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Archspire (Technical Death Metal)


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Latest news: Tue, Mar 13 2018, ARCHSPIRE

Latest release: "Relentless Mutation"

Release date: Fri, Sep 22 2017, US Fri, Sep 22 2017

ARCHSPIRE guitarist Dean Lamb has announced a solo guitar clinic at Long and McQuade in Port Coquitlam, BC. The clinic will take place on March 24, and will include a performance, gear demos, lectures, and a special Q&A session. More information about Lamb's special appearance can be found below.


Regarding the clinic, Dean Lamb comments: "I'll be covering the techniques used in Archspire's music, as well as some new things I've been working on. Sweeping, tapping, hybrid picking, and combinations of these techniques to create new sounds, that will no doubt prove as much of a challenge to aspiring guitarists as they have presented to me. If you're looking to push yourself further, and looking for new inspiration on the instrument, you've come to the right place.

ARCHSPIRE are currently preparing to embark on the next leg of their 'Relentless Mutation' world tour. The band will leave for their first-ever Japanese tour (with OBSCURA) and pick up the "Chaos and Carnage" US tour with CARNIFEX and OCEANO immediately upon their return.


06 Apr 18 Vancouver (CA) Astoria

12 Apr 18 Tokyo (JP) Cyclone
13 Apr 18 Tokyo (JP) Cylcone
14 Apr 18 Nagoya (JP) Club 3 Start Imaike
15 Apr 18 Osaka (JP) Soma


18 Apr 18 New York, NY (US) The Gramercy Theatre
19 Apr 18 Richmond, VA (US) The Canal Club
20 Apr 18 Worcester, MA (US) The Palladium
21 Apr 18 Reading, PA (US) Reverb
22 Apr 18 Cleveland, OH (US) Agora Theatre
24 Apr 18 Pontiac, MI (US) The Crofoot
25 Apr 18 Indianapolis, IN (US) Emerson Theater
26 Apr 18 Joliet, IL (US) The Forge
27 Apr 18 Saint Paul, MN (US) Amseterdam Bar and Hall
28 Apr 18 Sioux Falls (US) Bigs Bar
29 Apr 18 Denver, CO (US) The Summit Music Hall
01 May 18 Seattle, WA (US) Studio Seven
02 May 18 Portland, OR (US) Hawthorne Theater
04 May 18 Santa Cruz, CA (US) The Catalyst
05 May 18 Los Angeles, CA (US) The Regent Theater

'Relentless Mutation' can still be ordered in various formats from the Season of Mist shop

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Welcome to first class technical death metal madness. Machinegun vocals rattle remorselessly over a furious flurry of arpeggios, scales, and everything else that the two string wizards of ARCHSPIRE can pick at break-finger speed out their guitars. If this sounds hardly human at the level of technical execution, the Gatling-style hyper-drumming pushing these monstrous compositions forward is adding to the alien impression. It cannot even be a question that the Canadians have outdone themselves with their third full-length, 'Relentless Mutation'.

This album is simply insane in a most excellent way. The level of musicianship that ARCHSPIRE offer, will leave even tech death fans drooling. Yet the outfit from Vancouver in British Columbia is bringing an important extra to the table, the rare ability to write great songs. 'Relentless Mutation' is not just another compilation of outstanding musicianship, but the songs come with recognisable patterns that make sense in the greater conceptual framework of the album. And a clever use of contrasts leaves moments of clarity for the listener to take a breath and get ready for the next assault.

ARCHSPIRE exploded onto the scene in the year 2009 – after an earlier prelude under the moniker DEFENESTRATED. The band grew out of the rich Canadian scene for technical extremes that includes illustrious names such as GORGUTS or BEYOND CREATION. Yet ARCHSPIRE set out to take the sound to the next level from the start as their debut album 'All Shall Align' (2011) made clear, which immediately received critical comparison with the scene's spearheads like OBSCURA.

The band developed a lyrical concept revolving around a dystopian science fiction universe, which was expanded on their sophomore full-length, 'The Lucid Collective' (2014) that witnessed ARCHSPIRE gaining widespread international recognition as one of the hottest names within the tech death community and beyond.

With 'Relentless Mutation', the Canadians are pushing the limits of their genre even further than before on all levels. ARCHSPIRE come crushing like a whirlwind to free ears and minds from pre-conceived notions about technical death metal. Time to leave your shelter and face the tempest. This is the future.


Name Instrument
Dean Lamb guitar
Spencer Prewett drums
Oliver Rae Aleron vocals
Tobi Morelli guitar
Jared Smith bass

Releases Season of Mist


Relentless Mutation

General information
: Fri, Sep 22 2017
: Fri, Sep 22 2017
: Technical Death Metal
: SOM411
: available


The Lucid Collective

General information
: Fri, Apr 25 2014
: Tue, Apr 29 2014
: Technical Death Metal
: SOM329
: available




Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Wed, Apr 25 2018 US Indianapolis, IN Emerson Theater +Carnifex +Oceano
Thu, Apr 26 2018 US Joliet, IL The Forge +Carnifex +Oceano
Fri, Apr 27 2018 US Saint Paul, MN Amseterdam Bar and Hall +Carnifex +Oceano
Sat, Apr 28 2018 US Sioux Falls Bigs Bar +Carnifex +Oceano
Sun, Apr 29 2018 US Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall +Carnifex +Oceano
Tue, May 01 2018 US Seattle, WA Studio Seven +Carnifex +Oceano
Wed, May 02 2018 US Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater +Carnifex +Oceano
Fri, May 04 2018 US Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst +Carnifex +Oceano
Sat, May 05 2018 US Los Angeles, CA The Regent Theater +Carnifex +Oceano
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