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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.   The Crimson
  7.   Bleeding Mascara
  8.   Ex's and Oh's
  9.   Lip Gloss and Black
  10.   Storm To Pass
  11.   My Fork in the Road
  12.   You Eclipsed by Me
  13.   Demonology and Heartache
  14.   This Flesh a Tomb
  15.   The Remembrance Ballad
  16.   Creature
  17.   Your Private War
  18.   Do You Know Who You Are?
  19.   Blow
  20.   The Theft
  21.   Doomsday
  22.   Start to Break
  23.   Wait for You
  24.   You Give Love a Bad Name
  25.   We Stand Up
  26.   Live To Labor
  27.   Guitar Gangsters and Cadillac Blood
  28.   When Two Are One
  29.   Long Live
  30.   Honor
  31.   Lose It
  32.   Lead Sails (And a Paper Anchor)
  33.   Gallows
  34.   So Others May Live
  35.   Ravenous
  36.   Lonely
  37.   Our Sick Story (Thus Far)
  38.   Tulips Are Better
  39.   Black Days Begin
  40.   Untitled Finale
  41.   A Vampire's Lament
  42.   Someone's Standing on My Chest
  43.   Revival (Interlude)
  44.   You Were the King, Now You're Unconscious
  45.   Coffin Nails
  46.   Stop! Before It's Too Late and We've Destroyed It All
  47.   Can't Happen Here
  48.   Five Vicodin Chased with a Shot of Clarity