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Latest news: Mon, Oct 30 2017, ARCHSPIRE

Latest release: "Relentless Mutation"

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

In the wake of releasing their highly praised latest album, 'Relentless Mutation' on September 22nd, ARCHSPIRE are announcing their tour-support for pig-squeal-masters DESPISED ICON in Europe alongside MALEVOLENCE and VULVODYNIA. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

The Canadian tech death shooting stars will start to ravage the old continent at the Conne Island in Leipzig, Germany on February 8th and continue to devastate stages in nine more countries including the British Isles until a final curtain fall at the famous Dynamo in Eindhoven, the Netherlands on the 24th of February. A full list of confirmed ARCHSPIRE shows can be viewed below, including the recently announced dates with OBSCURA in Japan.


08 Feb 18 Leipzig (DE) Conne Island
09 Feb 18 Köln (DE) Essigfabrik
10 Feb 18 Antwerpen (BE) Kavka
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

'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
Thu, Feb 08 2018 DE Leipzig Conne Island +Despised Icon +Malevolence +Vulvodynia
Fri, Feb 09 2018 DE Köln Essigfabrik +Despised Icon +Malevolence +Vulvodynia
Sat, Feb 10 2018 BE Antwerpen Kavka +Despised Icon +Malevolence +Vulvodynia
Sun, Feb 11 2018 UK London The Dome +Despised Icon +Malevolence +Vulvodynia
Mon, Feb 12 2018 UK Birmingham Mama Roux's +Despised Icon +Malevolence +Vulvodynia
Tue, Feb 13 2018 UK Manchester Gorilla +Despised Icon +Malevolence +Vulvodynia
Wed, Feb 14 2018 FR Chelles (Paris) Les Cuizines +Despised Icon +Malevolence +Vulvodynia
Thu, Feb 15 2018 DE Saarbrücken Garage +Despised Icon +Malevolence +Vulvodynia
Fri, Feb 16 2018 CH Aarau Kiff +Despised Icon +Malevolence +Vulvodynia
Sat, Feb 17 2018 IT Cesena Vidia Club +Despised Icon +Malevolence +Vulvodynia
Sun, Feb 18 2018 DE München Backstage +Despised Icon +Malevolence +Vulvodynia
Mon, Feb 19 2018 AT Wien Arena +Despised Icon +Malevolence +Vulvodynia
Tue, Feb 20 2018 CZ Praha Nova Chmelnice +Despised Icon +Malevolence +Vulvodynia
Wed, Feb 21 2018 PL Poznan U Bazyla +Despised Icon +Malevolence +Vulvodynia
Thu, Feb 22 2018 DE Berlin SO36 +Despised Icon +Malevolence +Vulvodynia
Fri, Feb 23 2018 DE Hannover Faust +Despised Icon +Malevolence +Vulvodynia
Sat, Feb 24 2018 NL Eindhoven Dynamo +Despised Icon +Malevolence +Vulvodynia
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
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