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

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