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Reign of the Architect

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Formed: 2008
From: World
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Reign of the Architect News

Below is our complete Reign of the Architect news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Reign Of The Architect Video Interview Available

Nina Vouraki from Israel based Reign of the Architect recently conducted a video interview with ArmyOfOneTV regarding new album "Rise." Check out the clip below.

We also recently had the pleasure of premiering four songs off the album, which can be heard over at this location.

The "Rise" track listing is as follows:

1. The End
2. Different Heart
3. Hymn to Loneliness
4. False
5. Such a Celebration
6. Leaking Wounds
7. Distant Similarities
8. One Single Sour Grape
9. As The Old Turns to Sorrow
10. I The Architect
11. Secrets in the Hallway
12. Crown of the Shattered Dreams
13. The Green Flame
14. We Must Retaliate
15. Hopeless War More...

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Reign Of The Architect Recruits New Guitairst

Reign of the Architect recently released new album "Rise" (due out May 14th in North America), and Metalunderground.com had the pleasure of premiering several tracks off the release, which can be heard right here.

The band has now checked in with the following statement about recruiting new guitarist Hanan Avramovich from Amaseffer:

"We'd like to welcome, in our midst, the awesome, the unstoppable, the unbelievable, the unpredictable, the unguarded, the untouchable, the unceasable and by the by an uber talented guitar player!

"You all know him. You all love him. He is a great friend, a gentle lover, unbelievably good looking, with massive, strong, muscular hands that play the guitar for Amaseffer (yes we manage to kidnap two out of them).

"We are more than happy and excited to have him on board on the ROTA mother-ship! With no further adieu: Mr. Hanan Avramovich!" More...

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Reign Of The Architect Premieres New Songs

Israel-based multinational act Reign of the Architect will release debut album, "Rise," via Pitch Black Records this coming April 16th (USA May 14th). This ambitious, genre-crossing project has taken nearly five years to come to fruition, seeing lineup changes and many challenges before finally arriving at its destination.

Now, Metalunderground.com is proud to bring you a cross section of this hard-to-define album through an exclusive premiere of four new tracks. You can hear "False," "Such a Celebration," "The Green Flame," and "We Must Retaliate" through the player below (the songs may take a moment to load after hitting "play").

While the death-prog-power-opera album itself covers a huge range of sound, these tracks provide an interesting overview of some of both the heavier and softer moments to be found.

The album features art by metal favorite and world renowned artist Eliran Kantor, and the concept behind the music involves a love triangle and alien forces destroying life on earth. For more info on the release and how it came together, check out our interview here with band mastermind Yuval Kramer.

The "Rise" track listing is as follows:

1. The End
2. Different Heart
3. Hymn to Loneliness
4. False
5. Such a Celebration
6. Leaking Wounds
7. Distant Similarities
8. One Single Sour Grape
9. As The Old Turns to Sorrow
10. I The Architect
11. Secrets in the Hallway
12. Crown of the Shattered Dreams
13. The Green Flame
14. We Must Retaliate
15. Hopeless War More...

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Reign Of The Architect Reveals "Rise" Details

Reign of the Architect will release debut album, "Rise," via Pitch Black Records on April 16th (everywhere except the USA, where it will be released on May 14th).

The album features guest appearances from Jeff Scot Soto (Yngwie Malmsteen, Journey), Mike LePond (Symphony X), and Joost Van Den Broek (Ayreon, After Forever). The fifteen tracks, spread over three “acts” on this album make up what is part one of a two part concept, telling a tale of love, destruction, and survival in the aftermath of this power struggle. The mastermind behind Reign of the Architect, Yuval Kramer comments:

“The story-line is an allegory of the powers that rage inside the human soul. Titles like 'good' and 'evil,' 'right,' or 'wrong' are subjective terms which we only use to legitimize our actions. We wanted to focus on the survival instinct, which, in times of need, forces us to victimize ourselves and bend the rules just to turn the scale.

"Then we have to destroy this self and re-build a new one who will eventually do exactly the same in the next similar situation. We wanted to point out this eternal battle between creation and destruction that wages inside the human psyche since the beginning of time, to grasp this feeling of being alone when it is most crowded.”

Pitch Black Records also comments on the band: "Based in Israel, and formed of musicians from several countries, Reign of the Architect is a progressive metal band that has created a masterful debut album. With rich soundscapes incorporating traditional folk instruments and soaring vocals which would appeal to fans of Blind Guardian, Ayreon, Pain Of Salvation, Kamelot and Devin Townsend." More...

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Reign Of The Architect Signs With Pitch Black

The progressive metal band Reign of the Architect has signed a deal with Pitch Black Records to release debut album, "Rise," in spring 2013.

Reign of the Architect is the brainchild of Yuval Kramer, and was formed in 2008 in Israel. Although starting out as a studio project, the band and the creation of this debut album has snowballed to incorporate performers from all over the world and features several guest appearances. Among those lending their talents to the release are Jeff Scot Sotto (Yngwie Malmsteen, Journey), Mike LePond (Symphony X) and Joost Van Den Broek (After Forever).

Regarding the recent signing of contracts, Reign of the Architect released the following statement: “After a long time working on our debut album, and six months of performances, we are proud to start a new chapter in the band’s life; becoming a part of the Pitch Black Records roster – we’re really looking forward to working with them. This is a great way to start this year. Stay tuned cause lots of things are being cooked inside ROTA’s lair… Let it Reign!”

An introduction video from Reign of the Architect can be viewed below. Pitch Black Records owner Phivos Papadopoulos also commented: “Working with newcomer artists who are first and foremost talented and passionate musicians has always been a core element of Pitch Black Records. Reign of the Architect is another fine example of this and we are very excited to welcome them to the constantly growing Pitch Black Records family. We are certain that their talent and passion in music will be quite evident from first listen and will not disappoint!” More...

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Reign Of The Architect Recruits New Drummer

After splitting with drummer Mauricio Bustamante, Reign of the Architect has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new member:

"ROTA is proud to present - the new drummer: Yuval 'Boolbool' Tamir! A talented musician and a close friend, mostly known from his work with the old school thrash metal band, Dark Serpent, and the experimental metal band, of marble's black (Omb).

"We officially announce his joining as a permanent member of Reign of the Architect. He is purely devoted, filled with passion and a true pro! You'll see us on stage together at our upcoming shows - don't look directly into his eyes... Here is a taste of this monster below." More...

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Reign Of The Architect Splits With Drummer

Reign of the Architect has checked in with the following announcement about splitting with the band's drummer:

"With heavy hearts we inform you that our drummer and family member, Mauricio Bustamante, is no longer a part of Reign of the Architect. Various reasons led Mauricio and the ROTA family to set sail on different paths and as Mauricio embarks on a new way, we wish him all the best of luck in this new journey and he will always be a part from our family. We, Reign of the Architect, will continue our journey, stay tuned - the rolling thunder is headed your way."

Mauricio also issued the following statement:

"Dear followers, friends, brothers and family that have been with me during this 5 years with Reign of the Architect: Allow me to announce that the shadow of time has reached me in this band, so I will stop walking in it. There are many reasons that have led me to take this decision, but in the end the most important is to create other horizons. There is no doubt that it has been one of the most important decisions I have made in my life, and in order to give birth to new things in my soul, this path had to finish. I am currently working on new dreams and new trails. It is quite hard to walk on thin ice when you have a solid ground. In conclusion, it’s all summarized in the name of our album…'RISE.'

"From the bottom of my heart I want to thank the musicians who welcomed my dream of Reign of the Architect, and with whom I worked throughout this 5 years, such as: Mike LePond, Jonas Hörnqvist, Gus Mosanto, Kyle Honea, Joost Van Den Broek and Yuval Kramer. I leave a piece of my heart in Reign of the Architect, and I take other with me. Thank you for all the moments; laughter, tears, silences and the distant similarities that we found in these years, perhaps a new encounter awaits us.

"I will be posting on my personal page here all the news about what is coming next. I hope to see you all in this new dream page. Until next time. Here, there, wherever…"

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Reign Of The Architect Announces New Tour Dates

Multinational symphonic progressive metal project Reign of the Architect has issued the following announcement about upcoming tour dates:

"We are happy to announce the beginning of our touring around the globe after a long period of time, hard work and anticipation. Our first tour will take place in Russia and Ukraine, we hope to see all of our friends and meet new ones!

"We are also proud to announce that since June 1st we are represented by The Flaming Arts agency and this tour is just the beginning of what ROTA and TFA are preparing for you guys! After our premier show in Israel on June 6th, with Prog metal legends Symphony X, we feel it is time to play our music to the world and we cannot wait to meet all of our friends wherever you are!

"To all the metal-heads in Russia and Ukraine: We want to invite each and every one of you to be a part of a new chapter in this band's life! We already know this will be an experience we will never forget, so come and celebrate with us the birth of the Architect!

"ROTA will play their first show at the Rock House in Moscow on the 5th of September; other dates can be seen in the tour poster below. On the tour and at the ProgStage open air fest (October 4th Israel, including Orphaned land, The Flower Kings, Pain of Salvation and many more) the band will be accompanied by the highly acclaimed Israeli drummer Yuval Tamir, best known in the Israeli scene as the drummer of Thrash metal band Dark Serpent and experimental Prog band OMB.

"The band's debut album RISE - is due to be released at the end of 2012. Stay tuned for updates and more tour dates on our website and our Facebook page." More...

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Reign Of The Architect Streaming New Single

Reign of the Architect, the new multinational symphonic progressive metal project, has put up a second single from the band's upcoming album "Rise," due out later this year. Check out the song "We Must Retaliate," featuring Jeff Scott Soto, in the player below.

The band commented, "It was an unbelievable pleasure to work on the material with Jeff, who provides not only an amazing vocal performance, but exhibits powerful and theatrical abilities. He was the perfect choice for this role and we are happy that the opportunity to work with him went through! Right now, we are working hard on our debut concert and very soon we'll post new updates on our Facebook page! Help us spread the word(s), because when we'll come play for you live, we need you to scream with us WE MUST RETALIATE!"

Reign of the Architect's debut show will be held on June 6th at Hangar 11 club in Tel Aviv as the supporting act of Symphony X and will be followed by a European tour. More...

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Reign Of The Architect Streaming New Single

Reign of the Architect, the new multi-national prog band featuring Jeff Scott Soto, Michael LePond, and more, has released a new single online for streaming. You can check out the new track "Distant Similarities" by heading over to the band's official website at this location.

The single is taken off the band's new album "Rise." The album's artwork, which was created by Eliran Kantor, can be viewed below. More...

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Reign Of The Architect Reveals "Rise" Art

The sci-fi themed multinational symphonic prog metal band Reign of the Architect (featuring Yuval Kramer of Amaseffer) has announced the band's new album will be titled "Rise." You can check out the cover artwork for the release below, which was created by Eliran Kantor (Atheist, Sodom, Testament).

"Rise" is the first part of a two album saga and will feature appearances by Mike Lepond (Symphony X), Jeff Scot Sotto, Joos Van Der Brooek, and more. More...

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Amaseffer Guitarist Announces New Project

Yuval Kramer, producer and guitarist for Israeli Prog-Metal band AMASEFFER, has announced the approach of a new project, "Reign of the Architect," a new sci-fi saga, featuring some well-known guest musicians and vocalists, as well as introducing fresh, new talents.

Reign of the Architect is an international collaboration started by Mauricio Bustamante, Mexican drummer, and Yuval Kramer himself. It has been in production for the last four years. In 2010, Mauricio joined Yuval in Jerusalem, Israel, to finally begin recording their mutual effort.

The story, which the band has yet to reveal, will unfold over the course of two albums, the first part to be released in early 2012.

Joining Mauricio (drums) and Yuval (guitars), are Israeli vocalists: Yotam Avni (Prey for Nothing), Tom Gefen, Davidavi (Vidi) Dolev, Adva Kramer and Grace Hannah Woolf.

The album will also include guest appearances by some well-known artists, such as: vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (Yingwie Malemsteen, Journey, etc.), bassist Mike LePond (Symphony X), keyboardist Joost Van Der Brooek (Areyon, Star One, etc.), bassist Kyle Honea and more.

"Even though we had the chance to collaborate with some of our favorite musicians out there," Mauricio and Yuval added, "we wanted to introduce fresh and unknown artists, both instrumentalists and vocalists, to the world. Artists we can guarantee will blow your mind!"

At the moment, the band’s debut (title has yet to be revealed) is being mixed. The band is currently in negotiations with a few record labels in hopes to have exciting news in the near future.

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