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

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