ATREYU entered a brief period of dormancy in 2011, after having steadily risen to the top of the metalcore heap during the American metal Renaissance of the '00s. The inactivity is over. The beast has risen. The dust has been shaken off. ATREYU is back and it is poised for big things through the rest of 2014 and beyond.
ATREYU has a September 11 gig at Chain Reaction in its native Orange County, California — tickets to which sold out in less than a minute — and a much-heralded appearance at the 2014 edition of Aftershock on the horizon. They also have quite a surprise in store for fans this Friday, September 5.
Drummer/vocalist Brandon Saller has offered a hint of what's to come, indicating that it is the fans that keep the ATREYU engines running at full throttle. He said, "This is the rebirth of ATREYU. You have stood by us for countless years. This is for you. Thank you."
Singer Alex Varkatzas concurred, saying, "We can't wait to share this with our fans and the world. We are revitalized!"
Tune in Friday, September 5 at 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m. ET to find out exactly what ATREYU has in store for fans and the metal world.
With over one million records sold in the U.S. alone, ATREYU made a dent on the metal scene over the last decade with fan-coveted releases like 2006's "A Death-Grip on Yesterday" (#9 Billboard Top 200), 2007's "Lead Sails Paper Anchor" (#8 Billboard Top 200) and 2009's "Congregation Of The Damned" (#18 Billboard Top 200), and then bowed out in 2011 to recharge and focus on their personal lives. The wait is over...