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

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