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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.   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.   My Fork in the Road
  11.   The Remembrance Ballad
  12.   Creature
  13.   This Flesh a Tomb
  14.   Your Private War
  15.   Do You Know Who You Are?
  16.   Long Live
  17.   Ex's and Oh's
  18.   Demonology and Heartache
  19.   You Eclipsed by Me
  20.   You Give Love a Bad Name
  21.   Doomsday
  22.   Blow
  23.   Untitled Finale
  24.   When Two Are One
  25.   Livin' on the Edge
  26.   The Theft
  27.   Lonely
  28.   Right Side of Bed
  29.   Start to Break
  30.   Can't Happen Here
  31.   You Were the King, Now You're Unconscious
  32.   Ain't Love Grand
  33.   Lead Sails (And a Paper Anchor)
  34.   Our Sick Story (Thus Far)
  35.   My Sanity on the Funeral Pyre
  36.   Heartbeats and Flatlines
  37.   Guitar Gangsters and Cadillac Blood
  38.   Wait for You
  39.   Gallows
  40.   Black Days Begin
  41.   Coffin Nails
  42.   Congregation of the Damned
  43.   Shameful
  44.   A Letter to Someone Like You
  45.   Brass Balls
  46.   I Would Kill Lie Die (For You)
  47.   So Others May Live
  48.   So Wrong
  49.   Bleeding Is a Luxury
  50.   Stop! Before It's Too Late and We've Destroyed It All
  51.   No One Cares
  52.   Lose It
  53.   Honor
  54.   Nevada's Grace
  55.   A Vampire's Lament
  56.   Living Each Day Like You're Already Dead
  57.   Reckless
  58.   Moments Before Dawn
  59.   A Bitter Broken Memory
  60.   Deanne the Arsonist