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Atreyu: New Music Is “Fucking Blistering”

Recently reformed California metalcore favourites Atreyu are getting ready to kick their comeback into full gear and, in the lead up, drummer and clean vocalist Brandon Saller has told Music Feeds that their “reincarnation” has produced some incredible results in the studio.

Atreyu have been teasing “a surprise” for fans, due to drop sometime Friday, 5th September, LA time, in the lead up to a comeback show in their native Orange County. It’s suspected to be the first taste of new music from the band since their 2009 album Congregation Of The Damned, music the drummer says is Atreyu at their best.

“It’s a total reincarnation of our band. It’s fucking heavy as can be, aggressive as can be and is definitely a punch in the face of heavy music in general,” Saller told Mike Hohnen for an upcoming episode of Music Feeds Podcast. “It’s fucking blistering. We’re fucking stoked.”

“We started getting to a point where we just didn’t believe in it anymore,” Saller said about the band’s decision to go on hiatus in 2011. “We were just very numb to what was happening and almost like were were just going through the motions. And for us, we don’t feel that a band deserves to be active if you’re like that.”

He said the band faced a lot of outside pressure to reform, but they ultimately had to make the decision on their own terms. “We knew that people wanted it. Whether we saw it on the internet, or other bands that we’re friends with mentioned it…everywhere I go, people ask about Atreyu. But the most important part was that it had to feel right to us.”

Brandon said the band began seriously discussing the idea of reforming about 6-8 months ago. “With the state of the music world right now, it felt like the right thing.”

“Now we’re writing music and we’re in the studio and we’re practising it feels like we’re 19-year-olds again,” he added. “Little hungry kids and all I want to do is fucking sweat and bleed my guts out. It feels like that again. And for a band like Atreyu it needs to feel like that.”

Atreyu play Soundwave Festival in February 2015 and Saller says “it’s safe to say that we’ll be playing a new song, maybe two”. Festival details are below.

Stay tuned to Music Feeds for the full interview with Brandon Saller, up soon on Music Feeds Podcast.

Soundwave Festival 2015

General public tickets on sale 9am local time Friday, 29th August

Saturday, 21st February & Sunday, 22nd February 2015
Bonython Park, Adelaide, South Australia
Tickets: Soundwave

Saturday, 21st February & Sunday, 22nd February 2015
Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
Tickets: Soundwave

Saturday, 28th February & Sunday, 1st March 2015
Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Tickets: Soundwave

Saturday, 28th February & Sunday, 1st March 2015
RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, Queensland
Tickets: Soundwave

Lineup – Day One
Adelaide – Saturday, 21st February, 2015
Melbourne – Sunday, 22nd February, 2015
Sydney – Saturday, 28th February, 2015
Brisbane – Sunday, 1st March, 2015

Faith No More
Soundgarden
Incubus
Lamb Of God
Ministry
Antemasque
Gerard Way
Mayhem
New Found Glory
Fear Factory
Hollywood Undead
Atreyu
The Aquabats
Area 7
Godflesh
Crown The Empire
The Interrupters
Icon For Hire
Emily’s Army
Patent Pending
Fireworks
The Bennies
The Color Morale
Monuments
Nothing More
Deathstars
Ne Obliviscaris
The Treatment

Lineup – Day Two
Melbourne – Saturday, 21st February, 2015
Adelaide – Sunday, 22nd February, 2015
Brisbane – Saturday, 28th February, 2015
Sydney – Sunday, 1st March, 2015

Slipknot
Slash
Marilyn Manson
Fall Out Boy
Judas Priest
Godsmack
All Time Low
Papa Roach
Of Mice & Men
Escape The Fate
Apocalyptica
Lagwagon
Tonight Alive
Crossfaith
Butcher Babies
Confession
The Swellers
Conditions
Coldrain
King 810
Dayshell
This Wild Life

The Wonder Years

+ more to be announced!

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