In 2004 twin brothers Dan and Tom Searle started the band, originally named "Counting The Days". Sam Carter who at the time was an active drummer in several other projects, joined the band in 2007. With their second record RUIN (2007) (the first in which Sam was involved) they sparked interest from bigger labels and in 2008 were signed as a part of the Never Say Die! Tour, supporting bands such as Parkway Drive. Only a year later they headlined the UK dates of said tour.
With other releases such as HOLLOW CROWN (2009) and LOST FOREVER // LOST TOGETHER (2014) the Architects fandom grew, many tours throughout North America, Australia and Europe followed. In their song 'C.A.N.C.E.R' guitar player Tom Searle referenced his cancer condition (of which they hadn't shared publicly until after his death). After he was declared cancer free after leg surgery in 2013, the cancer unfortunately returned.
On August 21st 2016, three months after the release of their seventh studio record ALL OUR GODS HAVE ABANDONED US as well as the cancellation of an US headliner tour "due to a family emergency", drummer Dan Searle shared the sad news of his brother's passing in a Facebook post. "I don’t know what will become of Architects", he wrote, "We will not release any music unless we truly believe that it is something that Tom would have been proud of."
ARCHITECTS - HOLY HELL
Two years later this is exactly what Architects have achieved: Accompanied by the single 'Hereafter' they announced the pending release of HOLY HELL, the first record without founding member Tom. Included in HOLY HELL's track list is 'Doomsday', one of the last tracks in which Tom had worked on, finished by the remaining band members including new lead guitarist Josh Middleton. With this record Architects have created the monument for Tom that he deserves. With the release of "Hereafter" and "Royal Baggers" Architects show that they stick to their original sound just like bands The Ghost Inside or While She Sleeps did