Atreyu Announce New Album, ‘Long Live’

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After revealing plans to release a new album in 2015, Atreyu have officially confirmed the name of the new record as well as the release date, well at least release month.

The band’s upcoming sixth studio album will be titled Long Live and is set to be released this September through their new record label, Search and Destroy Records, who they signed with back in November.

The California group revealed the new album information on Facebook when they posted an image which featured their name, the record’s title, and the words “new album September 2015.”

Exciting stuff.

The new album, according to frontman Alex Varkatzas will go back to their roots and will sound more like The Curse than anything else.

“Absolutely no melodic vocals on my end. AMEN! Happy to get back to my roots and still bring in some new tricks. My brothers and I have made our best record yet. Can’t wait to share it with you all,” wrote Varkatzas on Facebook back in February.

Apparently, the sentiments ring true throughout the band because even drummer Brandon Saller said the same during an interview.

“I think going away for a while and not being in this band and coming back and being able to think about what you love most about the band… I mean, those were conversations that we had… Like, what do we love most? What’s our strong suit? What do we feel most comfortable doing? ‘Cause that’s what we wanna do, ’cause that’s the most fun,” said Saller during an interview with Australian publication, Music Feeds earlier this year during Soundwave 2015.

“So I think, for him [Varkatzas], he was, like, ‘I just wanna f—ing come out and rip people’s heads off,’” he continued.

“So it was, like, ‘All right. Cool. You don’t wanna sing? You don’t sing. That’s how we started. I’ll sing. And you just f—ing go nuts.’ And everyone’s stoked on it. And he’s doing different s–t. He’s doing a lot of different stuff on the new record — different sh-t he’s never done before. But it’s brutal. It’s f—ing awesome.”

Atreyu’s last album, before their hiatus, was 2009’s Congregation of the Damned.

Earlier this month, they released their first ever Record Store Day contribution; a 7″ EP which featured their newest tracks, “So Others May Live” and “When the Day is Done.”

Reading and Leeds Unveil 60+ New Artists to 2015 Line-Up

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Just when we though Reading and Leeds had finished unveiling their complete line-up for the 2015 incarnation of the yearly festival, organizers has officially given the completed line-up today.

Back in February when organizers released the flyer for the weekend-long event, a big chunk of the line-up had been revealed making some assume (like us) that those were all the people heading to the United Kingdom for the Bank Holiday. One thing that did not escape us were the two “special guest TBA” spots and the promise that a lot more acts would be added.

Now, those vacant spots have been revealed as well as over 60+ new acts that include Alt-J, Against Me!, The Gaslight Anthem, AWOLNATION, Modern Baseball, The Bots, Atreyu, PVRIS, and many more.

Check out the new additions to the line-up below.

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Reading and Leeds will take place during the weekend of August 28-30. Tickets are on sale, but if you haven’t already purchased them already, it might be a good idea to do so now or really soon.

Canada’s Amnesia Rockfest Announce Tenth Anniversary Line-Up and Reunions

Canada’s Amnesia Rockfest will be celebrating its tenth anniversary in a big way this year with artists like System of a Down, Linkin Park, The Offspring, and Slayer making the trip to Montebello, QC for the weekend-long festivities.

But even with the big name headliners for this year’s event, it looks like the theme might be reunions and anniversaries. One of the several bands reuniting this year at the show will be Thrice, who officially said good-bye to fans in 2012.

Late last year, the band posted a cryptic photograph on their social media accounts with the band’s name and “2015.” Since then, there have been no updates unless you count frontman Dustin Kensrue releasing a new song yesterday or drummer Riley Breckenridge being part of Angels and Airwaves.

The new year is a month and a half in and it looks like one of the big things coming for them in 2015 is a reunion at the show. The timing of the reunion couldn’t come at a better time for fans of the California band since their fourth studio record, Vheissu, turns ten in October.

Sadly, this is as close as we have gotten to any updates from the Thrice camp.

But don’t leave it to Thrice to have all the fun during the weekend; Refused, From Autumn to Ashes and Atreyu will all be reuniting during the weekend-long festival. but like we said, it seems Amnesia is taking a page out of Riot Fest’s book and having bands performing some important albums from their discography in full.

The Offspring will perform Americana, the Deftones will perform Around the Fur and Rancid will perform…And Out Come the Wolves.

Check out the full line-up below.

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Amnesia Rockfest will take place during the weekend of June 18-21.

Atreyu to Release New Album in 2015, Sign to New Label

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Atreyu’s return from their hiatus might have been sparked by rumors that they would do so to celebrate the tenth year anniversary of their second album/breakthrough record The Curse, but after confirming their return to the music world, it looks like any speculation that it would be short-lived has been proven wrong.

The California band have announced they have officially signed with Search and Destroy Records, a joint venture between Power Management and Spinefarms Records.

“We’re truly excited for this union,” said Atreyu drummer, Brandon Saller. “Signing with Spinefarm/Search and Destroy will truly allow us to create without restraint. We are looking forward to the future.”

The new album which we’re only given a projected released time frame of 2015, will be the band’s first new studio album since 2009’s Congregation of the Damned. We do know that one of the songs to be featured on the record will be recently released track, “So Other May Live” which can be heard below.

Atreyu marked their return by playing several shows including an appearance at Chain Reaction in September only to be followed by an appearance at the Aftershock Festival a few days later.

Two weeks ago, they took the stage at Slipknot’s annual Knotfest and are scheduled to appear at next year’s South by so What Festival in Texas in March. Not too shabby for a band that came out of hibernation in July.

South By So What? Unleash Second List of Bands

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South By So What? have released the second list of artist who will be taking the trip to Texas in late March.

The second unveil of the annual festival which will be turning eight in 2015, recently announced bands such as Atreyu, Chiodos, For Today, Hatebreed, I See Stars, Motionless in White, Superhaven, This Wild Life, and many more.

One of the treats to come from the newly revealed list comes courtesy of Cartel. The Georgia-based band will be performing their debut album, 2005’s Chroma in full during their setThat’s one way to celebrate the tenth anniversary of your break-out record.

Check out the up to date list of artists which includes over 100 bands, and the final list hasn’t even been revealed yet.

New bands announced:

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Capsize
Cartel performing Chroma in its entirety
Chiodos
Conquer Divide
Dear You
Driver Friendly
Fallujah
Fear & Wonder
For The Win
For Today
Gideon
Hatebreed
Hotel Books
Invent, Animate
I See Stars
Jesse Lawson
Motionless In White
Mouth Of The South
Oceano
Silent Screams
Superheaven
The Last Ten Seconds Of Life
This Wild Life

First group of bands:

Black Tongue
Boris The Blade
Dayseeker
Enter Shikari
Ghost Atlas
He Is Legend
Lydia
Mayday Parade
Monuments
Outline in Color
Parables
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
The Alchemy Index
The Browning
The Maine
The Ongoing Concept
We Came As Romans
Yesterday As Today

South By So What? will take place during the weekend of March 20-22 at the QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie, TX. Tickets are currently on sale, so maybe it’s time to start buying them.

Atreyu Stream First New Song in Three Years

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After three years of being quiet and on hiatus, Atreyu have finally come back with a brand new song. The track is titled “So Others may Live,” and is currently up on the band’s Music Glue account where you can download it for free.

When asked about the meaning behind the song, frontman Alex Varkatzas explained the event that inspired him to write the track.

“‘So Others May Live’ is inspired by one of my best friends, who is ex-military. The things our troops go through to protect us are pretty unreal. Their treatment after leaves a lot to be desired, as well. The song honors them and condemns our government’s constant deployment of these brave souls. The people who fight and die for us often come from a certain socio-economic background — the working class.

The people making these decisions to send our nation’s children to war come from positions of privilege and wealth; their kids aren’t the ones getting deployed and they aren’t risking their lives every day at work. Yet they order the working class to go ‘keep us safe’ at the drop of a hat, it feels like. It’s bullshit. It’s the politicians and the rich of this country waging war to keep the majority pre-occupied, so they can make money and advance their bullshit political agendas. The expense is ‘expendable’ working class/poor Americans’ lives, never the rich.”

Check out the new song below.

Atreyu’s comeback song comes almost two months after the band began releasing cryptic videos on the web. At the time, fans were becoming suspicious that they would be returning to the music world because of the tenth anniversary of The Curse. The band will official begin its comeback with their first show as a unit Chain Reaction on September 11, 2014 and an appearance at the Aftershock Festival on September 14th, 2014

Atreyu Confirm Reunion, New Music

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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

Atreyu Release Suspicious Teaser

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Atreyu are up to something, but what exactly, we don’t know. It looks like the band have opted to leave their fans in the dark about that until an official announcement is made.

Suspiciously, a video was uploaded to the band’s official YouTube page the other day with nothing more than #atreyu as the title. What makes this even more of a suspicious teaser is the fact that like many of our favorite records, their album The Curse turns ten this year.

Though nothing has been said about the teaser or anything else for that matter, it might have something to do with that (we assume) because the band have been on hiatus since 2011 while their last album was 2009’s Congregation of the Damned.

Watch the teaser.

Atreyu to Reunited for ‘The Curse’ Ten Year Anniversary?

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Could an Atreyu reunion be on the horizon?

Things are beginning to look that way after a picture featuring the members of the band was uploaded to their Facebook page, yesterday. There was no caption for the picture, just the image of the line-up at what looks like a restaurant, hanging out.

Coincidentally, this year will mark the tenth anniversary of Atreyu’s hit album, 2004’s The Curse which is probably a staple for anyone who was a teenager in that time frame (we were).

This year will also mark almost three years since they decided to go on a hiatus, so of course fans of the hard rock band would be starting to look for connections between the picture post and the anniversary of the album.

The new post also comes as further evidence that the band had been working on something because their previous post was dated May 11, 2013 in which they asked fans to repost a message “if you want Atreyu to write a new song for your ears to bleed to.”

But sadly, at the current moment there has been no confirmation or denial on whether a ten-year anniversary tour will be in the works or if they had taken to the studio during the last three years to put out a surprise album sometime this year. Time will only tell and we are hoping that we will be able to see them perform “Right Side of the Bed” or “Ex’s and Oh’s,” soon.

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