Northern Irish metal outfit Archives are back with new single and video titled “Matriarch”. The song is a full on juggernaut of a track packed full of huge chugging riffs, melodic hooks and is a heavy musically as it is thematically with a big emphasis on mental health and dealing with loss.

Speaking on the song vocalist Adam Holland shares: “Matriarch is a song about how human beings process loss & grief in many different forms.  In this case hiding away from the reality of losing someone even if it means you may never get to properly say goodbye in order to save your last memory of a loved one being a positive one & not bed ridden. Grief is difficult. The inevitability of someone’s life decaying is something you can only hide away from briefly eventually you have to face the music.”

Check out the music video for “Matriarch” here:




“Matriarch” is now available on all major streaming platforms.

Catch them live in the UK on the following dates:

2/7/23 – Scrapfest – Belfast

4/8/23 – Blondies – London

5/8/23 – Electric Banana – Weston Super Mare

6/8/23 – Bristol – Exchange basement

24/08/23 – Cork – Fred Zeppelins

25/08/23 – Belfast – Deers Head

26/08/23 – Whelans – Dublin

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