Metal / Metalcore
Everyone leaves a legacy behind. No matter how big or small, our words and actions echo forever and make a lasting imprint. Two decades since their 1999 formation in Southern California, that truth weighed heavy on the members of gold-selling metal mavericks Atreyu—Alex Varkatzas [vocals], Brandon Saller [drums/vocals], “BIG” Dan Jacobs [guitar], Travis Miguel [guitar], and Porter McKnight [bass]. Of course, their musical legacy speaks for itself. 2002’s Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses established them as an influential force, while 2004 follow-up The Curse sold 450,000-plus copies as the group rose to global renown. A Deathgrip on Yesterday and 2007’s Lead Sails Paper Anchor both bowed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 with the latter garnering a gold certification from the RIAA—a highly rare accomplishment for a 21st century rock band. Following a hiatus post-Congregation of the Damned in 2009, the musicians returned firing on all cylinders with Long Live during 2015. It crashed the Top 30 of the Billboard Top 200 and earned widespread acclaim from Revolver, Loudwire, AXS, and Kerrang! who dubbed it “a hell of a return.” Along the way, the boys sold out countless headline shows in addition to sharing the stage with everyone from Slipknot and Linkin Park to Chris Cornell and Avenged Sevenfold.
April 2, 2021 After already dropping tracks with the likes of Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills, Chad Grey of Hellyeah and David Draiman of Disturbed, Houston emcee Hyro The Hero isn’t quite…
March 31, 2021 Just in case you were wondering what Atreyu’s new Baptize track “Underrated” would look and sound like live, the longtime metalcore act is here with that answer.
March 16, 2021 Just a couple weeks after announcing their brand new album Baptize – their first without co-vocalist Alex Varkatzas – longtime metalcore outfit Atreyu are back with a fierce new video…
March 15, 2021 Welp, we’ve officially (and sadly) reached the one-year mark without any live shows. While we know how much of a bummer this can be to think about – trust us,…
March 4, 2021 For the first time in the band’s longstanding career, metalcore staples Atreyu are gearing up to release an album without vocalist Alex Varkatzas.
December 9, 2020 Okay, we know what you’re thinking: Isn’t it a bit of an oxymoron to list the “best” things to come from such a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year? …
Genre: Black Metal / Death Metal
From: Gdańsk, Poland
Sounds Like: Belphegor, Dimmu Borgir, Marduk
Genre: Metalcore / Post-Hardcore
From: Detroit, MI
Sounds Like: We Came As Romans, Our Last Night, Ice Nine Kills
Genre: Hardcore / Metalcore
From: Oldham County, KY
Sounds Like: Code Orange, Kublai Khan, Jesus Piece
Genre: Deathcore / Metal
From: Knoxville, TN
Sounds Like: Carifex, Suicide Silence, Oceano