Atreyu

Atreyu
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting 2003 / 2010 / 2016
Country

United States

Biography

Atreyu are an American metalcore band who originally formed in 1998. In their early days they self-released their work until signing their first record deal in 2001. Their debut ‘Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses’ struck a chord on the metalcore scene thanks to melodic, catchy tracks with excellent interplay between ferociously screams and standard melodic vocals. 2007’s ‘Lead Sails Paper Anchor’ revealed another side of the band with more rock-oriented material and blistering Vai-like solos. The band went on hiatus in 2011 but three years later they made a comeback with ‘Long Live’ (2015), an album playing to all of Atreyu’s old metalcore strengths. Fans of massive breakdowns, intricate guitar work and screamed/clean vocals will highlight Atreyu on their GMM roster. (Text: Nick Tronckoe / Translation: Nick Devos)