Aug 062022

Returning technical metalcore outfit Becoming The Archetype have premiered ‘The Calling’ from their comeback album “Children Of The Great Extinction“. That record will be their first in a decade and Solid State Records will have it out on August 26th.

Guitarist/vocalist Seth Hecox commented:

“‘The Calling‘ holds a special place in my heart. It was one of the first songs I began writing riffs for a couple years ago when we were in the early stages of writing songs for this new album. As I was putting it together, it almost felt like I was channeling the old-school BtA spirit. I mean, that original ‘Terminate Damnation‘ energy.”

Our producer Nate started working on it with me, and pulled out even more interesting facets of things that we’ve done since the beginning that have become our characteristically unique calling cards. Together, we crafted a big, epic intro with orchestration — horns and everything. Then after making it huge, it gets… tiny. Quiet. Still. A single, haunting piano. And that’s where I think Jason hit a home run on the lyrics for this song. In my spiritual tradition, profound truth often comes not in the loud bombastic proclamations, but in the calm of the still, small, quietness.

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Jul 162022

Returning technical death metal band Becoming The Archetype have debuted a second single from their comeback album, “Children Of The Great Extinction“. An August 26th release date has been scheduled for that effort via Solid State Records. For now, you can check out this newly shared offering from it, ‘The Remnant’.

The song title itself is a throwback of sorts, as the band were known as The Remnant and even released a then eponymous album prior to rebranding themselves as Becoming The Archetype in the early 2000s. You can find this track across various streaming services here. An unofficial upload of it has emerged on YouTube below:

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Jun 292022

Technical death metal band Becoming The Archetype have announced their return from hiatus. To that end their first studio album since 2012’s I Am has just been announced for an August 26th release. Solid State Records will be issuing that effort, which the band have christened “Children Of The Great Extinction“.

A first single from it, ‘The Lost Colony’ has been shared online in advance. Check out the music video below.

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Oct 252012

Want to win a CD, t-shirt, pocket protector from Becoming The Archetype and Solid State Records?  Hails ad Horns can make that happen. Fill out the form here and they will randomly pick a winner on Tuesday November 6th.

Becoming The Archetype fifth album I Am was released last month, September 18th. via Solid State Records. The album is available in stores and online now! Get it at your local Best Buy, or record store. You can also download the album online at iTunes or Amazon MP3. Click here to read our review. Continue reading »

Becoming The Archetype – I AM

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Oct 192012

One of the biggest challenges that could face a band is when the line up has several changes over the course of its existence (The last remaining original, founding members of the band, bassist, lead vocalist Jason Wisdom & drummer Brent Duckett left the band late 2011). Effectively having the potential to alter the DNA the band is synonymous for, or has become popularized through.

The result could either impact negatively, or be a refreshingly leap that is both effective and inspiring, charting a new course that could take them to the next level. The result is that their sixth release, “I am” is an album that I find effectively balances precariously between the two. The Current line up stands currently as, Seth Hecox – rhythm guitar, keyboards, clean vocals, Daniel Gailey – lead guitar, backing vocals, Chris McCane – lead vocals, Codey Watkins – bass and Chris Heaton – drums, percussion. Continue reading »