KYLE PASTOR (ARCHETYPES COLLIDE): “We’re Crushing Goals Right Now That Five Years Ago We’d Joke About”

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Upcoming Metalcore band Archetypes Collide are set to release their self titled debut album on March 31st. Archetypes Collide’s vocalist took the time to talk with Metal Express Radio about the band’s upcoming album, the formation of the band, their upcoming tour with Trivium, and more. Check out the chat below!

Metal Express Radio: Archetypes Collide’s self titled debut album is set to be released on March 31st, what can you tell fans about the upcoming release?

Pastor: It’s going to be huge. I feel like every single song on this album could be its own standalone single and yet every song has its own distinct style ranging from heavy riffs to straight up Pop jams. We’re stoked to let everyone in on it.

MER: How was it writing and recording together as a band for a full-length for the first time?

Pastor: It was amazing. Typically when you do singles and shorter EPs, the writing gets limited to more “down the pipe” songs and you don’t have a lot of room for experimenting with sound or trying new things but with this full length album, I feel like we were able to do all of that and yet still continue to keep that same big song mentality throughout.

MER: How did the formation of the band come about?

Pastor: Initially me and Tyler (drums) met up with some friends to jam back in 2012. Recorded a few songs here and there but no one else really wanted to play with us back then haha. It wasn’t until around 2016 we started playing shows cause we somehow found a way to convince Brandon (guitar) and Jared (guitar) to jam with us. Brought Ky (bass) on in 2019 and we’ve been a solid 5 piece ever since.

MER: The band recently released a video for the song “What If I Fall,” what kind of feedback have you been able to receive?

Pastor: The response has been insane to say the least. So many times over the past few weeks we’ve just had to sit back and be like, “what the heck are we doing?!?” Life is wild and I feel like it’s simply because we have amazing fans that truly love what we do and what we’re about. It’s a wholesome feeling to be a part of something bigger than us.

MER: Archetypes Collide will be touring North America with Beartooth and Trivium later this year, what are your expectations on the upcoming tour?

Pastor: Expecting to carb load on pizza every night with the boys. But ultimately we’re stoked about how big these shows are gonna be. And we know the fans of Beartooth, Trivium and Malevolence have a strong reputation so to be able to get in on that and make some new friends will be next level for us.

MER: What do you see as plans for the band after the tour?

Pastor: Back to the grind of writing new music. Probably hanging with friends and family and looking forward to the next tour!

MER: Who do you hope to tour with and why?

Pastor: Obviously all of the heavy hitters in our scene are on our radar. Bands like Paramore, Bring Me The Horizon, My Chem, would be insane to run on the road with.

MER: Who are some of the band’s influences to play music?

Pastor: Huge Linkin Park influences for me. The legacy Chester left as a vocalist is something that has shaped me as a vocalist and will probably stick with me for a long time.

MER: What are your hopes for the band’s future?

Pastor: Onward and upward. We’re crushing goals right now that 5 years ago we’d joke about even having a chance to pull off. Every day is a new mountaintop for us but I think if we stay true to what got us to this point it’ll only keep moving us in the right direction.

MER: How would you describe the band’s sound?

Pastor: It’s all in the name. We love incorporating different genre “archetypes” into the Rock and Metal niche. From Country, to Pop, to Folk, it’s something that keeps us on our toes with looking for new ways to write but also to grow as musicians in this industry. We’re stoked to keep pushing boundaries of what’s possible and see how high it can take us.


  • Matt Zaniboni

    Matthew is an interviewer here at Metal Express Radio. He started his passion for music journalism back in his college radio days serving as the Heavy Metal Director at WKKL out of Hyannis Massachusetts. During Matt’s tenure in radio, he has had time working for commercial stations in Boston Massachusetts such as WAAF, WZLX AND 98.5 The Sports Hub before landing with Metal Express Radio. Anytime you want to talk heavy Metal, hockey, Guiness, and dad life, Matt is your guy m/

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