If you’re lucky enough to be seeing Architects at Victoria Warehouse next week, you can expect the British metal giants to open their show with a stirring new song entitled Death Is Not Defeat. After a lengthy, troubled period out of the spotlight, the Brighton-based rockers felt it was imperative to start their comeback shows with a real message of defiance – and Death Is Not Defeat, taken from the band’s latest LP, Holy Hell, is about as defiant a rock anthem as it gets. “When we wrote that song, we knew straight away it would be the perfect opener at our gigs,” explains Architects bassist Ali Dean. “It’s a song that completely sums up the conflicting emotions we’ve felt over the last couple of years. It’s a statement of intent after the time we’ve been away. Despite all the pain and confusion, you have to carry on – no matter how overwhelming it gets.” Architects, it’s fair to say, have been hugely … [Read more...] about Metal band Architects on finding light at the end of the tunnel
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Grief is a strange thing. There’s no rushing it – that’s something British metal band Architects have learned the hard way. It is just over two years since the death of their guitarist and co-founder Tom Searle from skin cancer, aged 28. He and his twin brother, drummer Dan, were the only original members of the band, which formed in Brighton in 2004 and have since become one of the UK’s biggest and best metal acts, rising to global success over the course of seven critically acclaimed albums. Tom’s death was a shattering blow. “You wonder if there’s gonna be some kind of revelation, like... what am I supposed to do with all this?” vocalist Sam Carter says. He and Dan Searle are sitting together in one of their local cafes in the seaside town of Hove, where the band formed and is still based. Autumnal sunlight is shining through the window. Both musicians are alert and appear in good spirits – asides from … [Read more...] about Architects interview: ‘Grief isn’t this journey from f***ed to better’
IT was branded as the unsinkable ship but more than 1,500 people died when the Titanic crashed into an iceberg on its maiden voyage in 1912. Here is everything you need to know about the tragic passenger liner which was immortalised on the big screen and is set to return with Titanic II... When did the Titanic sink? The RMS Titanic was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. It was the largest passenger ship the world had seen when it set off on its maiden voyage on April 10, 1912, from Southampton to New York City. Just five days into the journey, it collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic with around 2,224 passengers and crew on board. At 11.40pm, the lookout sounded the alarm and telephoned the bridge warning: "Iceberg, right ahead". But tragically the warning came too late and 37 seconds later, Titanic struck the iceberg - tearing a series of holes along the side of the hull. The iceberg was around 100 feet tall and came from a glacier in Greenland. … [Read more...] about What date did the Titanic sink, where is the wreck now, how many people died and who was the captain?
Dozens of Greater Manchester's most stunning buildings are opening their doors over the next two weekends - and all events are free. It's part of Heritage Open Days, England's largest festival of history and culture, which each September sees places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. Over the next two weekends, more than 130 architectural and cultural gems will be staging fantastic free events. Some of them are among the region's best-known landmarks, others are hidden gems, and some are places that are not generally open to the public and are offering a rare chance to look inside. It’s your chance to see hidden places across Greater Manchester and try out new experiences – and it doesn't cost a penny. Below is a list of all of the venues holding free events across the two weekends. For full details and opening times of each event, go to the Heritage Open Days website here . Albion United Reformed Church Albion … [Read more...] about The 130 architectural and cultural gems staging FREE events
Halifax’s hidden gems are set to be revealed in all their historic glory thanks to a special tour. The tour – either by foot or bus – has been organised by Halifax Minster with the aim of promoting tourism in the town.They will allow those taking part to delve into the fascinating history of the town and perhaps uncover some surprises along the way.Read: How a Hebden Bridge houseboat has been transformed into a holiday letVicar of Halifax, The Rev Canon Hilary Barber said: “These tours have been put together and are run by volunteers with an interest in the enthralling history of Halifax. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that we have an exceptionally interesting town, and I hope that people will agree after they have taken the tour.”The walking tours, which take around two hours, begin at Halifax Town Hall and finish at the Minster with a welcome cup of tea or coffee – and an optional climb to the top of the Minster tower! There are 11 walking … [Read more...] about Chance to uncover Halifax’s hidden gems on upcoming tours