Architects Replace Frontman
Rising Brighton metallers ARCHITECTS will part ways with frontman Matt Johnson at the conclusion of their headline tour on February 3rd, 2007. He will be replaced by fellow Brightonian Sam Carter, formerly a drummer with hardcore crew Nervous Wreck and indie-punks This City.
Matt Johnson, who has fronted the band since its inception in late 2004, is departing the ranks for personal reasons on very amicable terms, and has issued the following statement via the bands website:
"The last three years in Architects have been absolutely amazing, some of the best times I've had in my life and I wouldn't change that for the world. I'd like to thank everyone for their support, it means more to me than any of you could ever imagine. I'm moving onto other things in my life and wish the band and Sam all the best for the future."
New vocalist Sam Carter, 18, has already made onstage appearances during the bands headline tour at Johnson's invitation; the two frontmen sharing the mic on the track 'The Darkest Tomb'.
But Sam will now be joining Architects full time as they enter the final stages of pre-production for their second album, the follow up to 2006's acclaimed 'Nightmares' debut. "I'm really excited about this year," says Sam; "I know the boys are looking forward to a fresh start, and Matt has been really supportive of me joining, which has helped a lot. I can't wait to record the new CD - it's gonna be incredible."
Architects will be heading into Outhouse Studios, Reading with producer John Mitchell (Enter Shikari, Funeral For A Friend) in mid-March to lay down thirteen, as yet untitled tracks for the highly anticipated new album, which is tentatively scheduled for release in June 2007.
Architects have also just unleashed their debut video. Created by Sitcom Soldiers (Devil Sold His Soul, Secondsmile, Circa Survive, A Wilhelm Scream), the video is for the track 'In The Desert', and is due to hit the national music channels this month.
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