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

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