Architects are a British metalcore band from Brighton, East Sussex. The band currently consists of vocalist Sam Carter, drummer Dan Searle, bassist Alex Dean and guitarists Adam Christianson and Josh Middleton. The band's first name was Inharmonic, which was swiftly changed to Counting the Days, and finally to Architects after a couple of years. They have released seven studio albums and one split EP with Dead Swans to date.
All members of the band are vegan, having turned to veganism after watching several documentaries on the subject. The band is also a promoter of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, with Carter being one of its British ambassadors.
On August 20, 2016, lead guitarist, primary songwriter, keyboardist and founding member Tom Searle died after a three-year battle with skin cancer (melanoma). The band continued touring in tribute to Searle. Architects have since released a single entitled Doomsday, which was a leftover track from their previous album production sessions on which Searle had begun work before his death, but was ultimately completed by his bandmates posthumously. A day after the single was released, the band announced that Sylosis guitarist Josh Middleton had become a full-time member of the band, having filled in for Searle in Architects' live shows since his death.