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

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