Approximately a year ago, Atreyu – one of the pivotal, definitive groups of the American hard rock and heavy metal scene that dominated the ’00s – emerged from a period of self-imposed dormancy; the musicians played both festivals and sold-out headline shows, released a new song that earned instant social media trending status (So Others May Live), and commenced writing a new album, to the delight of the fans.
Now, the band is gearing up to unleash that album, Long Live, on September 18th via Search and Destory/Spinefarm Records, and there is a swell of activity surrounding the release.
The video for the title track, directed by band bassist Porter McKnight, has just been released and you can check it out below! We like it that much that we’ve made it our featured video on the site.
Additionally, you can preorder the album from www.longliveatreyu.com.
Drummer Brandon Saller says:
“This is my favourite video we’ve ever created. We were fortunate to have our own Porter McKnight at the helm with the art direction and filming. Also, we wanted to make the pre-order options interesting and have items for the true collector. Grab your pre-order and get the title track instantly. Then I recommend going to your car, cranking it up and driving fast while screaming your f**ing head off!”
Frontman Alex Varkatzas adds:
“Long Live is by far my favourite Atreyu video, which his fitting because our new record, Long Live, is the strongest Atreyu record to date.”
McKnight has provided the art direction for the entire project, from album artwork to promo photos, making the overall set-up truly of the band and by the band. He says:
“To be at the helm of a project that holds so much love and joy for us provides an indescribable sense of excitement and pleasure. It is truly a fantastic experience and an honour unlike any I’ve ever known.”
Long Live track-listing:
1. Long Live
2. Live To Labor
3. I Would Kill/Lie/Die (For You)
4. Cut Off The Head
5. A Bitter Broken Memory
6. Do You Know Who You Are
7. Revival (Interlude)
8. Heartbeats And Flatlines
9. Brass Balls
10. Moments Before Dawn
11. Start To Break