Archspire release brand new guitar play-through video

ARCHSPIRE are now premiering a play-through video for the song “Involuntary Doppelgänger”. The track has been taken from the full-length, ‘Relentless Mutation’, which was released via Season of Mist on March 23rd, 2018.

ARCHSPIRE comment:

“We wanted to film a new guitar play-through, now that we’ve had some time at home to ourselves between tours, and we figured that it’s almost Halloween, so let’s do an Evil Dead themed video! Tobi has a huge collection of awesome horror movie score vinyls, and we both love 80’s style horror. We hope you enjoy this ‘Involuntary Doppelgänger’ guitar demonstration! Also, we will be on tour supporting Revocation through Europe in November/December, come check out a show near you! Stay Tech!”


Archspire – Involuntary Doppelgänger (guitar play-through video)

On previous news, ARCHSPIRE have teamed up with REVOCATION, SOREPTION and RIVERS OF NIHIL, for the ultimate technical death metal tour in Europe, this December. A full list of currently confirmed shows can be viewed below.


ARCHSPIRE – European tour dates


28 nov 18 Berlin (DE) Badehaus

29 nov 18 Aarhus (DK) Voxhall

30 nov 18 Hannover (DE) Chez Heinz

1 dec 18 Dresden (DE) Puschkin

2 dec 18 Poznań (PL) U Bazyla

3 dec 18 Brno (CZ) Melodka

4 dec 18 Vienna (AT) Viper Room

5 dec 18 Ljubljana (SL) Orto Bar

6 dec 18 Munich (DE) Backstage

7 dec 18 Milano (IT) Circolo Svolta

8 dec 18 Aaurau (CH) Kiff

9 dec 18 Marseille (FR) Jas Rod

10 dec 18 Barcelona (ES) Razzmatazz

11 dec 18 Madrid (ES) Caracol

12 dec 18 Porto (PT) Hard Club

13 dec 18 Bilbao (ES) Stage Live

14 dec 18 Pau (FR) L’ Ampli

15 dec 18 Paris (FR) Petit Bain

16 dec 18 London (UK) Underworld

17 dec 18 Birmingham (UK) Madam Roux

18 dec 18 Bristol (UK) The Fleece

19 dec 18 Machester (UK) Rebelliom

20 dec 18 Brussels (BE) Magasin 4

21 dec 18 Nijmegen (NL) Doornroosje

22 dec 18 Esen (DE) Turock

ARCHSPIRE have previously provided a rather challenging karaoke video of the track, ‘Calamus Will Animate’, which is streaming via the Season of Mist YouTube channel at the link below. Are you keeping up?


The cover of ‘Relentless Mutation’ by renowned artist Eliran Kantor can be viewed below.


1. Involuntary Doppelgänger (3:46)

2. Human Murmuration (4:13)

3. Remote Tumour Seeker (4:01)

4. Relentless Mutation (4:35)

5. The Mimic Well (4:05)

6. Calamus Will Animate (3:50)

7. A Dark Horizontal (6:10)


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.

The cover of ‘Relentless Mutation’ has been painted by renowned artist Eliran Kantor already well-known in the metal world for his works for TESTAMENT, ATHEIST, and HATE ETERNAL among others.


Dean Lamb: guitar

Spencer Prewett: drums

Oliver Rae Aleron: vocals

Tobi Morelli: guitar

Jared Smith: bass

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