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Spotify Playlist: METAL 2019

With the end of the year approaching and our species’ cataclysmic downfall seeming ever more inevitable, we thought it best to gather up some of our favorite 2019 metal tracks in one playlist. Featuring artists from both AZ and beyond, allow these songs to rile up your day and prepare you for the upcoming onslaught that is life…

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Bassist Ali Dean on Architects’ Latest Album ‘Holy Hell’ [interview]

by Jacob Unterreiner

At its height, music is a monument to emotion.

You can use words to express powerful emotions, but a sentence or two can never capture the scope of a feeling. Language alone, to some degree, is always minimizing the intensity of an emotion. Music, however, can capture how big a feeling feels–it’s a large part of the reason we make it. We say to ourselves, “My feelings are so big, that they deserve more than words, they deserve a song.”

Architects’ new album, Holy Hell, is a monument to a pain too large to simply be talked about. It is a a monument to a pain that needs to be screamed into microphones and battered into drums.

I spoke with bass player, Ali Dean, about the new album and how the band has moved forward after the death of founding member Tom Searle…

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