Slacker Logo



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
Read More Read Less

Stations Featuring


    10 songs

    Xtreme Alt Rock

    Xtreme Alt Rock
    1 song

    Hard Rock

    Hard Rock
    3 songs

    Metal Mosh Pit

    Metal Mosh Pit
    2 songs

Albums by

Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   Becoming the Bull
  3.   Falling Down
  4.   Slow Burn
  5.   Right Side of the Bed
  6.   The Crimson
  7.   Bleeding Mascara
  8.   Lip Gloss and Black
  9.   My Fork in the Road
  10.   Storm To Pass
  11.   The Remembrance Ballad
  12.   This Flesh a Tomb
  13.   Your Private War
  14.   Creature
  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.   You Give Love a Bad Name
  21.   The Theft
  22.   Blow
  23.   Untitled Finale
  24.   I Would Kill Lie Die (For You)
  25.   Lose It
  26.   Doomsday
  27.   When Two Are One
  28.   Lead Sails (And a Paper Anchor)
  29.   Start to Break
  30.   [CD-ROM Track]
  31.   Shameful
  32.   Reckless
  33.   Cut Off The Head
  34.   Wait for You
  35.   Stop! Before It's Too Late and We've Destroyed It All
  36.   At Least I Know I'm a Sinner
  37.   Guitar Gangsters and Cadillac Blood
  38.   Honor
  39.   A Bitter Broken Memory
  40.   Lonely
  41.   Taking Back Every Word That I Said
  42.   Moments Before Dawn
  43.   Brass Balls
  44.   Insatiable
  45.   So Wrong
  46.   Congregation of the Damned
  47.   Bleeding Is a Luxury
  48.   No One Cares
  49.   Our Sick Story (Thus Far)
  50.   Five Vicodin Chased with a Shot of Clarity
  51.   Nevada's Grace
  52.   Corseting
  53.   A Vampire's Lament
  54.   Ain't Love Grand
  55.   We Stand Up
  56.   Gallows
  57.   Tulips Are Better
  58.   Revival (Interlude)
  59.   Live to Labor