In August 2016, Architects guitarist Tom Searle, brother of drummer Dan Searle, passed away at the age of 28. Tom battled melanoma for three years, and among other things left the world with seven Architects albums between 2006 and 2016. At the time, Architects very understandably wasn't sure what the future of the band would hold, though they did keep their touring commitments after Tom's passing.
Now in a new interview with Rock Sound, vocalist Sam Carter says the band is working on a new album. More interestingly, he says Dan Searle and current touring guitarist and vocalist Josh Middleton (Sylosis) are writing the record together, possibly suggesting that Middleton could be a part of Architects officially?
It’s going really well. I mean when we finished the last tour it was kind of like we knew that was when the writing was really going to start taking shape. Dan and Josh have been writing. Ali has been writing. It has been a lot of work but it seems to be flowing very naturally. It’s been fun and it’s almost like we have too much stuff ya know? Sort of like now we’re gonna sort of trim it back and work on each song individually that we have now and start demoing vocals. It’s really coming together.
Middleton filled in briefly with Architects in 2012 on guitar, and has been doing so once more pretty much ever since the band has been on tour after Tom's passing.
[via Rock Feed]