For Those That Wish To Exist, the ninth studio record from England-based post-metalcore quintet Architects, is out now via Epitaph Records.
The self-produced record finds Architects tackling the biggest questions facing the future of our planet with their grandest, most expansive sonic offering yet building upon the band’s hallmark post-metalcore sound by layering a burgeoning influence of electronics and orchestral strings, horns and choirs. The result is a rich tapestry that transcends the limitations of genre and rewards exploration and immersion in its journey.
Watch the video for the 5th track on the release, Dead Butterflies, below:
The record’s 15-tracks hang in a limbo between energizing positivity that it is not too late to correct our collective course and paralyzing negativity of defeatism; where hope and despondency are bed-fellows triggered daily by the simple act of existence. A reflection of the human condition, For Those That Wish To Exist calls for all of us to rise to challenge established models and strive for a collective betterment. Such concerns that have long been prevalent in the music of a band who have continually championed and shared their platform with causes such as Sea Shepherd, are outspoken critics of barbaric exercises such as fox hunting, and who focus on sustainability in everything from their touring to merch production.
The album’s singles “Meteor,” “Dead Butterflies,” “Black Lungs,” and colossal single “Animals” have amassed 26M+ streams and 11.5M+ YouTube views. Additionally, “Animals” is currently #14 on the MediaBase's Active Rock chart at radio.
EARLY ACCLAIM FOR FOR THOSE THAT WISH TO EXIST
"a solid effort that sees the band growing and taking things in a new direction" - Outburn
" a crucial one in Architects’ ongoing evolution" - Kerrang!
"Put simply, ‘For Those That Wish To Exist’ is the most textured, thoughtful and utterly fearless Architects have ever been, and kicks off a new bright and boundless new chapter for one of the UK’s most incredible and intoxicating bands." - Rock Sound
"For Those That Wish To Exist is their magnum opus" - Upset
"...'For Those That Wish To Exist' is perhaps their most cinematic and sonically enormous release to date speaks volumes about how far they’re willing to push themselves on such a regular basis" - Soundboard Reviews
FOR THOSE THAT WISH TO EXIST TRACK LISTING
- Do You Dream of Armageddon?
- Black Lungs
- Giving Blood
- Discourse Is Dead
- Dead Butterflies
- An Ordinary Extinction
- Impermanence ft. Winston McCall (Parkway Drive)
- Flight Without Feathers
- Little Wonder ft. Mike Kerr (Royal Blood)
- Goliath ft. Simon Neil (Biffy Clyro)
- Demi God
- Dying Is Absolutely Safe