Tech-Death masters ARCHSPIRE and VIRVUM will be kicking off their Tech Trek IV tour on THIS Thursday, May 9 in Seattle, WA and will travel throughout the U.S. until the tour’s conclusion on June 4 in Boise, ID. The full run of dates and ticket links can be found below as well as on ARCHSPIRE’s Official Website.
Moreover, ARCHSPIRE have partnered up with Sheet Happens to release the full bass and guitar transcription for their latest full-length, ‘Relentless Mutation.’ The book has been made available for purchase online today, May 7, at 3:00 P.M. EDT. The Printed & Digital Books come with an instant download pack containing the Print-Ready Guitar Book PDF (eBook) and the Complete Guitar Pro files. It can be purchased HERE.
ARCHSPIRE have previously announced that they will perform ‘Relentless Mutation’ in its entirety on this trek. The album was nominated for a JUNO Award (Canadian Grammy) in 2018.
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TECH TREK IV
ARCHSPIRE + VIRVUM (w/ Inferi and Wormhole):
05/09: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/10: Portland, OR @ Twilight Cafe & Bar (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/11: Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/12: West Hollywood, CA @ Whiskey-A-Go-Go (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/13: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick (TICKETS)
05/14: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/15: El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill (EVENT LINK) **Tix available @ door D.O.S.
05/16: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/17: Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live! (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/18: Corpus Christi, TX @ Boozers Rock Bar (TICKETS)
05/19: New Orleans, LA @ Santos **Tix TBA**
05/20: Orlando, FL @ The Haven (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/21: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory) (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/22: Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/23: Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/24: Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/25: Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/26: Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/27: Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/28: Louisville, KY @ The Tiger Room (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/29: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/30: St. Louis, MO @ Firebird (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/31: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room (TICKETS)
06/01: Denver, CO @ Roxy Theater (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
06/03: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
06/04: Boise, ID @ The Shredder (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
Additionally, ARCHSPIRE have recently made both national and international headlines for being the perfect musical template for the creation of Artificially Intelligent death metal.
Dadabots is special artificial intelligent (AI) software that creates music. The software, developed by Berkley College of Music graduates Zack Zukowski and CJ Carr, is built upon a “recurrent neural network” that receives data and then uses it to interpret musical sequences on its own. Simply stated, the software teaches itself how to compose music based on the work of an existing band as its data-set.
After several failed attempts at creating stable, listenable death metal, the creators turned to the music of ARCHSPIRE, which ended up being the perfect template to generating metal tunes via artificial intelligence.
“The neural net we used listened to ‘Relentless Mutation’ over and over again,” explains Zukowski. “All raw audio, no tabs, no midi. It generates what it thinks it hears and tunes itself until it begins to intimate the sounds from the original album. After generating, it randomly stitches the audios together, refills the buffer, and streams it with ffmpeg. Repeat.”
He continues, “The remarkable part is the high quality-to-shit ratio. We tried this with 100 albums and found that Archspire’s music made for the most interesting bot. Zero curation was necessary. Everything it generates sounds good to us. You’re hearing everything it makes. Our theory is the faster the blast beats, the more stable the net. Archspire is absurdly fast – they are basically machines. So far, we haven’t found anything that works better.”
ARCHSPIRE adds, “We’ve been hearing about this ‘AI that’s trained on Archspire writing death metal’ over the past few weeks. Well, here’s the thing: We actually aren’t surprised about this. We’ve been utilizing very similar technology to write our music this entire time. The program we’ve been using? It’s called T.O.B.I. It stands for:
“Tobi has been part of our writing process since 2009, and while you may notice that he takes on a physical form as guitarist in the band, rest assured under those tight fitting clothes, he’s more machine than man.”
To hear some of the AI-generated albums that Dadabots have produced, visit their YOUTUBEand OFFICIAL BANDCAMP. More on the project can be read in a document the researchers’ produced in 2017 at THIS LOCATION.
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