British-based hardcore band Architects released a video for their latest single, “Royal Beggars.” The song is the second release from their forthcoming album Holy Hell, due out on November 9th from Epitaph Records. This marks the band’s eighth studio album.
Directed by Lewis Cater, the video finds the band performing in a snowy winterland that is later revealed to be a set. It also depicts the various band members drinking or being seduced by money or television, which ultimately results in them bleeding from the eyes, mouth or head. The blood being the physical manifestation of their weakness.
This is the first release since the untimely passing of Architects founding guitarist and chief songwriter Tom Searle. Tom was the twin brother of drummer Dan Searle, who had this to say about his brother’s passing: “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.”
Architects have announced an extensive UK tour starting in January. You can get tickets here. No word yet on a US tour, but keep your eyes peeled to Get Some for the latest news.
Preorder your copy of Holy Hell on exclusive clear vinyl with black swirls here.
Watch Architects first video “Hereafter” here.
Watch the striking video for “Royal Beggars” below: