To drop some heavy-ass riff bombs, Saarang 2014 at IIT Madras brings you the Rock show with its headlining act – ARCHITECTS. Architects is a British Metalcore band from Brighton, England. The multi-genre influence and the amazing song writing ability to make the complex digestive, and to make it addictive is wha tthe IITans wanted.
The band promises you melodic riffs, with the precise arrangement of drums, clean and aggressive vocals, and the mesmerizing lyrics – now you need to get there for the complete experience.
“We love playing music and we love touring” says one of the band members, these music lovers on August 2012 embarked upon a 100 day tour over 25 countries which has led to another milestone in the band’s career, as the band recently released a film of the 100 day tour whose fund was completely raised from the loyal fans of the band from all around the world. The band has played in some of the biggest festivals in the world like Download festival, Summer breeze festival, Resurrection fest, Grasspop Metal meeting, Sonisphere festival, Hellfest and has toured in some of the coveted tours like the Vans Wraped, toured with some of the biggest names in the metal like Deftones, August Burns Red, Enter Shikari, Whitechapel, All That remains and list goes on.
Till date, the band has released five studio albums and an EP, and is set to release its sixth studio album in early 2014, and over the years it has worked with many notable record labels like In at the Deep End records, United by Fate records, Thirty Days of the Night records, Distort Entertainment, Century Media records, and Epitaph Records, the record label that it is currently signed to and among the top independent record labels in Metal worldwide.
The band has over 460 thousand Facebook likes, over a million YouTube view, and over 13 million Last.fm scrobbles which screams out the massive following the band has all over the world. Their third album, Hollow Crown, was rated KKKKK, which is equivalent to 5 stars, in the Kerang! magazine in UK, which is the best-selling British music newspaper. Their latest album, the Daybreaker, charted among the top 50 in the UK Album Charts and the Top Heatseekers chart in US.
Opening for Architects is Grimus, an alternative band from Romania. Active from 2005, they have grown to be one of the most respected bands of Romania. With the honor of opening on arenas for Placebo and Red Hot Chili Peppers in Bucharest, as well as Roxette in their hometown, Cluj, they are not new to live performances and are ready to rock the stage wherever they are.