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Latest news: Thu, Jul 02 2015, ARCHSPIRE

Latest release: "The Lucid Collective"

Release date: Fri, Apr 25 2014, US Tue, Apr 29 2014

Technical death metal force ARCHSPIRE have released a pro-shot live clip of the track "Rapid Elemental Dissolve" taken from their current album 'The Lucid Collective'. The high-quality soundboard mixing van be viewed here. This footage was taken during the band's stop in Montreal, Canada as part of their recent North American tour alongside ABORTED. Please see below for new show dates.


ARCHSPIRE have announced two special shows in August. The first will be as part of this year's Louisville Deathfest. There the band will perform alongside ARSIS, MALIGNANCY, DISGORGE, ALLEGAEON, and more. The second show sees the band headlining in Johannesburg, which will be their first time in South Africa.


08 Aug 15 Louisville, KY (US) Diamond Pub (Louisville Deathfest)
22 Aug 15 Johannesburg (SA) Iron Tusk

ARCHSPIRE are touring in support of their acclaimed new album 'The Lucid Collective', which has been garnering rave reviews for its ferocious blend of technical prowess and extreme speed. 'The Lucid Collective' is streaming here and available from the Season of Mist shop.



  1. Lucid Collective Somnambulation
  2. Scream Feeding
  3. The Plague Of AM
  4. Fathom Infinite Depth
  5. Join Us Beyond
  6. Seven Crowns And The Oblivion Chain
  7. Kairos Chamber
  8. Spontaneous Generation

ARCHSPIRE previously released a guitar play through of the track "Seven Crowns and the Oblivion Chain" with Ibanez Guitars. The clip features guitarists Dean Lamb and Tobi Morelli, and is part of an ongoing series of technical videos provided by the band. This includes an instructional guitar column via Gear Gods, guitar and drum instruction clips of the track "Lucid Collective Somnambulation" at Guitar World and DRUM! Magazine respectively, as well as two vocal play-throughs featuring front-man Oliver Rae Aleron for the tracks "Fathom Infinite Depth" and "Lucid Collective Somnambulation". A video of drummer Spencer Prewett playing live at this year's Housecore Horror Fest, which can be viewed at

"If you are asking, 'Is there something new to do in Death Metal?' ARCHSPIRE is the answer" (

"This is a truly eye-popping convulsion of tech-death, with schizophrenic rhythms, astounding technical riffing and drum-work, and tiny threads of reappearing melody that stitch the songs together into cohesive wholes. And I’m not sure I’ve ever heard a death-metal vocalist bark out the lyrics faster than ARCHSPIRE's... This is most definitely a band to keep your eyes on; you will hear more about them." (No Clean Singing)

"ARCHSPIRE have released a gem. It’s definitely technical death, and it adroitly blends elements of various tech death bands together. The rhythm guitar work varies from choppy and percussive to fluid and melodic. The blasting and double bass work are absurdly fast, but remain fluent and rhythmic rather than wooden or jittery. The hard to soft musical transitions are as natural as I’ve ever heard in this genre." (Invisible Oranges)

"The pick-me-up comes in the form of ARCHSPIRE, a gang of happy-looking Canadians who might have been widely unknown to most present before this performance, but surely no longer. With a technical proficiency bordering on OMFG levels, they still achieve what lacks in a lot of other bands like this: the feat of actually writing songs. What’s more, they noticeably enjoy what they do, so smiles are abundant even if face-peeling technical death metal about alien monoliths and planets being devoured is going on." (Terrorizer Magazine)



Guitars shred with blazing fury and relentlessly plucked strings at break neck speed. Vicious vocals snap and swarm rapidly fired over whirlwind complex drum patterns in a potent display of 21st century extremity. ARCHSPIRE unleash an insane attack of blistering technical death metal on their second full length "The Lucid Collective", which marks the band’s debut on Season of Mist. The collective from Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada emerged in the year 2009, after a prelude under the moniker DEFENESTRATED beginning in 2007. ARCHSPIRE joined the fast side of tech death, which is remarkably strong within the Canadian metal scene as legendary GORGUTS or their label mates BEYOND CREATION prove. Their debut album "All Shall Align", released in 2011 immediately made a big impact with the aficionados of their chosen style and invited critics to name famed OBSCURA among their peers. This was and still remains to be accompanied by an original lyrical concept revolving around misanthropic themes painted on a background based in science fiction worlds. Yet ARCHSPIRE impressively demonstrate on "The Lucid Collective" that they are delivering more than just a collection of chops and blast beasts. These eight tracks showcase a fast-rising band with supreme mastery of dynamics going hand in hand with determined aggression. "The Lucid Collective" is a definitive statement of intent by one of death metal's most exciting new bands!


Name Instrument
Tobi Morelli Guitar
Spencer Prewett Drums
Dean Lamb Guitar
Jaron Evil Bass & Vocals
Oli Peters Vocals

Releases Season of Mist


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
Sat, Aug 08 2015 US Louisville, KY Diamond Pub Louisville Deathfest
Sat, Aug 22 2015 SA Johannesburg Iron Tusk
Fri, Sep 04 2015 US New York, NY Studio @ Webster +Cannabis Corpse +Revocation +Black Fast
Sat, Sep 05 2015 US Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club +Cannabis Corpse +Revocation +Black Fast
Sun, Sep 06 2015 US Baltimore, MD Ottobar +Cannabis Corpse +Revocation +Black Fast
Tue, Sep 08 2015 US Cleveland, OH Now That's Class +Cannabis Corpse +Revocation +Black Fast
Wed, Sep 09 2015 US Chicago, IL Reggie's +Cannabis Corpse +Revocation +Black Fast
Thu, Sep 10 2015 US Columbus, OH Ace Of Cups +Cannabis Corpse +Revocation +Black Fast
Fri, Sep 11 2015 US Cave in Rock, IL Full Terror Assault Fest
Sat, Sep 12 2015 US Ft Worth, TX Rail Club +Cannabis Corpse +Revocation +Black Fast
Sun, Sep 13 2015 US Houston, TX Walter's On Washington +Cannabis Corpse +Revocation +Black Fast
Mon, Sep 14 2015 US Austin, TX Dirty Dog +Cannabis Corpse +Revocation +Black Fast
Wed, Sep 16 2015 US Albuquerque, NM Launchpad +Cannabis Corpse +Revocation +Black Fast
Thu, Sep 17 2015 US Phoenix, AZ Club Red +Cannabis Corpse +Revocation +Black Fast
Fri, Sep 18 2015 US Los Angeles, CA Mystery Box +Cannabis Corpse +Revocation +Black Fast
Sat, Sep 19 2015 US Oakland, CA Oakland Metro +Cannabis Corpse +Revocation +Black Fast
Sun, Sep 20 2015 US Portland, OR Analog Cafe +Cannabis Corpse +Revocation +Black Fast
Mon, Sep 21 2015 US Seattle, WA Studio Seven +Cannabis Corpse +Revocation +Black Fast
Tue, Sep 22 2015 CA Vancouver, BC Red Room +Cannabis Corpse +Revocation +Black Fast
Thu, Sep 24 2015 CA Edmonton, CA Starlite +Cannabis Corpse +Revocation +Black Fast
Fri, Sep 25 2015 CA Regina, SK Riddell Center +Cannabis Corpse +Revocation +Black Fast
Sat, Sep 26 2015 CA Winnipeg, MB Windsor Hotel +Cannabis Corpse +Revocation +Black Fast
Sun, Sep 27 2015 US Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater Studio B +Cannabis Corpse +Revocation +Black Fast
Tue, Sep 29 2015 US Detroit, MI Shelter +Cannabis Corpse +Revocation +Black Fast
Wed, Sep 30 2015 CA Toronto, ON Hard Luck +Revocation +Black Fast
Thu, Oct 01 2015 CA Ottawa, ON Maverick's +Revocation +Black Fast
Fri, Oct 02 2015 CA Quebec City, QC La Source +Revocation +Black Fast
Sat, Oct 03 2015 US Boston, MA Great Scott +Revocation +Black Fast
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