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Latest news: Thu, Feb 08 2018, ARCHSPIRE

Latest release: "Relentless Mutation"

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

ARCHSPIRE are about to embark on their massive European tour in support of pig-squeal-masters DESPISED ICON alongside MALEVOLENCE and VULVODYNIA at Conne Island in Leipzig, Germany tomorrow, February 8th. The band will be playing in support of their latest release 'Relentless Mutation'.


08 Feb 18 Leipzig (DE) Conne Island
09 Feb 18 Köln (DE) Essigfabrik
10 Feb 18 Antwerpen (BE) Kavka (SOLD OUT!)
11 Feb 18 London (UK) The Dome
12 Feb 18 Birmingham (UK) Mama Roux's
13 Feb 18 Manchester (UK) Gorilla
14 Feb 18 Chelles (Paris) (FR) Les Cuizines
15 Feb 18 Saarbrücken (DE) Garage
16 Feb 18 Aarau (CH) Kiff
17 Feb 18 Cesena (IT) Vidia Club
18 Feb 18 München (DE) Backstage
19 Feb 18 Wien (AT) Arena
20 Feb 18 Praha (CZ) Nova Chmelnice
21 Feb 18 Poznan (PL) U Bazyla
22 Feb 18 Berlin (DE) SO36
23 Feb 18 Hannover (DE) Faust
24 Feb 18 Eindhoven (NL) Dynamo


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

The artwork of 'Relentless Mutation' has been created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor and can be viewed below.



  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

'Relentless Mutation' can 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
Fri, Feb 23 2018 DE Hannover Faust +Despised Icon +Malevolence +Vulvodynia
Sat, Feb 24 2018 NL Eindhoven Dynamo +Despised Icon +Malevolence +Vulvodynia
Fri, Mar 09 2018 CA Nanaimo The Cambie
Sat, Mar 10 2018 CA Victoria Upstairs Cabaret
Thu, Apr 12 2018 JP Tokyo Cyclone +Obscura +Exocrine +Xaon
Fri, Apr 13 2018 JP Tokyo Cylcone +Obscura +Exocrine +Xaon
Sat, Apr 14 2018 JP Nagoya Club 3 Start Imaike +Obscura +Exocrine +Xaon
Sun, Apr 15 2018 JP Osaka Soma +Obscura +Exocrine +Xaon
Wed, Apr 18 2018 US New York, NY The Gramercy Theatre +Carnifex +Oceano
Thu, Apr 19 2018 US Richmond, VA The Canal Club +Carnifex +Oceano
Fri, Apr 20 2018 US Worcester, MA The Palladium +Carnifex +Oceano
Sat, Apr 21 2018 US Reading, PA Reverb +Carnifex +Oceano
Sun, Apr 22 2018 US Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre +Carnifex +Oceano
Tue, Apr 24 2018 US Pontiac, MI The Crofoot +Carnifex +Oceano
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 Minneapolis, MN Cabooze +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
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