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Below is our complete Archspire 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.

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Two Native American Metalheads Pulled From Campus

Two Native American brothers from the Mohawk tribe, Thomas Kanewakeron Gray, 19, and his younger brother Lloyd Skanahwati Gray, 17, were pulled from a campus tour at Colorado State University this past Monday after an “overcautious” parent on the tour called 911, concerned they looked suspicious, in an outrageous incident of metalhead profiling.

The two boys, who were wearing Cattle Decapitation and Archspire tees, had saved up their money to make the seven-hour drive to the campus tour for prospective students only to be taken aside, patted down and questioned by police.

Thomas Kanewakeron Gray said police stopped him and his brother while the tour group was inside a gymnasium. He described the officers’ questioning as aggressive.

The video footage streaming below shows the brothers walking in a group and down a set of stairs when an officer approaches them and directs them to step aside, saying he and another officer are going to check the teens’ pockets.

The younger of the two brothers has his hands in his pockets, and police officers ask them to take them out.

At first, the officer visible in the video asks the Grays short, focused questions, including whether the brothers were part of the tour group and why they didn’t “cooperate” when others asked them their names.

“The reason we stopped you and talked to you is because someone from the group called and said you guys just kind of came into the group,” the officer said. “They also said they tried to ask you guys questions and you didn’t want to answer questions.”

The older teen quickly responds, explaining that they had arrived late for the tour and that his younger brother is shy. The younger teen offers to retrieve the email confirming their reservations on the tour.

“Yeah, yeah, do that, and then we’ll get you out of here,” the officer shown in the video said.

The "concerned" parent who called the police, reported that the two boys’ quiet behavior and clothing stood out. She said they were “definitely not” a part of the tour, described their behavior as “odd” and said they were wearing “dark stuff.”

The woman also repeatedly told the dispatcher that her concern could be “completely paranoid” and apologized “if it’s nothing.”

“I think it’s pretty discriminatory,” said Thomas Kanewakeron Gray, the older brother, is currently a student at Northern New Mexico College in Espanola and hoped to transfer. “Me and my brother just stayed to ourselves the whole time. I guess that was scaring people - that we were just quiet.”

The university’s president, Dr. Tony Frank, issued a lengthy statement on that matter, stating:

“Two young men, through no fault of their own, wound up frightened and humiliated because another campus visitor was concerned about their clothes and overall demeanor, which appears to have simply been shyness. The very idea that someone — anyone — might ‘look’ like they don’t belong on a C.S.U. admissions tour is anathema.”

Dr. Frank said efforts to contact the Gray family to make right have so far been not successful, and that the university would be reviewing its policies for how they manage campus tours.

Cattle Decapitation responded to the incident yesterday on Facebook by promising the brothers free admission to their shows for life.

You can watch one of the officers’ body-cam footage of the incident below. There is no audio for the first 30 seconds:

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Carnifex, Oceano & Archspire U.S. Tour Announced

Carnifex will headline the "Chaos And Carnage Tour" this April and May, in what is being billed as their only U.S. tour of the year. Oceano, Spite and Buried Above Ground will support them for the duration of the entire tour. Winds Of Plague, Archspire, Shadow Of Intent and Widowmaker will also appear on select dates. Check out the itinerary below for more details:

04/11 Mesa, AZ – Club Red

With Shadow Of Intent:

04/13 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
04/14 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live (‘Texas Independence Fest‘)
04/15 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
04/16 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

With Archspire & Shadow Of Intent:

04/17 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero

With Winds Of Plague, Archspire & Shadow Of Intent:

04/18 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
04/19 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
04/20 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (‘New England Metal and Hardcore Fest‘)
04/21 Reading, PA – Reverb
04/22 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
04/24 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot

With Winds Of Plague, Archspire & Widowmaker:

04/25 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
04/26 Joliet, IL – The Forge
04/27 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam
04/28 Sioux Falls, SD – Bigs Bar
04/29 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
05/01 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
05/02 Portland, OR – Hawthrone Theater
05/04 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
05/05 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater

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Archspire Vocalist Launches GoFundMe For Keene

Archspire frontman Oliver Rae Aleron is back with another beef-driven GoFundMe campaign. Previously he tried to raise funds to "fight Tim Lambesis". This time Aleron is pursuing a beef against The Faceless mainman Michael Keene, attempting to buy him singing lessons. As the campaign states:

“Please help my dear freind Micheal Keene fulfill his dream of becoming a talented singer. He has been attempting to sing for many years now but just can’t seem to figure it out. I hope that with your help and the proper training he can one day achieve his dream of singing his heart out without sounding like a nasally, tone def, strung out Mike Patton. Any donation will be greatly appreciated by everyone in the death metal community.”

Some more insight into their conflict can be read via the below Facebook post shared by Oliver Rae Aleron. Keene‘s initial statement shared in the below screencap references The Faceless‘ recent decision to remove Inanimate Existence from a tour following allegations of sexual harassment leveled against their vocalist, Cameron Porras. Porras for his part has denied those initial allegations.

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Archspire Releases Bass Playthrough Clip

Vancouver tech death act Archspire issued a bass playthrough clip for the song "Relentless Mutation." The song is the title track of the band's new release, which dropped back on September 22nd through Season of Mist Records.

Check out the clip, featuring bassist Jared Smith, here:

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Archspire Streams "Relentless Mutation" Album

Archspire today streams entire new album, "Relentless Mutation," an all-new blast of supreme technical death metal, ahead of its official release tomorrow, September 22nd.

Regarding the album release, guitarist Dean Lamb comments: "This album is a collaboration between ourselves and producer Dave Otero and we couldn't be happier with how it turned out, the response has been overwhelming. Pick up a copy, stream it, check out a live show, buy a shirt, however you want to support us, but most importantly: Stay Tech!"

The new album was recorded and engineered by Dave Otero at Flatline Studios and features artwork from Eliran Kantor. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Involuntary Doppelgänger
2. Human Murmuration
3. Remote Tumour Seeker
4. Relentless Mutation
5. The Mimic Well
6. Calamus Will Animate
7. A Dark Horizontal More...

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Origin Announces "Bloodletting North America Tour"

Origin will be going on the "Bloodletting North America 2017" headlining tour this fall with Archspire, Defeated Sanity, Dyscarnate, Visceral Disgorge and The Kennedy Veil as supports. Comments Origin:

"Fresh off of our run with Summer Slaughter we are happy to announce our immediate headlining return as part of Bloodletting North America 2017! This incredibly brutal tour showcases the most intense, technical, and extreme acts in metal today from around the world, taking with us Archspire from Vancouver, Defeated Sanity from Germany, Dyscarnate from the UK, and Visceral Disgorge and The Kennedy Veil from the US.. Amongst a sea of tours coming this fall, nothing brings the true kings of the underground together on one stage like Bloodletting North America.. We will be showcasing material from our brand new album, Unparalleled Universe, as well as tracks spanning the bands 20 year history. This is not a tour to miss, see you in the pit! Hail Space!"

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Archspire Posts Guitar Playthrough

Following a previous stream of the track Archspire has now released a guitar playthrough video for the track "Human Murmuration" feauturing guitarists Dean Lamb and Tobi Morelli. The track hails from new album "Relentless Mutation," which will see a worldwide release on September 22nd and was recorded and engineered by Dave Otero at Flatline Studios.

1. Involuntary Doppelgänger
2. Human Murmuration
3. Remote Tumour Seeker (streaming here)
4. Relentless Mutation
5. The Mimic Well
6. Calamus Will Animate
7. A Dark Horizontal More...

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Archspire Streaming "Human Murmuration"

Archspire today reveals another new track off forthcoming album, "Relentless Mutation." The track, a brutal heap of lightning fast, hyper-technical death metal titled "Human Murmuration," is available for streaming below.

Regarding this new song, the band comments, "'Human Murmuration' is the second track off our upcoming release 'Relentless Mutation,' and also the second song we wrote for the album. This spacy, sometimes ethereal jam comes with some pretty groove-heavy parts to balance things out.

"It was one of those songs that took a long time to put together, but once we were in studio listening to the final version, it became clear that this song had something different. We are looking forward to sharing the full album with you on September 22nd through Season Of Mist! Stay Tech!"

1. Involuntary Doppelgänger
2. Human Murmuration
3. Remote Tumour Seeker (streaming here)
4. Relentless Mutation
5. The Mimic Well
6. Calamus Will Animate
7. A Dark Horizontal More...

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Archspire Premieres "Remote Tumour Seeker"

Archspire premieres a new song entitled "Remote Tumour Seeker", taken from the upcoming new album "Relentless Mutation", for which a September 22nd release date has been slated via Season Of Mist.

Check out now "Remote Tumour Seeker" below.

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Archspire Reveals "Relentless Mutation" Album

Archspire today announces details on new album "Relentless Mutation," which will see a worldwide release on September 22nd. "Relentless Mutation" was recorded and engineered by Dave Otero at Flatline Studios and features artwork from Eliran Kantor.

The band is also now streaming a first new track off "Relentless Mutation" - check out the explosive first track of hyper-technical death metal, "Involuntary Doppelganger," in the player below.

Regarding the new track, Archspire comments: "'Involuntary Doppelgänger' is the first track from our upcoming release 'Relentless Mutation.' We are extremely proud of what we were able to accomplish with Dave Otero. Dave was able to keep the production clear enough for every instrument to be heard, even at such a fast tempo. We hope you enjoy this first track, and we'll be releasing more of 'Relentless Mutation' soon. Stay tech!"

1. Involuntary Doppelgänger
2. Human Murmuration
3. Remote Tumour Seeker
4. Relentless Mutation
5. The Mimic Well
6. Calamus Will Animate
7. A Dark Horizontal More...

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Archspire Embarking On Canadian Tour

Technical death metal force Archspire will embark on a Canadian tour this month. The trek begins this week in Edmonton, AB, and sees Archspire alongside Psycroptic. A full list of confirmed tour dates and ticket links can be found below.

Archspire also recently finished recording a forthcoming new album at Flatline Audio in August with producer Dave Otero. The as-yet untitled new record will follow 2014 release "The Lucid Collective."

Working track titles for the new album include "Involuntary Doppelgänger," "Relentless Mutation," and "From Solitude to Infamy." The new record will be released later this year.

Archspire headlining tour dates:
May 04 Edmonton, AB @ Mercury Room
May 06 Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks
May 08 Sudbury, ON @ The Asylum
May 10 Trois-Rivieres, QC @ Rock Cafe Le Stage
May 11 Sherbrooke, QC @ Murdoch More...

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Arkaik Announces Tech Trek II

Progressive death metal collective Arkaik will kick off the Tech Trek II tour with Archspire next month. The tour will begin March 17th in Tacoma, Washington and coil its way through nearly two dozen cities across the country, coming to a close on April 6th in Boise, Idaho. See all confirmed dates below.

Arkaik is currently working on the follow-up to 2015's "Lucid Dawn" full-length album. The as yet-untitled studio offering will again be engineered, mixed and mastered by Zack Ohren (Suffocation, Fallujah, Wrvth, All Shall Perish et al.) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California. Additionally, The Kennedy Veil's Gabe Seeber will be recording drums while Alex Bent joins Trivium on a European tour. Additional details are to be unveiled in the coming weeks. More...

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Archspire Announces U.S. Tour

Technical death metal force Archspire just announced a headlining U.S. tour. The tour begins on March 18th, and sees the band touring across the country before concluding on April 5th. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

Archspire recently finished recording a forthcoming new album at Flatline Audio in August with producer Dave Otero. The as-yet untitled new record will follow highly -egarded 2014 release
"The Lucid Collective."

Working track titles for the new album include "Involuntary Doppelgänger," "Relentless Mutation," and "From Solitude to Infamy." The new record will be released later this year. More...

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Archspire To Enter The Studio

Technical death metal force Archspire will enter Flatline Audio in August with producer Dave Otero to record a new full-length album. The as-yet untitled new record will follow 2014 release "The Lucid Collective."

Working track titles for the new album include "Involuntary Doppelgänger," "Relentless Mutation," and "From Solitude to Infamy." The new record will be released in 2017.

The band comments: "The recording date for our third album is set! We are looking forward to tracking with Dave Otero at Flatline in Denver this August. We are all huge fans of his work, and we can't wait to see what sort of effect he'll have on the sound and feel of this album. We have been hard at work for the past 7 months writing for this album, and we're confident it'll be the best Archspire album to date. Stay tech!" More...

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Armstrong Metal Fest 2016 Reveals Full Lineup

Armstrong Metal Fest is proud to announce Beyond Creation, Rivers of Nihil, and The Zenith Passage as the final additions to complete this year's 2016 line up featuring a powerhouse of bands from across Western Canada.

The full line up of bands is listed below with schedule of days and times to be announced at a later date. "This is going to be the best line up Armstrong Metalfest has ever had. We have worked hard this year to make ensure the talent is front to back awesome!" comments Jesse Valstat co-organizer of AMF.

Armstrong Metal Fest will be taking place on July 15th and 16th in Armstrong, BC at the Hassen Arena. Details and ticket info areavailable here. More...

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Loud As Hell Festival Lineup Announced

CCE Productions, Jurassic Ink Custom Tattoo, Metal Nation Radio, and Asher Media Relations are proud to announce the return of this year’s Loud As Hell Heavy Metal Festival V.

This year's edition takes place in Drumheller, Alberta at the Dinosaur Downs Stampede Grounds and will feature three full days of face melting metal from July 29th – August 1st in the heart of the Alberta badlands.

The lineup includes Unleash The Archers, Archspire, Into Eternity, Titans Eve, Ninjaspy, Divinity, Disciples of Power and more! (full list below).

Onsite camping, vendors, tattoo artists, suspension demos, guitar and drum clinics, models and everything else that the big guy probably doesn’t approve of… yes it’s Loud As Hell so bring your earplugs and get ready for over 30 bands playing over 3 days. More...

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Archspire Recruits New Bassist

Technical death metal force Archspire welcomes new bassist Jared Smith into the band's ranks. A video of Jared playing through the track "Lucid Collective Somnambulation" is streaming below.

The band elaborates: "We are pleased to finally complete our lineup with the addition of Jared Smith on bass. He's a monster musician with a killer writing style. We have already started composing music as a five-piece, and it's shaping up to be the best music we've ever collaborated on."

Archspire continues: "We'd like to thank Clayton Harder who filled in for us on bass during several tours over the past year during 'The Lucid Collective' tour cycle. Clayton did an absolutely awesome job." More...

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Archspire Headed To Mexico

Having just wrapped up a tour with Revocation, technical death metal force Archspire now announces a first-ever tour of Mexico.

Archspire will perform in Monterrey, Mexico City, and more starting on October 8 - a full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. The band also comemnts:

"Hey Mexico! We are coming south of the border to tear shit up! Check out the dates below, its our first time so let's make it special!" More...

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Black Fast Comments On Upcoming Touring

Black Fast will support Revocation this fall on a new run of tour dates also featuring Cannabis Corpse and Archspire.

Black Fast's all new LP "Terms Of Surrender" is due out August 7th, just a month prior to the tour's start.

"This gang that I'm in, Black Fast, is so grateful to Revocation for this opportunity," says vocalist Aaron Akin. "I think of them as the premier band at what they do. They work so hard and shred their asses completely off and their fans recognize this and are rabid with passion. We can't wait to go out there every night and give it everything we have. Thanks to everyone who made this possible. We look forward to meeting all you maniacs on the road!"

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Cannabis Corpse Announces Fall Tour

Death metal powerhouse Cannabis Corpse has announced a new North American tour.

The trek, featuring Revocation, label-mates Archspire, and Black Fast, begins on September 3rd in Providence, RI and sees the band trekking across the U.S. and Canada before concluding a month later in Boston, MA.

A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

9/3/2015 Providence, RI @ Dusk*
9/4/2015 New York, NY @ Studio @ Webster
9/5/2015 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
9/6/2015 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
9/8/2015 Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class
9/9/2015 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
9/10/2015 Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups
9/11/2015 Cave in Rock, IL @ Full Terror Assault Fest**
9/12/2015 Ft Worth, TX @ Rail Club
9/13/2015 Houston, TX @ Walter's On Washington
9/14/2015 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
9/16/2015 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
9/17/2015 Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
9/18/2015 Los Angeles, CA @ Mystery Box
9/19/2015 Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro
9/20/2015 Portland, OR @ Analog Cafe
9/21/2015 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
9/22/2015 Vancouver, BC @ Red Room
9/24/2015 Edmonton, CA @ Starlite
9/25/2015 Regina, SK @ Riddell Center
9/26/2015 Winnipeg, MB @ Windsor Hotel
9/27/2015 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater Studio B
9/29/2015 Detroit, MI @ Shelter
9/30/2015 Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck***
10/1/2015 Ottawa, ON @ Maverick's***
10/2/2015 Quebec City, QC @ La Source***
10/3/2015 Boston, MA @ Great Scott*** More...

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