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Atreyu Releases "Long Live" Music Video

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Approximately a year ago, Atreyu emerged from a period of self-imposed dormancy. The band played both festivals and sold out headline shows, released a new song, and commenced writing a new album.

Atreyu is gearing up to unleash "Long Live" on September 18 via Spinefarm/Search + Destroy and there is a swell of activity surrounding the album release. A video for the title track, which was directed by band bassist Porter McKnight, can now be seen below.

Drummer Brandon Saller said, "This is my favorite video we've ever created. We were fortunate to have our own Porter McKnight at the helm with the art direction and video. We wanted to make the pre-order options interesting and have items for the true collector. Grab your pre-order and get the title track instantly. Then, I recommend going to your car, cranking it up and driving fast while screaming your fucking head off."

"I'm so pumped to show this video to the world," said guitarist Dan Jacobs. "We've worked very hard on this record and video, especially our own Porter McKnight, who directed it, so words can't express how excited we are to share it with everyone. It's by far the most epic video we have ever made and the face-melting level is on 11. Warning: Uncontrollable head banging will occur."

"'Long Live' is by far my favorite Atreyu ideo, which is fitting because our new record, titled Long Live, is the strongest Atreyu record to date," said frontman Alex Varkatzas.

McKnight weighed in on pulling double duty as director for the video, stating, "Writing/directing the music video for 'Long Live' has easily been one of the most exhilarating and fruitful artistic endeavors I've been a part of. This was my first attempt at either role and I have to say it was an absolute pleasure. The album Long Live (and the title track!) is without a doubt the best music we've ever written and I can't wait to share it with everyone."

McKnight has provided the art direction for the entire project, from album artwork to promo photos, making the project truly of the band and by the band. "To be at the helm of a project that holds so much love and joy for provides an indescribable sense of excitement and pleasure," McKnight said. "It is truly a fantastic experience and an honor unlike any I've ever known.

The new album's track listing is:

1. Long Live
2. Live to Labor
3. I Would Kill/Lie/Die (For You)
4. Cut Off the Head
5. A Bitter Broken Memory
6. Do You Know Who You Are
7. Revival (interlude)
8. Heartbeats and Flatlines
9. Brass Balls
10. Moments Before Dawn
11. Start to Break
12. Reckless

Upcoming Atreyu tour dates include:

9/18 Pomona, Calif. The Glasshouse
9/19 Sacramento, Calif. Ace of Spades
9/20 Los Angeles, Calif. Troubadour
10/2 Detroit, Mich. Crofoot Ballroom
10/3 Louisville, Ky. Louder Than Life Festival*
10/5 Toronto, ON Opera House
10/6 Montreal, QC Corona Theater
10/7 New York, N.Y. Irving Plaza
10/9 Boston, Mass. Paradise Rock Club
10/10 Philadelphia, Pa. Rockhouse Philly Fest
10/11 Baltimore, Md. Baltimore Sound Stage
10/12 Norfolk, VA The Norva

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This is a lot better than I expected. Actual metal from the Band. Not just some 'metalic riffs'. Track sounds big. Atreyu's always been a guilty pleasure of mine. If the while album is similar to this track, I wont have to feel guilty anymore!

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