News•August 31, 2017 7:49 AM ET•4,371 views
Architects working on new album
photo by Edward MasonBritish metalcore band Architects are currently knee-deep in the writing process for their next album and follow-up to All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us (2016). The as-yet-untitled record will be the first Architects album not co-written by guitarist Tom Searle, who passed away in 2016. "When we finished the last tour, that was when we knew the writing was really going to start taking shape," vocalist Sam Carter explained to Rocksound during a recent interview. "Dan [Searle] and Josh [Middleton] have been writing, Ali [Dean] has been writing. It's been a lot of work, but it seems to be flowing very naturally. It's... fun and it's almost like we have too much stuff, you know? Now we're going to sort of trim it back and work on each song individually that we have now and start demoing vocals. It's really coming together," said Carter. Drummer Dan Searle added, "It's a lot of pressure, the circumstances are unique and we feel the responsibility to… I feel like the attitude which should be given that we lost Tom to like try and make something half decent, but we kind of want to keep getting better. But the odds are stacked against us and it almost sounds like arrogant or deluded for me to suggest that we want to keep getting better, but that is ultimately our target." "I think people know that we have really high standards," Carter concluded. "If we didn't truly think it was good or better than 'All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us' then it wouldn't come out. We are very hard on ourselves but those are the standards that we set." As for when fans can expect the album to surface, Searle was circumspect: "We're not going to make any promises about when we are going to deliver the album. We have enough pressure on the band already without deadlines."