Architects was founded in 2004 and are currently signed to Century Media Records worldwide and Distort Entertainment in Canada. The band has toured the UK and Europe with bands such as Bring Me the Horizon, SikTh and The Chariot. They have played at a number of independent UK festivals, as well as the Download Festival 2007 and 2009, and Sonisphere 2009 and 2011. The band have completed a European tour and a Canadian tour, receiving great receptions from crowds in different countries and gradually spreading their fan base. They released their second album Ruin on 26 June 2007, and released a split EP with UK band Dead Swans in early 2008, following the release with a double headed tour of the UK.
They released their third album, Hollow Crown, on 26 January 2009 in UK and Australia. It was released in the USA and Canada on 10 February, Mainland Europe on the 20th, and Japan on the 21st.
In early 2008 Architects toured the US with Suicide Silence, Emmure, Beneath the Massacre, and The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza followed by the European Altamont Never Say Die! tour in November 2008 with Whitechapel, Protest the Hero, Carnifex, Parkway Drive, Unearth and Despised Icon.
The band's success has been gradual. They said in an interview that they were happy when they got signed to Century Media: "We’re really excited to have finally got the deal finished and signed, so much so that we all went out for a pizza the day that everything was finally made 100% official. In January 2010, Architects began recording demos at Riverside Recording Studio for their fourth studio album, The Here And Now, the follow-up to Hollow Crown (2009).
In early 2009 they supported Parkway Drive along with August Burns Red on Parkway Drive's DVD Tour in Australia. In October and November 2009 they headlined the 2009 Imperial Never Say Die! tour England dates, whereas Despised Icon headlined the Mainland European dates. The line up was as followed Despised Icon, Architects, Horse the Band, As Blood Runs Black, Iwrestledabearonce, Oceano and The Ghost Inside. They also toured the US as openers on the 2009 Epitaph Records tour alongside Every Time I Die, Bring Me The Horizon, and Oh, Sleeper.
Architects were main support to A Day to Remember on their UK headline tour in March 2010.
Architects played the Australia-wide Soundwave Festival 2010 in late February to early March. They played alongside alternative metal legends Faith No More, as well as bands such as Paramore, Glassjaw, Jane's Addiction and Placebo.
The band headlined tours of the UK in October 2010 (with Norma Jean, Devil Sold His Soul and Lower Than Atlantis supporting) and Australia in December (with Comeback Kid as co-headliners and This is Hell and Rolo Tomassi supporting). Architects supported Atreyu
On 26 August, the band announced that the first single from the upcoming album, The Here and Now, would be entitled "Day In Day Out",and was premièred on BBC Radio 1 to a positive reception from host Daniel P. Carter
Architects have also been revealed to be playing on the Main Stage at the 2011 Reading and Leeds Festivals
On 31 October, they released a new single entitled 'Devil's Island', with a video accompanying it featuring clips from the 2011 England riots.
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