and was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Stuart McKillop (BAPTISTS, BISON B.C.) with additional engineering by Curtis Buckoll and Mark Mckitrick. The band documented their stay at the studio, and the footage can be found here.
ARCHSPIRE recently announced an April string of dates in Western Canada. The tour, which starts on April 10 in Edmonton, sees ARCHSPIRE play alongside KATAKLYSM and ABORTED. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
ARCHSPIRE Tour Dates
4/10 Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
4/11 Calgary, AB @ Republik
4/12 Kamloops, BC @ Columbo Lodge
4/13 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
"If you are asking, "Is there something new to do in Death Metal?" ARCHSPIRE is the answer" - technicaldeathmetal.com
"This is a truly eye-popping convulsion of tech-death, with schizophrenic rhythms, astounding technical riffing and drumwork, and tiny threads of reappearing melody that stitch the songs together into cohesive wholes. And I’m not sure I’ve ever heard a death-metal vocalist bark out the lyrics faster than ARCHSPIRE’s . . . . This is most definitely a band to keep your eyes on; you will hear more about them." - No Clean Singing
ARCHSPIRE have released a gem. It’s definitely technical death, and it adroitly blends elements of various tech death bands together. The rhythm guitar work varies from choppy and percussive to fluid and melodic. The blasting and double bass work are absurdly fast, but remain fluent and rhythmic rather than wooden or jittery. The hard to soft musical transitions are as natural as I’ve ever heard in this genre." - InvisibleOranges.com
"The pick-me-up comes in the form of ARCHSPIRE, a gang of happy-looking Canadians who might have been widely unknown to most present before this performance, but surely no longer. With a technical proficiency bordering on OMFG levels, they still achieve what lacks in a lot of other bands like this: the feat of actually writing songs. What’s more, they noticeably enjoy what they do, so smiles are abundant even if face-peeling technical death metal about alien monoliths and planets being devoured is going on." - Terrorizer