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Atreyu Reveals "Congregation of the Damned" Tracklisting

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Following up their critically and commercially successful album, "Lead Sails Paper Anchor," which sold over 315,000 copies, Atreyu is returning with their fifth album entitled "Congregation of the Damned." "Lead Sails Paper Anchor"marked a substantial shift for the group, expressing an explosively commercial and alternative side of Atreyu that had been largely unexplored. With their new album, "Congregation of the Damned," the members wanted to continue to develop musically, but at the same time return to more of the aggression and firepower they exhibited growing up in the hardcore metal-based scene of Orange County, California.

“The music is heavier and so I was able to write darker lyrics,” explains vocalist Alex Varkatzas. “There’s personal shit on there: self-doubt, self-loathing. Bands who sing about happy things have their place, and I’m not singing about dark things to promote them, I’m singing about them so I don’t go insane. It’s pure catharsis. I make music so I don’t go crazy.”

Varkatzas finds himself in that darker territory with first single “Storm To Pass,” a song that has double meaning: the storm as depression, and the storms of war: “You can feel that depression coming on, you can see yourself doing fucked up things but you can’t stop it,” says Varktazas. “I grew up watching the first Iraq war and the invasion of various countries and how the whole thing became one giant shit storm.”

The full track listing for CONGREGATION OF THE DAMNED is as follows:

Stop! Before It’s Too Late and We’ve Destroyed it All
Bleeding is a Luxury
Congregation of The Damned
Coffin Nails
Black Days Begin
Gallows
Storm to Pass
You Were King Now You’re Unconscious
Insatiable
So Wrong
Ravenous
Lonely
Wait For You

In support of the album, every two weeks leading up to the October 27th release, Atreyu will debut a webisode documenting not only their thoughts on the new record, but they will also take a look back at where the band’s career has taken them over the course of the last 10 years. A new webisode will post every two weeks with the final one posting on October 20th.

"Congregation of the Damned," produced by Bob Marlette (Airborne, Ozzy Osbourne), mixed by Rich Costey (Mars Volta, System of A Down, Rage Against the Machine) with select tracks mixed by Noah Shain (Endless Hallway, Sonny),” comes out October 27.

Atreyu’s latest tour dates are as follows:

Sat. Aug. 8 Syracuse, NY New York State Fair Infield - WKRL K-Rockathon
Sat., Aug. 22 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex – Epicenter Music Festival
Sun., Aug. 23 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – KPNT’s PointFest 2009
Fri., Aug. 28 Leeds, UK Leeds Festival
Sat., Aug. 29 Reading, UK Reading Festival
Sat., Sept. 26 Phoenix, AZ Phoenix Events Complex – KUPD’s End of Summer Scorcher
Tues., Oct. 13 Tuscson, AZ Rialot Theatre
Wed., Oct. 14 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
*Fri., Oct. 16 Lubbock, TX The Pavilion
*Sat., Oct. 17 San Antonio Sunset Station
*Sun., Oct. 18 Dallas, TX House of Blues
*Tues., Oct. 20 Mission, TX Las Palmas Race Park
*Wed., Oct. 21 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater
*Fri., Oct. 23 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
*Sat., Oct. 24 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
*Sun., Oct. 25 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
*Mon., Oct. 26 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte
*Tues., Oct. 27 Richmond, VA The National
*Thurs., Oct. 29 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
*Fri., Oct. 30 Baltimore, MD Sonar
*Sat., Oct. 31 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
*Mon., Nov. 2 Montreal, QC Metropolis
*Tues., Nov. 3 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
*Wed., Nov. 4 Pittsburgh, PA Ches-Arena
*Fri., Nov. 6 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
*Sat., Nov. 7 St. Paul, MN The Myth
*Sun., Nov. 8 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium
*Tues., Nov. 10 Denver, CO The Fillmore
*Wed., Nov. 11 Salt Lake City, UT The Great Salt Air
*Fri., Nov. 13 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
*Sat., Nov. 14 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
*Sun., Nov. 15 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
*Tues., Nov. 17 Sacramento, CA Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
*Wed., Nov. 18 San Jose, CA Events Center at San Jose State University
*Fri., Nov. 20 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
*Sat., Nov. 21 Los Angeles, CA Wiltern Theatre

* = Hollywood Undead co-headlining dates

More dates to be announced.

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1. n0thinghead writes:

kool... hope it's good \m/

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2. pk writes:

This album is gonna be GREAT!!!!

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3. jd writes:

aw, remember when atreyu was good?! before they went on tour with "bands" like hollywood undead!
their new song on myspace is an improvement from LSPA. but still not good. :/

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