2 years after their stunning self-titled record, Austrian/German/British collective ARCHIVIST (members of LIGHT BEARER, AMBER and MORROW) are back with a new grand opus! Drawing influence from some of most epic sludge, black and post metal offerings, ARCHIVIST is brutal, layered atmospherically and filled with captivating dynamics. “Construct” establishes itself early on as one of this year’s finest releases and probably one of the best of the decade. Launch it below and see for yourself. Oh, and be sure to praise the breathtaking cover art by Alex CF!
The lyrics follow the unwitting survivors of a massive ecological disaster. The last human and synthetic alive, both in relative safety aboard the only remaining ark jettisoned from a dying Earth, they begin to record their memories of the world they left in turmoil by humanity’s shortsightedness and greed.
Live photo: ARCHIVIST live at Fluff Fest, by Déé X Géé
ARCHIVIST on tour:
05.05.2017 Germany Berlin Miss The Stars Festival
16.06.2017 Germany Hannover LKA w/ THE PYRE (DE)
17.06.2017 Germany Kiel Kiel Explode Festival #7 w/ DOWNFALL OF GAIA (DE/USA), COKE BUST (USA), THE FIFTH ALLIANCE (NL), WODE (UK), RADARE (DE), LENTIC WATERS (DE) + SEM HASTRO (USA)
18.06.2017 Germany Münster Baracke w/ WOMEN IS THE EARTH (USA) + NO SUN RISES (DE)
19.06.2017 Belgium Liege La Zone
20.06.2017 Germany Esslingen Komma
21.06.2017 Switzerland Bremgarten Kuzeb
22.06.2017 Austria Innsbruck Cafe Decentral
23.06.2017 Germany München Kafe Kult
24.06.2017 Austria Wien Chelsea