After weeks of cryptic videos, Atreyu have officially confirmed what fans of the band have been assuming would be happening; a reunion.
The band, who went on a hiatus about three years ago, began dropping cryptic videos over the past month which lead to many to assume that the band would be reuniting in support of the tenth anniversary of their hit record, The Curse.
Today, it was confirmed that they will be one of the headliners for this year’s Monster Energy Aftershock Festival.
But, that isn’t the only good news to becoming out of their camp; the band also revealed that they are in the process of recording new music.
“The time has come,” says Atreyu drummer Brandon Saller. “We have been spending the last few months planning this moment. Writing new music and thinking about the future while also reflecting on the past. We all came to the conclusion that it was the right time. Our history is too powerful to ignore forever. Our fans have given us too much. The void of Atreyu, in the world and within ourselves, had existed for long enough. We are happy to announce that after almost 4 years, the beast has risen!”
Atreyu’s Alex Varkatzas adds, “To say we are looking forward to playing this year’s Aftershock Festival is an understatement. It’s been 3+ years since we have rocked the stage as brothers, and to be playing with all these high caliber bands, in the state that we call home, is truly awesome.”
The Monster Energy Aftershock Festival is slated to take place on September 13 and September 14 at Discover Park in Sacramento, CA. Weezer, Rise Against, Of Mice & Men and many more have already been confirmed, though today brings us four other bands to the list including Atreyu; Escape the Fate, Tech N9Ne, and Islander were confirmed additions today.
MONSTER ENERGY AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL LINE-UP:
Saturday, September 13: Weezer, The Offspring, Limp Bizkit, AWOLNATION, Chevelle, Tech N9ne, Bad Religion, Pepper, Black Label Society, Hellyeah, Memphis May Fire, Fuel, Dead Sara, Nothing More, The Last Internationale, Butcher Babies, Emmure, Sleepwave, Anti-Mortem, Eyes Set To Kill, Viza, Dig The Kid, Islander
Sunday, September 14: Rob Zombie, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Rise Against, Seether, Mastodon, Pennywise, Theory of a Deadman, Buckcherry, Of Mice & Men, We Came As Romans, Atreyu, Black Stone Cherry, Otherwise, KYNG, Escape The Fate, Lacuna Coil, Redlight King, We Are Harlot, Burn Halo, Crossfaith, New Medicine, Cilver