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Atreyu Stream Defiant New Track ‘So Others May Live’

After several days of teasing fans via social media, newly reunited California metalcore heroes Atreyu have unveiled their first new song since reforming back in July. The track, described by vocalist Alex Varkatzas as a tribute to the military, is titled So Others May Live and is available for free download.

So Others May Live is inspired by one of my best friends, who is ex-military. The things our troops go through to protect us are pretty unreal. Their treatment after leaves a lot to be desired, as well,” said Varkatzas in a statement (via Blabbermouth). According to the vocalist, the song is intended to honour the members of the military and condemn the government’s “constant deployment of these brave souls”.

“The people who fight and die for us often come from a certain socio-economic background — the working class. The people making these decisions to send our nation’s children to war come from positions of privilege and wealth; their kids aren’t the ones getting deployed and they aren’t risking their lives every day at work. Yet they order the working class to go ‘keep us safe’ at the drop of a hat.”

“It’s bullshit,” continued the Soundwave-bound vocalist. “It’s the politicians and the rich of this country waging war to keep the majority pre-occupied, so they can make money and advance their bullshit political agendas. The expense is ‘expendable’ working class/poor Americans’ lives, never the rich.”

The track dropped shortly after fellow vocalist Brandon Saller spoke to Music Feeds about the band’s new material, some of which, Saller confirmed, would be aired at Soundwave. “It’s fucking heavy as can be, aggressive as can be and is definitely a punch in the face of heavy music in general,” he said.

Watch: Atreyu – So Others May Live

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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

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The Bennies

The Color Morale

Monuments

Nothing More

Deathstars

Ne Obliviscaris

The Treatment

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Slash

Marilyn Manson

Fall Out Boy

Judas Priest

Godsmack

All Time Low

Papa Roach

Of Mice & Men

Escape The Fate

Apocalyptica

Lagwagon

Tonight Alive

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Butcher Babies

Confession

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Conditions

Coldrain

King 810

Dayshell

This Wild Life

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