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Coming out of Southern California during the rap-metal explosion around the turn of the century, Atreyu crafted a sound much closer to Agnostic Front or Hatebreed. The metalcore quintet was formed by Brandon Saller (drums/vocals), Dan Jacobs (guitar), Chris Thomson (bass), Travis Miguel (guitar), and Alex Varkatzas (vocals). Their warped, detuned guitars were matched by pounding drums and acidic vocals, which gave the material an edge otherwise absent from their sludge metal. Atreyu released various demos, including the seven-song EP Visions, in the late '90s before commercially debuting with the Fractures in the Facade of Your Porcelain Beauty EP on Tribunal in late 2001; the full-length Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses appeared the next year on Victory. Touring almost nonstop in support of the record, the group faced lineup changes as bassist Marc McKnight replaced Thomson before the recording of their follow-up. Atreyu's second full-length, The Curse, surfaced in June 2004 and went on to sell over 300,000 copies; it was re-released with an accompanying DVD a year later. The guys hit the road hard, playing 2004's Ozzfest and 2005's Warped Tour, in addition to headlining their own successful world tour. They contributed a track to 2006's soundtrack to Underworld: Evolution and were near the top of the billing for the year's Taste of Chaos tour, alongside the Deftones and Thrice. Their next effort, A Death Grip on Yesterday, was issued in late March 2006 and hit number nine on the Billboard charts. Following a summer spent headlining the second stage at the year's Ozzfest, Atreyu jumped into the major-label waters over at Hollywood Records, leaving an early-2007 best-of collection as their Victory farewell. Their Hollywood debut, Lead Sails Paper Anchor, followed later in the year. In 2008 the album was re-released with bonus materials, including a DVD. Atreyu didn't waste any time, and in late 2009 they released their fifth studio album, the critically acclaimed Congregation of the Damned. The album would be their last for some time, as the band went on hiatus the following year to focus on family matters and various other musical pursuits. They reconvened in 2015 with the Destroy/Spinefarm Records-issued Long Live, which featured 12 new hard-hitting tracks, including the blistering title cut and first single. ~ Bradley Torreano
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Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   Becoming the Bull
  3.   Slow Burn
  4.   Right Side of the Bed
  5.   Falling Down
  6.   The Crimson
  7.   Bleeding Mascara
  8.   Lip Gloss and Black
  9.   Storm To Pass
  10.   This Flesh a Tomb
  11.   My Fork in the Road
  12.   The Remembrance Ballad
  13.   Creature
  14.   Your Private War
  15.   Do You Know Who You Are?
  16.   Long Live
  17.   Ex's and Oh's
  18.   You Eclipsed by Me
  19.   Demonology and Heartache
  20.   Blow
  21.   Ain't Love Grand
  22.   When Two Are One
  23.   You Give Love a Bad Name
  24.   The Theft
  25.   Right Side of Bed
  26.   Cut Off The Head
  27.   Honor
  28.   Moments Before Dawn
  29.   Untitled Finale
  30.   Guitar Gangsters and Cadillac Blood
  31.   Doomsday
  32.   Nevada's Grace
  33.   Gallows
  34.   Lose It
  35.   Coffin Nails
  36.   Congregation of the Damned
  37.   Tulips Are Better
  38.   Wait for You
  39.   Black Days Begin
  40.   [CD-ROM Track]
  41.   Can't Happen Here
  42.   Dilated
  43.   A Song for the Optimists
  44.   My Sanity on the Funeral Pyre
  45.   Reckless
  46.   Brass Balls
  47.   Heartbeats and Flatlines
  48.   Insatiable
  49.   Ravenous
  50.   We Stand Up
  51.   Our Sick Story (Thus Far)
  52.   Lead Sails (And a Paper Anchor)
  53.   A Bitter Broken Memory
  54.   I Would Kill Lie Die (For You)
  55.   Livin' on the Edge
  56.   So Wrong
  57.   Lonely
  58.   Living Each Day Like You're Already Dead
  59.   Start to Break
  60.   Live to Labor
  61.   You Were the King, Now You're Unconscious
  62.   Stop! Before It's Too Late and We've Destroyed It All
  63.   No One Cares
  64.   Five Vicodin Chased with a Shot of Clarity
  65.   Blood Children (Intro)
  66.   A Vampire's Lament
  67.   At Least I Know I'm a Sinner
  68.   Someone's Standing on My Chest
  69.   Taking Back Every Word That I Said
  70.   Revival (Interlude)
  71.   Bleeding Is a Luxury
  72.   Shameful
  73.   Corseting
  74.   An Interlude
  75.   Deanne the Arsonist
  76.   A Letter to Someone Like You
  77.   So Others May Live

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