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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Saturday, 21st February & Sunday, 22nd February 2015
Bonython Park, Adelaide, South Australia
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Saturday, 21st February & Sunday, 22nd February 2015
Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
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Saturday, 28th February & Sunday, 1st March 2015
Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
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Saturday, 28th February & Sunday, 1st March 2015
RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, Queensland
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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
Lamb Of God
Gerard Way
New Found Glory
Fear Factory
Hollywood Undead
The Aquabats
Area 7
Crown The Empire
The Interrupters
Icon For Hire
Emily’s Army
Patent Pending
The Bennies
The Color Morale
Nothing More
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

Marilyn Manson
Fall Out Boy
Judas Priest
All Time Low
Papa Roach
Of Mice & Men
Escape The Fate
Tonight Alive
Butcher Babies
The Swellers
King 810
This Wild Life

The Wonder Years

+ more to be announced!

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