Architects: “Some of the most fun we had on this record was without guitars… although guitarists might not want to hear that!”

[L-R] Adam Christianson and Josh Middleton
(Image credit: Mariano Regidor/Redferns)

On November 21 last year, British metalcore quintet Architects hit the stage of London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall for what would be one of the biggest shows of their career to date. 

There was just one big difference – thanks to the lockdown measures in place there was no one in the building other than their entourage, though thousands of fans around the world were able to participate and experience the event online…

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Amit Sharma

Amit has been writing for titles like Total GuitarMusicRadar and Guitar World for over a decade and counts Richie Kotzen, Guthrie Govan and Jeff Beck among his primary influences as a guitar player. He's worked for magazines like Kerrang!Metal HammerClassic RockProgRecord CollectorPlanet RockRhythm and Bass Player, as well as newspapers like Metro and The Independent, interviewing everyone from Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy to Slash and Jimmy Page, and once even traded solos with a member of Slayer on a track released internationally. As a session guitarist, he's played alongside members of Judas Priest and Uriah Heep in London ensemble Metalworks, as well as handled lead guitars for legends like Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols, The Faces) and Stu Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, G3).