Lost Forever // Lost Together is the sixth studio album by British metalcore band Architects, released on 11 March 2014 globally through Epitaph Records; with the exception of UNFD in Australia and New Damage in Canada.
Lost Forever // Lost Together was recorded at Swedish recording studio Studio Fredman with producers Henrik Udd and Fredrik Nordström. They were chosen because of Architects’ admiration for the production work Nordström and Udd had done with other metal bands like Bring Me the Horizon and At The Gates. In a conscious decision to not mimic the bluntly political themes of Daybreaker, Architects lyricist Tom Searle wrote about his experiences with cancer, though he still looked at the themes of environmentalism, religious extremism and current affairs. Musically, the band put more focus on post-rock influenced spacey elements with the use of electronics and orchestration.
Upon its release, Lost Forever // Lost Together received critical acclaim from critics, achieving an aggregated 82/100 on Metacritic, based on 6 reviews. The album also charted in six countries’ mainstream album charts, four of which it achieved places within the top 40. The band has released two singles in promotion for the record, “Naysayer” and “Broken Cross”, with the former debuting at number 3 on the UK Rock Chart, and have also released a music video for “Gravedigger”. The band has also promoted the album through shows in Europe, North America and Australasia.