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Below is our complete Atreyu news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Episodes three and four in Atreyu's series of videos documenting the recording of their new album "Lead Sails Paper Anchor" are now online. Episode three looks at bassist Mark McKnight's approach to his bass tracking while episode four focuses on guitarist Dan Jacob melting his fret board. Check them out at the links below:
Previously announced Atreyu headline fall tour dates will feature support from Haste The Day, It Dies Today, and a special guest yet to be announced. Here are the confirmed tour dates (more will be announced):
9/9 Boise, ID @ Big Easy Concert House
9/10 Spokane, WA @ Big Easy Concert Hall
9/12 Fargo, ND @ The Venue @ Playmakers
9/14 Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Club
9/16 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
9/18 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
9/19 Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
9/21 Reading, PA @ The Silo
9/22 Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
9/24 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
9/25 North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
9/28 Jacksonville, FL @ Plush
9/29 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
9/30 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
10/4 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Atreyu have posted two webisodes leading up to the release of their upcoming album, "Lead Sails, Paper Anchor," which will be released in Europe on August 27 through Roadrunner Records. Here are the various formats of the two webisodes:
Webisode #1 features interviews with the band members:
In Webisode #2 Drummer Brandon Saller gets up close and personal:
Acclaimed metallic rock act ATREYU has announced plans for a headlining tour in support of its upcoming Hollywood Records debut, "Lead Sails Paper Anchor". The much-buzzed-about album arrives in stores on August 28 and the tour begins September 9 at the Big Easy in Boise, ID, with openers HASTE THE DAY, IT DIES TODAY plus a special guest to be announced.
ATREYU, who will grace the October cover (on stands Aug. 21) of Revolver magazine, are currently previewing select songs from the new album while on the Family Values Tour, which sees them third on the bill and sharing the stage alongside the likes of KORN and EVANESCENCE.
Among their new tracks is hard-hitting lead single "Becoming the Bull", currently the No. 1 most added song at Active Rock radio and featured in EA Sports mega-popular new Madden '08 video game. The band recently shot a video for the song with director Kevin Kerslake (GREEN DAY, NIRVANA, SMASHING PUMPKINS) and is also confirmed for MTV2's "The Drop" for the week prior to their album release.
ATREYU headlining dates:
Sep. 09 - Boise, ID - Big Easy Concert House
Sep. 10 - Spokane, WA - Big Easy Concert Hall
Sep. 12 - Fargo, ND - The Venue @ Playmakers
Sep. 14 - Milwaukee, WI - The Eagles Club
Sep. 16 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
Sep. 18 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
Sep. 19 - Buffalo, NY - The Town Ballroom
Sep. 21 - Reading, PA - The Silo
Sep. 22 - Richmond, VA - Canal Club
Sep. 24 - Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
Sep. 25 - North Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
Sep. 28 - Jacksonville, FL - Plush
Sep. 29 - Nashville, TN - Rocketown
Sep. 30 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
Oct. 04 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
Roadrunner Records have announced the worldwide signing of Atreyu The group’s upcoming new album, as "Lead Sails Paper Anchor", will be released in Europe on August 27th.
Vocalist Alex Varkatzas comments, “We’re excited to be on a label with a roster we respect and with such a strong track record overseas. The ATREYU / Roadrunner combination is going to really shake things up, we feel confident about this relationship and can’t wait to start crushing together!”
Lead Sails Paper Anchor was produced by John Feldmann. The track listing is as follows:
3. Falling Down
4. Becoming The Bull
5. Lose It
6. Two Becomes One
7. No One Cares
8. Can’t Happen Here
9. Slow Burn
11. Lead Sails (And A Paper Anchor)
Drummer/co-vocalist Brandon Saller concludes, “Roadrunner has been supportive of our band for a very long time, it’s great to finally be an official part of the family. We love travelling to other parts of the world; now we have a label who will actually support us in doing so!”
LiveDaily.com reports: A second stage, more bands and a video-game contest have been added to this summer's Family Values Tour.
The festival's fifth installment is set to kick off July 20 with Korn and Evanescence topping the bill and sharing the main stage with Atreyu, Flyleaf, Trivium, and Hell Yeah, the new band comprising Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott and members of Mudvayne and Nothingface.
The second stage, sponsored by RedOctane video game "Guitar Hero," will host five additional bands, including up-and-comers Five Finger Death Punch, Invitro and Twin Method. Between sets, a national "Guitar Hero II" competition will take place on stage, with competitors vying for an autographed Korn guitar, band access passes and a chance to challenge Korn frontman Jonathan Davis to a game after the show.
The 30-city trek starts in Maryland Heights, MO, and makes its way across the US, wrapping in early September with four shows in California. The caravan of rockers is also set to stop in Toronto July 31st. Details are listed below.
As they did last year, organizers will offer $9.99 lawn seats in most cities.
Family Values, which Korn created with its management company in 1998, returned to the stage last summer following a five-year hiatus and saw its most successful run to date.
Korn is scheduled to release its eighth studio album, which won't have a name, on July 31. The set's first single, "Evolution," and a video that documents the making of the song, are streaming at Korn's website.
Here are the latest Family Values 2007 Tour dates: More...
Atreyu have revealed the track listing to their upcoming new album "Lead Sails Paper Anchor." It runs as follows:
01 - "Doomsday"
02 - "Honor"
03 - "Falling Down"
04 - "Becoming the Bull"
05 - "Slow Burn"
06 - "Two Become One"
07 - "No One Cares"
08 - "Can't Happen Here"
09 - "Lose it"
10 - "Blow"
11 - "Lead Sails (and a Paper Anchor)"
The album was produced by John Feldmann (The Used, Good Charlotte), mixed by Andy Wallace (Slipknot, Linkin Park) and is scheduled for an August 28th release date through Hollywood.
Atreyu have reportedly chosen "Lead Sails And A Paper Anchor" as the title to their new album which is currently on track for an August 28th release date through Hollywood.
The official line-up for the 2007 edition of the Family Values Tour has been announced. The tour, which will be co-headlined by Korn and Evanescence, will also feature Atreyu, Flyleaf, Trivium and Hellyeah. Talk of Aiden being on the tour was apparently premature and rumors of Lamb of God and Sevendust being on the tour had already been shot down.
Davis, Korn guitarist Munky, Vinnie and Atreyu singer Alex Varkatzas announced the tour on VirtualMTV.com in what was billed as the F--- the Press Press Conference, a virtual world open to fans and set up specifically to discuss the Family Values Tour.
An itinerary for 2007 has yet to be released, but the tour will hit the following cities: More...
Atreyu will release a greatest hits disc titled 'The Best Of...' on January 23rd. The track listing is as follows:
1. "Lip Gloss And Black"
2. "Ain't Love Grand"
3. "Living Each Day Like You're Already Dead"
4. "A Song For The Optimists"
5. "Deanne The Arsonist"
6. "Tulips Are Better"
7. "Someone's Standing On My Chest"
8. "Bleeding Mascara"
9. "Right Side Of The Bed"
10. "You Eclipsed By Me"
11. "The Crimson"
12. "Demonology And Heartache"
13. "My Sanity On The Funeral Pyre"
15. "Untitled Finale"
16. "Ex's And Oh's"
18. "The Theft"
Atreyu has issued a follow-up statement explaining in further detail the circumstances behind the recent removal of support act From First To Last from the group's headlining tour.
In a posting on its MySpace page, From First To Last stated about the trek, "We did everything possible to stay on this tour. Sonny [Moore, vocals] would not have been able to sing due to a tear in his vocal cord, but would have been onstage playing guitar while Craig, of Chiodos, would handle singing duties for the remainder of the tour. Our plan to enable us to play the rest of the tour was disregarded and as our crew was setting up for the show in Worcester, MA we were informed that we were being kicked off the tour. Understand that it was not our choice to leave this tour... we were forced to leave."
Atreyu's latest statement reads as follows:
"Atreyu has been portrayed in a terrible light during the course of this, and we're tired of it. We felt the need to make one final post including the honest truth about the issue.
"Due to Sonny's vocal problems forcing him to leave the tour, From First To Last would become an incomplete band. In the business of touring, from personal experience, and with the help of management (we have the same management as From First To Last, mind you), we came to the industry conclusion: incomplete band, incomplete money... We offered From First To Last (minus the lead singer) a MORE than appropriate amount of money, whereas most other bands would have just asked them to leave altogether. The amount was MUCH MORE than we ever got on a tour as a support band (when we had sold many more records than From First To Last has now and when the headliners were much larger than our band is now). From First To Last responded to this by saying they were going to bring Sonny out as a guitarist and have Craig from Chiodos sing their set so they could get paid as they had with Sonny singing... For one, if you cared about your singer at all he should be at home, resting, not playing guitar just so your band can make more money. Two, we didn't want Craig to sing two sets a night and hurt his voice, forcing both bands to have to drop off (regardless of whether he said he's done it before or not)... They, unfortunately, declined this offer. More...
From First To Last have posted the following message:
"We regret to inform you (the fans) that we have been "kicked" off tour."
"We did everything possible to stay on this tour. Sonny would not have been able to sing due to a tear in his vocal chord, but would have been onstage playing guitar while Craig, of Chiodos, would handle singing duties for the remainder of the tour. Our plan to enable us to play the rest of the tour was disregarded and as our crew was setting up for the show in Worcester, MA we were informed that we were being kicked off of the tour."
"Understand that it was not our choice to leave this tour... we were forced to leave. Once again we apologize... to you (the fans)... to everyone who bought a ticket to see us play... to the KVLT... if we were allowed to be on the rest of this tour we would be."
From First To Last previously cancelled their Philadelphia appearance at the last minute. This cancellation and the need for fill-ins on vocals was due to Sonny's two vocal chord surgeries - where they cut your vocal chords very slightly in order to smooth them out and have them be a 100%. The surgery requires a lot of rest and soldiering through the tour was not working.
Recent Hollywood Records signing Atreyu has posted the latest video of "The Theft" from their most recent Victory Records release, A Death-Grip on Yesterday. You can watch it on Youtube or below.
Atreyu is currently on tour with From First To Last, Every Time I Die and Chiodos. More...
Atreyu's rumored departure from Victory Records is apparently official, as the group has now joined the Hollywood Records roster. Here's a statement from the band:
"As a group of friends playing music, our main goal is to grow and spread our brand of metallic rock around the world. We try to progress and grow on each album we record. We feel that Hollywood Records is the perfect place to continue to grow while maintaining our freedom to do whatever the hell we want with our songs. We look forward to our future with Hollywood. They have shown a real interest in us for quite a while. To put it simply, they are down for us and we are down for them."
ALICE IN CHAINS, PAPA ROACH, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and BUCKCHERRY have been confirmed for KROQ's Inland Invasion 2006, set to take place September 23 at the Hyundai Pavillion at Glen Helen in Devore, California. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
GUNS N' ROSES
ALICE IN CHAINS
30 SECONDS TO MARS
Tickets go on sale this Saturday, August 19 at 10:00 a.m. at all Ticketmaster locations, including Tower Records, Ritmo Latino, Robinsons May and select Wherehouse locations. The Hyundai box office will also be selling tickets that day. No ticket limits. Seats are $75 for pit and orchestra, $55 for loge and $35 lawn.
A few more dates have been arranged for Atreyu, From First To Last, Every Time I Die and Chiodos's tour together, the latest include:
October 06th San Diego, CA - SOMA
October 15th Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
November 14th Seattle, WA - Fenix
November 20th W. Hollywood, CA - House of Blues
Another year, another Ozzfest. After a star-studded lineup for its ten year anniversary last year, Ozzfest was faced with the challenge of putting together yet another great lineup for its eleventh year. When I went to Bristow, VA on Sunday, August 6, 2006, I was wondering just how good a lineup they managed to scrape together. I knew the bands that were playing, but the real question remained whether the main stage bands could hold their own with primarily younger, nu-metal bands on it and Ozzy closing out the second stage.
The temperatures had fortunately dropped from the 105F degree humid days of only a few days earlier, but the sky was crystal clear for most of the day and the intense sun beating down on you in the 90F degree temperatures was still enough to take a lot out of you and require constant re-hydration. More...
Saints & Sinners Festival 2006 will take place on Saturday, October 28th and Sunday, October 29th at the Asbury Park Convention Hall Complex in Asbury Park, NJ. Tickets will go on sale August 11th through Ticketmaster, with one-day tickets priced at $32 and a two-day ticket at $58. Here's the schedule:
Saturday October 28th
From First To Last
Every Time I Die
The Devil Wears Prada
Drop Dead, Gorgeous
Sunday October 29th
A Life Once Lost
Job For A Cowboy
From A Second Story Window
More bands to be announced for both days.
Every Time I Die are aiming for a Halloween, October 31st release date for their new DVD outing "Shit Happens" via Ferret. In addition, the following dates have been revealed for the band's upcoming run with Atreyu, From First To Last and Chiodos:
October 07th Phoenix, AZ - Mesa
October 09th San Antonio, TX - Graham Central Station
October 10th Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theatre
October 12th Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
October 13th Jacksonville, FL - Plush
October 14th Orlando, FL - House of Blues
October 18th Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
October 20th Norfolk, VA - The NorVa
October 21st Baltimore, MD - Sonar
October 22nd Columbus, OH - The LC Pavilion
October 23rd Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
October 24th Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
October 26th Worcester, MA - Palladium
October 27th New York, NY - Nokia Theatre
October 28th Asbury Park, NJ - Convention Hall
October 30th Montreal, QC - Metropolis
October 31st Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
November 01st Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
November 03rd Detroit, MI - State Theatre
November 04th Chicago, IL - Congress Theatre
November 05th Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Club
November 06th St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
November 08th Minneapolis, MN - The Quest Club
November 09th Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club
November 10th Denver, CO - Ogden
November 11th Denver, CO - Ogden
November 12th Salt Lake City, UT - The Great Salt Air
November 14th Seattle, WA - Premier
November 15th Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
November 17th San Jose, CA - SJSU
November 18th Irvine, CA - Bren
November 19th Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
Carpathian have announced the dates for their national tour here. Joining them at selected venues across the country are Atreyu, 36 Crazyfists (as previously reported), 3, and I Killed The Prom Queen.